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Oren Family: Don’t Renew Ties with Turkey Before the Return of Our Son’s Body

Oren Family: Don’t Renew Ties with Turkey Before the Return of Our Son’s Body
The family of IDF Sgt. Shaul Oren, whose body was abducted by Hamas along with the body of Lt. Hadar Goldin, is calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to sign a document renewing diplomatic ties with turkey before the return of their son’s body and the body of Goldin HY”D. Both the Oren and Goldin families will be heading to Jerusalem today, Sunday, 20 Sivan, to establish a protest tent near the Prime Minister’s official residence. Government officials have released a ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 26 )

No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be Why

No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be Why
Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations. The most common problem is that their date of birth or government "known traveler number" has been entered incorrectly into a reservation. Other times, the name on the itinerary doesn't match the name used to enroll in PreCheck, Global Entry or one of the other government programs. This is particularly a problem ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student Experiments

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student Experiments
NASA says it has successfully launched a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The craft lifted off Friday shortly after 6 a.m. The payload reached an altitude of 74 miles before parachuting into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 200 students from middle and high schools and colleges across the country watched the launch at the facility. High school teachers were also there to learn about the basics of rocketry to teach to ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party Platform

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party Platform
Allies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are reviewing a 15,000-word draft of the Democratic Party's platform that will be presented at the party's convention next month. Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee began discussing the document Friday in St. Louis. The draft platform includes a dozen themes, including sections dealing with the economy, climate change, education, health care, national security and other issues. Clinton has secured enough delegates to ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African Coast

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African Coast
Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday. Transport Minister Darren Chester, who oversees the search for the Boeing 777 than vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, said a "piece of aircraft debris" was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is conducting the search on Malaysia's behalf, is seeking further ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EU

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EU
President Barack Obama on Friday said the European Union and the United Kingdom will remain "indispensable partners" of the U.S., as he tried to reassure Britons that the storied special relationship between Washington and London can withstand an impending and possibly messy divorce from Europe. In his first public reaction to the vote, Obama said the people of the U.K. had spoken and that the U.S. would respect the vote. Obama had strongly urged that the U.K. remain in the EU, and the ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

91-Year-Old Man Who Claimed He Escaped Auschwitz Admits Story a Lie

91-Year-Old Man Who Claimed He Escaped Auschwitz Admits Story a Lie
A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz now says he was never a prisoner at the German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Joseph Hirt, of Adamstown, made the admission in a letter to LNP newspaper Wednesday. He said he used poor judgment and faulty reasoning in trying to tell the story of those affected by the Nazis. "I am writing today to apologize publicly for harm caused to anyone ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani Tours Leket Israel

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani Tours Leket Israel
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani toured the new Leket Israel facility, including a behind-the-scenes look at the inner working of one of Israel’s largest food collection and redistribution operations, considered to be the most innovative in the country and a worldwide leader. Giuliani, who serves as Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice, is in Israel visiting the firm's Tel Aviv office. The visit came after Leket released a breakthrough ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Hatzolah Of Los Angeles To Honor LAPD Assistant Chief At Largest Jewish-Community Based Event On West Coast

Hatzolah Of Los Angeles To Honor LAPD Assistant Chief At Largest Jewish-Community Based Event On West Coast
Hatzolah of Los Angeles will be Honoring LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala at their Disaster Preparedness & Safety Fair. Hatzolah’s event is the largest Safety event within the Jewish community on the west coast. There will be many public officials in attendance including Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas, Councilman Koretz, Councilman Ryu, Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Supervisor Mike Antonovich. The Climax of the event will be a live Jaws-Of-Life presentation. This FREE event will ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

North Korea: We Won't Abandon Nukes With US Gun to Our Head

North Korea: We Won't Abandon Nukes With US Gun to Our Head
The top North Korean official for U.S. relations told The Associated Press on Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government's collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment. "It's the United States that caused this issue," Han Song Ryol, director-general of the department of U.S. affairs at North Korea's Foreign ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Flatbush: Councilman Chaim Deutsch And Area Elected Officials Blast MTA For Lack Of Collaboration

Flatbush: Councilman Chaim Deutsch And Area Elected Officials Blast MTA For Lack Of Collaboration
Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-BROOKLYN), with the support of his colleagues in government – Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz, today blasted the MTA for proceeding with routine weekend track work that will close off a section of Avenue O between East 15th Street and East 16th Street to through traffic on Sunday, despite severe congestion implications. Councilman Deutsch said: "It is irresponsible of the MTA to continue with non-emergency work ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

The Search Continues for Mrs. Esti Weinstein - Missing Four Days

The Search Continues for Mrs. Esti Weinstein - Missing Four Days
Erev Shabbos marks the fourth day since Mrs Esti Weinstein, 50, disappeared in northern Israel after leaving a despondent note. As reported, the formerly chareidi women, a mother of seven, was shunned by her family when she decided to stop leading a life of Torah and Mitzvos some eight years ago. The family is now calling on the media to help get the message out, that they wish to renew ties and work things out, pleading for her to make contact with them. The search continues in the hope ...
(1 opinions  |   June 24 )

Now That Britain Has Voted to Leave the EU, What Comes Next?

Now That Britain Has Voted to Leave the EU, What Comes Next?
Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and what some saw as the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people and a European project forged from the ashes of World War II. Here's a look at what happens next: WHAT HAPPENS FRIDAY? Prime Minister David Cameron, head of the ruling Conservative Party, announced he would step down by October. Speaking to reporters ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

BDE: Zlotchev Rebbe In Bnei Brak Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Just Before Shabbos

BDE: Zlotchev Rebbe In Bnei Brak Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Just Before Shabbos
The Zlotchev Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Mordechai Meir Michelovitz, was suddenly Niftar after R"L suffering a massive heart attack on Friday afternoon. He was 61-years-old. Photos (attached above) were taken of the Rebbe just two hours earlier as he walked back from the store where he went to purchase things Likovid Shabbos. Known to be a Tazdik with humility, without Gabboyim or fanfare, the Rebbe walked to the store, returned home, and moments later suffered a fatal heart attack at his home ...
(1 opinions  |   June 24 )

New IDF Policy Discriminates Against Bnei Torah Seeking To Become Senior Officers

New IDF Policy Discriminates Against Bnei Torah Seeking To Become Senior Officers
While the religious Zionists live under the illusion their service in the IDF is applauded, they have yet to understand the senior ranks of the IDF is one of the remaining ‘good old boys’ networks in the country and everything possible is being done to keep right-wing kippa-wearing officers from the General Staff and from becoming Chief of Staff. Undoubtedly the soldiers emerging from the ‘mechina’ yeshivot are applauded for their dedication and commitment, but that is fine for as long ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

SHOCK: There Have Been 75 Suicides In The Jewish Community Since Rosh Hashanah

SHOCK: There Have Been 75 Suicides In The Jewish Community Since Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish community is once again plunged into mourning, grieving the loss of a young woman from our community who died tragically this week. There are so many dramatic statements I could make here, but you are probably as tired of hearing them as I am of uttering them. And yet the nightmare continues as the death toll rises. 75 dead since Rosh Hashana. 23 suffered from mental illness. 52 were victims of drug or alcohol abuse. All were less than 35 years old. There are no tears left. ...
(3 opinions  |   June 24 )

David Cameron's Resignation to Set off Leadership Scramble

David Cameron's Resignation to Set off Leadership Scramble
British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to resign after losing the referendum vote on European Union membership will set off an intense Conservative Party leadership battle. Cameron said Friday a new prime minister should be in place by a party conference in October. That means the party must choose a leader, who would become prime minister. Among the possible contenders are former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Justice Secretary Michael Gove, who both helped lead the campaign to ...
(1 opinions  |   June 24 )

President Putin Told Rav Yitzchak Yosef Why The Jews Have Survived While All Others Have Vanished

President Putin Told Rav Yitzchak Yosef Why The Jews Have Survived While All Others Have Vanished
Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita during a recent shiur explained to participants that a period of time ago, he attended a rabbinical conference in Moscow. He stated he was asked to give a shiur, which he did, and following the event, he was told he and a number of others were being taken to meet with President Putin. “I thought he would shake our hands and that would be it” he explained, “but the meeting lasted for an hour and a quarter”. Rabbi Yosef quotes President ...
(5 opinions  |   June 24 )

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Hillary Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Hillary Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president. While stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic rival, Sanders says he's "pretty good at arithmetic" and understands that Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does. "I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump," because his campaign is built on bigotry and denying climate change, Sanders told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Sanders said his focus now is on representing those who voted for him at the ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

Trump Applauds Decisions By British People To Bolt EU

Trump Applauds Decisions By British People To Bolt EU
Donald Trump is saluting the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, saying "they took back their country, it's a great thing." Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland a day after the so-called Brexit vote. He said "people are angry all over the world," and said that worries about "the borders" fueled the UK's vote. He called the decisions to leave "fantastic" and "great." Trump also suggested that other counties may follow the UK's lead, saying "this will not ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

White House Official: Obama Briefed On UK Vote To Bolt EU

White House Official: Obama Briefed On UK Vote To Bolt EU
The United States is reacting cautiously to the decision by Britain's voters to bolt the 28-nation European Union, with a White House official saying only that President Barack Obama is being kept up to date on developments. The official, who insisted on speaking anonymously because of the ongoing events overseas, said Obama was expected to speak with Prime Minister David Cameron "over the course of the next day." "We will release further comment as soon as possible," the official's ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores Of Entries

Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores Of Entries
An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met. The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure — in this case, why the ...
(1 opinions  |   June 24 )

A Most Unfavorable Incident During The Shiva For Rebbitzen Cohen A'H

A Most Unfavorable Incident During The Shiva For Rebbitzen Cohen A'H
Among the many being menachem aveil HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita whose rebitzen was niftar this week was an IDF soldier, who arrived with HaRav HaGaon Eliyahu Abarjil Shlita. An avreich affiliated with the Yerushalmi branch arrived at well and it did not take long for the presence of the soldier to elicit his ire. He was quick to comment to the soldier on his arriving in uniform. He, the avreich, was then asked to leave by persons close to Rav Cohen for insulting the soldier. He refused ...
(4 opinions  |   June 24 )

Britain Votes To Leave EU: Cameron To Resign; Markets Rocked

Britain Votes To Leave EU: Cameron To Resign; Markets Rocked
Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what would become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Vehicular Attack in the Kiryat Arba Area [UPDATED 3:20PM IL]

Vehicular Attack in the Kiryat Arba Area [UPDATED 3:20PM IL]
A vehicular terror attack was reported in the Kiryat Arba area a few minutes ago. Additional information to follow. 3:06PM IL: There was a vehicular attack near the Elias Gate to Kiryat Arba, the hitchhiking post near the main entrance to the community, adjacent to the gas station. The terrorist has been neutralized. Soldiers in the area opened fire, critically wounding the terrorist. There appears to be one or two victims from the attack, B’chasdei Hashem with non-serious ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

PHOTOS: Israel EMS Organization United Hatzalah Helps A Paralyzed Car Accident Victim's Wish Come True

PHOTOS: Israel EMS Organization United Hatzalah Helps A Paralyzed Car Accident Victim's Wish Come True
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Alon Paz, 39, is completely paralyzed and attached to a respirator. Two weeks ago, he realized his dream of visiting the Dead Sea, Wadi David, and the national park of Ein Gedi. Seven years ago, Alon was involved in a severe car accident near Netanya which left him in his current state of paralysis. Currently, he can only move his mouth and his eyes. While he cannot move his limbs, Alon’s mind is crystal clear and his dreams have remained as real as ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

EgyptAir Recorders To Go To France After Data Downloads Fail

EgyptAir Recorders To Go To France After Data Downloads Fail
Initial attempts to download information from the flight data and voice recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month have failed, and key parts of the recorders are being sent to France for repairs, according to Egyptian and U.S. officials. The "electronic boards" of the recorders are being flown next week to the offices of the French aviation accident investigation bureau near Paris, authorities said. After the boards are repaired and salt removed, they will ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Ashdod: Emergency Clinic Places A Cast On The Wrong Leg Of The Child

 Ashdod: Emergency Clinic Places A Cast On The Wrong Leg Of The Child
A two-year-old boy was brought to a Terem emergency clinic in Ashdod about a month ago was a fractured leg. He was treated without a prolonged wait, and after x-rays, he leg was placed in a cast. Two days following that visit the child began screaming in pain, compelling mom and dad to return to the emergency clinic. After checking the cast and the child, it was determined the staff two days earlier placed the incorrect leg in a cast. Hence, the child endured pain for two additional ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

Elite Travelers Skip TSA Airport Security Line

Elite Travelers Skip TSA Airport Security Line
The next time you're stuck in a long security line, consider this: At most U.S. airports it's possible to buy your way out of the wait. All major domestic airlines and some smaller carriers offer programs that allow people to skirt lines leading to the taxpayer-funded Transportation Security Administration checkpoints even if they don't qualify for the government's expedited security program. For a price. While that arrangement seems fine to people within the airline and travel ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

National Council For The Child Sent Urgent Letters To Senior IDF Commanders

National Council For The Child Sent Urgent Letters To Senior IDF Commanders
The Israel National Council for the Child sent urgent letters to the IDF Homefront Commander Major-General Yoel Strik and to the Central District Commander Major-General Roni Numa, requesting that they investigate the possible consequences of the administrative orders served to a 15-year old Yitzhar resident. The minor has been ordered to leave his home and find an acceptable location outside of Yehuda and Shomron at which to stay while he is under house arrest at night. “The minor's ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked

Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked
Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a years long process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what will become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

Ashkelon: Inspectors Confiscate Tainted Meats And Other Foods

Ashkelon: Inspectors Confiscate Tainted Meats And Other Foods
Police working with veterinary inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ashkelon Municipality on Wednesday 16 Sivan confiscated four tons of meats unfit for human consumption. In addition, dozens of liters of pirate alcoholic beverage were confiscated as well. Also present were officials from the Ministry of Health. They all moved in on Wednesday morning. They report in total, four tons of meat, 32 liters of alcoholic beverage, 1,400 packages of dry foods, 1,000 cans of food and ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

BDE: Sudden Petirah of Bostoner Rebbe of Beit Shemesh ZATZAL; Niftar in New Jersey

BDE: Sudden Petirah of Bostoner Rebbe of Beit Shemesh ZATZAL; Niftar in New Jersey
1:30AM ET: The Bostoner Rebbe from Beit Shemesh was Niftar moments ago at Jersey Shore Medical University Center, TLS is reporting. The Rebbe Zatzal was in Lakewood for a granddaughter’s Chasunah, and on Shabbos suddenly suffered a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. Hatzolah rushed to the Rebbe’s aid and managed to bring back a pulse. The Rebbe was transported to JSUMC, where he began recuperating. Several hours ago he suddenly took a turn for the worse and they were ...
(1 opinions  |   June 24 )

UK Votes to Leave the EU in an Historic Referendum

UK Votes to Leave the EU in an Historic Referendum
The UK has had its say, voting 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years. According to BBC reports, London and Scotland both voted strongly to remain in the European Union. UK Independent Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has called June 23rd “Independence Day” for the UK. He called it “a victory for real people. A victory for normal people. A victory for decent people”. There is concern as world financial markets are reacting to the vote, which the BBC explains resulted in an ...
(2 opinions  |   June 24 )

Media Forecasts UK Will Leave the EU

Media Forecasts UK Will Leave the EU
At present, with about 72% of electorates counted, the media in Britain is predicting the referendum will result in the nation breaking from the European Union. That said, the numbers are close and at present, the votes to leave the EU stand at 51.7% and those wishing to remain 48%. The referendum has taken its toll on the nation’s currency, as the British Pound has dropped to a low that has not been seen since 1985. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   June 24 )

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attacks In The Gilo Area Of Yerushalayim

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attacks In The Gilo Area Of Yerushalayim
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Firebombs were hurled at vehicles on Dov Yosef Street located on the hill heading into the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Wednesday night the eve of 17 Sivan. Police and fire fighters responded as a blazed resulted from the attack. B’chasdei Hashem there was no loss of life or injuries. Ofir Ayoubi, who heads the local community council in Gilo, calling on police to address the attack aggressively, pointing out vehicles were targeted in the ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 23 )

Hanegbi: Those Responsible For Yaldei Teiman No Longer In Public Service

Hanegbi: Those Responsible For Yaldei Teiman No Longer In Public Service
Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to probe the Yaldei Teiman (missing Yemenite children) from the late 1940s and early 1950s, spoke with Kol Chai Radio host Betzalel Kahn on Thursday morning 17 Sivan. Hanegbi explained that it has been some 70 years and in fact, anyone who was involved has left public service so he is hopeful today, much can be learned that remains closed in the past. There is an increasingly audible call to the state to ...
(2 opinions  |   June 23 )

Social Media Protest: 'A Bench For The Yitzhar Minor'

Social Media Protest: 'A Bench For The Yitzhar Minor'
Over the past 24 hours the administrative order banning a 15-year-old Yitzhar resident from entering Yehuda and Shomron, including his own home, has prompted a social media protest under the slogan, “A Bench for the Yitzhar Minor”. Already dozens of supporters have “reserved” a bench for him close to their homes. On the Facebook page appear photos  from Netanya, Rosh Ha’ayin, Haifa, Jerusalem, Migdal HaEmek, Bar Ilan University and more, including Brooklyn, New York. The minor ...
(2 opinions  |   June 23 )

CEC Recommends Permitting One To Vote Outside Of One's Registered District

CEC Recommends Permitting One To Vote Outside Of One's Registered District
Israel’s Central Election Committee is recommending permitting registered voters to cast their ballot in elections at any polling station instead of compelling them to vote in the district they reside. This would require one announcing prior to Election Day that one will be voting elsewhere. His declaration will be accepted up to 74 days before elections, Maariv reports. Hence, if one realizes s/he will be in another city or area in Israel on that day, one may notify election officials in ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 23 )