Teens Plead Guilty To Scrawling Hate Symbols At Jewish Bungalow Colonies

The Times Herald Record reports: Sullivan County Judge Frank LaBuda plans to sentence on Sept. 8 - Rosh Hashanah - the five teens accused of...

YWN Responds To ‘Open Letter’ From PETA

Dear Mr. Schein, We thank you for your letter to YWN, and we at YWN would like to respond to your remarks in the spirit...

WHO: H1N1 Not Gone Yet

You may have forgotten about the virus formerly known as swine flu, but it hasn't gone away, according to the World Health Organization. The agency...

BP Oil Slick Could Hit East Coast In Weeks

The BP oil slick could hit the east coast in weeks and will likely soon spread across thousands of miles of Atlantic shoreline, government...

Ramapo Police Arrest Housekeeper At JFK On Jewelry-Theft Charges

A housekeeper accused of swiping $20,000 worth of jewelry from a Monsey family got caught at John F. Kennedy International Airport, trying to leave...

Irkutsk, Russia: Out Of Respect, No Parking Near Siberian Synagogue on Shabbaos

As a sign of respect for the Jewish community of Irkutsk, the city authorities have prohibited drivers from parking automobiles near the central synagogue...

An Open Letter From PETA’s Senior Researcher To YWN

PETA's Not-So-Hidden AgendaAn open letter from PETA Senior Researcher (and undercover investigator) Philip Schein to YWN readers: In response to PETA's original 2007 investigation of...

Iran Warns Western Nations Against Stiffer Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki warned if Western nations move ahead with stiffer sanctions, it will eliminate any and all chances of reaching an...

Looking for Money? NY Starts New Unclaimed Funds Campaign

New York - The state comptroller’s office has nearly $10 billion in unclaimed funds and is looking for the rightful owners. The comptroller’s Office of...

Hikind Urges Yeshivas To Improve School Bus Safety

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has written to local yeshiva administrators asking them to review their current school bus safety procedures, particularly as it pertains...

VIDEO: Flotilla Passenger: ‘I Want to Be a Shahid (Martyr)’

In footage captured on the Gaza flotilla, a passenger describes how he has attempted in previous convoys to become a martyr and that "with...

VIDEO & PHOTOS: VP Biden on Hand as Repairs Start on Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge just marked its 127th birthday, and as the Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday, it only needs a paint job and...

Tehillim Request for One of the Flotilla Commandos

The identities of the nation’s elite military units such as the Shayetet 13 naval commandos must remain hidden, as is evident from recent photos...

Erdogan Warns Israel of Severed Ties with Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a clear warning to Israel, that if Jerusalem does not lift the embargo on Hamas-controlled Gaza, it...

Givati Soldier Killed in Training Accident

A Givati soldier was killed during a shooting training exercise in the Har Keren base in southern Israel. One of the soldiers fired his...

Israel Say No to International Investigation

Israel has rejected a United Nations Security Council demand to permit an international investigation into the naval commando operation against the Gaza flotilla earlier...

NY To Conduct Civil Ceremonies For Same-Gender Couples Starting Today

The city clerk's office in New York will begin conducting domestic partnership ceremonies for same-gender couples starting Thursday. For more than a decade, the office...

Barney Frank Is A Liar (Besides Being Ashamed Of Being Jewish)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank scrambled yesterday to backtrack from his criticisms of an Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla that left nine dead -...

NYPD’s Highest Ranking Black Chief To Retire

The city’s highest-ranking black cop is calling it quits: Community Affairs Chief Douglas Zeigler, 62, is retiring at the end of the month. The 37-year...

Maytag Recalls 1.7 Million Dishwashers

This ought to keep the Maytag repairman busy for a while. The appliance manufacturer, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced on Thursday the...

Rahm Emanuel Subpoenaed By Blagojevich Attorneys

Chicago, IL - Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have subpoenaed Rahm Emanuel to testify at Blagojevich's corruption trial, which is scheduled to open...

The Next Sestak? Candidate Says WH Offered Job To Quit Election

Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff said a White House aide offered him a job to drop out of a primary race against Sen. Michael...

PHOTOS: United Hatzalah Mass Ambucycle Fleet Upgrade

Jerusalem -  The plaza outside the headquarters of United Hatzalah at the entrance to Jerusalem was abuzz with activity. 15 brand-new lifesaving ambucycles were...

Park East Synagogue Receives Letter Threatening to ‘Detonate’ Building

NYPD officers did a full building security sweep of Park East Synagogue, including its nursery through eighth-grade school, after the synagogue received a threatening...

PHOTOS: Historic Siyum Mishnayos In Berlin, Germany

For the first time in its 68 year history, the annual siyum Mishnayos took place in Germany on Sunday. Boys from across German-speaking Europe travelled...

Two Young Girls Attacked In Crown Heights

Crown Height, Brooklyn - A man attacked two young girls in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon, and in a relatively central area. The victims, an 11...

Zaka to Lead IDF Solidarity On Israeli Coastline

In a show of solidarity, support and gratitude to the IDF, 30 boats from the ZAKA Divers Unit will lead a flotilla of tens...

Attackers of the IDF Soldiers Found to be Al Qaeda Mercenaries

In a special meeting of the Security Cabinet it was disclosed that a group of 40 people on board the Mavi Marmara with no...

PHOTOS: 7,000 Attend BMG’s Annual Evening Of Chizuk

Thousands of Bnei Torah from all corners of Lakewood converged on a massive tent in the Southern part of town on Wednesday night, for...

As Expected: Jimmy ‘The Peanut Man’ Carter Condemns Israel

The Carter Center, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to advance human rights and alleviate suffering, condemned Israel's attack on a ship carrying...

Justice Department ‘Totally Unprepared’ To Respond To WMD Attack

For once, the FBI got it right, according to its arch-nemesis, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine. Typically, the FBI is on the receiving end...

VIDEO: Netanyahu Defends Military’s Raid on ‘Hate Boat’ Bound for Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his military's deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, saying the international...

Greenfield: ‘Councilman Barron is Anti-Semite Of Highest Order’

Just after hearing the anti-Semitic remarks by NYC Councilman Charles Barron, in which he compared the IDF Navy blockade on the Gaza Strip to...

Op-Ed: A Presidential Failure To Communicate; Obama, The Gulf, And Israel

As millions of gallons of oil continue to leak into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the impatience and helplessness of Americans continue...

NYC Councilman Slams Israel: Compares Blockade On Gaza To Concentration Camps

The NY Daily News reports: Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron is denouncing the Israeli commando raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla “a clear act of piracy...

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