Poll: Voters Give Obama Thumbs Down On Iran Deal; Majority Say Israel Is Less Safe
President Barack Obama's job approval among American voters dropped to a new low with 38 percent of voters approving the President's job and a whopping 57 percent disapproval rating, a new Quinnipiac University poll published Tuesday shows.
Obama scores extremely high negative scores of 6 - 92 percent among Republicans (6-92),among independent voters (30-62) and among men (31-64). Unsurprisingly, the President's approval rating remains a high 76 - 18 percent among Democrats and 85 - 9 ...
Sunday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
Two more Syrian wounded admitted to Nahariya Hospital on Shabbos bringing the total number of wounded Syrian treated in this hospital alone to 161, of which 20 are still admitted.
Anti-Islamic graffiti was painted on the walls of a mosque in Baka el-Garbiya including “Mohammad is a pig”. In ...
Stormy Protest at Kikar Shabbos Against Imprisonment of Yeshiva Bochur
The rainfall did not deter hundreds of chareidim from taking part in a stormy protest at Yerushalayim’s Kikar Shabbos on Thursday afternoon, 2 Teves 5774. Chareidim took to the streets and blocked traffic in protest over the arrest and incarceration of a talmid yeshiva in IDF Prison 6. That young man was ...
Kashrus Removed from Argaman Hall in Givat Shaul
The Jerusalem Rabbinate and Badatz Bnei Tzion have removed their hashgacha from the Argaman Hall on Beit HaDfus Street in the Givat Shaul area of Yerushalayim after meat presumed to be treif was found on premises.
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WoW's Cidor Blames the Rabbonim
After a second vandalism attack at the Jerusalem apartment building of senior Women of the Wall official Peggy Cidor, the victim told Israel Radio the threatening graffiti is without a doubt the direct result of the incitement against Women of the Wall by the chareidi rabbonim.
Cidor warns the rabbis must stop inciting the situation ...
MK Moses Wants Book Loaning Law to Include Chareidi Mosdos
MK Menachem Eliezer Moses wants to know why the new law compelling schools to loan books to students instead of compelling them to buy books is not extended to chareidi schools. “There is no reason why my tax money will only funds textbooks for state public schools and not state recognized chareidi schools” stated Moses.
R' Miller Fears Bibi Giving Kever David HaMelech to the Vatican
Yerushalayim askan Rav Chaim Miller, who heads the Movement for Jerusalem & its Residents, is concerned that during Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to the Vatican he promised to give control of Kever David HaMelech to the Church.
The Catholic Church has made claims to portions of the site. Miller has been in contact ...
Mayor Barkat Working to Maintain Religious Status Quo
Yahadut Hatorah has turned to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with an urgent request, that he abides by coalition agreements and maintain the city’s religious status quo. The chareidi party is referring to the site known today as the Mitcham HaTachana, the old train station in the Emek Refaim area that has become a popular area for Shabbos shopping ...
Jordan Wants the US to Adopt Israel's Plan, Not the PA's
Jordan can be as pro-PA (Palestinian Authority) as it wishes but King Abdullah II knows when it comes to his country’s interests; Israel is a far more trustworthy neighbor than the PA (Palestinian Authority).
As US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on ...
New Bus Service Between Ashdod and Betar Illit
Three new bus routes are scheduled to begin the coming days; from Betar Illit to chareidi areas of Ashdod, Netanya and Kiryat Gat. In stage one of the new service the bus lines will operate only on erev Shabbos and motzei Shabbos and service will be expanded based on demand. The service will be operational in both directions, that is to ...
Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron during the night arrested eight suspects.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will be meeting with PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem today.
A fire erupted in the King Solomon Hotel in Eilat. Ichud Hatzalah reports ...
Israeli Driver Targeted in Terror Attack
An Israeli driver who entered into PA-occupied Kalkilye on Monday morning 29 Kislev 5774 was attacked by Israel’s peace partners. The driver was trying to pick up PA (Palestinian Authority) day laborers when he was attacked with an axe. B’chasdei Hashem he was not murdered and escaped with light injuries to an arm.
He was forced from his ...
Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron arrested 15 suspects and confiscated weapons on Sunday night.
A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in a gas station in Migdal Shams in the Golan Heights. There are no reports of fatalities or injuries. IDF soldiers ...
Police Close Har Habayis to Visitors
A group of Jews visited Har Habayis on Sunday morning 28 Kislev 5774 and some of the group began singing Chanukah songs. This led to protest among Muslims, escalating to a confrontation between the sides.
Police arrested four people, two Jews and two Muslims and announced Har Habayis is closed to visitors, which means Har Habayis remains open to ...
Rioting in Haifa Followers Sentencing of Shfaram Defendants
Three residents of the Israeli Arab municipality of Shfaram were sentenced to prison terms by the Haifa District Court on Thursday, 25 Kislev 5774 for their part in the killing of IDF soldier Eden Natan-Zada in 2005.
Zada, an AWOL soldier opened fire in the bus traveling through the predominately Israeli Arab area, murdering four. The defendants ...
MK Calderon Comments on Chilul Hashem & Bitul Torah
MK (Yesh Atid) Dr. Ruth Calderon was addressing the Knesset plenum and after finishing her address she stated “I wish to comment on something during the 27 seconds remaining to me, to address the daily chilul Hashem in which persons dressed as talmidei chachamim are here without a sefer in hand hour after hour.”
Meretz MK Michal ...
Knesset Welfare Committee Approves Additional Sick Days for Parents of Disabled Children
The Knesset Welfare Committee passed a bill in its second and third readings towards giving additional sick days to parents of disabled children, a bill sponsored by MK Rabbi Uri Maklev. These parents will also receive sick pay from their employer for their first day out of work. In addition, their paid sick leave will be calculated ...