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New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations this week amid summerlong track work at New York’s Penn Station, an agency official told lawmakers Wednesday. NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said at a joint Assembly-Senate oversight committee that there were 40 total cancellations Sunday and Monday and that he will meet later this week with union leaders. The union contract spells out the process for discipline, Santoro said after the Democrat-led hearing. “If it’s appropriate, disciplinary action will occur consistent with the contract,” he said. It’s unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made. But vacations and the summer track work also may have been a factor, Santoro said. The head of the union said NJ Transit portrayed its workers negatively, “implying that engineers simply do not want to come to work.” “In fact, the opposite is true,” said James Brown, chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. One lawmaker in particular got heated when discussing the canceled trains. Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos fumed about workers, at one point asking Santoro whether it was true they were “screwing” NJ Transit customers by not working earlier this week. “That is the end product,” Santoro said. Democratic Assemblyman John McKeon said he would issue the panel’s first subpoena later this week for correspondence between Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office and NJ Transit. He said he received 1,200 pages in response to a request, which he called “unacceptable.” Santoro said after the hearing the agency has been busy with train operations but would comply with McKeon’s request. The hearing, which also included testimony from officials at Amtrak, PATH commuter trains and the New York Waterway, came amid the second week of extensive repairs at the nation’s busiest rail station. Lawmakers and an Amtrak official said the first week of work went better than expected. “The summer from hell has not been quite as hot as expected,” Democratic state Sen. Bob Gordon said, referring to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comment earlier this year anticipating a “summer of hell.” Aside from the NJ Transit’s staffing issues, there was general agreement that the first week of the track work went well. Michael DeCataldo, an Amtrak vice president, said the work got off to a “promising start,” with concrete and rail ties being replaced. Amtrak owns Penn Station. This week’s cancellations came during the second week of extensive repairs at the station that already have affected train service for hundreds of thousands of commuters. (AP)
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The fast-growing Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel has finalized an agreement with local opponents that could ease its path to expanding its borders as a more independent town. Kiryas Joel would become the town of Palm Tree only if the proposal is approved by a supermajority of county lawmakers and voters in the surrounding Hudson Valley town of Monroe. The deal is designed to reduce long-standing tensions between the densely populated village and residents of the suburban area about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of New York City. As part of the deal, the local residents’ group, United Monroe, agreed to drop its opposition to an approved 164-acre (66-hectare) expansion and support the addition of 56 more acres (22 hectares). Kiryas Joel agreed to a 10-year prohibition on supporting new annexation petitions. (AP)
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice more than a month ago, and “he sounded wonderful.” Pelosi began her weekly news conference on Thursday by discussing the news of Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer. She said she knows the 80-year-old Arizona senator will keep on fighting. Pelosi said she also let Scalise know of lawmakers’ prayers for his recovery, and she cautioned the Louisiana Republican not to try to return to work too soon. Pelosi also says she sought to comfort his family, “but their strength is a comfort to the rest of us.” Scalise remains in fair condition in a Washington hospital after several surgeries. (AP)
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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Shlomo Goldman ZATZAL, the Zvhiller Rebbe of Union City, (also known as the Zvhil-Sanzer Rebbe). He was Niftar after an illness. He was 70. Reb Shlomo was born in Yerushalayim, and was the son of the previous Zviller Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Mordchai Goldman. He was the son-in-law of the late Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam ZATZAL. The Rebbe led the community in Union City, NJ, which was founded by his father-in-law in in 1968. The Levaya will be held on Friday at 11:00AM in Union City, and on Sunday in Eretz Yisroele, where he will be buried on Ha Hazeisim. Sadly, the Rebbe never had any children. Please learn ×ś×˘×™×ś×•×™ × ×©×ž×Ş×• for ×¨×‘×™ ×©×ś×ž×” ×‘×ź ×¨×‘×™ ×ž×¨×“×›×™ ×–×¦”×ś. Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida in a wide-ranging resolution aimed at stepping up international efforts “to counter terrorism and terrorist financing.” The eight additions to the U.N. sanctions blacklist include IS leaders in Southeast Asia, IS-affiliated extremist groups in Syria, foreign fighters from the Caucuses and an illicit money exchange business. U.S. deputy ambassador Michele Sison called the resolution adopted Thursday “another important step” to defeat Islamic State and al-Qaida extremists and their affiliates, stressing that “for the United States, there is no higher priority.” But even as the Islamic State group is losing ground in Syria and Iraq, she said, “the threat is far from over” and the extremist group “will continue looking to spread its ideology and radicalize new groups around the world.” The U.S.-drafted resolution urges greater international cooperation to cut off funding to extremist groups, prevent them from acquiring weapons, and step up cooperation to address the issues of fighters for IS and al-Qaida returning home. The resolution does not include nationalities of the individuals on the blacklist. The U.S. Mission identified the Southeast Asians as Syrian-based Muhammad Bahrum Naim Anggih Tamtomo who has also operated in Indonesia and reportedly organized attacks in Jakarta on Jan. 14, 2016, and Omar Rochman, who operates in Indonesia. The two fighters from the Caucuses are Malik Ruslanovich Barkhanoev, who according to the U.S. Mission operates in Turkey, Syria and the north Caucuses area of Russia, and Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili who operates in the Russian region of Ingushetia and Syria. Two extremist groups operating in Syria were also put on the blacklist: Jund al Aqsa, which the mission said is associated with the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, and Jaysh Khalid Ibn al Waleed, which it says is associated with IS. Also sanctioned were the Hanifa Money Exchange Office branch located in Albu Kamal, Syria and Selselat al-Thabab, a money exchange business that the U.S. Mission says has moved money on behalf of the Islamic State group. “There will be more designations to come,” Sison said. The resolution extends the mandate of the New York-based team monitoring implementation of sanctions against IS and al-Qaida for an additional two years after its current mandate expires in December 2019. Sison stressed that implementing sanctions is just one part of a broader strategy to defeat the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, “and the violent extremist ideology that feeds it.” “All member states of the United Nations must work together to prevent groups from declaring allegiance to ISIS and becoming one of its affiliates,” she said. “We must mobilize action to address ex-ISIS fighters who return or relocate to other countries â€” We can’t allow them to become a new threat elsewhere.” Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said the action was “a very important step to strengthen the counter-terrorism regime, and now all member states without any exception have to implement the decision of the Security Council.” But Safronkov said Russia is “deeply upset” that some Security Council members did not accept Russia’s proposal to impose a complete ban on all trade and economic ties with all areas under IS control. He said Russia will keep pushing to have this ban adopted. (AP)
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will take “every action that is necessary” to make sure New Jersey Transit train engineers show up for work after dozens of trains were canceled earlier this week because of a manpower shortage. Christie addressed the trains canceled earlier this week at an unrelated event Thursday in North Brunswick. He says that he thinks the reason for the delays were “people not showing up to work” and that it was likely a coordinated effort. The Republican says legal action was threatened, but didn’t disclose more details. Train engineers’ union leader James Brown said Wednesday that NJ Transit should hire more workers. This week’s cancellations came during the second week of extensive repairs at New York Penn Station that already have affected service for hundreds of thousands. (AP)
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London police who are struggling to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts with experience: those who worked on recovering victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said Thursday the “extraordinary size” of the crime scene at the 24-story tower made it necessary to call upon experts who worked on the aftermath of the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center in New York. At least 80 people died in the June 14 tower blaze in West London. Some 200 UK officers have been sifting through debris on each of the building’s 24 floors. The fire was sparked by a refrigerator in an apartment, but its exterior cladding has been blamed for the quick spread of the flames. “This is one of the most complex recovery operations we’ve seen,” Mackey told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee. “The people we’re taking advice from â€” which gives you an idea of the complexity â€” are some of the people who worked on 9/11 and the fall of the towers.” Mackey said Thursday that Scotland Yard called on their American counterparts because of their experience in a “comparable” operation. Authorities expect to be at the Grenfell site until the end of the year. “The role of disaster victim identification is actually something U.K. policing has built up a level of knowledge in over a number of years,” Mackey said. “The only comparable advice we can find is from the challenge that was 9/11.” (AP)
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The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. Treasury said in a statement that Exxon under Tillerson’s leadership had shown “reckless disregard” for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. And, it said the company’s “senior-most executives” were aware of the sanctions when two of its subsidiaries signed deals with Russian oil magnate Igor Sechin. Sechin is the chairman of Russian oil giant Rosneft and is on a U.S. blacklist that bars Americans from doing business with him. In a statement, Exxon countered that it had done nothing wrong and complained that the fine was “fundamentally unfair.” The State Department declined to comment on Tillerson’s role, referring all questions to Exxon. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, said Exxon caused “significant harm” to the sanctions program by engaging in transactions with a person who is “an official of the government of the Russian Federation contributing to the crisis in Ukraine.” OFAC said it had considered and rejected Exxon’s explanation that it had believed from press accounts of the sanctions that there was a distinction between Sechin acting in a “professional” rather than a “personal” capacity. It also determined that Exxon had not voluntarily disclosed the violations, which it said was “an egregious case.” It leveled the statutory maximum civil penal of $2 million for the breaches. In its statement, Exxon maintained its innocence, saying that it had “followed clear guidance” from the White House and Treasury Department when it went ahead with the deals with Rosneft that Sechin then countersigned. It noted that Rosneft was not subject to sanctions at the time and maintained it understood transactions with Sechin in his personal capacity as an individual were not covered. “Based on the enforcement information published today, OFAC is trying to retroactively enforce a new interpretation of an executive order that is inconsistent with the explicit and unambiguous guidance from the White House and Treasury issued before the relevant conduct and still publicly available today,” it said. “OFAC’s action is fundamentally unfair.” OFAC said it considered several aggravating factors when reaching its decision. Those included “reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions requirements when it failed to consider warning signs associated with dealing in the blocked services of (a sanctioned person), that “Exxon Mobil’s senior-most executives knew of Sechin’ s status … when they dealt in the blocked services of Sechin,” that the deals “caused significant harm to the Ukraine-related sanctions program objectives” and that the company “is a sophisticated and experienced oil and gas company that has global operations and routinely deals in goods, services and technology subject to U.S economic sanctions and U.S. export controls.” Tillerson has taken a tough line with Ukraine-related sanctions as secretary of state, saying earlier this month on a trip to Kiev that the sanctions would not be lifted until Russia met its obligations. But while he was at Exxon, Tillerson opposed the sanctions levied on Moscow for its annexation of Crimea. Those sanctions cost his company hundreds of millions of dollars. The same year that Exxon is accused of breaching the sanctions, Tillerson was unambiguous about his opposition to the penalties. “We do not […]
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Several of President Donald Trump’s nominees for key ambassador posts are declining to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Testifying Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Lewis Eisenberg, the financier Trump picked to be the U.S. envoy to Italy, says he’d like to “reserve judgment” on whether Moscow interfered until ongoing investigations are completed. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, selected by Trump to be ambassador to the United Kingdom, says “it looks like it could have happened. Maybe it did happen.” Kelly Knight Craft, nominated by Trump to be the ambassador to Canada, says based on the publicly available material she’s read, “it looks as if, yes.” Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey says he’s disappointed their answers weren’t a clear ‘yes.’ (AP)
The post Trump’s Envoy Picks Hesitate On Question Of Russian Meddling appeared first on Yeshiva World News.(21 July 2017 | 6:30 am)
The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump. Trump blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview Wednesday with The New York Times. Trump sharply criticized the former U.S. senator over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. Sessions has a lot of company in the administration to compare notes with. Everyone from former FBI director James Comey to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to chief strategist Steve Bannon has been publicly shamed by the boss. (AP)
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Beware of Yichus Man whose superpowers belong to his great-grandfather who he talks about all of the time.(14 July 2017 | 8:00 pm)
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Today’s Top Stories 1. Expecting clashes to spread to the West Bank on Friday, the IDF’s gearing up. Meanwhile, police are considering closing off the holy site tomorrow. Jerusalem mosques will be closed as worshipers head to the Temple Mount. Israeli Arabs from across the country are also expected to arrive for tomorrow’s prayers. Yesterday,...
HonestReporting's Simon Plosker accompanies journalists to see for himself what is going on in Jerusalem's Old City as Palestinians "boycott" prayers on the Temple Mount.
Today’s Top Stories 1. The Temple Mount standoff continued today with clashes near the entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City. The Islamic Wakf, which administers the Temple Mount, announced that all mosques in Jerusalem will be closed on Friday and that worshipers will converge on the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, the PA appealed to the international community...
Today’s Top Stories 1. Do an upcoming pair of Roger Waters concerts violate New York legislation against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement? That’s the question posed by a local lawmaker on Facebook and picked up on by the JTA. Given the stink Waters raised over Radiohead’s upcoming Tel Aviv show (and Radiohead’s reaction), Waters’...
Haaretz world news editor declares himself anti-Zionist, claims Israel "apartheid state." Can such a person really report the news?
Original article can be viewed at Haaretz Editor: I’m Anti-Zionist and Yes, Israel=Apartheid on HonestReporting.(17 July 2017 | 8:43 am)
Should Congress cut aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it ceases payments to terrorists and their families? In the new issue of National Review magazine, Elliott Abrams argues that Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act, cut the aid, and try to force a change in Palestinian political culture.
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.
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Israel.
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.
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.
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Jerusalem – Three people were stabbed Friday night when a terrorist entered a home in the community of Neve Tzuf in southwest Samaria. The terrorist was neutralized. According to initial reports, a 70-year-old woman was in critical condition, a 90-year-old man in serious condition, and a third person was lightly injured. IDF forces are conducting [...]
West Bank – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces outside the shrine for days and on Friday three were killed when fighting broke out as people protested against [...]
Brooklyn, NY – Another day, another derailment. And another round of finger-pointing on who is to blame for problems with New York City’s troubled transit system. On Friday, a “B” train derailed near the end of the line in Brooklyn, causing no major injuries but briefly gumming up a subway system that has seen its [...]
Jerusalem – When Muslim elders called for a “Day of Rage” on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be. A native of Jerusalem who has covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, Awad headed to Ras al-Amud, directly across the [...]
Washington – In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan’s first lady during a dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can’t muster even a “hello” in English. In fact, she can handle a basic conversation in English, according [...]
Washington – Outgoing Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that he chose to resign from his position to give incoming commutations director Anthony Scaramucci a fresh start. Spicer says during a brief phone conversation with The Associated Press following his announced departure that, “we’re at the point where” the president “could benefit from a clean slate.” [...]
Nevada – Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in judgment and one he will never repeat. Although he still adamantly maintains he was [...]
London – Britain is poised to handle a record number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies as most schools break up for the summer and families head off for sunnier climes. The NATS air traffic control agency said it expects to handle some 8,800 flights Friday. Officials say the number of flights should break [...]
Washington – American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a “geographical travel restriction” on North Korea following the death last month of American university student Otto [...]
Washington – White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. One of those people said Spicer is quitting because of objections over the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci. The people with knowledge of the decision insisted [...]
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70-year-old woman in critical condition in stabbing attack in the Shomron community of Halamish.
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U.S. Defense Secretary says he thinks ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive.
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Egyptian Foreign Ministry blames Israel for clashes in Jerusalem, urges it to â€śstop the escalationâ€ť.
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns after Trump hires new communications director.
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Is circumcision justified or is it committing serious bodily harm?
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Shabbat about to begin in Israel. Arutz Sheva's North America desk will continue to update the site until Shabbat begins in New York.
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How do we know that G-d now wants us here? Just look around. Look at the flourishing of both physical and spiritual life in Israel.
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For over 500 years, Crypto-Jews have been secretly keeping some Jewish traditions.
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Arab media claim 4 rioters killed by security forces. Police say order is restored.
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Will fear of world opinion, being hated and attacked, prevent Jews from making Aliyah?
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A senior Russian official was quoted as saying Thursday that his country will later this year sell Iraq a large number of T-90S/SK tanks, which are considered among the best protected and heavily armed tanks in the world. Vladimir Kozhin, Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide for military technical cooperation, said "It's a big contract for a big batch. I cannot name the exact sum, the number of tanks is big", according to TASS news agency. Earlier reports said more than 70 of the advanced tanks are to be provided under the deal.
July 20, 2017, 7:14 PM (IDT)
Kuwait has shut down Iran's cultural and other missions in the country and ordered the expulsion of almost all Iranian diplomats after the Kuwaiti supreme court reaffirmed the conviction of the members of a terror cell that spied for Tehran, smuggled explosives and was preparing to carry out terrorist attacks. The members of the cell are said to have acted as operatives for Hizballah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
July 20, 2017, 6:37 PM (IDT)
The nomination of Christopher Wray to be the next director of the FBI was approved by all 20 members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The full Senate will now hold a vote to determine whether the former Justice Department official will be confirmed. President Donald Trump tapped Wray for the post in early June after firing the previous director, James Comey, about a month earlier.()
July 21, 2017, 7:42 PM (IDT)
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned after telling President Trump he totally disagreed with the appointment Friday of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Trump asked Spicer to stay on, but he refused, saying the new appointment was a major mistake. For some weeks now, Spicer’s impending departure from the White House was rumored and his exposure diminished. It was also said that Spicer, a formal naval officer, would move over to a senior job in the US Navy high command.
July 20, 2017, 6:26 PM (IDT)
Israeli police published the video Thursday,July 30, ahead of Muslim Friday prayers as a reminder that the crime committed at Islam’s third most sacred site was a terrorist attack staged by Muslims – not the metal detectors which Israel installed for its safety. To drown this truth out, the Palestinians and Waqf officials have raised a worldwide uproar against those detectors. Jordanian and Saudi intelligence point at Hizballah for orchestrating the attack.()
July 21, 2017, 5:33 PM (IDT)
Clashes with the Israeli police spread Friday afternoon from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria. They focused on eight locations: Hebron, Kalandia, Kafr Kadoum, Naalin and Sinjal outside Ramallah, Rachel’s Tomb, Beit Ummar and Arab Tekoah. Most of these Palestinian outbreaks were fairly low-scale with scores up to 200 at most taking part.
July 21, 2017, 8:21 AM (IDT)
Early Friday, the Israeli police restricted entry to Jerusalem’s Old City – not just Temple Mount – to men over the age of 50 in light of information that young Palestinians planned to use Friday Prayers at Al Aqsa for major disturbances. Access for women was unrestricted. Surrounding streets were closed. The Old City was therefore placed under partial curfew.
The security cabinet’s overnight session Thursday empowered the police to determine whether or not to leave the metal detectors in place at the Temple Mount gates. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu chaired the session, after which a statement was released early Friday: “Israel is committed to the status quo on Temple Mount and freedom of access to the holy places. Israel is also committed to preserving the security of all worshippers and visitors on Temple Mount. The cabinet authorizes the Israeli Police to take any decision necessary for securing free access to the holy places in complete safety and in accordance with public order.”
July 20, 2017, 10:10 PM (IDT)
For the fifth night in a row, Palestinians attacked police Thursday night with bottles and rocks.after holding prayers. Police used crowd dispersal measures to break up the mob.
July 20, 2017, 3:27 PM (IDT)
The US Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that passengers on US-bound flights from Riyadh's King Khalid international airport are once again permitted to bring laptop computers on board with their carry-on luggage. It marked the lifting of a controversial ban on laptops and other large electronic devices onboard flights to the US from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Riyadh's airport was the last of the 10 to be found in compliance with the revised security measures for US-bound flights.()
July 21, 2017, 6:25 PM (IDT)
Palestinians sources report that a 17-year Palestinian boy was killed in the Ras al-Mud suburb Friday “possibly by gunshots” from a security guard. Police used tear gas to break up a Palestinian disturbance in that area and said they knew of two Palestinians injured. Palestinian sources reported another casualty in a riot at the A-Tur part of Jerusalem. Israeli police are investigating these claims.
Outbreaks, including bottles and rocks thrown at police officers, flared up in Jerusalem’s Arab districts after Friday prayers outside the gates of Temple Mount ended with hardly any incident. A few score Muslims defied Palestinian and Waqf officials and passed through the metal detectors kept in place by the police to ascend the shrine to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque rather than joining the congregations outside the gates.()
CAMERA - Reporting Abuses
In an editorial with a highly misleading headline ("No entry for Israel's critics"), The Los Angeles Times reported that Israel had turned away a Human Rights Watch researcher. After communication from CAMERA, The Times clarifies: Omar Shakir later received a one-year visa.(19 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
In June and July 2017, C-SPAN aired a film promoting the Palestinian victimization narrative. The network had reacted to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently decrying the U.N.s bias against the Jewish state.(19 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
El PaĂs, the largest and most influential newspaper in the Spanish world, has a long history of biased reporting about the Jewish state and the Arab-Israeli conflict. For several years since 2009, the newspaper's coverage was somewhat more balanced and objective. But it seems, over the past year, to be drifting back to its previous anti-Israel reporting and its opinion pages have become a forum for anti-Israel activists.(18 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Why does the State Department list Iran as a sponsor of terrorism? Simply because of "its support of anti-Israel groups," as if backing for Students for Justice in Palestine is enough to get Iran on the list? Hardly. CAMERA prompts an AP correction: Iran supports "Hezbollah and other Shia militia groups, including in Iraq, Syria and Bahrain."(18 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
A newly established group of Palestinian Christian organizations is asking the World Council of Churches to engage in lawfare against its critics in the West. If the WCC obliges, it will represent a new low for the ecumenical organization.(18 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
A series of AFP photo captions noted: "Israel took the highly unusual decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers, leading to anger from Muslims and Jordan." Only after communication from CAMERA did the agency add the reason for the closure and new security measures: a deadly attack by Israeli Arabs.(16 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
A New York Times' article about a July 14th Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem contains no falsehoods or errors, but nevertheless manages to mislead readers both about Jerusalem and its holy sites, as well as the motives behind the events.(15 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
A new U.N. report about Gaza noted Hamas' rockets attacks, military buildup, successful and attempted kidnappings, and weapons smuggling, so why was a Reuters interview with the U.N.'s Robert Piper mum on these points?(12 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
With Radiohead's Tel Aviv performance, BDS efforts are on full display, and inflated media reports of boycott victories again emerge. Newsweek is the second media outlet in as many days to correct the false claim that Stevie Wonder cancelled a show in Israel.(12 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
CAMERA prompts corrections at The Diplomat, an online magazine about Asia-Pacific current affairs, which had erroneously cited Tel Aviv, instead of Jerusalem, as Israel's capital.(12 July 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Rain Clouds on a Wintery Day;
All eyes are looking upwards to heaven when will the badly needed rain come.