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10:15PM EST: Boro Park: Residential Fire

FDNY is on the scene at 1751 57th Street near 18th Avenue - with a fire in a 2 story private home. Battalion Chief...

Labor Stars Turning Left

Adding to the party’s waning popularity, senior labor official, Minister Ami Ayalon has announced he is about to break away from the party to...

Aliyah to Provide Israel’s English Teachers

1,000 academics are among this 3,000 Nefesh B’Nefesh summer aliyah, new immigrants who are expected to fill the many vacancies in the educational system...

Paterson Pens Letter To Congress Asking for Stimulus Package

Governor David A. Paterson sent a letter today to the leadership of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The letter urges Congress...

Continued Tefillos for Maran Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita

Tefillos are continuing on behalf of Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita. Tefillos were organized earlier in the day in the rav’s...

U.S. Stocks Advance

U.S. stocks gained, snapping a three-day drop, as earnings topped estimates at Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said...

Rav Ovadia Shlita Underwent Surgical Procedure

18:32 IL: Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital spokesperson Yael Bossem Levy reports Maran Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita underwent a surgical procedure to alleviate a problem...

Outbound Tube Of Lincoln Tunnel Shut Down

3:55PM EST: Authorities have shut down one tube of the outbound Lincoln Tunnel after a tractor trailer became stuck inside. Officials say the problem...

HaGaon Rav Kupshitz Expected to Move to Eida

Gavad Eida Chareidis HaGaon Rav Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Shlita on Sunday met with HaGaon Rav Nosson Kupshitz, a member of the rabbinate in Bet...

Friday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Over 25,000 mispalalim are reported to be in Uman on erev Rosh Hashanah. **A 13-y/o boy sustained a serious head injury in Afula on Friday...

Report: German Mediator Reported in Gaza

According to al-Jazeera Arab satellite news network, the German mediator seeking to negotiate a deal between Hamas and Israel for the release of Gilad...

Supreme Court Gets Tough on Migron

In a tenaciously committed move, the left-wing continues its efforts to remove the Shomron community of Migron, and on Wednesday, emerged with a Supreme...

Rebbitzin A”H Dies on Sheraton Beach

A 65-year-old chareidi woman, a mother of a prominent rav of a Tel Aviv area, sustained a heart attack and died of cardiac arrest...

Israel: IDB Group Announces 25 Percent Cut

In addition to layoffs in a large security firm which targeted the lower wage earners, the IDF Group on Wednesday announced the four top...

Thursday Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

One person sustained light injuries in a rock-throwing attack against an Israeli vehicle near Yatir, in the Southern Chevron Hills area. **The Office of the...

Natan Sharansky Becomes the Chairman of the Jewish Agency

Natan Sharansky, former cabinet minister and Refusnik has been elected as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. His election is for a four-year...

Rare Nor’easter Hits Tri-State Area

A rare Nor'easter has hit the Tri-State area. Heavy rain has moved into southern and eastern New Jersey and New York City. This activity...

Sunday Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

A woman in her 30s sustained serious injuries in a blaze in the Hatikvah neighborhood of Tel Aviv. She was transported to Tel Hashomer...

Beth Israel To Take Over St. Vincent’s Cancer Center

New York - Beth Israel Medical Center will take over the operations at St. Vincent's Cancer Center, officials announced today. St. Vincent's was forced to...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/26/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Friday, is day 101 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 824th day in Hamas captivity. *Egyptian security forces shot and killed a...

Rav Metzger: Protecting Jerusalem the Key to a Full Term in Office

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Shlita stated that the key to the prime minister remaining in office for a full term is protecting Yerushalayim.   Perhaps...

Libya Calls on Arab Community to Join the War Against Israel

Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi is calling on Arab leaders to join in the war against Israel. Gaddafi is labeling Arab leaders “cowards”, calling on...

Tibi: Settlements are a Cancerous Growth that Must be Removed

MK (Ta’al) Dr. Ahmed Tibi on Tuesday referred to “settlements” as a “growth which must be removed”. Visiting residents of the Arab neighborhood of Silwan...

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...

Livni Not Concerned Over Likud’s Lineup of the Stars

As the Likud opposition party continues to attract a list of political stars, Kadima leader Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Galei Tzahal (Army Radio)...

Left-Wingers Visit Yosh Outposts

MKs aligned with the Labor and Meretz parties on Tuesday were accompanied by left-wing activists, visiting unauthorized outposts for a first-hand look at the...

Sderot Residents Yearn for Peace

Dozens of residents of Sderot and Gaza periphery communities on Thursday marked a one-year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, waving Israeli flags and releasing...

Update on Tuesday’s Terror Alert in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv morning commuters on Tuesday were met with a most unpleasant and unwanted surprise. As a result of a terror alert in the...

Weiner to Hold Town Hall Meetings To Discuss Latest Developments in the Middle East

New York City – Following his recent Congressional mission to Israel, Egypt and Turkey, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn) will hold town hall...

DM Barak Seeking Millions for Southern Area Defense Needs

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is seeking additional funds for the areas of southern Israel that will not be included in the “Iron Dome” rocket...

Haifa U. Study: Violence Between Couples is Usually Calculated & Does Not Result from...

*The study shows that various types of intimate violence serve as a tool to solve conflict between couples and is usually the result of...

Report: Two Channel 2 Correspondents Anti-Chabad Activists

According to a Maariv report, two senior Channel 2 correspondents are actively working with a non-profit organization to oppose Chabad kiruv activities in Ramat...

Plane Lands Safely at JFK After Landing Gear Problem

A plane with a faulty landing gear light has landed safely at New York City's Kennedy Airport. U.S. Airways Express Flight 4042 landed around 8...

Green Box Program to Monitor New Drivers

A program is being launched in Kiryat Yam in cooperation with the Ohr Yarok driver safety organization, in which a ‘green box’ will be...

12 Killed In Pakistan Missile Strike

Twelve suspected militants reportedly were killed in a missile strike on a home in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. There was no immediate...

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