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14:41: Dozens of Arabs, some masked, are pelting police with rocks at Rockefeller Junction in Jerusalem following the end of Islamic prayers on Har Habayis. 14:39: As this ‘incident’ is taking place, all talk of ceasefire and long term ramifications of the warfare are forgotten as clearly military and governmental leaders are focused on the return o...

IDF Soldier Kidnapped R"L by Hamas [UPDATED]

IDF Soldier Kidnapped R
It is now permitted to publish that the heavy fighting in the Rafiach area has been related to a successful kidnapping of an IDF soldier R”L. Givati was operating in the Rafiach area. According to the details being released, at about 09:30 Friday morning, terrorists opened fire on IDF soldiers in the Rafiach area of southern Gaza. Preliminary information points to a successful kidnapping as one soldier is missing. The family of the soldier has been notified. The incident began with an attack by terrorists emerging from yet another ...

Five IDF Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack On Gaza Border Thursday Evening - 61 Killed Since Operation Launched

Five IDF Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack On Gaza Border Thursday Evening - 61 Killed Since Operation LaunchedIt has been cleared for publication that five IDF soldiers were R"L killed on Thursday evening HY"D. According to the IDF, the soldiers were killed in a mortar attack near the Gaza border, in the Eshkol Regional Council. The families have been notified. The names and Levaya information have not yet been released. This brings the total number of IDF casualties to 61 since the ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 25: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 2:41 PM IL] (3 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 25: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 2:41 PM IL]14:41: Dozens of Arabs, some masked, are pelting police with rocks at Rockefeller Junction in Jerusalem following the end of Islamic prayers on Har Habayis. 14:39: As this ‘incident’ is taking place, all talk of ceasefire and long term ramifications of the warfare are forgotten as clearly military and governmental leaders are focused on the return of the soldier. In Rafiach, ...    Full Story »

SHOCKING AUDIO: Bill Clinton On Sept. 10, 2001: 'I Could Have Killed' Bin Laden (1 opinions)

Ten hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, Bill Clinton allegedly told a group of businessmen in Australia that he had a chance to kill Osama Bin Laden, but passed because it would have meant killing ...    Full Story »

Statement By The White House On The Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement In Gaza (1 opinions)

Statement By The White House On The Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement In GazaThe United States strongly supports the humanitarian ceasefire announced in Gaza this evening. We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, August 1, 2014, and to fully abide by their commitments. We believe the only sustainable way to address Israel's security concerns and enable Palestinians in Gaza to lead ...    Full Story »

Secretary of State John Kerry On the Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement in Gaza (1 opinions)

Secretary of State John Kerry On the Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement in GazaNew Delhi, India - Good morning. I’m sorry to get you all up at this hour. I’m not going to take any questions, but I think a few of the staff will be around to answer a few questions for you, and I’ll just make a brief statement. This morning, Israel and the Palestinian factions have agreed that they are now prepared to implement a 72-hour unconditional humanitarian ceasefire. ...    Full Story »

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe: What is the Solution to the Security Situation in Eretz Yisrael? (1 opinions)

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe: What is the Solution to the Security Situation in Eretz Yisrael?Government and military leaders, both from the interior ministries and those involved in foreign affairs, security officers and intelligence officials, all are working endlessly to find solutions to the difficult security situation in Eretz Yisrael. This one has this advice, and that one has that advice, each in accordance with his own personal world view culled from one’s personal ...    Full Story »

Eric Cantor Steps Down As House Majority Leader (1 opinions)

Eric Cantor Steps Down As House Majority LeaderRep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror. The Virginia Republican spoke on the House floor Friday. It was his final day as No. 2 House GOP leader. Cantor was unexpectedly defeated by an underfunded, tea party backed opponent in his Republican primary in ...    Full Story »

Investigators Reach Ukraine Jet Wreckage Site

Investigators Reach Ukraine Jet Wreckage SiteAs mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky. For the families of the 298 victims, it was an important start in locating and recovering bodies still out in ...    Full Story »

Abbas Seeks Broad Support for War Crimes Charges (1 opinions)

Abbas Seeks Broad Support for War Crimes ChargesNearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court. He has hesitated in the past because such a move would instantly put the Palestinians on a risky collision course with Israel. But with about 1,400 Palestinians killed in ...    Full Story »
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Rep. Nadler, Roskam Introduce Resolution Condemning Growing Anti-Semitism Abroad

Rep. Nadler, Roskam Introduce Resolution Condemning Growing Anti-Semitism AbroadToday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced a Congressional resolution condemning growing anti-Semitism abroad. “We must unequivocally condemn all forms of anti-Semitism and reject attempts to justify anti-Semitic hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of frustration with political events in the Middle East or anywhere ...    Full Story »

CIA Director Apologizes for Hacking Into Senate Computers

CIA Director Apologizes for Hacking Into Senate ComputersCIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report. The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary of an internal CIA investigation that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant posture in the ...    Full Story »

US Prosecutor Warns NY State Gov. Cuomo Over Corruption Probe

US Prosecutor Warns NY State Gov. Cuomo Over Corruption ProbeNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf. The New York Times reports that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who took ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Sen. Booker Delivers Floor Speech in Support of Supplemental Funding for the Iron Dome (1 opinions)

Since coming to Washington, Sen. Booker (D-NJ) has been committed to building the strongest possible security and diplomatic partnership with Israel. On Tuesday, Sen. Booker delivered a floor speech in support of supplemental funding for the Iron Dome. ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Joint Kerry-Moon Statement On The 72-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Starting Fri Morning In Gaza (16 opinions)

BREAKING: Joint Kerry-Moon Statement On The 72-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Starting Fri Morning In GazaSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announce that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert Serry, has received assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. This humanitarian ceasefire will commence at 8 am local time on Friday, August 1, 2014. It will last for a ...    Full Story »

Queens: NYPD Looking For Assistance In Apprehending Burglar Of Shul Pushka (3 opinions)

Queens: NYPD Looking For Assistance In Apprehending Burglar Of Shul PushkaThe New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance identifying an individual wanted for burglary of a Shul in Queens, within the confines of the 102nd Precinct. Police tell YWN that on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:25PM, the suspect entered Congregation Adas Yerem located at 122-31 Metropolitan Avenue, and removed approximately $75 dollars from the Pushka (donation ...    Full Story »

US Stocks Plunge, Wiping out July's Gains

US Stocks Plunge, Wiping out July's GainsFor investors, there were few havens on Thursday. The stock market had its worst one-day drop since February, driven down by a confluence of worries, from weak company earnings to the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve. But it wasn't just stocks that suffered; oil fell to its lowest level since March, gold dropped and even Treasury notes edged lower. Stocks ...    Full Story »

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on Rising Antisemitism

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on Rising AntisemitismIn the first half of the 20th century, the nations of Europe failed to protect their Jewish communities, leading to the murder of six million Jews. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is gravely concerned about the alarming escalation of antisemitism—perhaps the greatest since 1945—in the lands where the Holocaust happened and beyond. These antisemitic actions have ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arabs Collecting for Gaza's Citizens (2 opinions)

Israeli Arabs Collecting for Gaza's CitizensDue to the reports of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israeli Arab citizens are busy collecting to deliver aid to their brethren in Gaza. Organizers explain Gazans are lacking the most basic items and they are organizing shipments which are being sent to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom Crossing. “Gaza residents are blockaded for years and live under harsh conditions. They lack the most ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Yeshiva Services Division Holds Inaugural Webinar

Agudath Israel Yeshiva Services Division Holds Inaugural WebinarOn Tuesday, over 100 administrators and principals from Yeshivos, Bais Yaakovs and day schools participated in Agudath Israel of America Yeshiva Services Division's inaugural webinar. Participants hailed from throughout the northeast, as well as Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Scranton, Seattle, and other locations. The 90 minute webinar focused on steps that ...    Full Story »

149 Lawmakers Call on U.N. to Seek Elimination of Hamas Rocket Stockpiles (2 opinions)

149 Lawmakers Call on U.N. to Seek Elimination of Hamas Rocket StockpilesU.S. Congressmen Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05) led a bipartisan group of 149 lawmakers on a letter calling on the United Nations to make the removal of Hamas’s rocket arsenal a top priority. “The prospect for true and lasting quiet is untenable until Hamas is fully disarmed and its rocket stockpiles are completely eliminated from Gaza,” Schneider said. ...    Full Story »

It Could Have Ended in Tragedy (2 opinions)

It Could Have Ended in TragedyB’chasdei Hashem, what was likely to end tragically ended without fatalities or injuries when a hellfire missile fell from an Apache gunship last week. The rocket landed near the dining hall of Kibbutz Alumim. B”H the rocket did not explode on impact. There was damage to area buildings. The spokesman for the S’dot Negev Regional Council confirms the incident. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

Congressman Tells Kerry: Stop Partnering with Hamas' Top Ally (3 opinions)

Congressman Tells Kerry: Stop Partnering with Hamas' Top AllyRep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) is petitioning the State Department to reassess its close relationship with Qatar, which has served as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline while also enjoying close ties to the United States, which recently inked an $11 billion arms deal with the controversial country. Qatar, which has been designated by the State Department as a “significant terrorist ...    Full Story »

Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

Worst Ebola Outbreak in HistoryThe death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States warned against travel to the three infected countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — and Sierra Leone's soccer team was ...    Full Story »

Most of Israel Says Keep Going Until the Rockets Stop! (1 opinions)

Most of Israel Says Keep Going Until the Rockets Stop!The conditions of 85% of the Jewish-Israeli population to end Operation Protective Edge - cessation of rocket fire and the destruction or sealing off of all tunnels from Gaza into Israel The conditions of 85% of the Jewish-Israeli population to end Operation Protective Edge - cessation of rocket fire and the destruction or sealing off of all tunnels from Gaza into Israel. This is ...    Full Story »
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Widow Of Fallen IDF Soldier Gives Birth To Baby Girl (1 opinions)

Widow Of Fallen IDF Soldier Gives Birth To Baby GirlSgt.-Major Kashun (Danny) Baynesin HY”D, 39, of Netivot was killed in Gaza fighting on 23 Tammuz when terrorists made their way near Kibbutz Nir. He is survived by a wife and three children. This morning, Thursday, 4 Menachem Av, his wife Glitu gave birth to a fourth child in Soroka Medical Center, a girl. Glitu arrived on Wednesday night and gave birth a few hours later. Baruch ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:16PM IL] (8 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:16PM IL]23:16: IDF says 90 rockets launched into Israel Thursday. 22:59: IDF airstrike in central Gaza kills 11  22:05: Palestinians declare this upcoming Friday as another "Day of Rage" against Israel. Demonstrations planned in most West Bank cities.  21:58: Another security situation is  unfolding along Gaza border, IDF is searching area, roads are closed, residents are urged to ...    Full Story »

Paris Riot Police Deployed For Pro-Israel Rally (3 opinions)

Paris Riot Police Deployed For Pro-Israel RallyHundreds of riot police in Paris have been deployed near the Israeli Embassy for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war. Roger Cukierman, head of the group organizing Thursday’s rally, said that Israel has the “right and duty to defend its citizens.” Hundreds of people have turned out for the rally, which came amid persistent reports the ...    Full Story »

White House Says IDF Shelling Of UN School 'Totally Unacceptable And Totally Indefensible' (19 opinions)

White House Says IDF Shelling Of UN School 'Totally Unacceptable And Totally Indefensible'The White House says there is little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza and is casting the shelling as “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest cited statements from the U.N. blaming Israel for the shelling, as well as the Israeli government’s acknowledgement that it was firing in the area of the school. ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Sen. Booker Delivers Floor Speech in Support of Supplemental Funding for the Iron Dome (1 opinions)

Since coming to Washington, Sen. Booker (D-NJ) has been committed to building the strongest possible security and diplomatic partnership with Israel. On Tuesday, Sen. Booker delivered a floor speech in support of supplemental funding for the Iron Dome. “I come before you in support of the $225 million in additional funding requested by the Department of Defense to ensure that the Iron Dome in Israel remains equipped to protect civilians from Hamas-fired rockets,” Booker said. “Now, as a terrorist organization has evil ends to destroy the State of Israel, we must stand with our ally.” Also this week, Sen. Booker joined his colleaguesto criticize the UN Human Rights Council’s one-sided, inflammatory statement accusing Israel of “disregard for international humanitarian law” while failing to acknowledge violations of the same laws by Hamas. Last week he also joined Sen. Boxer and 78 other members of the Senate in co-sponsoring the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act. Finally, Sen. Booker together with Sens. Graham, Menendez, Ayotte, and Schumer co-sponsored a resolution condemning the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel; calling on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel; and calling on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity government with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel. Sen. Booker is committed to Israel’s security, its right to defend itself, and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship. He will continue to look for ways to engage in bi-partisan efforts to ensure that the U.S.’s longstanding partnership with Israel will endure. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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