US Inspectors General Say Obama Administration Has Blocked Access
Independent watchdogs from dozens of federal agencies are decrying what they say are Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations.
Inspectors' general complained of a lack of access from their agencies in a letter sent Tuesday to members of Congress.
It cites specific instances in which inspectors general from the Peace Corps, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice said that they had been denied timely access to documents and other ...
The IDF Withdraws from Beit Lahiya
The military has informed Gaza residents of the northern Beit Lahiya area on Shabbos that they may return to their homes as the IDF is leaving that area.
Reports from Gaza signal that IDF forces in Beit Lahiya have indeed withdrawn from that area. Senior military officials are reporting the overwhelming number of tunnels have already been destroyed and the re remainder will be destroyed in the coming hours.
IDF forces continue operating in other areas of Gaza.
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Bloomberg Flies El Al To Israel To Prove It's Safe, Says Flight Restrictions Hand Hamas Undeserved Victory
In a bid to urge the Federal Aviation Administration to lift a ban currently preventing U.S. airlines from flying to Israel, former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has flown to Tel Aviv in an effort to prove it is safe.
The ban was imposed after a Hamas rocket demolished a home near Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and as airlines remain skittish following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine last week.
Bloomberg, echoing comments made by the Israel Government, said the decision to ...
Swastikas Scrawled On Mailbox Near Jewish Fraternity At University Of Oregon
Swastikas scribbled all over a mailbox adjacent to a national Jewish fraternity's University of Oregon house is under investigation by local police.
"Not only is it a destruction of property, but it represents a symbol that strikes fear in an entire community," said Lt. Doug Mozan, "and we are committed to the safety of that community."
It isn't clear whether the fraternity was a direct target or just near the vandalism.
But members of Alpha Epsilon Pi said this isn't the first time an ...
Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails
A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.
The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner's computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed ...
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Statement On Murder Of 3 Yeshiva Boys
Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Issued the following statement:
“We are horrified and devastated by the reports, now confirmed, that the three boys Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, kidnapped on June 12th, have been found dead in the Hebron area. We have communicated our condolences and solidarity to the families and Government of Israel and pray that they will be ...
World Jewish Congress Shocked At Murder Of 3 Abducted Israeli Teens
News that the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped by terrorists on 12 June 2014 from a hitchhiking point in Gush Etzion near the West Bank city of Hebron were murdered was met with shock and outrage by the leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said the thoughts of the entire international Jewish community were with the families of Naphtali Fraenkel, Gilad Sha’ar and Eyal Yifrach. The bodies of the three were discovered on Monday near the site of their ...
Statement from Agudath Israel Regarding Today's Tragic News
Agudath Israel of America joins Jews and civilized people the world over in anguish and agony over the news of the vicious murders of the three boys kidnapped on June 12, Naftali Fraenkel Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, Hy"d.
This horrific act is, in the end, not a crime against Israel or Jews alone, but against humanity - in both senses of the word. It bespeaks the deepest and most revolting inhumanity imaginable, the seizing of innocent, idealistic young people and the casual snuffing out ...
Statement By Senator Felder regarding Murder of Three Israeli Yeshiva Students
“The Jewish people and the world-at-large have suffered a terrible loss with the brutal murders of these bright, kind, and promising young men. There are simply no words to describe the profound devastation we are all feeling at this moment.
If any good can be found in this unspeakable tragedy, it’s that people from around the world – Jew and non-Jew alike – came together to express solidarity with the families and the Jewish nation during this terrible time, and to take a definitive ...