High Court Rules the Givat Ze'ev Shul Must be Razed by Tonight
The High Court of Justice has issued its final ruling and the Ayelet HaShachar Shul must be torn down. The demolition should be accomplished by the end of Tuesday, 30 Tishrei, but the court has stated it will permit this to be accomplished within an additional week without seeking contempt of court charges.
For the mispallalim and the community, the ruling is one of shock, anger and devastation as the highest court in the State of Israel is compelling resident to destroy a shul, not a ...
Name of Second Fatality From Tuesday Terror Attacks Released
Mr. Chaviv Chaim HY”D, 78, was murdered by Islamic terrorists while riding an Egged number 78 bus in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood of the capital. His wife, Shoshana, remains in serious condition connected to a respirator in Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Mr. Chaviv is survived by his wife, five children and grandchildren.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Clinton, Sanders Rivalry In Spotlight As Democrats Debate
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It's likely she didn't expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling for "political revolution."
The surprise rivalry between Clinton and Sanders will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign. The senator and the former ...
Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over NYPD Surveillance of Muslims
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Tuesday's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reverses the decision of a New Jersey federal judge who dismissed the case last year.
The appellate panel found the Muslim plaintiffs had raised sufficient allegations of equal-protection violations to warrant the case going forward.
The judges compared the NYPD's ...
Terror Update from Jerusalem: Tuesday, 30 Tishrei - 5:30 PM IL
Many Jerusalemites are numb, trying to bring themselves out of the terror wave that painfully struck Yerushalayim and elsewhere on Tuesday morning. B’chasdei Hashem the past hours have been relatively quiet, but that does not mean the Islamic violence and acts of terrorism has stopped. There have been many reported rock-throwing attacks throughout Yehuda and Shomron causing property damage, and B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or serious injuries in the attacks.
The Israeli Arab ...
Iran's Parliament Approves On Nuclear Deal With World Powers
Iran's parliament voted on Tuesday to support implementing the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, sending the measure to a council of senior clerics for who will review the accord before its final approval.
The 12-member Guardian Council could send the bill, which allows Iran to back out of the nuclear pact if sanctions are imposed or not lifted, back to parliament to reconsider. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on key policies, has said it is up to the ...
Clinton Server's Software Had Hacking Risk
The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Clinton's server, which handled her personal and State Department correspondence, appeared to allow users to connect openly over the Internet to control it remotely, according to detailed records compiled in 2012. Experts said the Microsoft ...
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Baltimore: Freddie Gray Hearing: Baltimore Officers Statements At Issue
A judge in Baltimore is holding a hearing to determine the admissibility of statements made to investigators by police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death.
The hearing before Circuit Judge Barry Williams begins Tuesday and could last two days. The first of six trials is set to begin Nov. 30.
Five of the six officers have asked to have their statements thrown out, contending they were improperly obtained. One didn't give a statement.
Baltimore city state's ...
What to Look For in a Shidduch
(Excerpted from Torah Tavlin vol. 3, with permission)
It is told that a Jew from Yerushalayim once traveled to Bnei Brak to ask the rosh yeshivah of Ponevezh, Rav Shmuel Rozovsky zt”l, about a boy in the yeshivah for his daughter who had reached marriageable age. He arrived at the yeshivah and entered the rosh yeshivah’s home during the break between learning sessions.
R’ Shmuel greeted him cordially and asked why he had come. He explained to the rosh ...
VIDEOS: Hashem Yerachem! FULL RECAP Of Terror Attacks On Tuesday, 30 Tishrei [1:21PM IL]
The day’s first terror attack was reported at about 9:47 AM, on Achuza Street in Ra’anana. An Arab male armed with a knife began to stab pedestrians. B’chasdei Hashem he was neutralized quickly, shot dead. One person was seriously wounded and the second light. The terrorist was a resident of eastern Jerusalem.
Stabbing in Holon
The next attack of the day was in Holon, at about 10:23 AM. The attack occurred on Chenkin Street. A man in his 20s was moderately wounded. Police later ...
Dutch Safety Board: Buk Missile Downed MH17 in Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash.
The missile's Russian maker, however, presented its own report hours earlier, trying to clear Russia-backed separatists who controlled the area or Russia of any involvement in the crash on July 17, 2014, that killed all 298 people aboard the plane.
The Dutch investigators said the missile ...
2nd Terror Attack on Achuza Street in Ra'anana [UPDATED 10:47AM IL]
10:41: A second stabbing attack on Achuza Street in Ra’anana. The terrorist has been neutralized. A number of persons have been wounded. More to follow.
10:45: Ichud Hatzalah EMT Daniel Klughopf reports multiple wounded at the scene.
10:47: MDA Chief Eli Bin: One man with a knife still in his back injured serious and being treated for transport to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
See Recap article for update on this and other earlier terror attacks.
(YWN – Israel Desk, ...
VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Terror Attack on Malchei Yisrael St. One Dead, Others Serious [UPDATED 10:38AM IL]
10:18: Initial reports of a vehicular terror attack on Malchei Yisrael Street in the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem. There are also reports of “hearing gunfire”.
10:21: ZAKA: A vehicle rammed into a bus stop on Malchei Yisrael Street at the corner of Yosef Ben Matisyahu. Three people are in grave condition.
10:25: Ichud Hatzalah: Treating a number of people on Malchei Yisrael Street. Gunfire is heard at this time. Police are working to determine if this was a vehicular accident or ...
Stabbing Attack in Holon [UPDATED 10:23AM IL]
10:01: Emergency services are responding to a reported stabbing attack in Holon. More to follow.
10:03: The address of the attack is 109 Chenkin Street, in Holon.
10:04: A male in his 20s has been moderately wounded.
10:05: The terrorist fled and he is being pursued by persons in the area. He may have stabbed another person as he runs. This remains unclear.
10:08: Ichud Hatzalah reports the stabbing victim was wounded in his abdomen and appears in moderate condition. His mother ...
Stabbing Attack in Ra'anana [UPDATED 11:02AM IL]
08:50: Emergency agencies are responding to a reported stabbing attack on Achuza Street in Ra’anana, a main street in the city. More to follow.
08:56: The terrorist was neutralized.
09:00: One victim was stabbed in his back and the second sustained a light injury. Police have secured the area. It appears the terrorist was killed.
09:02: An Arab male stabbed two people on the major street, which is very close to Ra’anana City Hall. Passersby jumped and beat the attacker, who was ...
Names of Victims of Recent Terror Attacks for Tefilos
Following are names of victims of recent terror attacks in need of tefilos. The remain in hospitals around the country.
נאור שלו בן רות
אוראל בת לימור
אודל בן מרים
משה בן אורלי
נתן בן אודל
מאיר יצחק בן שרה
אהרון משה חיים בן חיה חנה
דביר בן שושנה
אברהם בן רות
רון שי בן סיגלית
סהר בן שושנה
יוסף חיים בן זהבה
מאור בן ...
Tuesday, 30 Tishrei Terror Briefs from Eretz Yisrael 12:00AM IL - 12:00PM IL
• The Arab media reports a number of arrests of persons taking part in the violence in Kfar Kana including firebombs and rock attacks.
• 00:33: Security forces targeted with a firebomb during violence in the Issawiya area of the capital.
• The Israeli Arab community today will observe a general strike which includes marches. Security forces are prepared for widespread violence.
· 08:46: Three mortar shells exploded in the northern Golan Heights near the border on the Israeli ...
2,000 Delegates Arrive in Jerusalem for Space Industry's Premier Annual Event
Despite heightened security tensions in Jerusalem, a crowd of over 2,000 people from 58 nations gathered for the 66th Annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the largest annual event designed for the study and development of the space industry. The event is being hosted by the Israel Space Agency and the choice of Jerusalem is generally regarded as a testament to the growing role that Israel has come to play in space initiatives.
In opening remarks to the IAC, Israel President ...
Bush Offers Plan To Repeal, Replace Federal Health Care Law
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."
But the two-page proposal, which would give more power to states to regulate health insurance, contained no specific details on how many people could be left without coverage. It does, however, guarantee coverage for people with ...
President Rivlin's Address at Opening of Knesset Winter Session
Following is President Reuven Rivlin’s address given to the opening of the Knesset winter session on Monday afternoon 29 Tishrei .
"Sadly, at this very moment, we are face a struggle against bloodthirsty Islamic terrorism. I want to begin by sending my wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the injured, and express my support for the security services – their fight, is all of our fight.
We have gathered here today to commence the second session of the twentieth Knesset. We gather ...
Dissolving Stent For Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test
Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.
Abbott Vascular's dissolving Absorb stent performed as well as a conventional stent in the one-year study, but the fact it did not prove superior led some experts to be wary.
Still, the results on this and other novel stents currently in testing are fueling hope for a new generation of ...
Turkey Faces Period Of Instability In Wake Of Attacks
The suicide bombings that ripped through a rally promoting peace in Turkey's capital have magnified the political uncertainty ahead of a key election Nov. 1 and raised fears that the country may be heading toward an extended period of instability.
The blasts — Turkey's bloodiest in years — have further polarized the country as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tries again for a ruling majority in parliament. And with political winds blowing against the ruling party, the election could ...
Ready To Debate: A Guide To The Democratic 2016 Candidates
The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it's time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience.
Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Key features: Nearly everybody recognizes her. She's the only candidate who's lived in the White House already, as first lady.
A quick sketch:
— Daughter of a fabric store owner ...
Amid Russian Airstrikes, A Putin Craze Takes Hold In Mideast
Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a "giant and beloved leader" who has "destroyed the myth of the self-aggrandizing America."
Posters of Putin are popping up on cars and billboards elsewhere in parts of Syria and Iraq, praising the Russian military intervention in Syria as one that will redress the balance of power in the region.
The Russian leader is winning ...
Lakewood Cops Arrest Impersonating Police Officer
On October 5th a 42 year old Lakewood man walked into police headquarters to report that he was robbed a few hours earlier by a man purporting to be a law enforcement officer.
The victim told Officer Matthew Rivera, that while driving east on Cross Street the suspect pulled along side of him and ordered him to pull off to the side of the road.
After coming to a stop, the suspect, wearing dark clothing and a baseball style hat marked "POLICE" across the front, approached the victim and ...
Terror Briefs from Israel Monday 29 Tishrei - 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
· 08:32: Police arrest Sheik Raid Salah, the head of the northern branch of the Israel Islamic Association.
· 08:54: Attempted stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Lion’s Gate.
· 09:06: PM Netanyahu last night turned to the attorney general to determine if Arab MK Hanin Zoabi can be indicted for her constant calls for violence against Israel.
· 11:25: Two Tirat HaCarmel high schools students were arrested for threatening attacks against Arabs via social media.
· 12:02: The ...
Montreal: Menorah Vandalized At Menorah Outside NDG Jewish Community Center
Montreal police are investigating after the menorah outside an NDG Jewish community centre was vandalized Sunday.
The 12-foot high menorah outside the Chabad NDG Jewish Community Centre on Hingston Ave. was knocked over and the base was broken.
“The Menorah is a symbol of light spreading forth to the NDG area and the entire world. It is a symbol of our Jewish pride and it feels like this act is challenging that,” said centre director Rabbi Yisroel Bernath in a statement.
Terrorist from Gan Shmuel Attack Smiles and Shows No Remorse
The terrorist who perpetrated the attack at Gan Shmuel Junction near Hadera on Sunday 18 Tishrei showed no remorse for his actions.
Twenty-year-old Ala Zaid, a resident of the Israeli Arab municipality of Um el-Fahm was brought to the Haifa Magistrate Court on Monday for a remand hearing. The court ordered held for an additional ten days as the investigation into the vehicular/stabbing attack continues. He did not express remorse, explaining “I did nothing. They are trying to make me into ...
Southwest Operations Appear On Track After Day Of Delays
A day after technology problems delayed hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights, the carrier's operations were running more smoothly Monday.
Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said workers fixed a failed software application that had caused the problems. He did not provide more details or describe the application but said there was no indication that hackers were to blame.
The Dallas airline had been warning passengers early Monday morning to print boarding passes ahead of time and arrive at ...