Bais Yaakov School Ordered Closed After Discrimination Tensions

The Ministry of Education on Sunday ordered the closure of a Beis Yaakov School operating in the Shomron chareidi community of Emanuel. Municipal officials...

Clinton Can’t Find President Bush’s Letter; NYT Editorial Slams Israel

Yes, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham’s opinion is important, as is America’s support, but this support does not eliminate Israel’s raison d’être, to...

Israel’s Prison System Continues Educating Terrorists

Until such time that terrorists are released from Israeli prisons in prisoner exchange deals, many opt to avail themselves of the may services offered...

Chareidim Community Unwanted in Nachal I’ron Area

Several tens of protestors were on hand in the Nachal I’ron (Wadi Ara) area of northern Israel, the site of the planned chareidi community...

Vandals Target Holocaust Memorial in Poland

Vandals targeted a Holocaust memorial in Poland, situated near Krakow, spray painting anti-Semitic epithets. They messages were painted in German and English local media...

NYT: A Scam as Easy as 3-1-1

By flooding the city’s 311 line with phony building complaints, someone has put thousands of homeowners in Queens under a state of bureaucratic siege. And...

TRAGEDY: Two People Killed By Falling Tree In Teaneck [UPDATED 8:00AM EST]

FIRST REPORT 9:00PM EST: (UPDATE BELOW) YWN has learned that two people were R"L killed just after Shabbos in Teaneck, NJ after a tree...

PHOTOS – NYC: Thousands Still Without Power Following Wicked Storm

Saturday's storm left behind a mess of downed power lines and trees in New York City. Falling trees did such a number on power...

Ambassador Oren is Scolded Over Planned Jerusalem Construction

Israeli Ambassador to Washington Dr. Michael B. Oren was summoned by US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, who had harsh words for Israel’s...

Chilonim Protest Mehadrin Bus Lines

Meretz MK Nissan Hurwitz was on hand on motzei shabbos, taking part in a Paris Square protest in Yerushalayim against mehadrin bus lines. They...

IDF Nabs Senior Wanted Hamas Terrorist

IDF forces operating in the Ramallah district nabbed Mahar Udda, 47, a very senior Hamas commander who has been on the wanted list for...

Kosel Rav Asks Muslim Leaders to Cooperate to Prevent Violence

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rav of the Kosel and holy sites, has turned to senior Muslim leaders asking them to ensure the Monday evening...

Violence and Intelligence Reports Compel Extended Closure

Responding to weekend violence and attacks coupled with intelligence information pointing to planned Islamic violence, Defense Minister Ehud Barak has extended the weekend closure...

Netanyahu the Statesmen Will Need all His Skills for This One

It would appear that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu jumped the gun last week after issuing an apology to visiting US Vice President Joe Biden...

Rumors that Egypt’s Mubarak Died

Last Sunday, YWN-Israel reported Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder in a German hospital. He has not been seen since...

NYPD Commish Kelly: Police Will Have To Continue To Do More With Less

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly warned Thursday that the city's budget woes will plunge the number of cops on the street to the lowest levels since...

Port Authority Chief Says More Money Is Needed

New York - The head of the Port Authority wants you to dig deeper in your pockets for the billions the agency needs to...

Jerusalem Court Drop Charges Against Avreichim

A Jerusalem Municipal Court canceled legal action against two avreichim, tenant and landlord, for permitting shabbos davening in the private home in the Kiryat...

HOAX? Man at Wheel of ‘Out-of-Control’ Prius Has Troubled Financial Past

Jim Sikes is finding out the downside of instant celebrity in the Internet age after his highly publicized trip in a runaway Toyota Prius:...

US Court Rules Again Against Vaccine-Autism Claims

A special court ruled Friday that there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that vaccines caused autism in three cases. The cases, brought by the children's...

PM Backs Out of Jerusalem Shul Dedication

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has declined an invitation to participate in a dedication of the Churva Shul in the Old City of Jerusalem, many...

MTA Considers Wireless Internet For Trains

Wireless Internet may soon be coming to commuters on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is asking developers to submit plans...

Henry Kissinger Admitted To S. Korean Hospital

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday with a stomach virus. "He is getting...

Al Qaeda-Linked NJ Man, Arrested In Yemen, Worked In Nuclear Power Plants

Federal authorities are investigating a New Jersey man suspected of being an al Qaeda member and going on a deadly rampage at a hospital...

US Slams Rising Anti-Semitism Worldwide

"Traditional and new forms of anti-Semitism continued to arise, and a spike in such activity followed the Gaza conflict in the winter of 2008-2009,"...

Cuomo’s Poll Numbers Took Beating On Paterson Case

Stepping aside from the scandals at the statehouse, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo decided on Thursday not to lead the investigation into Gov....

Some People Never Learn; What Can Happen By Hiring Arab Laborers

We all have an increasingly difficult time balancing our budgets when yomtov arrives, especially Pesach with the added expense to merit the fulfillment of...

Arabs Continue to Target Jaffa Area Shuls

The Jewish community of Jaffa in Tel Aviv does not have an easy life and local Arab residents frequently exhibit their hostility by targeting...

Smart Phones To The Rescue

Is your smart phone smart enough to save your life? Future cellphones may be tricked out with James Bond-like technology capable of alerting users to...

Rocket Attack During VP Biden’s Visit; Silence Is Deafening

Israeli leaders are tripping over themselves with apologies and explanations for daring to announce planned construction in Ramat Shlomo in the presence of US...

Yossi Gestetner: My Decision About Running For Office

After receiving in less than a week almost sixty contributions averaging above $70.00 apiece; after receiving loads of emails encouraging me to undertake a...

Closure Clamped on Yehuda and Shomron

Police on Friday will be out in large numbers to prevent a second week of Islamic violence following Friday mosque prayers. Last week, Islamic...

Iranian Jewish Family Arrested on Drug Charges in Ben-Gurion Airport

A Jewish family arriving from Iran was placed under arrest in Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday after it was determined that they were carrying...

Cuomo Will Recuse Himself From Paterson Investigations

Facing growing political pressure, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday that he will appoint an independent counsel to take over his office’s...

Netanyahu: The Crisis With VP Biden Is Behind Us

After the media announced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s apology to US Vice President Joe Biden, the two spoke on the phone and according to...

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