LIVE BLOG DAY 15: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 4:00 PM IL]
16:00: Red alerts now in Beersheva.
15:39: One rocket has been intercepted over Chof Ashkelon a few minutes ago.
15:30: Red alerts in Chof Ashkelon right now.
15:13: The IDF says that they have attacked more than 187 terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday. Additionally, they have uncovered 66 entrances to 23 tunnels and bombed the entire lengths of six of them.
14:42: At least two rockets have been intercepted by the Iron Dome over Beersheva.
14:39: Red alerts ringing in ...
Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To Israel
Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.
Nearly 400 people from across the United States and Canada gathered Monday for a farewell ceremony at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Before boarding the charter flight Monday, the group was briefed on security measures and what steps to take when air raid sirens sound to warn of incoming rockets.
“This is a celebration — a celebration of our ...
Christie: No Plans To Campaign In NY For Astorino
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win.
Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a ...
Credit Suisse in Steep Loss After US Tax Case
Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
The steep loss contrasted sharply with the profit of 1.045 billion francs ($1.16 billion) it posted in the April-June period a year ago. It resulted in what the bank called a final settlement of the U.S. government's case against the bank for helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes ...
DEVELOPING: Efforts To Identify 'Missing' IDF Soldier's Body In 'Ongoing'
The body of the 7th Golani soldier presumed killed in an attack early Sunday has still not been identified - or according to many reports - located. He has been named as Oron Shaul (21) from Poria. He was in an armored vehicle with six other soldiers which was struck by an anti-tank missile on Sunday. They have all been identified, besides Oron - whose remaines have not been recovered from the scene.
On Sunday, YWN-ISRAEL reported that Hamas claimed to have abducted an IDF soldier on ...
IDF Releaes Name Of Second IDF Soldier Killed On Monday Afternoon
The IDF Spokesperson says the second IDF soldier killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon is First Sergeant Ohad Shemesh (27) from Beit Elazari HY"D.
The other IDF soldier killed on Monday afternoon was Oded Ben-Sira (22) from Nir Etzion HY"D.
Both Levayos will be on Tuesday.
(YWN Israel Desk - Jerusalem)
Berlin Bans Anti-Semitic Slogan At Gaza Protests
Berlin authorities say they've banned pro-Gaza protesters from chanting an anti-Semitic slogan and are investigating a sermon by a radical imam who called on Muslims to kill Jews.
Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed. Jewish groups have expressed shock and disgust about the growing anti-Semitism.
Police spokeswoman Cosima Pauluhn says ...
Germany, France, Italy Condemn Anti-Semitic Rallies
The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy are condemning the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence in their countries over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it.
“Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini say in a joint statement issued in ...
18,000 Attend 11:00 PM Funeral For Fallen IDF Solider
The cell phones had stopped working. There were so many people in attendance at the funeral of the “Lone Soldier” from Texas, that the cell towers stations could not handle the overload. Indeed, the road infrastructure to the cemetery in Haifa could not handle the traffic either, and thousands of cars were sent back.
Sean Nissim Carmeli a”h was a young Texas native who moved to Israel to protect his people. He was among 13 Golani brigade soldiers killed in combat on Sunday morning in ...
BDE: 2 More Soldiers Killed in Gaza HY"D; Death Toll Of Soldiers. Now At 27
Two more IDF soldiers were R"L killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon, the IDF says. The death toll of IDF soldiers and officers in Gaza is now at 27 since Israel launched the ground operation in Gaza.
One of the soldiers is Sgt. First Class Oded Ben-Sira HY"D, 22, from Nir Etzion. He was shot and killed by a Hamas sniper. Ben-Sira served in the Nachal Brigade. His Levaya will be on Tuesday.
The name of the second soldier was not yet released by the IDF Spokesperson.
Three IDF soldiers ...
Widow: Jury Sent Tobacco Company a $23B Message
A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco.
Legal experts and industry analysts say the punitive damages — $23,623,718,906.62, to be precise — almost certainly will be significantly reduced on appeal, if not thrown out entirely. In another major tobacco trial, a $28 billion verdict in a 2002 case in Los Angeles turned into $28 million after appeals.
But Cynthia Robinson of Pensacola says the ...
KNOCKOUT: Frum Tourist Sucker Punched by Arab Assailants in Montreal
An Orthodox Jewish man who was visiting from France was sucker punched by an Arab near Chez Benny on Monday afternoon.
The man, a 33-year-old native of Paris, was visiting his sister and brother-in-law, and both families went out for lunch at Chez Benny on Queen Mary near Westbury.
At around 2:30, they left the restaurant. As they walked toward their car, they discussed the current situation in Gaza. Walking in front of them were a young Arab man carrying a black leather bag, and a ...
Nazi War Crimes Suspect, 89, Hospitalized in US
A Nazi war crimes suspect has been hospitalized while awaiting an extradition hearing in Philadelphia.
A court order issued Monday notes 89-year-old Johann Breyer has been hospitalized but doesn't cite his condition.
Breyer's attorney hasn't returned a call seeking comment. His lawyers have said he's in frail health.
Breyer has been in federal custody since his arrest last month at his longtime home in Philadelphia.
German authorities hope to try him on accessory-to-murder charges ...
DEVELOPING: Israeli Seriously Wounded In Terror Attack In Shomron Near Rachelim Junction
An Israeli is reportedly in serious condition after being shot by a terrorist in the Shomron. According to initial information, the attack happened near the Rachelim Junction. The shooter(s) fled the scene, and IDF forces are searching the area. The victim is reportedly 25-years-old. He was transported by Magen David Adom Paramedics to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah.
Further information will be published as it becomes available to us.
(YWN Israel Desk - Jerusalem)
TRAFFIC ALERT: Repaving Of Palisades Parkway To Begin Tonight
Crews are set to begin repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
Milling and paving will start Monday night in the northbound lanes at the bridge and continue along an 11-mile stretch toward the state border.
The contractor will be allowed to close one travel lane during off-peak hours.
The $11 million project will resurface the road and three scenic ...
Verizon Launches Rewards Program With 'Tracking'
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.
Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program, and it's expecting big benefits. The program has already been offered for a few months in some states, helping explain ...