Likud Agrees to Scrap One Chief Rabbi Law
One of the laws passed during the 19th Knesset as part of Bayit Yehudi’s “religious revolution” while in control of the Ministry of Religious Services was that there would only be one Chief Rabbi of Israel in the future.
The passing of this law was met with objection from the Chief Rabbinate, as officials explain one chief rabbis is the av beis din of the Rabbinical Supreme Court while the other must deal with an array of other duties. The new law was to lead to the elimination of the ...
VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Sends a Message to Russia Regarding S-300 System
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar opted to send yet another message to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement ...
Memorial Day Preparations Underway in Israel
Tuesday night and Wednesday 3 Iyar are marked as Memorial Day in Israel, when the nation remembers the fallen IDF soldiers, members of security agencies, and victims of terror attacks.
On Sunday 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkott placed a flag on a kever in Har Herzl Cemetery in the capital, marking the beginning of the process of placing a flag on the kever of each fallen soldier before Memorial Day.
In past years the IDF commander would place the flag on the ...
PM to Request an Extension of the Coalition Mandate on Monday
It is now being reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will on Monday, 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar, meet with President Reuven Rivlin in the President’s Residence during the morning hours. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Prime Minister will request an extension of the time allocated to him to form the new governing coalition following last month’s election.
At 10:00am, the president and the prime minister will deliver a brief public statement in the Presidential Lounge.
French Hill Vehicular 'Accident' Declared a Terror Attack
Last week Israel Police and ISA (Israel Security Agency - Shin Bet) officials were uncertain regarding the death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY”D, 25, who was struck by a car at a French Hill bus stop.
Israel Police and the ISA have since determined the vehicular death of Sherki, which left 20-year-old Shira bas Ada in serious condition was not a car accident but a terrorist attack.
The 37-year-old Jerusalem Arab driver of the vehicle that rammed into the bus stop was hospitalized in ...
Israel to Hand Over 1.85 Billion NIS of Tax Revenue to the PA
Agreement has been reached by which Israel will hand over 1.85 billion shekels in tax revenue funds to the PA (Palestinian Authority). The funds were frozen by Israel in December 2014 after PA leader Abbas (Abu Mazen) announced he was going to file against Israel in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Israel a number of weeks ago announced it was going to hand over the funds in response to mounting international pressure, but Jerusalem stated it was going to deduct the sum owed ...
TEHILLIM - Famed Guitarist Yossi Piamenta In Critical Condition
Famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta is in critical condition, and family members are asking all to please be Mispallel for him. Yossi was diagnosed a year ago with a dreaded illness, which has R"L taken a turn for the worse the past few days.
Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has touched many of us, and many of his songs are played at weddings every night.
Never the one to say no, Yossi ...
Bennett Will Not be Foreign Minister: Ariel Will Serve as Minister of Agriculture
Likud is willing to give up the Ministry of the Economy, which will be offered to Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett. By now it should be clear to Bennett that since his party only has eight seats in the current Knesset, he will not serve as defense or foreign minister. In addition, Bayit Yehudi was informed that Uri Ariel will not serve as minister of housing again, offering him the agriculture portfolio.
Bennett and other party officials accuse the prime minister and Likud of ignoring ...
NY State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed At Teen Drivers
New York State Police are launching a traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers.
"The Empty Chair" driving safety campaign starts Monday and runs through Friday. The empty chair symbolizes the missing high school senior on graduation day.
The campaign will target specific laws regarding speeding in school zones, seat belt use and child restraints, cellphone use, and underage drinking and impaired driving.
Troopers will be using both marked State Police ...
Police Investigators in Corruption Case to Recommend Indictments against Yisrael Beitenu Officials
Senior Israel Police investigators announce the department will recommend filing criminal indictments against a number of suspects in the major government corruption investigation that is being handled by the 433 Unit, the equivalent to Israel’s FBI. These suspects are affiliated with the Yisrael Beitenu party, including a former cabinet minister and a former deputy cabinet minister.
The case, referred to as investigation “242” involved dozens of suspects, including high-ranking civil ...
Clinton Patches Relations With Liberals at Campaign's Outset
This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side.
As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver's licenses to people who were living in the U.S. illegally and endured heavy criticism from rival Barack Obama over her stance on campaign finance.
During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton showed she had retooled her positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats. On Monday, she called ...
Likud Negotiators to Shas Leader: Internalize the Election Results
Shas’ latest demand is that MK Yitzchak Vaknin be appointed as one of the deputy Knesset speakers in the 20th Knesset. Leaders of the Likud negotiating team told Shas leader Aryeh Deri it is time to “internalize the result of the elections, to realize the party dropped from 11 to 7 seats”, signaling there is a limit to what Shas may demand.
Likud turned down the request, basically explaining to Deri that it is time to get real and realize just what he is entitled to. Likud officials ...
Win and Drive Away in a 2015 Tesla Model S On Labor Day (While Supporting a Great Cause)
We all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury that hasn’t even made it close to our wish lists. But for some among us, the same can be said about new clothing or shoes. Or chicken for Shabbos. Or even paying the gas bill.
The creative fundraisers at The Chicago Chesed Fund have stepped in to address the latter need, and as a result, you may just be able to add a Tesla to your wish list! The cost of the car has been sponsored ...
Florida Gyrocopter Pilot Returns To Florida, Awaits Hearing
A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.
Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter in Washington on Wednesday.
The 61-year-old told The Associated Press that people weren't scared when they saw the aircraft and waved at him. He said he waved back.
He told the AP that Americans shouldn't be so worried ...
National Unity Coalition Not Likely at the Present
Coalition controversy continues as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, 2 Iyar will ask for a 14-day extension from President Reuven Rivlin to build his coalition government. At present, talks are stalled in many areas, including the Foreign Ministry, which is demanded by Avigdor Lieberman or alternatively, would have to go to the Labor party to bring it into a national unity coalition government. Shas is still demanding control of the Interior Ministry.
Labor leader MK Yitzchak ...
Youth Seriously Injured at Rav Wosner's Levaya Visits Gedolei Yisroel
B’chasdei Hashem the youth seriously injured during the levaya of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L, Yisrael Meir Duani, on erev Shabbos 28 Nissan arrived at the Bnei Brak home of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita to receive a bracha.
Rav Kanievsky maintained contact with the youth’s family since the levaya, giving them chizuk during the difficult period.
Yisrael Meir also visited Gavaad Zichron Meir HaGaon HaRav Chaim Meir Wosner, the son of the late posek hador who assumed ...
Violent Night In NYC: 12 People Wounded In Separate Shootings
More than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in separate incidents across New York City overnight, police said.
Of the shootings, eight people were wounded in the Bronx, three in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, CBS2 reported.
Investigators say the tally is a very large number and not typical.
All of the shooting victims are expected to survive, police said. No arrests have been made.