Bar-Lev Turns to District Court Ahead of Jerusalem Election

Jerusalem mayoral contender Arkadi Gaydamak has turned to the Jerusalem District Court, requesting his known name be added to the election ballots in the...

Israel: Truck Intended for Hamas Intercepted at Military Crossing

A truck marked to be transporting humanitarian aid to Gaza was stopped at the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Israel, ironically, the area where...

Porush a Character Witness in Wallis Negligent Death Case

In what surprised many, Jerusalem mayoral candidate Rav Meir Porush appeared as a defense character witness in the negligent death trial of 21-year-old avreich,...

Barak, the Capitalist Socialist

Labor Party leader Ehud Barak on Monday stressed he is a socialist, condemning the capitalist policies of opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu. He added that...

Knesset Speaker Seeking to Push Terror Victims’ Orphan Bill

Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik is working to expedite a bill that if passed into law, will change current realities to permit victims of terror...

University Students Block Major Highway in Israel

Tens of Haifa University students on Monday blocked the Jerusalem – Tel Aviv Highway for a short period of time in protest over the...

Serious MVA in Crown Heights

5:42PM EST: Crown Heights Hatzolah units are operating at the scene of a serious MVA on Eastern Parkway between Kingston and Albany Avenues. A...

Leading Industrialists Seeking to Avoid General Elections in Israel

With growing economic concerns in Israel, senior members of the industrial community, including Izzy Borovich, the chairman of El Al, have appealed to President...

GM, Chrysler Ask for $10 Billion to Aid Merger

General Motors and Cerberus Capital Management have asked the U.S. government for roughly $10 billion in an unprecedented rescue package to support a merger...

Shas Leader Comes Out in a Scathing Attack Against Kadima

It would appear that Shas leader Eli Yishai has had enough of the insults. He came out in a scathing attack against Kadima leader...

Cost of Diabetes Care Has Doubled

The overall cost of drugs for type 2 diabetes almost doubled between 2001 and 2007, yet whether these newer drugs improve care and outcomes...

Interest-Rate cut Expected as Federal Reserve Convenes

Disappearing jobs, burrowing consumers and skittish companies are reasons for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and brace the tottering economy. Fed Chairman Ben...

Protest on Behalf of Gilad Shalit

A small number of people numbering in the tens held a protest outside Knesset on Monday. They set up a cage and surrounding it...

A Unique Way to Punish Settlers

According to a Yediot Achronot report, senior military officers were heard expressing anger over the violent response that followed the government-ordered destruction of the...

Kadima Leads in Dahaf Poll

The following are the results of a poll conducted a day after Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni announced she would not cave into extortion by...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 10/27/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Terrorist Muhammad Khalil, a member of Islamic Jihad, was apprehended in Bet Lechem on Sunday night by security forces. He is reportedly linked to...

Shas Shuns Knesset Speaker Itzik

A request was made on Sunday by Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik to meet with Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, but aides to the Rav replied...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 10/27/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Monday, is day 132 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 855th day in Hamas custody. *Security officials adamantly deny reports that newly-deployed...

Drug Improves Outcomes for Gout Patients

The drug pegloticase (Puricase) may help gout patients who've had no luck with other treatments, according to researchers who studied 212 patients who'd run...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 10/26/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Rock-throwing attacks against Israeli vehicles on Sunday afternoon near el-Hader Junction in the Gush Etzion district. *Rock-throwing attacks against Israeli vehicles on Sunday afternoon near...

Eitan Rejects Opposition Leaders’ Offer

Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu last week met with Pensioner Party leader Minister Rafi Eitan, also speaking with him on at least one occasion by...

Court Supports Athlete’s Shabbos Petition

The Supreme Court on Friday handed down a ruling in favor of Yuval Freilich, a Shomer Shabbos athlete who is seeking to have a...

Mayor Bloomberg’s Weekly Radio Address

The following is the text of Mayor Bloomberg’s weekly radio address as prepared for delivery on 1010 WINS News Radio for Sunday, October 26,...

Levaya of KAJ Chazzon Reuven Tzvi Frankel Z”L

We regret to inform you of the Petira of Mr Robert (Reuven-Tzvi) Frankel Z"L, the long-time Chazzon in Washington Heights' KAJ. The Levaya will take place...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 10/26/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Sunday, is day 131 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 854th day in Hamas custody. *IDF soldiers involved in counter-terror operations throughout...

Report: Heavy Air Force Activity Over Gaza on Motzei Shabbos

PA (Palestinian Authority)-based websites reported on Sunday morning that heavy Israel Air Force activity was detected over areas of Hamas-controlled Gaza on motzei Shabbos....

IDF Steps Up Operational Status Along Northern Border

Reports coming from Lebanon on motzei Shabbos indicate the IDF has stepped up security along the Lebanese border for reasons that are unknown at...

Stabbing Attack Prevented in Yerushalayim – Suspect in Custody

An Arab male on Sunday morning, shortly after 9:30am, tried to stab a parks inspector on Yad Avshalom Street in the Har HaZeisim neighborhood...

UTJ Says “No” to Kadima Government

Radio Kol Chai reported on Sunday morning that the Degel HaTorah and Agudah factions of UTJ are in agreement and they will not be...

How to Protect Yourself From the Flu Virus

Although most patients recover from a bout of the flu without treatment, thousands of Americans die from it each year. Influenza is a serious...

US Stocks Rise

US stocks rose for the first time in three days as a rebound in oil from a 16-month low bolstered speculation that the global...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 10/23/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *IDF soldiers involved in counter-terror operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron on Wednesday night arrested 12 suspects. *An IDF soldier was lightly injured by rocks in...

Petira of Rabbi Naftoli Trop Z”L

We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Naftali Trop (the son of Reb Avraham Ztl. and the grandson Of the GRANAT)...

Meah Shearim Apartment Ruined in Blaze – Tefillin Survive

During the predawn hours of isru chag, Jerusalem firefighters were summoned to a blaze in Meah Shearim. Upon their arrival they found a home...

Peres to Meet in Sharm with Mubarak

President Shimon Peres on Thursday afternoon will meet in Sharm el-Sheikh with President Hosni Mubarak in what is the first visit of an Israeli...

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