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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Opens the School Year in the South

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Opens the School Year in the South
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron on Monday morning 6 Elul, opened the 2014-2015 school year by meeting with first and second grade pupils at the New Amit Torani School in Sderot and the Mevoim School in the Merchavim Regional Council district. At the New Amit Torani School in Sderot, Prime Minister Netanyahu told the pupils: "Be good friends with each other and be hungry for knowledge. This is what distinguishes us and ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

America & Britain Call on Israel to Reverse Gush Etzion Decision

America & Britain Call on Israel to Reverse Gush Etzion Decision
The government’s decision to declare 4,000 dunam (1,000 acres) of land in Gush Etzion “state land” to clear the way for major construction has sparked a harsh response from the United States, Britain and the PA (Palestinian Authority). America is calling on Israel to reverse decision which elicited an angry PA (Palestinian Authority) response; with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) accusing Israel is not being genuine in its announced support for a two-state solution. Minister ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Jerusalem Failure Compels Shas to Cancel Ramat Gan Yahrzeit Event

Jerusalem Failure Compels Shas to Cancel Ramat Gan Yahrzeit Event
After the failure to attract the masses at the 11-month memorial event for Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L in Yerushalayim, Shas leaders have decided to cancel the event planned for Ramat Gan. The media coverage of the event held in the Jerusalem Convention Center was focused on the growing split in Shas between the Deri and Yishai camps, which led to the poor attendance. The event in the Ramat Gan Stadium was scheduled to mark one year since the petira of the gadol hador. Officials ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

VIDEO: Israeli Police Assault the Gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT"L

VIDEO: Israeli Police Assault the Gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police on Monday morning 6 Elul stopped the vehicle of Rabbi Nachman Friedman on Yerushalayim Street in Bnei Brak. Rabbi Friedman was the gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT”L. Police decided to pull over the car after seeing some of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts as the law demands. A dispute resulted and there are different versions of what occurred according to the numerous eyewitness and police accounts. Police report the car stop was the result ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

New York House Candidates Tap Into Their Own Cash

New York House Candidates Tap Into Their Own Cash
Some House candidates across New York are digging deep into their own pockets this election. Democrat Aaron Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for an open U.S. House seat in northern New York. In the Hudson Valley, Democrat Sean Eldridge has contributed $1.34 million to his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, according to the most recent federal campaign filings. Farther south in the Hudson Valley, Republican ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Monday Afternoon/Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Monday Afternoon/Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· A bus traveling from Gush Etzion to Yerushalayim was attacked by Arabs hurling rocks. · A motorist was attacked by Arabs hurling rockets in the Mount Scopus area of Yerushalayim. · Tel Aviv post offices will be closed on Tuesday due to a strike from 8AM-11AM. The strike surrounds the planned firing of 1,500 employees. · ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yoram Cohen met in Ramallah with Abu Mazen in August, the Arab media reports. · 4 children, pedestrians, ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Rav Ariel: I Never Signed a Petition Against the Giyur Law - Insists His Signature Was Forged

Rav Ariel: I Never Signed a Petition Against the Giyur Law - Insists His Signature Was Forged
Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel Shlita insists his signature was forged on a petition signed in opposition of the Giyur Bill. “Certainly giyur must be controlled by the Chief Rabbinate but the assault is not the way to go” the rav is quoted saying. The Kippa dati leumi website reports the unity that was believed to exist among prominent rabbonim against the new Giyur Law has rapidly deteriorated. There are 300 rabbonim reportedly signed to the petition against the law, including ...
(3 opinions  |   September 01 )

Hate Graffiti Mars Opening Day at Beit Shemesh Chareidi School

Hate Graffiti Mars Opening Day at Beit Shemesh Chareidi School
Many police were assigned to Beit Shemesh for the opening day of the nation’s school system on Monday, 6 Elul. One school that is site of controversy is "שפות ותרבויות", a non frum school which is now partially being used by chareidim. Police detected hate graffiti on the partition built in the school, graffiti including “A disgrace to Zionism” and “the partition fence”. Not everyone is pleased with the decision to allocate some of the classrooms to the chareidi tzibur. ...
(12 opinions  |   September 01 )

UK: Passports Could Be Seized to Fight Terrorism

UK: Passports Could Be Seized to Fight Terrorism
Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K. The power to monitor such suspects who are already in Britain would also be strengthened. The plans to widen Britain's anti-terror laws, which are ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Cabinet Approves Plans for the Socio-Economic Development of the Area Adjacent to Gaza & More

Cabinet Approves Plans for the Socio-Economic Development of the Area Adjacent to Gaza & More
The Cabinet at its weekly meeting on Sunday 5 Elul in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area, approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon's and Finance Minister Yair Lapid's 1.3 billion NIS five-year plan for the economic, social and communal development of Sderot and the communities in the area adjacent to Gaza. The Cabinet also approved a 200 million NIS plan for security infrastructure and protective components. Council heads from the area adjacent to ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Obama Notifies Congress of Airstrikes in Iraq

Obama Notifies Congress of Airstrikes in Iraq
President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped food, water and medical supplies for civilians. Such notifications are required by law and are considered a ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Major Decision Towards Expanding the Gush Etzion's Jewish Community

Major Decision Towards Expanding the Gush Etzion's Jewish Community
The decision by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and the IDF Civil Administration to classify 4,000 dunam (1,000 acres) of land near the regional council center as “state land” will significantly pave the way for a large community in that area. Regional Council head David Pearl explained the designation by the minister will permit building another community the size of Betar Illit or Efrat. He feels this will permit building thousands of housing units for tens of thousands of people in the ...
(7 opinions  |   September 01 )

Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in Yerushalayim

Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in Yerushalayim
Dozens of masked Arabs attacks police in the Jabil Mukhaber neighborhood of Yerushalayim on Monday morning 6 Elul. One policeman sustained light injuries after being hit with a rock. There are no reports explaining what may have precipitated the latest round of Arab violence. In another incident on Monday, police arrested five youths from Shuafat for throwing rocks at the Jerusalem light rail. There have been an increasing number of attacks by Arabs against police in the capital over ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

5 Things To Know About New York's Election Season

5 Things To Know About New York's Election Season
Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo. PRIMARIES FOR BREAKAWAY DEMOCRATS Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein is being challenged by former Assemblyman Oliver Koppell, and fellow IDC member Sen. Tony Avella faces former New ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )