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Obama: Muslims Built the Fabric of our Nation

Obama: Muslims Built the Fabric of our Nation
On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in ...
(17 opinions  |   July 29 )

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014
In a collaborative effort to unite ALL of South Florida's communities together at one MASSIVE solidarity event in support of Israel's right to defend itself Miami Unites for Israel was conceptualized & created to orchestrate an unforgettable & moving experience for everyone in attendance. SHARE, LIKE, ATTEND! Make sure to spread the word & Be There !! - To volunteer email: miamiunitesforisrael@gmail.com - Invite & Share with everyone you know!!! Link to share: ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 9:47 PM IL]

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 9:47 PM IL]
21:47: Chile and Peru have recalled their ambassador from Israel in response to Israeli’s bombardment of Gaza. 21:46: Significant IAF presence over the skies of Gaza at this time. 21:41: Nine rockets were fired to the Beersheva district of which four were intercepted by the Iron Dome. The remainder landed in open areas. B”H no fatalities of injuries being reported. 21:28: Sirens throughout the Beersheva and Negev districts. Multiple launches as sirens continue to wail. 21:07: ...
(22 opinions  |   July 29 )

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax Challenge

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax Challenge
New York City and the state want the courts to dismiss a challenge to the city's property-tax system. A lawsuit filed in February alleges the city's property tax system discriminates against blacks and Hispanics living in rental buildings. It says the system favors owners of co-ops, condos and single-family homes, where the residents are more likely to be white. According to The Wall Street Journal the city and state say any changes to the property-tax assessment system should be ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'
House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is contemplating. ...
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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid Turmoil

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid Turmoil
Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is near." Mayor Ignazio Marino offered his solidarity with Rome's Jewish community and said the graffiti, which appeared near Jewish-owned businesses, was an "offense to all Romans." Jewish leaders, meanwhile, urged Rome police to find those responsible and ...
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Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt Collectors

Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt Collectors
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the ...
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US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran Deal

US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran Deal
The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval. The testimony by the State Department's Wendy Sherman immediately prompted objections in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose Democratic and Republican members ...
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Kerry Shrugs off Israeli Criticism

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli Criticism
Secretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal. Kerry said he was convinced that a humanitarian cease-fire followed by negotiations to resolve the underlying causes of the conflict is "more appropriate" than "a tit-for-tat of violence that will invite more violence." He said he is fully supportive of Israel's right to self-defense and denied accusations ...
(3 opinions  |   July 29 )

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time'

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time'
The following is a non-edited letter, published in its entirety, as received by YWN: Hi Gentlemen, just want to let you know that you guys @ YWN are the most self hated jews in todays time... By supporting bloodshed in Palestine (by giving Chizuk to the army to fight enemies which will never end till Mushiach arrives)and young innocent boys being killed for no good reason just for ego) to criticizing Hon. President Obama Y"H and Senator Kerry by trying to help the situations and solve the ...
(22 opinions  |   July 29 )

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit Shemesh

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit Shemesh
Chareidi MKs expressed anger and outrage over an attack that took place in Beit Shemesh. A chareidi soldier wished to join a minyan for maariv but extremists ousted him from the beis medrash. Shas leader MK Aryeh Deri decried “the extremist elements’ that prohibited a soldier from taking part in tefilos in a shul. He called for dealing with these extremists in the same faction terrorists are dealt with. Speaking to Kol Berama Radio, MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Yaakov Litzman explained there ...
(3 opinions  |   July 29 )

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad
Speaking with Channel 2 News on Monday night the eve of 2 Menachem Av, Mr. Ofir Shaar, the father of Gilad HY”D explained “it is simply sad that it takes such painful event like the kidnapping of the three boys to achieve achdus. Why can’t we be this way all the time? I hope the achdus that exists at present continues”. Mr. Shaar explains that while he and his wife have complaints regarding the handling of some aspects of the kidnapping, they prefer to leave their criticism at home ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW
Mordechai Weinberger is an experienced therapist for many years, and currently hosts a free phone line of various psychological programs that combine Torah and psychology. To submit your questions which may be asked live on the air, you can call in during the show at 718-683-5858, or text your question to 347-927-8398. You can also submit your question in the comments section below, which Mordechai will read during the show. Mordechai Weinberger graduated Wurzweiler School for Social ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza
The overwhelming majority of Israelis, 86.5% feel that for as long as Hamas tunnels are not all destroyed and the terror organization can fire rockets into Israel, there can be no ceasefire. The poll was taken last weekend to determine the public’s view on the ongoing military operation. 504 people representing a cross-section of the population were questioned. If a ceasefire is declared today, which of the following options best describes your feeling? 86.5%: Israel cannot agree to ...
(3 opinions  |   July 29 )

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge's ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion impermissibly. American Atheists had sued the museum's operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds. The group says it ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel
Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, says no money for Israel will be included in a larger spending bill focused on border security. She says Israel could be addressed separately, or in September. That approach is at ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months
MK Hanin Zoabi, who refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist organization, preferring to view the terrorists as “freedom fighters”, has been suspended from the Knesset plenum sessions for six months. The Arab MK, who participated in the Marvi Marmara and is now under investigation for insulting and assaulting police at anti-war protests, has finally been suspended due to the statements made to the media following the kidnapping of the kedoshim HY”D, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and ...
(8 opinions  |   July 29 )