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British police release two men in Parsons Green attack probe
Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns
L'Oreal heiress, 'world's richest woman' Bettencourt dies aged 94
Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib
China urges North Korea not to go further in a 'dangerous direction'

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  • (1)Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns
    (21 September 2017 | 6:25 pm)

  • (2)Protesters ejected from NYC speech by Turkey's president
    (21 September 2017 | 6:24 pm)

  • (3)Facebook to overhaul political ads, share some with US Congress
    (21 September 2017 | 6:23 pm)

  • (4)Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib
    (21 September 2017 | 4:16 pm)

  • (5)Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire
    (21 September 2017 | 4:14 pm)


    Jerusalem Post Front Page

  • (1)British police release two men in Parsons Green attack probe


    (21 September 2017 | 10:39 pm)

  • (2)N.Korea official says may consider unprecedented hydrogen bomb test on Pacific Ocean


    (21 September 2017 | 9:22 pm)

  • (3)US announces near $700 million in humanitarian aid to Syria


    (21 September 2017 | 6:51 pm)

  • (4)N. Korea: 'Mentally deranged' Trump's comments 'most ferocious declaration of war'


    (21 September 2017 | 6:29 pm)

  • (5)L'Oreal heiress, 'world's richest woman' Bettencourt dies aged 94


    (21 September 2017 | 5:24 pm)

  • (6)China urges North Korea not to go further in a 'dangerous direction'


    (21 September 2017 | 4:02 pm)

  • (7)Russia threatens action against US-backed forces in Syria 'if provoked'


    (21 September 2017 | 3:17 pm)

  • (8)UN team to collect evidence of ISIS war crimes in Iraq


    (21 September 2017 | 2:24 pm)

  • (9)Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum


    (21 September 2017 | 12:36 pm)

  • (10)Germany will strive to save Iran nuclear deal - Gabriel


    (21 September 2017 | 11:14 am)

  • Globes Financial

  • (1)Israeli co Enlivex Therapeutics raises $8m
    The financing led by Korea Investment Partners will fund Phase III clinical trials of the Jerusalem company's lead compound for the prevention of Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD).(20 September 2017 | 9:16 am)

  • (2)Teva teams with Nuvelution on Tourette syndrome drug
    The two companies will develop AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets for the treatment of tics associated with Tourette syndrome in pediatric patients in the US.(19 September 2017 | 6:31 pm)

  • (3)Karmiel railway line opens
    Residents of the region will travel for free for 3 months and at a 50% discount for the two years after that.(19 September 2017 | 6:16 pm)

  • (4)Teva in talks with Azrieli to rent new Petah Tikva HQ
    Azrieli yesterday bought land in Petah Tikva from Amos Luzon and Tidhar.(19 September 2017 | 6:06 pm)

  • (5)Agriculture Ministry to recognize cannabis as farming sector
    Cannabis growers for medical use will receive support, grants, water quotas, and training.(19 September 2017 | 6:01 pm)

  • (6)Compromise reached with nuclear employee cancer victims
    170 nuclear reactor employees, pensioners, and families will receive NIS 78 million.(19 September 2017 | 5:32 pm)

  • (7)Israeli sugar reduction co DouxMatok raises $8.1m
    Tests conducted by food and beverage multinationals have confirmed that, when using DouxMatok sugars, they can reduce up to 40% of the sugar content in their products.(19 September 2017 | 5:17 pm)

  • (8)MediWound raises $22m in Nasdaq offering
    The company's wound treatment product has successfully passed Phase II trials.(19 September 2017 | 5:15 pm)

  • (9)Trump procrastinates on peace process
    Washington analysts believe the White House has decided to refrain from any "obsessive engagement" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(19 September 2017 | 3:53 pm)

  • (10)Container security co Aqua Security raises $25m
    The investment will enable the Israeli company to capitalize on the strong demand for its cloud-native container security platform.(19 September 2017 | 3:41 pm)


    Michael Eshdos blowing his Top

  • (1)The silence shouts out loud!
    (11 February 2012 | 1:30 pm)

  • (2)Choke Israel to Death
    (6 July 2011 | 10:54 am)

  • (3)Eat your porridge! Dammit
    (30 May 2011 | 11:21 am)

  • (4)Back to the Ghetto
    (10 April 2011 | 11:47 pm)

  • (5)Crying for Haman
    (16 March 2011 | 1:29 pm)

  • (6)Gadafi Idolizes Israel
    (8 March 2011 | 12:51 am)

  • (7)Judenraus give Judenrein
    (6 March 2010 | 4:23 pm)

  • (8)The Olmert Phenomena
    (15 February 2010 | 2:56 pm)

  • Yeshivah World News

  • (1)A French Woman Freed From Being An Agunah In Israel Before Rosh Hashanah

    A couple that lived in France experienced martial issues until such time the wife wanted a get. The husband refused, and relocated from Lyon to Romania and got married to another woman, a non-Jew. The husband has a child with the second wife, the non-Jew while his first wife remains an agunah. According to the exclusive Kippa news report, the head of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Agunah Unit, Rabbi Eliyahu Maimon, insists the problem of agunos is far more serious than most realize. He explains outside of Israel, they lack legal authority and means to act against a recalcitrant husband as they do in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate does however assist in cases abroad whenever possible. In this case, the call for assistance came from the Chief Rabbi of Lyon, Rabbi Yechiel Tuvol. He learned the husband was planning to visit Israel. It was also learned a French court ruled he must pay his first wife alimony and was even sentenced to three months suspended sentence in the event he does not make payment. Last Thursday, the man in question landed in Israel and the Chief Rabbinate did not waste time. Shortly after his arrival a court order prohibiting him from leaving Israel was issued. He was then summoned to the beis din on Sunday. The man tried fleeing Israel on Friday night, albeit without success. He came to the beis din on Sunday accompanied by two French attorneys. With the assistance of two additional attorneys present, Av Beis Din Dayan Shlomo Stessman ruled the husband must release his wife by giving her a get. The wife arrived in Eretz Yisrael on Monday at 6:00AM, and she already left beis din during the morning hours with her get in hand, a free woman! Rav Maimon said in this case, Baruch Hashem it went well and she was freed before Yomtov when she saw no way out and believed she would remain an agunah forever. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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    (20 September 2017 | 9:30 am)

  • (2)A Personal Message from the Kalever Rebbe, Shlit”a For Rosh Hashanah 5778

    To my precious and holy Jewish family, Yes, every Jew is my family, for we are truly one family, beloved children of our holy Father and King on high, Avinu Malkeinu HaKadosh Boruch Hu. I write to you before Rosh HaShana 5778 with a most personal message flowing from a heart filled with love and hope for all of Klal Yisrael. You see, I always thank Hashem for every day of life He has granted me. Like all people, I have lived through good times and bad. I have seen the horrors of the holocaust and the gift of rebuilding families in its aftermath. But I also witnessed many people who had lost faith after experiencing the horrors of that most terrible period in our history. In fact, I recall what happened to me 70 years ago, in the year 5708 (1948), when I arrived in the United States from Romania. At that time, I was one of the few children in America who wore Payos openly, curled in front. One day, I was walking along the street in Boro Park when a Jew suddenly approached me and pulled on my Payos with tremendous anger. He raged that it makes Jews look bad to display their Yiddishkeit in such a public fashion. Like many others, this tortured soul distanced himself from religion and tradition following the tremendous test of faith that took place after the horrors of the Holocaust, as well as in the face of the many temptations and lusts presented by life in America. I dare not judge that poor Jewish brother of ours. I have no doubt he suffered terribly. But it broke my heart to realize that he, and so many of our precious brothers and sisters, had given up on thousands of years of holy Jewish history and turned their backs on Hashem and His holy Torah, the very lifeblood of our nation. At that time, the predictions regarding the future of Orthodox Jewry were most dire. Most sociologists and psychologists argued that it would be impossible for Jews to follow their ancestral customs against the tide of society. They declared that within fifty years, Orthodox Judaism would disappear in the United States. Sadly, during that same era, the prospects for a vibrantly growing Torah Judaism in the Holy Land, Eretz Yisrael, was not much better. Unfortunately, many of the Jewish leaders involved in the founding of the State of Israel, harbored animosity and resentment toward our holy religion. They exerted tremendous effort to suppress Torah Judaism from flourishing in the nascent state. They regarded Torah practice as archaic and incompatible with the development of a modern Jewish state. They predicted that within fifty years, Tzitzis and Tefillin would only be seen in museums. Thankfully, the reality that followed proved them wrong. Against all odds, authentic Torah Yiddishkeit rejuvenated and became stronger and more popular. Torah-true schools, educating boys and girls separately, proliferated. Yeshivos and Kollelim opened for Torah scholars. Tens of thousands of Baalei Teshuvah joined the Torah community. And yes, fifty years after proclamations of its demise, Torah true Yiddishkeit is thriving as evidenced by the Tzitzis and Tefillin proudly worn by hundreds of thousands of Jews in many places throughout the world. But, the Yetzer Hara is a wily nemesis who comes […]

    The post A Personal Message from the Kalever Rebbe, Shlit”a For Rosh Hashanah 5778 appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 9:00 am)

  • (3)Senior Health Ministry Officials Arrested With Customs Agents

    Israel Police on Tuesday morning 28 Elul arrested two senior Health Ministry officials along with two customs agents following an investigation into smuggling food additives for athletes. A total of four persons are in custody, including two food engineers from the Health Ministry along with two customs agents; all on suspicion of receiving bribes from an importer in the field of sports to promote and approve the import of food additives for athletes without conducting the required testing. The investigation is being handled by the police 433 Lahav Unit, Israel’s equivalent of the FBI. According to the evidence gathered, a very large importer imported food additives intended for athletes without gaining Health Ministry approval. Bribery was used to get the additives through the Port of Ashdod, which police fear may involve two other senior Health Ministry officials. At this stage, the four suspects were arraigned before the Rishon L’Tzion Magistrate Court at noon on Tuesday. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

    The post Senior Health Ministry Officials Arrested With Customs Agents appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 8:30 am)

  • (4)WATCH: The Bundt Cake Glaze That’s Perfect Every Time

    Ever try to make a glaze that looks beautifully shiny in the bowl but disappears into your cake in minutes? You’re not alone! Let Esty walk you through this technique that’ll let you get it perfect every time. Before you know it, you’ll be glazing every dessert in the house! http://www.kosher.com/shows/video/157/the-bundt-cake-glaze-thats-perfect-every-time

    The post WATCH: The Bundt Cake Glaze That’s Perfect Every Time appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 8:29 am)

  • (5)ONLY 4 HOURS REMAINING: Add Your Name To Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Prayer List

    The Most Critical 4 Hours of the Year The Yom HaDin is approaching. With so much important preparation still left to do –What are you doing to take the mitzvah of tzedaka seriously? Rav Chaim has come out with an extremely powerful statement in an extremely crucial time that could change the lives of thousands of talmidei chachamim, widows & orphans. The haskama below will change the way you see tzedaka. RAV CHAIM, THE SAR HATORAH SHLIT”A WILL DAVEN ON ROSH HASHANAH FOR ALL THOSE WHO GIVE TO KUPAT HA’IR IN THESE HOURS BEFORE THE CHAG. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE SAYS THAT A PERSON SHOULD GIVE $180 EACH MONTH. CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST Rosh Hashanah is an immeasurably serious day — Do not miss this fleeting opportunity. Just days before we will stand before Hashem and receive the decrees that will be on us for the year to come, think of those who are too poor and needy to provide for themselves. Kupat Ha’ir provides thousands of families with warm homes and hot food over the yomim tovim, because no child deserves to be hungry on Rosh Hashanah. If you give to this important cause,imagine the Rosh Hashanah that you will have, knowing that the gadol Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a is davening on your behalf, and that suffering families in Israel are benefitting from your generosity. This is truly the way to start a new year — of connection to the gedolim, and of giving to those who are in desperate need. GIVE NOW AND HAVE THE ZECHUS TO BE A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLE MITZVAH. CLICK HERE TO DONATE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CAMPAIGN

    The post ONLY 4 HOURS REMAINING: Add Your Name To Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Prayer List appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 8:18 am)

  • (6)Justices Could Avoid Issuing Verdict On Trump Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump’s travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president’s power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for. Getting rid of the case would allow the justices to avoid second-guessing the president on a matter of national security or endorsing an especially controversial part of Trump’s agenda. The timetable surrounding the travel ban could make that possible. The court will hear a challenge to the temporary pauses on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees worldwide in less than a month. But even before that happens, the 90-day travel ban expires on Sept. 24. The refugee ban lapses a month later. (AP)

    The post Justices Could Avoid Issuing Verdict On Trump Travel Ban appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 8:00 am)

  • (7)Rosh Hashanah Greetings From YWN – As It Enters Its 13th Year

    On this Erev Rosh Hashanah morning of 5777/78, we would like to thank the Ribono Shel Olam for all the Chessed He has shown us since the founding of YWN and allowing us to grow into the website our vast readership have all come to trust and count on. We thank our tens of thousands of devoted readers across the globe for visiting YWN each day, patronizing our advertisers, and continuing to make our website grow into your #1 stop for breaking news. We started YWN twelve years ago, and without your participation, we would not be entering our 13th year together. By gaining your trust over the past 12 years, YWN has been able to break every major story of interest to our readers, and has stayed far ahead of the curve. Thanks to our entire staff of reporters, the YWN Israel Bureau staff, office personnel, our photo & video staff – including: JDN, Hillel Engel, Yehuda Boltshauser (the ENTIRE STAFF at Kuvien Images & YWN Israel), PhotoDynamics, and the rest of the team – for capturing as many photos & videos as possible of anything of interest for the YWN readership. Thanks to them – and most notably JDN – our photo gallery has well over TWO MILLION PHOTOS! We thank the hundreds upon hundreds of advertisers  – and our superb sales staff – that help us stay in business, and all of you who click on the ads. We know they may seem annoying, but it allows us to keep bringing you news as it happens 24 hours a day. With offices in Baltimore, New York and Jerusalem, our staff is working around the clock to bring you the latest news in live time as we have proven over and over for twelve straight years. Special thanks to the staff at the Baltimore Headquarters for their incredible dedication and tireless work on the technical end to make sure YWN stays ahead of the curve in every way possible. On that note, I would like personally to thank everyone once again for reading Yeshiva World News, and making this site THE undisputed largest Frum news website on the Internet. May Hashem grant us all a year of prosperity, health, security, safety, and may we be Zoche to have the Zechus of reporting the arrival of Moshiach! Kisiva Vachasima Tova to all! !ויהי רצון שתזכו לכתיבה וחתימה טובה לחיים טובים וארוכים בספרן של צדיקים גמורים YWN Editor.

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    (20 September 2017 | 7:45 am)

  • (8)Litzman Has Words Of Praise For Bayit Yehudi Chairman Bennet’s Alliance With The Chareidim

    Health Minister Yaakov Litzman ahead of Rosh Hashanah had words or praise for Naftali Bennet and Bayit Yehudi, calling the alliance between the dati leumi party and the chareidim “mutually beneficial”. Litzman went as far as to call the current working relationship with Bayit Yehudi and the chareidim one of his “major accomplishments” of the year. Litzman is carried in the banner headline of the BaSheva weekly newspaper Rosh Hashanah edition, explaining the alliance is also beneficial for settlements. He is interviewed in-depth in the newspaper. Litzman praised Bennet’s performance in his capacity as Education Minister, citing the level of cooperation between the parties today is such that he believes Bayit Yehudi will have to be a component in the next chareidi coalition. Litzman did not forget Minister Uri Ariel, who heads the Ichud Leumi faction in the dati leumi party, who was verbal and a steadfast partner in the battle for kedushas Shabbos and other matters of halacha as well as playing a major role in preventing Reform and Conservative Jewry from gaining a foothold in the Kosel area. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

    The post Litzman Has Words Of Praise For Bayit Yehudi Chairman Bennet’s Alliance With The Chareidim appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 7:30 am)

  • (9)Trump’s Latest Nickname: Rocket Man

    With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label — calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.” An apparent reference to the Elton John song, which Trump sometimes played at campaign rallies, “Rocket Man” is the latest Trump-nickname to enter his colorful lexicon. During the 2016 race, he battled with Sen. Marco Rubio (“Little Marco”), Sen. Ted Cruz (“Lyin’ Ted”) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (“Crooked Hillary”). “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself,” said Trump as he addressed the General Assembly. He previously used “Rocket Man” on Twitter Sunday. Trump’s mockery of the dictator quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, where users shared memes of Kim sitting at a piano wearing the oversized sunglasses that were part of John’s signature look in the 1970s. Others shared images of Kim riding a missile like a horse. One Twitter user noted that The Economist magazine used the term to describe Kim’s father on a 2006 cover. Representatives for John did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The song “Rocket Man” was on Elton John’s 1972 album “Honky Chateau.” Trump enjoyed playing the song at his rallies, as well as another Elton John hit “Tiny Dancer.” But John’s team made clear that he had not given permission to Trump to use the music. And in an interview with The Guardian in February 2016, John said: “I don’t really want my music to be involved in anything to do with an American election campaign. I’m British.” John added: “I’ve met Donald Trump, he was very nice to me, it’s nothing personal, his political views are his own, mine are very different, I’m not a Republican in a million years.” After his election last year, a member of Trump’s transition team said John would perform at the inauguration. But the musician’s team quickly shot down the report.’ (AP)

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    (20 September 2017 | 7:00 am)

  • (10)Self-Driving Uber Fleet Returns To Service Following Crash

    Uber has resumed self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh following a crash. The company briefly suspended their self-driving fleet Monday morning. Police say a car collided with a self-driving Uber SUV. Two Uber employees who were in the SUV at the time of the crash and the driver of the car were not injured. According to police spokeswoman Sonya Toler, the Uber driver was in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Uber says their self-driving vehicles returned to service late Tuesday morning following an investigation. The San Francisco-based company had previously suspended its nationwide self-driving fleet for two days in March after a crash in Arizona. Police determined the Uber vehicle was not at fault in the crash. (AP)

    The post Self-Driving Uber Fleet Returns To Service Following Crash appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (20 September 2017 | 6:30 am)

  • HaAretz Globes Arutz-7 vos Yeshivah Debka Weather MisReporting Columns Relax Twinkles Fuses HONESTY TOP

    Jewish Humor

  • (1)Jtube: Sports Look: Jewish Hunters
    Why are Jews maligned when it comes to sports?(15 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (2)New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah
    Creative blessings and curses using fruits and vegetables.(15 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (3)Blessed Blasts
    A shofar blower, in more ways than one, must be willing to take the bull by the horns.(15 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (4)8 Reasons Why Goonies is the most Jewish Movie of the 80s
    What do the Goonies and the Jewish people have in common? As it turns out, a lot.(8 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (5)Game of Moans
    An advance preview of the Jewish version of “Game of Thrones.”(8 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (6)Jtube: Game of Thrones
    Is it ever appropriate to lie?(8 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (7)Jtube: Michael McIntyres Big Show: Kids and Technology
    Are our kids better off with or without technology?(1 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (8)What’s Expected of Parents by Jewish Day Schools
    It’s homework time and as a parent of kids in Jewish schools that means one thing: start studying.(1 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (9)Maccabeats: Jewish Despacito
    A Hebrew version of the famous song originally performed by Amram Adar ft. Itzik Shamli.(1 September 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (10)Taylor Swift’s New Song as a Jewish Guide to Forgiveness
    Look what you made me do and three other common obstacles to forgiveness.(29 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)


    Torah Perspective

  • (1)Philistines rising again?
    (22 March 2012 | 2:04 am)

  • (2)Out of control
    (13 April 2011 | 3:40 am)

  • (3)Don't Take the Lollipop
    (16 August 2009 | 10:50 am)

  • (4)A Fresh Look at the World
    (30 July 2009 | 10:33 am)

  • Honest Reporting

  • (1)Article biaisé & erreurs factuelles : la dégringolade du journal Le Monde

    Des nombreux quotidiens d’informations qui composent la presse française, un titre ressort plus que les autres : Le Monde. En effet, Le Monde a été – à juste titre – considéré pendant des années comme “Le” quotidien de référence français. Cela est d’autant plus regrettable quand l’on lit des articles comme celui de Jean-Philippe Rémy,...

    Original article can be viewed at Article biaisé & erreurs factuelles : la dégringolade du journal Le Monde on HonestReporting.

    (19 September 2017 | 10:02 am)

  • (2)Are Hamas and Fatah Getting Back Together?

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas has agreed to dissolve its governing body in Gaza and has made overtures to reconcile with long time rival Fatah, Mahmoud Abass’s ruling party in the Palestinian Authority government. However, it is unclear whether this is actual policy or merely political rhetoric. Hamas and Fatah have spoken about reconciliation numerous times...

    Original article can be viewed at Are Hamas and Fatah Getting Back Together? on HonestReporting.

    (19 September 2017 | 6:29 am)

  • (3)A Arrogância Européia Custa Vidas

    Semana passada, eu participei da conferência do Instituto Internacional para o Contra-Terrorismo (ICT) em conexão com o Centro Interdisciplinar de Israel em Herzliya (“IDC Herzliya”). Palestrantes e participantes incluíram militares, diplomatas e especialistas de todas as regiões do mundo. Todos ecoaram o mesmo tema: não subestime o Estado Islâmico (ISIS), nem seus prováveis substitutos. (Além...

    Original article can be viewed at A Arrogância Européia Custa Vidas on HonestReporting.

    (18 September 2017 | 7:44 am)

  • (4)Did Bahraini King Denounce Boycott of Israel?

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Bahrain’s king denounced the Arab boycott of Israel and said his countrymen may visit the Jewish state, according to Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. He told the Jerusalem Post the king said this earlier this year during a visit to the Gulf state. The comments...

    Original article can be viewed at Did Bahraini King Denounce Boycott of Israel? on HonestReporting.

    (17 September 2017 | 10:20 am)

  • (5)Who Works Out at a “Pro-Zionist Gym?”

    The Age states that a former Israeli living in Melbourne owns a chain of "pro-Zionist gyms." Who works out at one of those?

    Original article can be viewed at Who Works Out at a “Pro-Zionist Gym?” on HonestReporting.

    (17 September 2017 | 5:39 am)

  • CFR

  • (1)Stop Supporting Palestinian Terror

    Should Congress cut aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it ceases payments to terrorists and their families? In the new issue ofNational Reviewmagazine, Elliott Abramsargues that Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act, cut the aid, and try to force a change in Palestinian political culture.

    (17 April 2017 | 10:56 am)

  • (2)The Hawk Dressed as a Dove

    How did a tough general like Yitzhak Rabin come to offer the Golan Heights to Hafez al-Assad and to make a deal that brought Yasser Arafat back from exile to rule the Palestinian Territories? Elliott Abrams's review of Itamar Rabinovich's new biography of Rabin raises these and other issues.

    (17 March 2017 | 11:15 am)

  • (3)U.S.-Israel Relations

    CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump'spriorities on Israel.

    (17 February 2017 | 5:21 pm)

  • (4)A Big Deal?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington demonstrated that the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations during the Obama administration are over and that the Trump administration intends to pursue a peace process.

    (17 February 2017 | 2:20 pm)

  • (5)Bibi and Donald

    Prime Minister Netanyahu is visiting Washington this week. In The Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams discusses how he and President Trump will handle Jerusalem, Iran, and the "peace process" when they meet.

    (13 February 2017 | 11:01 am)


    Spectrum of views

  • (1)Three cases of Divine mercy.
    (25 April 2012 | 9:19 am)

  • (2)Survived Axe Attack, Monday April 2
    (3 April 2012 | 10:58 am)

  • (3)Children saved from explosion
    (24 March 2012 | 2:54 pm)

  • (4)Bechasdei Hashem the workers had left.
    (20 March 2012 | 2:10 am)

  • (5)Wedding in Netivot
    (1 February 2011 | 7:50 am)

  • neies

  • (1)San Francisco – Nest Labs Adds Doorbell That Can Recognize Familiar Faces
    San Francisco -  Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses. The products announced Wednesday expand upon the internet-connected thermostats, smoke detectors and stand-alone security cameras that Nest has been selling since its [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 5:30 pm)

  • (2)San Francisco – Facebook Tightens Ad Policies After ‘Jew-hater’ Fiasco
    San Francisco – Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out. The company is also tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users, hoping to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. The move [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 5:04 pm)

  • (3)Washington – U.S. Attorney General Sessions Says Marijuana Still Illegal
    Washington – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. “I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” Sessions said in response to [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 4:16 pm)

  • (4)San Juan – As Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico, Synagogues Cancel Rosh Hashanah Services
    San Juan – Puerto Rico’s three synagogues closed for Rosh Hashanah as Hurricane Maria pummeled the island. The synagogues, all in or nearby San Juan, canceled Wednesday evening services for the Jewish New Year and urged members to stay home, according to The Times of Israel. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning after causing widespread [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 3:01 pm)

  • (5)San Juan – Puerto Rico Dark As Maria Knocks Out Power, Triggers Flooding
    San Juan, Puerto Rico – The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 2:54 pm)

  • (6)United Nations – Abbas: U.N. Must Try To End Israeli Occupation ‘within Set Timeframe’
    United Nations – Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations on Wednesday to pursue efforts to “bring an end to Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine within a set timeframe.” Abbas, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, warned that if the two-state solution were to be destroyed, Palestinians would have no choice [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 2:01 pm)

  • (7)New York – Amazon Reviewing Website After Algorithm Suggests Bomb-making Ingredients
    New York – Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its “Frequently bought together” and “Customers who bought this also bought” features. Britain’s Channel 4 News found the online retailer’s algorithm was suggesting items that could [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 2:00 pm)

  • (8)Paris, France – Killing Of Paris Jewish Woman Was Anti-Semitic Hate Crime, Prosecutors Acknowledge
    France – Prosecutors investigating the April slaying of a Jewish woman by her neighbor said for the first time that her killing was an anti-Semitic hate crime. The characterization by prosecutors Wednesday in the death of Sarah Halimi followed months of lobbying and protest by French Jews, who were outraged by the absence of aggravated [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 1:10 pm)

  • (9)New York – Alexa, What Do You See? Amazon Said To Be Working On Glasses
    New York – Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report. The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, says the glasses could be released before the end of the year. Amazon.com Inc., based in Seattle, did not immediately respond [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 12:33 pm)

  • (10)The Hague, Netherlands – Palestinian Rights Groups Hand Dossier On Israel To Court
    The Hague, Netherlands – Palestinian human rights lawyers have handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents submitted Wednesday are an attempt to provide evidence for an ongoing preliminary probe opened in [...]
    (20 September 2017 | 12:00 pm)

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    Israel National News

  • (1)Shana Tova from Arutz Sheva!
    Wishing a happy new year to all our readers news updates end this evening for two days, restart Tuesday evening.

    (20 September 2017 | 7:10 pm)

  • (2)Germany adopts international definition of anti-Semitism
    Germany formally accepts working definition of anti-Semitism by International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance.

    (20 September 2017 | 6:44 pm)

  • (3)Trump: I've made a decision on Iran deal
    Trump says he made a decision on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with nuclear deal, but won't provide details.

    (20 September 2017 | 5:43 pm)

  • (4)French prosecutors: Jewish woman's murder was anti-Semitic crime
    French prosecutors investigating murder of Sarah Halimi acknowledge for the first time her killing was an anti-Semitic hate crime.

    (20 September 2017 | 4:39 pm)

  • (5)PFLP terrorist who lied to get U.S. citizenship deported
    Rasmea Odeh leaves for Jordan after American judge orders her deported.

    (20 September 2017 | 3:40 pm)

  • (6)Abbas: Israeli 'occupation' can't continue
    PA chairman urges UN to take steps to impose peace on Israel, accept the PA as a full member.

    (20 September 2017 | 2:37 pm)

  • (7)Rouhani: 'Rogue Zionist regime' shouldn't preach
    Iranian President blasts U.S. and Israel, warns his country will respond decisively to any violation of the nuclear deal.

    (20 September 2017 | 1:33 pm)

  • (8)Abbas praises Trump's seriousness about peace
    PA chairman praises Trump for his efforts to achieve a peace deal with Israel.

    (20 September 2017 | 1:07 pm)

  • (9)IDF sends aid delegation to Mexico
    IDF delegation of approximately 70 people departs for Mexico to aid in the relief efforts following devastating earthquake.

    (20 September 2017 | 12:13 pm)

  • (10)Let's cook for Rosh Hashanah
    Naomi Nachman hosts Leah Gottheim from Kosher.com and Gabriel Geller of Royal Wines.

    (20 September 2017 | 12:10 pm)

  • Nimrod Brown's Twinkles

  • (1)Semipermeable Corridor
    (29 April 2011 | 12:19 am)

  • (2)Coup? This can't happen in Israel
    (12 February 2011 | 3:00 pm)

  • (3)Lie Number?
    (27 February 2010 | 5:42 pm)

  • (4)An Affront to who?
    (18 August 2009 | 12:23 pm)

  • (5)This wont hurt…..
    (28 January 2009 | 5:08 pm)

  • Debka News

  • (1)UK armed police raid address in Sunbury SE of London
    September 16, 2017, 4:59 PM (IDT)

    Armed counter-terror police are engaged in an operation in the town of Sunbury southeast of London in connection with the Tube bombing which injured 29 people Friday. The houses around the targeted address have been evacuated in case of an explosion or gunfire.

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  • (2)British Airways flight left De Gaulle for London after security threat delay
    September 17, 2017, 5:43 PM (IDT)

    British Airways BA 303 took off for Heathrow after it was delayed Sunday by a passenger making a “direct threat.” The BA spokeswoman did not state the nature of the threat. Before the flight left, it was evacuated, surrounded by police and fire crews and the interior thoroughly searched.

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  • (3)UK drops terror threat level from critical to severe
    September 17, 2017, 5:34 PM (IDT)

    The British government Sunday restored to “severe” the terror threat level that was raised to “critical,” its highest, Saturday, the day after a terrorist bomb blew up a Tube train drawing into the London station of Parson’s Green injuring 30 people. Also Sunday, anti-terror police raided a second house in Stanwell near Heathrow airport. Since ISIS claimed the attack, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources report that Scotland Yard and MI5 suspect a terrorist network is at work in the country, which struck earlier this month in Manchester and has since gone into action inthe Greater London area. They have deduced that its cells are interconnected Lego-style. The fact that only two suspects have been rounded up since the Friday attack indicates that the investigation is still groping in the dark.

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  • (4)Pentagon accuses Russian jets of hitting US-backed Syrian fighters
    September 16, 2017, 11:00 PM (IDT)

    The Pentagon and US allies in Syria accused Russian jets of Saturday “impacting a location known to the Russians to contain [US-backed] Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers”east of the Euphrates River in Syria's Deir Ez Zour province.. The Kremlin denied the allegation.

    "Several SDF fighters were wounded," the statementadded. None of the advisers were injured.

    But Russia's military spokesman denied Moscow targeted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters supported by Washington. "This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?" military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
    DEBKAfile: The alleged attack took place shortly after Syrian and Hizballah forces crossed the Euphrates with Russian air cover and assistance, in defiance of a coalition warning. See DEBKAfile top story.

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  • (5)Hamas said ready for first Palestinian election since 2006
    September 17, 2017, 5:21 PM (IDT)

    The Palestinian terrorist Hamas group, after meeting senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, is offering to dissolve the committee which rules the Gaza Strip and hold a general election for the first time since 2006.Its representatives also say they are willing to hold talks with the rival Fatah to end their decade-long feud, since Hamas seized power in Gaza.

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  • (6)A London-bound BA flight evacuated at De Gaulle over “direct threat”
    September 17, 2017, 11:55 AM (IDT)

    ABritish Airways flight heading to Heathrow has been evacuated at De Gaulle airport in Paris Sunday after a passenger made a “direct threat” to the flight. The BA 303 remained on the ground andis surrounded by police and fire crews, with sniffer dogs searching luggage.

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  • (7)Second man arrested in London Tube terrorist attack probe
    September 17, 2017, 11:42 AM (IDT)

    A 21-year old man was arrested at Hounslow Saturday in connection with a terrorist bombing on a London Tube train which left 29 commuters injured and was claimed by the Islamic State. The first suspect detained was an 18-year old who was picked up near Dover Port. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police were "chasing down suspects," indicating suspicion of a possible terror network. Police have interviewed 45 witnesses and are inspecting 77 images and videos sent by members of the public.

    Also Saturday, armed also raided an address in Sudbury south of London in their hunt for the bomb factory used by the Tube bomber. The elderly property owners were decorated by the Queen in 2009 for taking in hundreds of young people including refugees.

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  • (8)Netanyahu meets Trump in New York before addressing UN
    September 18, 2017, 8:21 AM (IDT)

    A meeting has been scheduled in New York Monday between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. It is generally expected to focus on Israel’s bid to amend the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. In mid-October, Trump is due to certify Iran’s compliance with that deal, which Israel refutes.
    DEBKAfile’s sources say that the tightening Russian-Iranian-Syrian collaboration in Syria, at the expense of the US-led coalition and Israeli security, will figure large in their conversation. The two leaders will also touch on US efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    President Trump is due to deliver his first address to the UN General Assembly Tuesday and the next day meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.The Prime Minister, who also addresses the General Assembly Tuesday. has scheduled meetings with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame.


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  • (9)One of two suspects in Tube bombing named. Both are refugees
    September 18, 2017, 11:07 AM (IDT)

    The 21-year old man arrested Saturday night in Hounslow as s suspect in Friday’s Parson’s Green Tube train terror attack was named as Yahyah Farroukh, a Syrian refugee who worked as a nightclub promoter. The 18-year old detained at Dover port is believed to be an Iraqi orphan who put the bomb on the train. Both are thought to have spent time in the care of Mr and Mrs Jones,aged 88 and 71, of Sundbury, Surrey, who were decorated by the Queen for looking after hundreds of refugees. Their home was subject to an armed raid Saturday and is still being secured by anti-terrorism investigators.

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  • (10)Hamas ditches responsibility for Gaza, Egypt cuts Israel out of this process
    September 18, 2017, 9:23 AM (IDT)

    Hamas has disowned responsibility for governing the Gaza Strip as of Monday, Sept. 18. DEBKAfile: This announcement by Hamas, after talks with Egyptian officials, aims at pushing Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, head of the rival Fatah, into takingover and placingGaza under PA rule, 11 years after the Hamas coup against Fatah.

    As a further incentive, Hamas leaders promised to call off all contacts with Abbas’ arch foe, Muhammad Dahlan, and torefuse the donations he has solicited for the Gaza Strip. It is not clear if Hamas is willing to give up on the United Arab Emirates donations which are funneled through Dahlan.
    It was noted in Jerusalem that the Egyptian government has refrained from briefing Israel on the deals its officials have negotiated with the extremist Palestinian group, as through the future of the Gaza Strip is not its concern.

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    CAMERA - Reporting Abuses

  • (1)Newsweek Corrects on Hamas Document, Israel's Capital
    CAMERA prompts corrections at Newsweek: Hamas' May 2017 policy document did not replace the founding charter calling for Israel's destruction and Tel Aviv is not to be used as shorthand for Israel.(18 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (2)BBC Arabic Removes False Claim About Excavation-Related Arrests
    Following communication from CAMERA Arabic, BBC Arabic removes a news article's false claim that Israel often members of the northern Islamic Movement for protesting against archaeological excavations in the vicinity of Temple Mount.(16 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (3)CAMERA Prompts National Geographic Corrections on 'Palestine,' Barrier and Leila Khaled
    CAMERA prompts corrections to a National Geographic travel article which wrongly referred to "Palestine," which mischaracterized PFLP hijacker Leila Khaled as an "activist," and which significantly overstated the length of the West Bank barrier.(16 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (4)Vox "Explanatory Journalism" Continues to Misinform Readers About Israel
    A Vox podcast relayed several errors about the Arab-Israeli conflict. The outlet refused to correct the false claim that Palestinians "can't go into" hospitals in Israeli settlements.(12 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (5)CAMERA Op-Ed: How Terrorists and Tyrants Do PR
    Terrorist groups have their own public relations methods. And they involve controlling, intimidating and blindfolding the press, as CAMERA notes in The Washington Examiner.(12 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (6)Success: PBS Amends "Dying to Be a Martyr" Lesson Plan
    Although the plan is significantly improved, many problems with it remain.(10 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (7)Aid Group Partially Corrects Error-Ridden Huffington Post Op-Ed
    CAMERA prompts Huffington Post corrections about the number of trucks crossing into Gaza and the territory's poverty rate, but falsehoods still abound in an Op-Ed by ANERA's Hani Almadhoun.(9 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (8)In Hani Almadhoun's Gaza Piece, Huffington Post Suspends Fact-Checking

    The United Nations reportedly funds ANERA, but that doesn't deter Hani Almadhoun, the NGO's director of donor development, from completely disregarding or misusing UN Gaza data on everything from truck crossings to reconstruction.

    (5 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (9)Backgrounder: Tanzim
    CAMERA takes a look at the Tanzim faction, an underreported group that is likely to dominate the future of the Palestinian Authority.(4 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (10)CAMERA Op-Ed: USA Today’s Orwellian Report on Anti-Jewish Violence
    USA Today has refused to correct a headline that whitewashes anti-Jewish violence.(4 September 2017 | 7:00 pm)


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