American Soldiers Working to Discover Weapons Tunnels in Gaza

Working with Egyptian military forces, American soldiers dressed in civilian garb during recent weeks have been working to uncover weapons smuggling tunnels along Philadelphi...

Thompson Announces NYCERS Purchase of $15 Million in State of Israel Bonds

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. announced today on behalf of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) the purchase of...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Shocked at VIP Welcome for Ahmadinejad

Prof. Gabriella Shalev, Israel’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations told Israel Radio on Wednesday that she is shocked over the VIP welcome given...

Ukrainian Customs Officials Destroy Chumashim

Rabbi Yechiel Levitansky, the rav of the Sumy Jewish community decried the destruction of chumashim and siddurim by Ukrainian customs officials. The 173 seforim...

Netanyahu Working to Finalize his Coalition

While the nation's attention on Tuesday has shifted from coalition issues to Gilad Shalit, Premier-designate Binyamin Netanyahu remains focused on his mission, to present...

Beinish Remains Opposed to Appointing New High Court Justices

There are calls to appoint High Court justices to fill the void, with home explaining that by not doing so, petitions to the nation’s...

President Bush Discusses Economy

THE PRESIDENT: The American people are concerned about the situation in our financial markets and our economy, and I share their concerns. I've canceled my...

Israeli Medical Contingent Heading to Gaza on Wednesday

A delegation of nine Israeli doctors from the Physicians for Human Rights organization will be traveling to Hamas-controlled Gaza on Wednesday. They will be...

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...

Syrians Talking Peace With a Finger on the Trigger

According to an interview appearing in a Kuwaiti newspaper, a “senior Syrian military official” states that “Syria is conducting talks with Israel with a...

Israel: State Cutting a Deal with Star Witness in Hirschson Case

The prosecution is cutting a deal with Ovadia Cohen, the state’s main witness in the case building against former finance minister (Kadima), Avraham Hirschson....

Israel: 21 Children Killed During Summer Recess

Every year the nation’s Child Welfare Council tracks the number of children killed during the summer recess. While that number declined this past summer,...

TRAFFIC ALERT – NYC Street Closures For UN General Assembly

Drivers can expect increased security and many street closures, as more than 100 world leaders begin arriving in NYC this weekend for the United Nations'...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/8/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Monday, is day 83 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 806th day in Hamas captivity. *IDF soldiers involved in counter-terrorism operations throughout...

Ramapo PD Lets 2nd Officer Take Off on Sabbath

Officials in Ramapo, NY have allowed a second police officer to take off Friday nights and Saturday day to accommodate his religious practices. Officer Ernst...

Jerusalem Seeking Responsibility for Har HaZeisim

The State Comptroller’s Office is delaying a mega rehabilitation project slated for Har HaZeisim. As a result, Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky is seeking to...

Rumors of New Chasidic Community Brings Large Crowd to Town Hall Hearing

The Times Herald Record reports: Deerpark (Orange County), NY - It was standing room only at Town Hall on Wednesday night for a public...

Lupoliansky Launches New Ramat Shlomo Dental Clinic

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky this week dedicated a new dental clinic in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood which will provide dental care to...

Deri May Turn to President Peres

The Deri for mayor of Jerusalem campaign suffered its first major blow on Wednesday when the chairman of the Central Election Committee announced he...

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...

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...

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...

Kosel Rav Objects to Cessation of Tefillos to Accommodate Pope

Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita has strongly expressed his objections to police plans to close the Kosel area to mispalalim from midnight on...

Could West Nile Spike Be Linked to Foreclosures?

The Associated Press reports: An increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases this summer has officials in one New York community studying...

Unexplained Meah Shearim Violence on Wednesday Morning

Youths in Yerushalayim’s Meah Shearim neighborhood on Wednesday morning threw rocks at cars and buses and set garbage bins on fire. They also tried...

President Bush Says Unprecedented Economic Steps Taken (Remarks by Bush & Paulson)

President George W. Bush told the nation Friday that his administration is taking "unprecedented action" to deal with the ailing financial markets. "America's economy is...

Israel: Gov’t to Discuss Next Expulsion-Compensation Plan

The government on Sunday will be briefed by Minister Chaim Ramon regarding a plan addressing expulsion and compensation for residents of Yehuda and Shomron...

Taba Crossing Will Remain Open for Rosh Hashanah

Despite the ominous terror warnings, the Taba Crossing from Israel to Sinai is open and it will remain open during Rosh Hashanah. The final...

Maran Elyashiv Warns of Iranian Threat

Maran Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita is quoted by HaShavua as stating, “We are heading to a difficult year.”  His comments were taken from...

Netanyahu & NRP Calling for Elections – Barak Prefers Emergency Government

Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu is not a fan of joining an emergency government, preferring new elections, willing to rely on polls that place him...

Turned Away from Voting Yesterday? Greenfield Launches Probe into Election Day Irregularities

EXCLUSIVE TO YWN - David Greenfield, an attorney and community advocate, has launched an investigation into dozens of complaints that he received from registered...

Knesset Speaker Undertakes the Plight of Orphan Terror Victims

A number of weeks ago, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik met with the Schijveschuurder children, one of a number of orphans who lost both parents...

How NYS Abused Your Monthly Cell Phone Tax

It's listed on your cell phone bill as a $1.20 "911 Service Fee," and you pay it every month to New York state. But an...

Two Life Sentences for Terrorist who Murderer Israeli Child

The Jerusalem District court on Wednesday sentenced terrorist Anwar Ahdush, 37, to 67 years in prison for the murder of two Israelis, 8-year-old Liraz...

NY Times Article: Kevin Parker Says Simcha Felder Simply Looking For Job

It has become something of a ritual in recent weeks. Every few days, State Senator Kevin S. Parker announces that another prominent elected official...

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Kensington: Shots Fired At Shul On 18th Avenue & East 9th...

Police were investigating a possible hate crime in Kensington, Wednesday night. Sources tell YWN that shots were reportedly fired at the Lev Avraham Shul, located...