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Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVA

Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVA
An EMS responder in Israel heading to a call on Thursday night the eve of 16 Tammuz was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The responder, who was using lights and sirens, ran a red light and was struck by a vehicle traveling 100 KPH (60 MPH) on a green light. The small vehicle of the EMS responder was thrown to the other side of the road as the driver’s air bag inflated. The driver’s ear was totally avulsed from his head and he sustained a number of fractured vertebra in ...
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Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from Sinai

Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from Sinai
Security officials believe the rocket launch earlier on erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz that set off sirens in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel was from Sinai, not Gaza. Based on the reports of citizens seeing a rocket “flying over from Egypt” and other information gathered, it does appear the rocket originated in Sinai, not Gaza. The system monitoring incoming rockets detected a rocket impacted in an open area. Soldiers in the IDF’s Southern Command searched open areas to find ...
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Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in Sinai

Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in Sinai
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu-Dahari in an interview with a French news agency on Friday 16 Tammuz denies reports tying it to ISIS or any other Islamic organization operating in Sinai in any way. He adds that ISIS is acting foolishly and while Hamas is taking steps to improve the border situation and it plans to stand to protect the security of Egypt, clearly distancing the terrorist regime from ISIS actions in Sinai. In actuality, ISIS has announced that it plans to overthrow the Hamas regime ...
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Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response Team

Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response Team
Magen David Adom’s International Emergency Unit is currently made up of 80 physicians from around the world. These doctors have committed to come to Israel in the event of a major disaster chas v’sholom, such as a large earthquake. Upon arriving in Israel they would team up with MDA teams working around the country. This past week 24 doctors arrived in Israel from France to be trained to join the international emergency team. The training includes dealing with the most serious injuries ...
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Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal Probe

Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal Probe
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat wrote on the disclosure forms that it would be "inappropriate" to detail his legal work or his non-governmental income in light of the charges. Silver says he will be exonerated. Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, a Long Island Republican, is fighting unrelated charges that he ...
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PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The Holocaust

PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The Holocaust
Much has been written this week following the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton, who is referred to by many as “Britain’s Schindler”. It has been learned that Winton personally saved 669 children from death during the Holocaust. Following are the remarks following his passing by President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. President Reuven Rivlin "Just as the Holocaust will forever remain etched in the Jewish consciousness, so too the names of those who risked ...
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Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?

Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?
Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive and highly specialized industry isn't unusual — and some of the strongest comments have come from a company whose bid for the lucrative job failed. But others have also criticized ...
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Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light Rail

Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light Rail
Attacks against the Jerusalem light rail continue. There were at least four rock-throwing attacks on Thursday evening. B’chasdei Hashem, despite at least eight smashed windows, there were no injuries. The attacks occur when the light rail passes through Beit Haninah, a predominately Arab neighborhood of the capital. On Thursday evening 15 Tammuz, when some of the attacks occurred, a large rally was held in the community to mark the first anniversary of the murder of local youth Muhmad ...
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Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma

Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma
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Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart Phone

Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart Phone
The Sadigura Rebbe Shlita has announced a new regulations that permits using a blocked smartphone with certain conditions. The rebbe’s announcement follows a meeting this week of the Agudas Yisrael Torah Council, which he is a member of. The rebbes spoke of the absolute prohibition regarding the use of smartphones. In the Sadigura Chassidus, the rabbonim responsible for communication sent a form to chassidim seeking to purchase a smartphone. They are asked to sign a declaration to receive ...
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Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har Habayis

Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har Habayis
Rav of the Kosel and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, spoke with the dati leumi Kippa website, discussing a number of issues including visits to Har Habayis. The interview was conducted on Wednesday, 15 Tammuz, ahead of the fast day 17 Tammuz which is observed on Sunday this year. Following are portions of the rav’s interview. The rav speaks of the siege on the holy city, which ultimately led to the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash. Rabbi Rabinowitz points out that just this week a ...
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NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th Weekend

NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th Weekend
The Police Department is stepping up security throughout New York City for the July 4th weekend. NYPD officials said Friday that they have not identified any specific terror plots against the city. But they have been warning New Yorkers about the persistent potential for "lone wolf" attacks. The department plans to assign 7,000 officers to protect large crowds expected for the annual Macy's fireworks show. It also will deploy counterterrorism units to detect and deter potential ...
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US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As Usual

US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As Usual
As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. And sometimes, routes are cut because there isn't enough demand. Nothing is illegal about that. Any ...
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Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· The PA (Palestinian Authority) announces it arrested 108 Hamas members and commanders. · Rock-throwing attacks from Luban a-Sharqiya in Shomron, north of Yishuv Eli on Route 60. · Dozens of PA residents involved in rock-throwing and violence in Kfar Kadum in Shomron. They also threw rocks at soldiers monitoring a nearby lookout. · TATZPIT: Arabs threw rockets at motorists traveling on Route 60 in Gush Etzion near Yishuv N’vei Daniel. · Only one rocket impact was detected in ...
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Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their Time

Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their Time
In the former 19th Knesset, Minister of Religious Services (Bayit Yehudi) Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan changed regulations to demand additional accountability from civil service rabbonim, seeking to create a system to ensure the rabbonim do their jobs and account for their time. Many of the rabbonim rejected his overture, explaining “Rabbonim are not clerks”. There were a number of protests gatherings to decry the new regulation, a battle that was backed by chareidi lawmakers. A regional labor court ...
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UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran Probe

UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran Probe
Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms. Yukiya Amano, head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, said his meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani resulted in a "better understanding on some ways forward," but "more work will be needed." The formulation of his statement was similar to previous ones issued by the IAEA, which has struggled for nearly a decade ...
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IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in Sinai

IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in Sinai
Due to the situation in Sinai between ISIS and Egyptian military forces, and fears of a possible spill over into areas of southern Israel, the IDF on Friday morning 16 Tammuz at 05:00 closed route 12 to all non-military vehicular traffic. He decision to close the route near Eilat was made following high-level consultations among security officials. It is added the closure is temporary, and the reopening of the route will depend on developments in the area. In response to events in Sinai ...
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