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CIA Director Apologizes for Hacking Into Senate Computers

CIA Director Apologizes for Hacking Into Senate Computers
CIA 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 matter and apologize to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders. Brennan has convened an internal ...
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US Prosecutor Warns NY State Gov. Cuomo Over Corruption Probe

US Prosecutor Warns NY State Gov. Cuomo Over Corruption Probe
New 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 over the commission's investigations after Cuomo dismantled it, wrote to the commission's attorney Wednesday ...
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WATCH: Sen. Booker Delivers Floor Speech in Support of Supplemental Funding for the Iron Dome

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. ...
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BREAKING: Joint Kerry-Moon Statement On The 72-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Starting Fri Morning In Gaza

BREAKING: Joint Kerry-Moon Statement On The 72-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Starting Fri Morning In Gaza
Secretary-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 period of 72 hours unless extended. During this time the forces on the ground will remain in place. We ...
(8 opinions  |   July 31 )

Queens: NYPD Looking For Assistance In Apprehending Burglar Of Shul Pushka

Queens: NYPD Looking For Assistance In Apprehending Burglar Of Shul Pushka
The 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 box). The suspect gained entry from unknown entrance and then fled in unknown direction. The suspect is ...
(1 opinions  |   July 31 )

LIVE BLOG DAY 25: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 1:02 AM IL]

LIVE BLOG DAY 25: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 1:02 AM IL]
01:02: Red alerts are ringing in Central Israel - including Ben Gurion Airport, Rishon Letziyon, Yavneh and many other areas.. 00:50: Read the joint statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Click HERE. 00:37: U.S. State Department says a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire will start in Gaza tomorrow (Friday) morning at 8:00AM. 00:30: Red alerts now in Yad Mordechai, Zikim, Nativ Asara. 00:08: According to the IDF, around 90 rockets ...
(3 opinions  |   July 31 )

US Stocks Plunge, Wiping out July's Gains

US Stocks Plunge, Wiping out July's Gains
For 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 started the day lower after a dose of bad earnings news, and the losses accelerated throughout the day. Whole ...
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on Rising Antisemitism

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on Rising Antisemitism
In 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 included physical attacks on Jews gathered to pray and celebrate, demonstrators on the streets of Berlin and other ...
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Israeli Arabs Collecting for Gaza's Citizens

Israeli Arabs Collecting for Gaza's Citizens
Due 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 basic essentials. We the young Arabs from around Israel have set up an organization a year ago to assist sick ...
(2 opinions  |   July 31 )

Agudath Israel Yeshiva Services Division Holds Inaugural Webinar

Agudath Israel Yeshiva Services Division Holds Inaugural Webinar
On 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 nonpublic educational institutions can take to comply with the myriad of new rules and regulations under the ...
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149 Lawmakers Call on U.N. to Seek Elimination of Hamas Rocket Stockpiles

149 Lawmakers Call on U.N. to Seek Elimination of Hamas Rocket Stockpiles
U.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. “Hamas’s massive stores of rockets, with ever increasing range and greater potential lethality, are an absolute ...
(2 opinions  |   July 31 )

It Could Have Ended in Tragedy

It Could Have Ended in Tragedy
B’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 Desk, Jerusalem)
(2 opinions  |   July 31 )

Congressman Tells Kerry: Stop Partnering with Hamas' Top Ally

Congressman Tells Kerry: Stop Partnering with Hamas' Top Ally
Rep. 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 financing risk,” has emerged as a key player in recent efforts by Secretary of State John Kerry to broker a ...
(1 opinions  |   July 31 )

Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

Worst Ebola Outbreak in History
The 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 blocked from boarding a plane in Nairobi, Kenya, that was to take them to the Seychelles for a game on ...
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Most of Israel Says Keep Going Until the Rockets Stop!

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 according to a public opinion survey conducted recently by Dr. Yuval Feinstein, a researcher of nationalism and ...
(1 opinions  |   July 31 )