Israel: University Strike Likely to Delay Opening of Scholastic Year

Prof. Menachem Magidor, who heads the nation’s body representing universities, told Channel 10 TV News on Monday night that it appears the scholastic year...

US Stock Closings 9/24/08

5:00PM EST: U.S. stocks fell for a third day on concern lawmakers will derail a White House plan to bail out banks even as...

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...

Cabinet Continues to Address Major Issues Despite Mounting Objections

With the current government in its final days, perhaps only weeks from witnessing the filing of a criminal indictment against the prime minister, the...

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...

Wind, Snow Down Power Lines in NJ

Utility crews were working this morning to restore power to more than 30,000 customers in New Jersey. Wet snow and strong winds downed tree limbs...

Bar-On and Academics to Discuss Economic Realities

Finance Minister Roni Bar-On today, Thursday, will meet with a number of economic experts and academics to discuss the alarming economic situation and perhaps...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 10/7/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *IDF soldiers operating in PA-controlled Jenin on Monday night uncovered six pipe bombs and a 13 centimeter (6 inch) knife. The soldiers came under...

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)...

Four Israelis Wounded In Motzei Shabbos Stabbing Attack in Kiryat Gat [UPDATED 8:07PM IL]

RECAP OF INCIDENT: Four Israelis, including a 13-year-old female, were wounded in a stabbing attack on Kiryat Gat on Motzei Shabbos. Magen David Adom reported...

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...

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 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...

Lower Merion, PA: Search For Missing Person – FOUND!

Friday 9/12/08 3:30PM EST: (UPDATE BELOW) There is an ongoing search in the area of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania for a 42-year-old male who answers...

Report: Israel Launches an Offensive Against “West Bank” Jews

The IDF has launched an offensive against Jewish dissidents in the West Bank. Military sources said the army's Central Command has been ordered to dismantle...

Barak Secured Himself the Best Deal Possible

Realizing his political appeal has all but waned, Labor Party leader Defense Minister Ehud Barak has done well signing the coalition agreement with Kadima....

Israel: Meet the Committee for Jewish Music

Headed by Rabbi Ephraim Luft of Bnei Brak, the Committee for Jewish Music has undertaken to place a hechsher on permitted music, and more...

State Prosecutor Begins Reviewing Olmert Case

The state prosecutor today, Monday, will begin reviewing the case compiled by police against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, along with Israel Police’s recommendation to...

Minister Sheetrit Allocates NIS 1 Million to Repair Akko Property

Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit on Sunday allocated NIS 1 millions towards repairing homes and other property damaged in the violence prevailing in Akko since...

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...

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...

Queens: Stolen Sifrei Torah Returned; Thieves Arrested

Two men were arrested Thursday morning and face charges of stealing eight Sifrei Torah from a Queens synagogue. According to members of the synagogue,...

Critical Shortage of Anesthesia Drug in Israeli Hospitals

Health Ministry officials are confirming the reported critical shortage of the drug Fentanyl, an extremely potent analgesic agent used as part of the process...

Kosher Food Companies Pledge to Reduce or Maintain Prices For Pesach

In response to a letter sent earlier this month to the CEOs of leading kosher food companies, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) today announced that...

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...

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...

Frum MK to Replace Meretz MK Beilin in Knesset

Dr. Tzvia Greenfeld, a resident of Jerusalem will be replacing Dr. Yossi Beilin, who announced he has decided not to seek a slot on...

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...

Israel: Arab Protests and Attacks Continue

Since the violence erupted in Akko on Yom Kippur, the hostility exhibited against the Jewish state by Israeli Arabs is becoming increasingly evident, exhibited...

Kadima and Labor Expected to Sign Coalition Agreement

Marathon talks seem to have achieved the objective of both the Labor and Kadima Parties with reports indicating the two are about to approve...

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...

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...

Yemen Links Terror Cell to Israel’s Intelligence Service

According to Yemenite President Ali Abdullah Saleh, his forces have successfully dismantled a terror cell which he claims is linked to Israeli intelligence services.   The...

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...

Students in Western Galil School Spray Teargas

Three 14-year-old students in a Kfar Yarcha school in the Western Galil have been questioned by police and expelled from school after spraying a...

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