Rubio: Radical Jihadists Using Refugee Crisis as Cover
Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and that it's impossible for the United States to vet some migrants from the region.
"They are trying to exploit the refugee crisis out in the Middle East to insert fighters into foreign counties," Rubio told a New Hampshire audience in response to a voter who said Americans are concerned with immigration from a national security perspective. "We can't ignore ...
Update Regarding Which Terror Victims Remain Hospitalized in Hadassah Hospitals
The following update on terror victims hospitalized in Hadassah Mount Scopus and Ein Kerem Hospitals was received on Monday afternoon 18 Kislev from hospital spokesperson Hadar Elboim.
· A border policeman who was wounded by gunfire at Shar Shechem on October 13th remains in serious condition.
· An IDF soldier injured in the November 6th shooting attack at Beit Anoun remains in serious condition.
· A border policeman wounded in a Shar Shechem stabbing attack on November ...
Education Ministry Increasing Pressure on Chareidi Schools to Include Secular Subjects
There are a growing number of principals of chareidi schools in Yerushalayim who are reporting the Chareidi Education Unit is increasing pressure on the schools to include a broadening secular curriculum. Principals who spoke with the media explain pressure surrounds not only the introduction of math and science, but nature and similar subject matter which have not and will not be taught in the schools.
Chareidi leaders have recently held a number of urgent meetings to discuss the matter, ...
Trump Says Black Pastors Likely Pressured Not To Endorse Him
Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter."
"Probably some of the Black Lives Matter folks called them up and said, 'Oh, you shouldn't be meeting with Trump because he believes all lives matter,'" Trump said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," referring to the movement protesting against police brutality and the killing of unarmed ...
Israel Closes the Door on EU Involvement in Mideast Peace-Making Process
In response to the European Union decision to label good originating in Yehuda, Shomron and the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to “reassess EU involvement in the diplomatic process between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority)”.
The announcement came on Sunday, 17 Kislev, a few hours before PM Netanyahu departed for Paris to attend the climate conference which is being attended by world leaders. It is reported that for the first ...
For Some People, The Older The Smartphone, The Better
Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
Take Zak Sommerfield, 35, a software analyst in New York, who has hung onto his LG Delight flip phone for five years, even though his friends and co-workers make fun of it. "I hate smartphones, I hate how they take over ...
Renewed Search for IDF Soldier Guy Chever
IDF Corporal Guy Chever disappeared on August 17, 1997 after leaving his Golan Heights base, heading home.
Since his disappearance there have been reports of sightings in Syria. The search in Israel was resumed and called off on numerous occasions since his disappearance. Now, the search resumes with a focus on reservoirs in the Golan area.
Over the years, family members have spoken out harshly, accusing government agencies of forgetting about Guy. Family members have reported they ...
PM: Turkey Won't Apologize To Russia Over Downing Of Jet
Defying calls from Moscow, Turkey's prime minister said Monday that his country won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, saying the Turkish military was doing its job defending the national airspace.
Amid high tensions that have elicited concerns from the U.N chief, Ahmet Davutoglu also said Turkey hopes Moscow will reconsider economic sanctions announced against Turkish interests in the wake of last week's incident. The Turkish resort town of Antalya is ...
PHOTO: 'Hitler Lives' Graffiti in Beit Shemesh
"Hitler lives", “Death to Ashkenazim” and swastikas were painted on a wall in Beit Shemesh.
The graffiti was detected Monday morning 18 Kislev under the Nahar HaYarden Bridge at the corner of Meir Baal Haness Street on the way to the Magen Avos Girl’s School. Police have been involved.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: דודי גלויברמן, Medabrim Tikshoret)
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Miles away from the more recognizable city of Scottsdale, Arizona is an unremarkable, abandoned ghost town known as Geronimo. The oddly-named town has been largely deserted for years, laying claim to only one major building. Despite its general state of neglect, Geronimo is about to become a household name in Jewish families worldwide.
A man occupying several hundred acres of land on the outskirts of Geronimo is the owner of two female expectant donkeys. Several ...
Court Rules all the Defendants Took Part in the Lynching Murder of Arab Youth Abu-Khadir
The Jerusalem District Court on Monday 18 Kislev announced the verdict of three suspects in the July 2014 murder of 16-year-old Jerusalem Arab teen Muhmad Abu-Khadir.
The court ruled the primary suspect in the case, Yosef Chaim Ben-David, the only adult, was not going to be convicted at present due his psychiatric evaluation, which places serious doubt regarding his mental competence. The court understood all three participated in the brutal murder/lynch, including setting the teen’s body ...
AP Analysis: Final UN Iran Probe Report Likely Inconclusive
The conclusions of a secret U.N. nuclear agency document leaked six years ago were explosive. Iran, it said, had likely worked on developing an atomic bomb.
Two years later the agency went public. It detailed a list of alleged activities based on “credible” evidence that Tehran did work “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”
This week, the bitter debate that for years pitted Iranian denials against U.S. claims of a cover-up appears set for an anticlimactic ...
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Obama, Putin Huddle on Sidelines of Paris Climate Talks
President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to decrease tensions with Turkey following the shoot-down of a Russian jet by Turkish forces.
Obama and Putin met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris. The White House says Obama expressed regret for the death of a Russian pilot and crew member in that incident.
The White House says Obama told Assad that Syrian President Bashar Assad must leave power in the transition to end Syria's civil war. ...
Agudath Israel: Councilman Greenfield Fought Like A Lion For New Yeshiva Security Funding
The announcement last week that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman David Greenfield have agreed on a measure that will reimburse the city's larger nonpublic schools for costs they incur in hiring private security guards was enthusiastically welcomed by Agudath Israel of America.
"This is wonderful news," said Agudath Israel's executive vice president Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel. "At a time when the world all around us is becoming an ...
IDF Soldier Attacked at the Beis Yisrael Shteiblach - Bochirm From Mir Yerushalayim Protect Him
An IDF soldier was attacked by Yidden at the shteiblach in the Beis Yisrael area of Yerushalayim on Monday morning 18 Kislev.
Police were quick to respond. One person was detained, but released by police. It does not appear that the soldier was seriously injured B”H.
Sources tell YWN that Yeshiva Bochrim from the nearby Mir Yerushalayim were davening at the shteiblach at the time and surrounded the soldier and protected him while he continued davening.
(YWN – Israel Desk, ...
High Stakes For Baltimore As Freddie Gray Trials Begin
In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.
Gray, 25, suffered a mysterious injury in the back of a police transport van and died April 19, inspiring thousands to take to the streets to protest what they believed was the mistreatment by police of another young black man. The narrative of Gray's life and death instantly became a thread in the fabric of the Black Lives Matter national movement.
The demonstrations ...
VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Driver Flees Scene In Head-On Crash With Monsey Trails Bus On Route 45
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A horrific crash with a vehicle nearly destroyed has left police searching for the driver.
This morning at 2:43 am, Ramapo Police responded to Route 45, north of Williams Avenue for reports of a head-on collision with an empty Monsey Trails coach bus.
The bus driver sustained minor injuries. Remarkably, the driver of the SUV fled the scene prior to police arrival. Fearing the driver may have been seriously injured , an extensive search was done ...
GOP's Strong Words On Muslims Incur Little Political Cost
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.
Many Republicans are heartened by strong rhetoric addressing what they view as a threat to national security by Islam itself, analysts say. Because Muslims are a small voting bloc, the candidates see ...
Congress Returns To Looming Deadlines On Budget, Highways
Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan with the GOP's tea party wing and its anti-establishment presidential candidates.
There are less than two weeks until a deadline to pass a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill to fund Cabinet agencies and avoid a holiday season government shutdown. If the process doesn't go smoothly, a ...
WATCH: Rochester - Growing Makom Torah ... And Your Future Home?
So, you have seen the ads, heard the buzz around town and want to know more. Well here you go:
Rochester is an “out of town” community where Middos and Limud HaTorah are the focal point. Located in Western NY between Buffalo and Syracuse, being part of our close-knit kehilla means that you are not just another face in the crowd. We boast super affordable housing in a safe, upscale neighborhood, where you can purchase a 3-4 bedroom home for under ...
Arab Man with a Knife Apprehended at a Jerusalem Light Rail Station
08:02: An Arab male stopped for inspection near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station light rail station on Monday morning 18 Kislev.
As he was being checked he threatened to stab one of the security guards. He was found to be carrying a knife.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: לירן תמרי, Medabrim Tikshoret)
Bike Store Owner Allegedly Ran Stolen Battery Operation in Central Israel
A Netanya resident in his 30s was arrested about ten days ago and has since been released to house arrest. He is the main suspect in a bicycle battery theft operation in Central Israel involving dozens of children.
The man allegedly enlisted tens of children in the center of the country, paying them NIS 150 for every stolen electric bicycle battery they brought him. He then repackaged the batteries, valued in Israel at about NIS 2,000, and sold them as a sharply reduced price of NIS several ...
Alan Gross Made Little Effort To Hide Work In Cuba
The American aid worker imprisoned for five years in Cuba says he had no trouble bringing sophisticated communications gear into the country.
Alan Gross said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes" that he made little attempt to hide his work setting up Internet connections. He says he knew the work was dangerous but assumed that he wasn't viewed as a threat because he was allowed to come and go four times.
Gross was a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International ...
Obama's First Stop In Paris Is Saddest Of Destinations
At another time, it would have been a glorious tour of Paris by night. But for the saddest of destinations.
President Barack Obama landed in Paris just before midnight Sunday and his motorcade took on unexpected route along the Seine. He rode past the Eiffel Tower, the French Assembly building, the Bastille. Then, he arrived at the Bataclan.
The American president strode purposefully toward the shuttered French concert hall where terrorists wrought so much horror two weeks ago.
Attacks Against Jews Continue Throughout Yehuda And Shomron
While stabbing attacks grain media prominence, the so-called intifada attacks against Jewish motorists throughout Yehuda and Shomron continue, most ignored by the media.
Recent attacks today, Sunday, 17 Kislev include rock-throwing at ‘T’ Junction near Efrat, a firebomb near Tekoa, massive rock-throwing near Maale Chever in the S. Hebron Hills, and rock-throwing on the Trans-Yehuda Highway at HaZayit Jct. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries in any of the attacks.
The photos are ...
Chicago Announces Expansion of Police Body-Camera Program
Chicago says it's expanding a program to provide police officers with body cameras.
The announcement Sunday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office follows the release last week of a squad-car video showing an officer fatally shooting teenager Laquan McDonald. The officer wasn't wearing a body camera.
Chicago will expand the program into six more police districts in 2016. Emanuel says in a statement that the expansion into one-third of the city will "strengthen the fabric of trust" between ...
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Sunday Morning Blaze in Multi-Story Building Near Machane Yehuda
A fire erupted on Sunday morning 17 Kislev in 10-story structure on Eliash Street in the capital, on the sixth floor, near Machane Yehuda. There were persons in the building on the floors above the blaze.
B”H firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control in a relatively short period of time. A fire department officer was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene and transported to a local hospital.
There were persons in the building on the floors above the blaze.
(YWN – ...
VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Releases a Firm Message Amid Continuing Islamic Terror Attacks
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday morning 17 Kislev released a stern statement regarding ongoing Islamic terrorist attack in Israel made the following while the media was still present.
"Today is the 29th of November. Sixty-eight years ago today, on the 29th of November, the UN decided to recognize a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, a decision that advanced the establishment of the State of Israel. The next day, Jewish communities were ...
Thousands of Israeli Arabs March in Support of Outlawed Islamic Association
While the Security Cabinet has outlawed the Northern Branch of the Israel Islamic Association for its terror-related activities, thousands of residents of the Israeli Arab municipality of Um el-Fahm marched in support of the outlawed organization on Shabbos, 16 Kislev. They hurled stones and bottles at police.
During the event, Northern Branch Leader Sheikh Raid Salah announced the decision to outlaw his organization “is racist”. Participants in the march shouted “With blood and spirit ...
Israel Police Arrest Nine Suspected in Weapons Trafficking Case
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Police of the Shai (Shomron-Yehuda) District report on Sunday, 17 Kislev that in recent weeks an undercover investigation has been ongoing involving suspects of and illegal weapons trafficking ring dealing with large quantities of weapons and ammunition.
The investigation led to the arrest of nine suspects and police report a major player in the weapons ring is an Israeli Arab, 45, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp. When he was arrested he was in ...
Israel Police Commissioner Sau Decides to Leave the Force
Acting Police Commissioners Bentzi Sau, who has been running Israel Police during the wave of Islamic terror that began on erev Rosh Hashanah 5776, announced on Sunday 17 Kislev that he will not remain on the force but prefers to retire after 38 years of service.
Police Commissioner Roni Alshich was hoping to persuade Sau to remain on as his deputy, but Sau is declined the offer.
Sau has agreed to remain on the force until the end of 2015 to assist Alshich in assuming his new ...
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Google and Optimal Targeting are teaming up once more to give you an exclusive free event about online marketing. The speakers will be Darius Ameri, Google’s Agency Development Manager, and David Konigsberg, Optimal Targeting’s CEO and Consultant.
Together, the two experts are presenting How Online Marketing Is Changing The Way You Interact With Your Customers. Mr. Ameri will speak about Micro Moments, and Mr. Konigsberg will focus on how to Go Beyond the Sale: What ...
Additional Protection for IDF Soldiers at Hussan
The IDF Gush Etzion Brigade Commander last week ordered the implementation of a number of measure to increase security in that region, placing an emphasis on Gush Etzion Junction, the site of a number of recent fatal and non-fatal Islamic terror attacks.
Another hot spot is the Hussan Bypass Road which is used by resident of Betar Illit. The PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Hussan has become increasingly hostile and attacks against motorists on the road have become increasingly ...
Jeb Bush Says Trump 'Uninformed,' Not a Serious Candidate
The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.
"I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," Bush said on CBS' "Face the Nation." ''If you listen to him talk, it's kind of scary to be honest with you, because he's not a serious candidate."
Bush said ...
Ariel to Bennett: It is time to Determine Our Red Line for Remaining in the Coalition
Minister Uri Ariel, who heads the Tekuma faction in the Bayit Yehudi party, sent an urgent letter to party leader Minister Naftali Bennett stating it is time to inform Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the party’s red line and the crossing of this line will compel breaking from the coalition.
In his letter Ariel explains that following the recent visit to Israel by US Secretary of State John Kerry, it is reported by Channel 2 News that PM Netanyahu is preparing to make additional ...
Judge to Hear Boston Marathon Bomber's Request for New Trial
A judge is set to hear arguments on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request for a new trial this week.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court to hear Tsarnaev's request for a new trial in a different location. The defense has said a local jury could not be objective.
Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death earlier this year for his role in the 2013 attack. Twin bombs placed near the finish line by Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and ...
Lieberman Lashes Out at PM And Coalition for Giving NIS Billion to Chareidim
Opposition party MK Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the Yisrael Beitenu party, lashed out against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and members of the ruling coalition for allocating “NIS billions to the chareidim for bizarre things”.
Lieberman described his party as ‘right-wing and secular”, calling for the government to take definitive steps to halt the ongoing wave of Islamic terror attacks. He added that regarding matters of religion and state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is ...
PHOTOS: HaRav Yoel Kahn Of Chabad Visits the Belzer Rebbe
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On Monday evening the eve of 19 Kislev, Chag HaGeula, a major event will take place in Binyanei Ha’uma in Yerushalayim marking over 200 years since the release from captivity of the Baal HaTanya HaGaon Rav Schneur Zalman of Liadi, known as the Alter Rebbe ZT”L.
This is a yomtov for many Lubavitcher Chassidim.
The guest speaker each year is the ‘Chabad Choizer’ HaGaon HaRav Yoel Kahn Shlita. Rabbi Kahn, commonly called "Reb Yoel," was the chief ...
PHOTOS: Raid PA Radio Station in Hebron
Israeli security forces raided and shut down a PA (Palestinian Authority) radio station operating in Hebron, reporting the station routinely engaged in incitement to violence against Israel.
In another security matter, officials reported on Sunday morning 17 Kislev authorities are preparing to raze the homes of the terrorists responsible for both vehicular ramming attacks on Friday 15 Kislev which left a total of eight persons injured. One attack occurred at a bus stop in the Kfar Adumim ...