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...

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...

Fallsburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Arson At Skopps Bungalow Colony

Fallsburg's fire chief and his uncle pleaded guilty Monday to felony arson and conspiracy in the Aug. 29 fire at Skopps Bungalow Colony (reported...

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...

Israel: Handover of Sergey’s Courtyard a Dangerous Precedent

According to Dr. Moshe Amirav, an expert on Yerushalayim and a lecturer at Beit Berel College, the prospect of turning over Sergey’s Courtyard in...

UPDATED – Yeshiva Bochur Assaulted in Lakewood

11:00PM EST:  A Yeshiva Bochur in Lakewood was just assaulted, sources tell YWN. The approximately 18-year-old Bochur from Yeshiva Toras Chaim (Rabbi Slomowitz's Yeshiva)...

Barak Speaks of Jerusalem as the Capital of Two Nations

In an interview with the al-Jazeera Arab News Agency on Wednesday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak stated areas of the eastern capital will become portions...

Photos: The Kossover Rebbe Visits Camp Simcha Special

(Click HERE for photos) Camp Simcha Special.  If one had to sum up that magical place in one word, its name would do it...

NCYI Calls Decision To Disinvite Palin From Iran Rally A Serious Mistake

National Council of Young Israel President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky, Esq., made the following statement today concerning the decision to "disinvite" Republican Vice Presidential candidate...

Arab/Druse Vote Plays a Pivotal Role in Upcoming Elections

Some 20% of registered Kadima Party voters are members of the Arab and Druse communities, pointing to the reality that these minority communities will...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 9/10/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *An Israel Air Force helicopter crashed on Wednesday evening near Kibbutz Gingegar in the Jezreel Valley. It is assumed the chopper was involved in...

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,...

Dow Dips 370 Points

Wall Street has tumbled again, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 370 points as volatility swept across the financial markets. Investors struggled...

Rocket Attack Did Not Stop Second Hakofos

The Color Red warning sounded on motzei Simchas Torah as Sderot area residents gathered for second hakofos. Nevertheless, residents did not head for shelter,...

Photos: Satmar Cheder School Bus Crash

Click HERE to see photos of a Satmar Cheder (UTA) School bus which lost control and crashed into a home on 60th Street between...

Rav Kanievsky Shlita Gives a Bracha to Rami Levy for his Shmiras Shabbos

Rami Levy, a controlling owner in the Rami Levy supermarket chain, recently met with HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, receiving a bracha from the gadol...

Petition in USA Calling for Opening of Har HaBayis to Jews

An online petition originating in the United States is seeking support for a call to permit Jewish access to Har HaBayis on “fixed Jewish...

A Guide to Casino Scam – How Not to Fall Prey

The advent of mobile technology has revolutionized the way casino enthusiasts indulge in their favorite pass time. Unlike before, when one had to go...

Report: PA Prevented a Major Terror Attack

The daily Haaretz, quoting PA (Palestinian Authority) sources reports on Monday that the PA prevented a major terrorist attack, arresting two senior terrorists aligned...

Report: Talks to Resume Between Israel and Syria

The Arab media reported on Tuesday that talks between Israel and Syria are expected to resume in the near future. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

Mofaz Visits Rav Kanievsky Shlita in Bnei Brak

Kadima Party hopeful Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday night visited with Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita in Bnei Brak. The meeting took place in...

Deri Expected to Ask Court to Remove Moral Turpitude Stain

Rabbi Aryeh Deri is expected to turn to a district court this week to request that the ‘moral turpitude’ stain that accompanied his conviction...

Israel: Another Travel Advisory for Sinai

Once again, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau has issued a travel warning, pointing to the dangers of traveling to Sinai for the upcoming Yomim Tovim. Officials...

Mortgage Fraud On The Rise

As home prices fall and banks raise lending standards, more people are lying on their loan applications, faking their property appraisals and committing other...

Boro Park Shomrim Make Two Arrests In Hours

Incident #1: At approximately 3:00AM early Wednesday morning, Boro park Shomrim received a phone call from the manager of the Skver Cheder on 14th...

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...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/3/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Wednesday, is day 78 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 801st day in Hamas captivity. (We are setting back the Gilad...

Abu Mazen Planning to Continue a Dialogue with Livni

During a meeting on Saturday with visiting French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) announced he plans to continue a...

Federman Farm: Frum Soldiers Tricked into Assisting in Destruction

According to a report appearing in the daily Ma’ariv newspaper, this week’s IDF razing of the Federman Farm home in the Kiryat Arba area...

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...

Yitzhar Terrorist Carried Out Stabbing Arson Attack a Week Earlier

The terrorist detected about to hurl a firebomb near the Shomron community of Yitzhar this past Shabbos, who was shot and killed by soldiers,...

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...

Obama Accepts Bush Invitation To Meet In Washington

With extraordinary stakes on the line, President Bush has invited both presidential candidates and the leaders of the House and Senate to the White...

Lupoliansky Steps Down in Mayoral Race – Ravitz Disagrees

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky on Monday announced he would be honoring the agreement between the Degel HaTorah and United Torah Judaism factions of Agudas...

Hizbullah Attempted to Abduct a Number of Israelis Abroad

Israel has prevented the kidnapping of 5-7 Israeli businessmen and foreign emissaries abroad. According to the report appearing in the daily Yediot Achronot, Hizbullah...

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