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WATCH: Left Fear-Mongering As Trump Enforces Immigration Laws?

Tucker takes on one immigration activist as the Trump administration looks to hire thousands more officers, end 'catch-and release' policies and begin work on president's border wall.
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Jack Teital Continues His Hunger Strike In Prison

Jack Teital Continues His Hunger Strike In Prison
Yaakov (Jack) Teital, who is serving two life sentences for murdering Arabs,  is on a hunger strike. His wife, Mrs. Rivkah Teital has turned to Israel Prison Authority officials to cease the policy of violating her husband’s rights, which has had a major impact on her and their daughter. Teital has been hunger-striking for eleven days after he was suddenly moved from Ayalon Prison to Rimonim Prison and now lives under harsher condition including fewer family visits. Mrs. Teital explains ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Effort To Prevent Mandatory Autopsy On SIDS Babies

Effort To Prevent Mandatory Autopsy On SIDS Babies
Yahadut Hatorah MK Uri Maklev is among those working to prevent a mandatory autopsy regulation for children who die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). He accuses police of failing to be willing to accept responsibility in such cases which include clear evidence at the scene regarding the cause of death, but instead, Israel Police wishes to places the burden of the responsibility for determining the cause of death on the forensic institute. Such a reality he explains leads to additional ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

SpaceX Aborts Approach To Space Station, Delivery Delayed

SpaceX Aborts Approach To Space Station, Delivery Delayed
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX's supply ship, the Dragon, was less than a mile from the orbiting outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system. The approach was aborted, and the Dragon backed away. NASA said neither the station nor its six-person crew was in any danger. "As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Anti-Defamation League Receives Bomb Threat at National Headquarters in NYC

Anti-Defamation League Receives Bomb Threat at National Headquarters in NYC
The following is via Breaking911.com: An anonymous bomb threat was called into the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, part of a rash of bomb threats to Jewish centers throughout the country. The threat was called into ADL's Murray Hill headquarters at about 11:08 a.m. on Wednesday, according to police. “Today the ADL’s national headquarters in New York received an anonymous bomb threat,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement. “While ...
(4 opinions  |   February 22 )

Police Response In El-Chiran Vehicular Attack Under Fire

Police Response In El-Chiran Vehicular Attack Under Fire
The actions of police responding to the vehicular terror attack in the Bedouin community of Um el-Chiran are under investigation. Policeman Staff-Sgt. Erez Levy HY”D was killed in the attack. Investigators now feel police fired warning shots at the vehicle prematurely, as well as firing disproportionately at the vehicle. The Justice Ministry Police Investigations Unit feels there are serious failures regarding the conduct of police. The attack took place on 18 January 2017 as police ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Man Who Smashed Trump Star To Pay Damages, Serve Probation

Man Who Smashed Trump Star To Pay Damages, Serve Probation
A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and attorney's fees and perform 20 days of community labor. Otis used a sledgehammer and pickax to deface the star about a week before Trump was elected president. Otis said ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

PHOTOS: Defense Minister Lieberman Visits N. Command Escorted By IDF Chief Eizenkott

PHOTOS: Defense Minister Lieberman Visits N. Command Escorted By IDF Chief Eizenkott
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday 25 Shevat visited the IDF’s Northern Command escorted by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott. The senior minister also met with Golani Brigade commanders and troops involved in a training exercise in the Golan Heights, an exercise which also involved combat engineers, tank corps soldiers and artillery personnel in the Barak and Golan outposts. After observing the forces involved in the exercise he ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Wal-Mart Keeps Working To Make Inroads Against Amazon

Wal-Mart Keeps Working To Make Inroads Against Amazon
The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping season. That's an indication that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against Amazon, which has built fierce loyalty with its Prime two-day shipping program. Like other ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

WATCH: Ex-Hospital Chief Says Health Care Swindling Must End

One former hospital president has a message for new HHS Secretary Tom Price: end predatory health care pricing that's scamming consumers.
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Chareidim Insist On Firing Kiryat Yovel Community Council: Kiryat Yovel Community Council Leader's Words Are Representative Of Mayor Barkat

Chareidim Insist On Firing Kiryat Yovel Community Council: Kiryat Yovel Community Council Leader's Words Are Representative Of Mayor Barkat
Jerusalem Councilman Rabbi Eliezer Reichenberg told Kol Berama Radio on Wednesday 26 Shevat that Kiryat Yovel community council official Yechiel Levy must be ousted from his post following his interview on Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Tuesday. During the interview, Levy explained his systematic plan to embitter the lives of chareidim in Kiryat Yovel towards getting them to leave. Reichenberg explains no apology can be accepted and he must be removed from his post. The councilman’s words ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

Evidence Of Anti-Semitism, But Data Mostly Elusive

Evidence Of Anti-Semitism, But Data Mostly Elusive
Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection - a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren - and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice. Here's a look at recent incidents targeting Jewish sites and anti-Semitism in the U.S.: ARE HATE CRIMES TARGETING JEWS ...
(5 opinions  |   February 22 )

More Than 200 Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted For Rioting

More Than 200 Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted For Rioting
The following is via: Breaking911.com A federal grand jury indicted 214 people on felony rioting charges in connection to the riots that broke out in downtown Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day. Police arrested 230 people after the rioters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hurled rocks at police and set fire to a limousine. Six police officers were injured during the riots as they exchanged flash-bangs with protesters throwing firecrackers and debris at them. Those who have been ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: PM Netanyahu Ends Singapore Visit And Heads To Australia

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: PM Netanyahu Ends Singapore Visit And Heads To Australia
[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu completed his first-ever visit to Singapore and then traveled to Australia on an official state visit to that country. The Prime Minister and his wife Sara have arrived in Australia, following their visit to Singapore. The Prime Minister on Wednesday 26 Shevat met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and with Israeli and Australian business people. Afterwards, he attended a large event with Australian ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Police: Suspects In N. Korean Death Coated Their Hands With Poison

Police: Suspects In N. Korean Death Coated Their Hands With Poison
The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean Embassy ridiculed the police account of Kim Jong Nam's death at a Malaysian airport, demanding the immediate release of the two "innocent women." If the toxins had been on their hands ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

GOP Members of Congress Face Trump Foes At Town Halls

GOP Members of Congress Face Trump Foes At Town Halls
Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia. Protesters and supporters crowded a restaurant conference room in Blackstone where Brat fielded questions for about hour Tuesday. He was loudly heckled and booed when he defended President Donald Trump and his policies on health care and immigration, with the occasional ...
(2 opinions  |   February 22 )

Free Jewish Crowdfunding Website Reaches $3 Million Dollar Raised Milestone

Free Jewish Crowdfunding Website Reaches $3 Million Dollar Raised Milestone
A milestone has been reached in Chesed and Tzedakah that Klal Yisroel should be proud of and celebrate. In just over a year since it's launching, the totally free crowdfunding website "The Chesed Fund" has raised a whopping 3 MILLION DOLLARS for Tzedakah causes! Avi Kehat, the man who started this incredible website told YWN he was overwhelmed with emotion, and never expected the website to have helped so many people, and have the Zechus to have so many people give Tzedakah using his ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Trump Administration ROlls Out New Approach To Illegal Immigration

Trump Administration ROlls Out New Approach To Illegal Immigration
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Now a pair of enforcement memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly lay bare exactly what the Trump administration plans to do and how many of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally will be targeted for deportation. The short ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

Downstream Communities Brace For Flooding As Dams Overflow

Downstream Communities Brace For Flooding As Dams Overflow
Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks. Northern California is forecast to get a brief break from persistent downpours Wednesday but the surge of water released from Don Pedro Dam into the Tuolumne River in the foothills east of Modesto is expected to reach overtopped levees later in the day. Katie Whitley, who ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Released From Gitmo In 2004

Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Released From Gitmo In 2004
A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists. The Islamic State group identified the bomber as Abu Zakariya al-Britani, and two British security officials also confirmed the man was a 50-year-old Briton formerly known as Ronald Fiddler and as Jamal al-Harith. He was one of 16 ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

Israeli And Palestinian Researchers Cooperate To Find Risk Factors For B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Israeli And Palestinian Researchers Cooperate To Find Risk Factors For B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), tumors which may originate from B or T lymphocytes, account for approximately 3% of the worldwide cancer burden. Most epidemiological studies of NHL have been carried out in North American and European populations, with a few focusing on East Asian populations. Very few epidemiological studies have been conducted on B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) in Middle Eastern populations. Since Israelis and Palestinians represent genetically and culturally diverse ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

The World Bnei Akiva Whatsapp Win: Over 200 Groups Within 4 Days

The World Bnei Akiva Whatsapp Win: Over 200 Groups Within 4 Days
Last, World Bnei Akiva launched Operation: WBA Whatsapp, calling upon all movement alumni to reunite virtually with old friends and peers via its special internet application SHEVETsapp. Within four days of launching the campaign, over 250 Whatsapp groups formed with WBA members and alumni around the world. The oldest alumni to create their own group were Shevet Eitanim, whose members were born in 1936. SHEVETsapp enables WBA alumni around the world to create online Whatsapp groups by ...
(2 opinions  |   February 22 )

Missouri Man Charged In Terror Plot To Attack Buses, Trains In Kansas City On Presidents Day

Missouri Man Charged In Terror Plot To Attack Buses, Trains In Kansas City On Presidents Day
A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, a Missouri-born U.S. citizen from Columbia, was charged in federal court in Kansas City with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was arrested Friday when he arrived at ...
(3 opinions  |   February 21 )

Millions Targeted For Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions Targeted For Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules
Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority, according to Homeland Security Department memos signed by Secretary John Kelly. ...
(5 opinions  |   February 21 )

HOD Facing An Uphill Battle In France

HOD Facing An Uphill Battle In France
As the result of a new organ donation policy ("opt out") adopted in France, almost all of the rabbis of France recently voiced their sweeping opposition to organ donation. There are more than 500,000 Jews living in France. In order to counter this latest development HODS (Halachic Organ Donor Society) is arranging an educational evening program in Paris that will include a French neurologist who will explain the finality of brain death. A local transplant coordinator will be in the ...
(6 opinions  |   February 21 )

Op-Ed: I Didn't Think I'd Ever Leave The CIA. But Because Of Trump, I Quit.

Op-Ed: I Didn't Think I'd Ever Leave The CIA. But Because Of Trump, I Quit.
Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. "Once CIA, always CIA," he said. But that didn't give me pause. This wouldn't be just my first real job, I thought then; it would be my career. That changed when I formally resigned last week. Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I ...
(19 opinions  |   February 21 )

Arrest Made In PA Israel Entry Permits Operation

Arrest Made In PA Israel Entry Permits Operation
Police report that a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident is in custody after apprehended running a fraudulent permit operation, selling permits to enter “Green Line” Israel for NIS 2,000. He obtained bogus entry permits for payment from PA residents. Following the police investigation over recent months, which began with the arrests of PA residents attempting to enter ‘Israel proper’ with forged permits, a resident of PA-occupied Hebron was taken into custody over the weekend. He ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )

AAA: Vehicle Rust Damage Costs US Drivers $3 Billion A Year

AAA: Vehicle Rust Damage Costs US Drivers $3 Billion A Year
A new AAA report estimates U.S. drivers pay about $3 billion a year to repair rust damage from road de-icers. AAA's Northeast office said Tuesday that liquid de-icers are faster and more effective. But they're even more corrosive than traditional salt. It says the fact that they remain liquid at lower temperatures makes it easier to coat vehicle surfaces, cracks and crevices. AAA says rust damage to brake lines and fuel tanks can be deadly. Drivers should heed brake-warning lights, ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )

Orthodox Union Welcomes President Trump's Condemnation Of Anti-Semitism

Orthodox Union Welcomes President Trump's Condemnation Of Anti-Semitism
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump's remarks this morning. Mr. Mark Bane, president of the Orthodox Union, stated: "Over the past several weeks, the American Jewish community has been subjected to scores of bomb threats, acts of vandalism and other anti Semitic incidents. We welcome today's statement by President Donald Trump, delivered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, that ...
(8 opinions  |   February 21 )

PHOTOS: 1,800 Year Old Hebrew Inscriptions Were Exposed On A Column Capital In Peqi'in Village

PHOTOS: 1,800 Year Old Hebrew Inscriptions Were Exposed On A Column Capital In Peqi'in Village
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An 1,800 year old limestone capital dating to the Roman period that is engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions was discovered during the course of restoration and conservation work being carried out in the ancient synagogue and neighboring Beit Zinati visitor center at Peqiʽin, in the Western Galil. The work is being conducted by the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel as part of a heritage project by the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )

VIDEO: UPS Tries Arming Its Brown-Clad Drivers With An octocopter Drone

VIDEO: UPS Tries Arming Its Brown-Clad Drivers With An octocopter Drone
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] United Parcel Service Inc. sees a day when your latest purchase may be dropped off not by a brown-clad delivery driver, but by an octocopter drone. The world's largest courier took a step closer to that future on Monday, launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property, and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )

PM Netanyahu Speaks Of The Need For Islamic Religious And Cultural Tolerance

PM Netanyahu Speaks Of The Need For Islamic Religious And Cultural Tolerance
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu used an official dinner during his state visit to Singapore to speak out about Islam and the need for religious and cultural tolerance and diversity. He spoke at a state dinner held at the presidential palace, attended a dinner together with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching. During the event an orchid was named after the Netanyahus. "I think too that we have a great power in the diversity that you mentioned Prime Minister. We ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )

How President Trump Spent His First Month In Office, By The Numbers

How President Trump Spent His First Month In Office, By The Numbers
From the moment Donald Trump was sworn in as president on the steps of the Capitol until noon Monday, precisely one month had passed. A total of 744 hours. Here's how he spent each one. Let's start at the top. Trump's time in D.C. The president spent a little under three-quarters of his time in and around Washington during his first month in office. A little less than half of that was time during which he was officially working - as measured by the time between when the media was ...
(13 opinions  |   February 21 )

Death Of Russian Ambassador To UN Needs To Be Studied More

Death Of Russian Ambassador To UN Needs To Be Studied More
The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital. Further study usually includes toxicology and other screenings, which can take weeks. The case was referred to the medical examiner's office by the hospital, spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said. Vitaly Churkin, who died a day before his 65th birthday, had ...
(4 opinions  |   February 21 )

Jewish Leaders, Lithuanian Ambassador To U.S., Meet To Discuss Ancient Vilnius Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Leaders, Lithuanian Ambassador To U.S., Meet To Discuss Ancient Vilnius Jewish Cemetery
A delegation of American Jewish leaders met last Wednesday with Lithuanian Ambassador to the US, Rolandas Kriščiūnas in an effort to forestall planned development in the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius. The cemetery in question (‘Shnipishok’) dates over five centuries and while the Nazis cleared the cemetery of all tombstones and grave markers, many thousands of graves remain untouched beneath the ground. During the Soviet occupation, a Sports Palace was built on the cemetery ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )