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  • (1)Breaking the Silence spokesman on closing case against him: 'Criticism is silenced'
    (17 November 2017 | 11:51 am)

  • (2)Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria
    (17 November 2017 | 11:35 am)

  • (3)Macron says Iran misunderstands France's "balanced" position in region
    (17 November 2017 | 11:34 am)

  • (4)US urges African nations to press N. Korea over nuclear program
    (17 November 2017 | 11:33 am)

  • (5)Top US diplomat urges return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe
    (17 November 2017 | 11:32 am)

    Jerusalem Post Front Page

  • (1)White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

    (17 November 2017 | 12:27 pm)

  • (2)Report: IS car bomb kills 20 in eastern Syria

    (17 November 2017 | 11:44 am)

  • (3)US urges African nations to press N. Korea over nuclear program

    (17 November 2017 | 10:22 am)

  • (4)Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

    (17 November 2017 | 9:48 am)

  • (5)Governor of Yemen's interim capital resigns, accuses PM of corruption

    (17 November 2017 | 8:53 am)

  • (6)Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis an attempt to create regional chaos

    (17 November 2017 | 7:01 am)

  • (7)Israeli security forces prevent terror attack in Tomb of the Patriarchs

    (17 November 2017 | 6:27 am)

  • (8)Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack

    (17 November 2017 | 6:06 am)

  • (9)Turkey's Erdogan says Syria's Afrin must be cleansed of YPG militia

    (17 November 2017 | 4:07 am)

  • (10)Amnesty urges independent probe into atrocities in battle for Marawi city

    (17 November 2017 | 4:02 am)

  • Globes Financial

  • (1)Daimler CEO inaugurates Tel Aviv R&D center
    The Israeli center's 25 employees will help develop the new generation of Mercedes-Benz autonomous cars, said Dieter Zetsche.(17 November 2017 | 12:57 pm)

  • (2)Cyber-risk insurance co At-Bay raises $6m
    Together with its cyber insurance policy and risk insights, the Israeli company allows clients and brokers to better manage and control cyber risk.(17 November 2017 | 10:33 am)

  • (3)Gastro-intestinal drug co RDD Pharma raises $9.5m
    The Israeli company will use the new funding to advance programs in anal fissure, fecal incontinence, radiation colitis/proctitis and pruritus ani.(17 November 2017 | 10:03 am)

  • (4)Samsung opens Israel car cybersecurity center
    Samsung unit HARMAN says the new hub will test and certify automotive cybersecurity, autonomous driving and smart mobility technologies.(16 November 2017 | 8:45 pm)

  • (5)Expecting a package from abroad? It may have been wrecked
    Intruders broke in to Israel Post's online trade sorting center causing extensive damage.(16 November 2017 | 5:14 pm)

  • (6)Gov't buys more desalinated water as rains seen failing again
    With Israel facing a fifth successive drought year, the desalination plants are stepping up output.(16 November 2017 | 5:08 pm)

  • (7)Israel's economy grew at 4.1% in Q3
    GDP jumped impressively last quarter after rising at annual rates of only 2.5% in the second quarter and 0.9% in the first quarter.(16 November 2017 | 4:24 pm)

  • (8)Elovitch steps aside as Bezeq chairman
    However, even though the ISA has recommended indicting him, Elovitch will continue as chairman of Bezeq's subsidiaries, except Yes.(16 November 2017 | 3:48 pm)

  • (9)New shekel bills to be issued next week
    The red NIS 20 bill and orange NIS 100 bill will be issued on Thursday, reports the Bank of Israel.(16 November 2017 | 2:58 pm)

  • (10)Africa-Israel bondholders hand co to Saidoff
    The trustees of three series of bonds announced last night that the majority of bondholders supported Saidoff's offer for the company.(16 November 2017 | 1:44 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)Phone Companies Get New Tools To Block Spam Calls

    Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester consumers, sometimes multiple times each day, and often push scams. The agency, which regulates the country’s phone, broadcast TV and internet services, also hopes that recent big fines will help deter scammers. Phone companies can already block some calls that trick consumers by showing up on Caller ID with fake numbers. The new rules make clear that they can block additional calls that are likely scams, such as numbers that start with a 911 area code, or one that isn’t currently assigned to anyone. The changes won’t stop robocalls completely, though experts say these steps are a good start. ——— WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? The federal and state “Do Not Call” lists are supposed to protect people from unwanted calls from telemarketers. But scammers don’t care about breaking the law. Scammers reach people cheaply and easily using autodialers, which spew out a large number of calls automatically. It’s estimated that Americans receive tens of millions of robocalls every day. Not all of them are fraudsters, of course. Pharmacies send automated messages about prescriptions being filled. But too often, it’s this: you owe the IRS money; it’s Microsoft calling to fix your computer; free cruises! Spam callers have tricky technology that alters what pops up on a phone’s caller ID to a local number, or one from an official organization, so you’re more likely to pick up. ——— HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT The steps the FCC took Thursday lets carriers crack down on these spoofed numbers. If successful, that would make running a scam more difficult and save U.S. consumers millions of dollars, a group of state attorneys general said in an FCC filing. Experts have said these are solid developments, but won’t protect consumers from all unwanted calls. Not every one of those is from a spoofed number. Debt collectors and political campaigns are not covered under the Do Not Call lists. In the longer term, the FCC supports industry efforts to verify that callers are really who they say they are. Perhaps one day, you’ll see a green checkmark on your smartphone when the caller is legitimate. U.S. Telecom, the phone-company lobby, has said that rolling this out could take a few years, but would prove powerful against robocallers. The FCC has also sought ways to stop annoying calls from dogging consumers when they change numbers. Today, if you sign up for Do Not Call but then get a new number, a marketer may not know and could pester you on your new line. ——— WHAT PHONE COMPANIES ARE DOING Phone companies, cellphone makers and independent apps can also screen or block unwanted calls by checking them against databases of known problem numbers and analyzing suspicious behavior, like a number that’s calling lots of people on Do Not Call lists. Some of the carriers’ tools cost extra, and they’re not available for all phones and all plans. Consumers Union wants phone companies to make call-blocking tools available to all consumers for free. For home phones, apps including YouMail and Nomorobo offer relief for free, but they have some […]

    The post Phone Companies Get New Tools To Block Spam Calls appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (17 November 2017 | 1:00 pm)

  • (2)Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

    Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between July and September. That is about one in every 67,000 passengers, and it is the lowest rate since the department started keeping track of bumping in 1995. The rate has dropped steadily this year, especially since April when video surfaced of Chicago airport officers yanking a 69-year-old man off a United Express plane to make room for an airline employee. United and other airlines responded by making changes, including raising the compensation paid to encourage passengers to voluntarily give up seats on oversold flights. But the number of volunteers who take cash or a travel voucher is also falling sharply — 74,358 in the July-through-September quarter, compared with 114,119 a year earlier. Spirit Airlines was most likely to bump a passenger in the latest quarter, followed by Frontier and Southwest. Four airlines — Delta, Virgin America, JetBlue and United — bumped no more than one in every 250,000 passengers, according to government figures. Delta was the runaway leader in paying passengers to give up a seat — more than 32,000 in the quarter. Meanwhile, for the second straight month hurricanes were blamed for more flight delays and cancellations than a year ago. Hurricanes Irma and Maria disrupted travel in Florida and the Caribbean. The 12 airlines covered in the Transportation Department report completed 83.6 percent of flights on time in September, down from 85.5 percent a year earlier. A flight counts as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of the airline’s schedule. Hawaiian Airlines, which benefits from many short flights around the island chain, held on to the top spot. JetBlue Airways had the worst record, with nearly 30 percent of its flights arriving late. The same 12 carriers canceled 3.3 percent of their September flights, up from 0.3 percent in September 2016. Spirit canceled more than 10 percent of its flights in September, and JetBlue canceled more than 9 percent. Both have a high percentage of their flights in Florida and the Caribbean. (AP)

    The post Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (17 November 2017 | 12:30 pm)

  • (3)OOPS! Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Call For Trump To Resign

    The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign. Without mentioning the content of the original tweet, a Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said it “would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense.” The tweet was posted Thursday by a person whose Twitter handle is @ProudResister. It said, “The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy.” Manning says the person who had retweeted the item was an authorized operator of the official Defense Department Twitter account, which has 5.2 million followers. Manning said the person “caught this error and immediately deleted it.” (AP)

    The post OOPS! Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Call For Trump To Resign appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (17 November 2017 | 12:00 pm)

  • (4)WATCH: NJ Sen. Menendez’s Tearful Speech After Conclusion Of Corruption Trial

    (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

    The post WATCH: NJ Sen. Menendez’s Tearful Speech After Conclusion Of Corruption Trial appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (17 November 2017 | 11:45 am)

  • (5)Senators Press Jared Kushner For More Info In Russia Investigation

    The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are saying President Donald Trump’s son-in-law hasn’t been fully forthcoming with the panel’s probe into Russian election interference, asking him to provide emails sent to him involving WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.” Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to Jared Kushner’s lawyer Thursday saying the collection of documents he has provided the committee is “incomplete.” The committee gave Kushner a Nov. 27 deadline to provide the additional documents, including the emails and Kushner’s security clearance form that originally omitted certain contacts with Russian officials. The request is part of the panel’s probe into the Russian election meddling and whether the Trump campaign was involved. The Judiciary committee is one of three congressional committees looking into the issue, along with the Senate and House intelligence panels. The committees have separately requested and received thousands of documents from people associated with the Trump campaign, and have interviewed dozens of individuals. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is also looking into the meddling. The senators noted they have received documents from other campaign officials that were copied to or forwarded to Kushner, but which he did not produce. Those include “September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning WikiLeaks.” Trump’s eldest son, Trump Jr., corresponded with WikiLeaks that month and, according to The Atlantic, sent an email to several Trump campaign advisers to tell them about it. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Feinstein, D-Calif., wrote that other parties have produced documents concerning a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” that Kushner forwarded but has not given to the committee. It is unclear what overture and dinner invite they are referring to. The senators are also asking Kushner for correspondence with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is a subject of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Abbe Lowell, Kushner’s lawyer, said in a statement that Kushner has been responsive to all requests. “We provided the Judiciary Committee with all relevant documents that had to do with Mr. Kushner’s calls, contacts or meetings with Russians during the campaign and transition, which was the request,” Lowell said. “We also informed the committee we will be open to responding to any additional requests and that we will continue to work with White House Counsel for any responsive documents from after the inauguration.” The letter comes as the Judiciary Committee’s investigation has stalled amid partisan disputes. The new request is a sign that the panel is still moving forward with its probe into the Russian interference and whether Trump’s campaign was involved. In the letter to Kushner, the senators noted they had asked him to provide documents to, from, or copied to him “relating to” certain individuals of interest to investigators, but Kushner responded that no emails had been found in which those individuals were sent emails, received emails, or were copied on them. “If, as you suggest, Mr. Kushner was unaware of, for example, any attempts at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, then presumably there would be few communications concerning many of the persons identified in our second request, and the corresponding burden of searching would be small,” the senators wrote. The committee also asked for the additional documents related to Flynn, […]

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    (17 November 2017 | 11:30 am)

  • (6)Big Round-Up Of MS-13 Gang Members In US

    The Trump administration announced a major gang sweep Thursday, with the arrest of more than 200 members of the violent street gang MS-13. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department said “Operation Raging Bull” was conducted across the United States from Oct. 8 to Nov. 11, and concluded with the arrest of 214 members of MS-13. “We will not rest until every member, associate and leader of MS-13 has been held accountable for their crimes,” said Thomas Horman, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This was the second phase of a federal effort to target MS-13. The first phase involved 53 arrests in El Salvador in September after an 18-month investigation. In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said more than 1,200 gang members have been convicted so far this year, and about 4,000 have been arrested and charged. He said the arrests will help make the country safer “by taking MS-13 off our streets for good.” Of the most recent round-up, officials said, criminal charges included murder, aggravated robbery, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, firearms offenses and assault. About 60 of the arrests involved people illegally crossing the border as unaccompanied children, officials said. ICE officials announced that they added six MS-13 fugitives to its list of “most wanted” individuals — one wanted for homicide in Texas and five others wanted for attempted homicides of police officers in El Salvador. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump directed federal law enforcement officials to focus resources on combating transnational gangs, including MS-13. The gang originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, then entrenched itself in Central America when its leaders were deported. (AP)

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    (17 November 2017 | 11:00 am)

  • (7)NY Area Alert – Printing Mistake On Popular Shul Calendar About When To Say ‘Vsen Tal Umator’

    There is an error on the popular New York weekly “Z’man Krias Shema’ calendar designed for shuls. The author has requested Agudath Yisroel of America to notify all the New York Rabbonim to please cross out the verbiage currently on Sunday night, parshas vayetzei that advises people to start saying ‘Vsein Tal Umator’. The CORRECT TIME for starting Vsein Tal Umator this year is DECEMBER 4th – Monday night – parshas V’yeishev. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

    The post NY Area Alert – Printing Mistake On Popular Shul Calendar About When To Say ‘Vsen Tal Umator’ appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (17 November 2017 | 10:40 am)

  • (8)Highlights Of House, Senate GOP Bills To Overhaul Tax Code

    The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill that differs from legislation approved by the Senate Finance Committee. A comparison of the Republican-written measures: —Personal income tax rates: House bill condenses current seven brackets to four: 12, 25, 35 and 39.6 percent. Senate measure retains seven brackets but changes them to 10, 12, 22, 24, 32, 35 and 38.5 percent. Under current law, top bracket is 39.6 percent. The Senate bill ends the reductions in 2026; they’re permanent in the House version. —Standard deduction: Used by about 70 percent of U.S. taxpayers, currently $6,350 for individuals and $12,700 for married couples. House, Senate bills both double those levels to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for couples. —Personal exemption: Both bills eliminate the current $4,050 personal exemption. —Tax credits: House raises per-child tax credit from $1,000 to $1,600, extends it to families earning up to $230,000. Creates a $300 tax credit for each adult in a family, which expires in 2023. Senate doubles per-child credit to $2,000. Both bills preserve the adoption tax credit, which House measure initially eliminated. —Home mortgage interest deduction: House limits the deduction to interest paid on the first $500,000 of the loan, for new home purchases. Senate retains the current $1 million ceiling. —Other deductions: House eliminates medical expense deductions; Senate preserves them. Senate bill ends deductions for moving expenses and tax preparation. —State and local taxes: House ends deductions for state and local income and sales taxes, allows it for up to $10,000 in property taxes. Senate eliminates entire deduction. —Alternative minimum tax: House, Senate both repeal the tax aimed at ensuring that higher-earning people pay at least some tax. —Inheritance tax: Currently, when someone dies the estate owes taxes on the value of assets transferred to heirs above $5.5 million for individuals, $11 million for couples. House bill initially doubles those limits and then repeals the entire tax after 2023. Senate doubles the limits but does not repeal the tax. —Individual insurance mandate: Senate bill repeals the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care law that people pay a tax penalty if they don’t purchase health insurance. House bill does not. —Corporate taxes: House, Senate both cut current 35 percent rate to 20 percent, but Senate has one-year delay in dropping the rate. —Pass-through businesses: Millions of U.S. businesses “pass through” their income to individuals, who then pay personal income tax on those earnings, not corporate tax. House bill taxes many of them at 25 percent, plus creates a 9 percent rate for the first $75,000 in earnings for some smaller pass-throughs. Senate bill lets people deduct some of the earnings and then pay at their personal income tax rate on the remainder. —Businesses: House, Senate both expand write-offs allowed for companies that buy equipment. —Multinational corporations: House levies 10 percent tax on profits for overseas subsidiaries of U.S. corporations, and seeks to eliminate tax incentives that encourage some U.S. companies to move overseas. Senate ends tax advantages for firms moving overseas. (AP)

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    (17 November 2017 | 10:30 am)

  • (9)TEHILLIM – Vishnitzer Rebbe of Monsey Hospitalized

    Please be Mispallel for the Vishnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, who was taken to the hospital for on Thursday afternoon. The Rebbe has reportedly not been feeling well the past few days, and was complaining of general weakness. He was taken to Good Samaratain Hospital near Monsey, and transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Thursday night. The Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Mordechai Hager Shlita, is the elder of the admorim today. The Rebbe, who is around 95-years-old, is known for his devotion to learning Torah: He learns around 18 hours a day and asks his Chasidim to study at least two hours every day. He has thousands of Chassidim around the globe. Please be Mispallel for Mordechai ben Margulia. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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    (17 November 2017 | 10:28 am)

  • (10)Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210K Gallons Of Oil In South Dakota

    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. Discovery of the leak comes just days before Nebraska regulators are scheduled to announce their decision Monday whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, an expansion that would boost the amount of oil TransCanada is now shipping through the existing line, which is known simply as Keystone. The expansion has faced fierce opposition from environmental groups, American Indian tribes and some landowners. Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist manager at the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the state has sent a staff member to the site of the leak in a rural area near the border with North Dakota about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Minneapolis. “Ultimately, the cleanup responsibility lies with TransCanada, and they’ll have to clean it up in compliance with our state regulations,” Walsh said. TransCanada said in its statement that it expected the pipeline to remain shut down as the company responds to the leak. It did not offer a time estimate, and a spokesman didn’t immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration didn’t immediately return an email requesting additional information from The AP. Since 2010, companies have reported 17 spills bigger than the leak announced Thursday, topping 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of crude oil or refined petroleum products, according to U.S. Department of Transportation records. The existing Keystone pipeline transports crude from Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, passing through the eastern Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. It can handle nearly 600,000 barrels daily, or about 23 million gallons. TransCanada says on its website that the company has safely transported more than 1.5 billion barrels of oil, or about 63 billion gallons, through the system since operations began in 2010. President Donald Trump issued a federal permit for the expansion project in March even though it had been rejected by the Obama administration. The Keystone XL project would move crude oil from Alberta, Canada, across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast. Kent Moeckly, a member of conservation and family agriculture group Dakota Rural Action, who opposed the Keystone pipeline, said he drove to land he owns near the site of the spill Thursday. “There’s a heck of a south wind up here today, and man it just stunk of crude oil,” said Moeckly, whose property is crossed by the pipeline. “A mile away, but I’ll tell you it was like it was next door.” A leak and spill in southeastern South Dakota in April 2016 prompted a weeklong shutdown of the pipeline. TransCanada estimated that just under 17,000 gallons (405 barrels) of oil spilled onto private land during that leak. Federal regulators said an “anomaly” on a weld on the pipeline was to […]

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    (17 November 2017 | 10:00 am)

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

    Jewish Humor

  • (1)Jtube: The Mindy Project: Jewish Summer Camp
    What do you think is the value of Jewish summer camp?(10 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (2)New Yinglish Words You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Creative mashing of two words.(10 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (3)Pelting the Bar Mitzvah Boy
    Why do we celebrate a Bar Mitzvah by slinging sweets at a defenseless child?(10 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (4)Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke
    When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?(6 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (5)Ashkenazim vs. Sephardim: Say What?!
    However we say it, say it together.(4 November 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (6)How to Save Money in Israel
    Eat in the supermarket because apparently eating there is free.(4 November 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (7)Jtube: Young Sheldon
    When should a person strive to fit in and when should he stand up to social pressure and be different?(4 November 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (8)How to Tell if Your Dog is Jewish
    Do you have a Shlomo or a Fido?(4 November 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (9)Do Jews Have Godparents?
    How do two individuals mutually settle on who should supersede them as parents upon their death?(28 October 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (10)Absurd Shul Announcements
    Let’s face it, shul announcements need some work.(28 October 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)Taylor Force Act Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

    Today’s Top Stories 1. The Taylor Force Act, which would sharply reduce US aid to the PA if it continues paying stipends to Palestinian terrorists and their families, made it through a key legislative hurdle when the House Foreign Affairs committee passed the bill without any opposition. The bill is named after Taylor Force, an...

    Original article can be viewed at Taylor Force Act Clears Key Legislative Hurdle on HonestReporting.

    (16 November 2017 | 9:38 am)

  • (2)An Israeli Arab Singer From ‘Palestine?’

    Israeli Arab singer Ruba Shamshoum was born and raised in the Israeli city of Nazareth. So why does the Irish Times say that she is from "Palestine?"

    Original article can be viewed at An Israeli Arab Singer From ‘Palestine?’ on HonestReporting.

    (16 November 2017 | 4:54 am)

  • (3)The IDF ‘Agent’ Who ‘Clashed’ With Protesters

    In sinister style, The Times of London describes former IDF soldier Hen Mazzig as an "agent" when Jewish students were attacked by anti-Israel protesters.

    Original article can be viewed at The IDF ‘Agent’ Who ‘Clashed’ With Protesters on HonestReporting.

    (14 November 2017 | 10:34 am)

  • (4)Russia: Iran’s Presence in Syria is Legit

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran’s presence in Syria is legitimate and that Moscow never promised to ensure the withdrawal of pro-Iranian forces from the country either. While the Syrian cease fire agreement calls for the removal of foreign forces press reports indicate there’s no deadline yet set. In any...

    Original article can be viewed at Russia: Iran’s Presence in Syria is Legit on HonestReporting.

    (14 November 2017 | 9:51 am)

  • (5)HR Corrige BBC: Judeus São o Povo Nativo da Israel Antiga

    Uma matéria no site da BBC Travel abordou a descoberta de 2.000 moedas de ouro no fundo do oceano, na cidade israelense de Cesaréia – o maior esconderijo já encontrado na região. O autor da matéria cobre a fascinante história antiga de Cesaréia, falando dos fenícios e dos gregos, e eventualmente dos romanos: ...

    Original article can be viewed at HR Corrige BBC: Judeus São o Povo Nativo da Israel Antiga on HonestReporting.

    (14 November 2017 | 9:22 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)Geneva – North Korea Rules Out Negotiations On Nuclear Weapons
    Geneva – North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat. In an interview with Reuters, Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, brushed [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 1:28 pm)

  • (2)New York – NY Governor: Bridge-naming Backlash Is ‘Personally Hurtful’
    New York – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a petition to take his late father’s name off a new bridge is “personally hurtful.” The state legislature voted in June to name the new $4 billion Hudson River bridge the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A petition with 75,000 signatures on change.org seeks to keep [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 1:00 pm)

  • (3)Washington – Despite Trump’s Objections, Congress Passes Israeli Missile Defense Aid Using Wartime Funds
    Washington – Congress appears to have bucked the Trump administration this week by passing hundreds of millions of dollars in missile defense aid for Israel likely using funds historically reserved for current US wartime operations. The White House made clear over the summer that it was not opposed to the amount of aid proposed by [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 12:30 pm)

  • (4)Washington – 10,744 More Kennedy Assassination Records Released
    Washington – The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records — some that have never been previously disclosed — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. It’s the fifth release of Kennedy assassination records so far this year. The National Archives said 8,336 documents are being released in their entirety [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 11:58 am)

  • (5)Detroit – Tesla Wants To Electrify Big Trucks, Adding To Its Ambitions
    Detroit – After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 11:24 am)

  • (6)Jerusalem – New Israeli Draft Laws Seen Protecting PM Under Criminal Probe
    Jerusalem – Two of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest allies have initiated legislation in what opponents say is a rearguard action to try to shield him from a police probe into corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu is a suspect in two cases, one into alleged meddling in the media industry and the other into gifts [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 11:00 am)

  • (7)Berlin – Germany To Press Kuwait After Israeli Barred From Flight
    Berlin – Germany’s foreign ministry says it will press Kuwait about a law that prevented its national airline from transporting an Israeli citizen on a flight originating in Frankfurt. Deputy foreign minister Michael Roth told Die Welt newspaper Friday that Germany’s ambassador has been asked to raise the issue with Kuwaiti authorities. The move follows [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 10:30 am)

  • (8)Israel – Jerusalem Cemetery Goes Deep Underground With Tunnel Burials
    Israel – A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city’s chronic shortage of burial space for the dead. Tunnels stretching more than a kilometer (half mile) in length beneath Jerusalem’s main cemetery have been carefully excavated over the past two years to make room for some [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 10:00 am)

  • (9)Mullica Township, NJ – Woman Rescued After Falling 10 Feet Into Home Septic Tank
    Mullica Township, NJ – A New Jersey woman has been rescued after falling into an empty septic tank behind her home. Police tell the Press of Atlantic City that Tami Camp’s son called 911 Thursday afternoon after he heard his mother’s screams from the bottom of the septic tank. Authorities say the 57-year-old fell 10 feet (3 [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 9:36 am)

  • (10)Pyongyang – Injured Defector’s Parasites And Diet Hint At Hard Life In North Korea
    Pyongyang - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites – including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long – [...]
    (17 November 2017 | 9:08 am)

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    Israel National News

  • (1)Wife of terror victim: Pray for his recovery
    Ebenezer Holaring was seriously injured in Gush Etzion attack. His wife, Miriam, urges the public to pray for his recovery.

    (17 November 2017 | 1:19 pm)

  • (2)'We won’t accept Iranian presence on our border'
    Ambassador Danon meets UNDOF commander as Iran expands its control in the region.

    (17 November 2017 | 1:06 pm)

  • (3)Shabbat Shalom from Israel! Updates continue from N. America
    Shabbat about to begin in Israel. Arutz Sheva's North America desk will continue to update the site until Shabbat begins in New York.

    (17 November 2017 | 9:03 am)

  • (4)Will the real Eisav please stand up?
    Phil Chernofsky asks: Was Eisav really an evil person? The answer according to him is yes.

    (17 November 2017 | 9:01 am)

  • (5)Putting the 'holy' in Hollywood
    Meet American movie producer supporting Jews living in Israel.

    (17 November 2017 | 9:00 am)

  • (6)Haredi minister issues ultimatum to Netanyahu
    'Enforce ban on rail work over Shabbat - or we'll quit,' warns Health Ministry Yaakov Litzman.

    (17 November 2017 | 7:36 am)

  • (7)From Wisconsin, to Vietnam, to Israel
    American-born Vietnam veteran who converted to Judaism after Six Day War survives terror attack by teenage Arab terrorist.

    (17 November 2017 | 7:08 am)

  • (8)Inside the most challenging course in the IDF
    Arutz Sheva joins the IDF's Naval Captains course to see what the future commanders of Israel's ships and submarines must go through.

    (17 November 2017 | 5:46 am)

  • (9)Kushner was contacted about WikiLeaks, Russia before election
    Senate Judiciary Committee members say President Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner was contacted about Wikileaks prior in 2016.

    (17 November 2017 | 5:19 am)

  • (10)'Why is Israel subsidizing anti-IDF plays?'
    MK Sharren Haskel calls on Education Minister to stop funding theater which shows anti-IDF propaganda.

    (17 November 2017 | 4:33 am)

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  • 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.


  • (2)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.


  • (3)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.


  • (4)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.


  • (5)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.


  • (6)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.


  • (7)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.


  • (8)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.


  • (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.


  • (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)USA Today Casts Out Context in Report on Israel’s African Refugees

    A recent USA Today report failed to provide essential context about Israeli immigration policies and history.

    (14 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (2)Jewish Journalism: Focus on The Forward
    There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, “progressive” zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editor‑in‑chief Jane Eisner.(14 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (3)Haaretz Adds Information on Marwan Barghouti's Murder Convictions
    One day after The New York Times' editor's note acknowledged that "controversial Palestinian activist Rasmeah Odeh" was convicted of a deadly bombing in Israel, Haaretz amends an article to adds the crimes of "convicted Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti": five counts of murder.(14 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (4)CAMERA Prompts Correction in Foreign Affairs on Israel's Capital
    A piece in Foreign Affairs referred to policies in "Washington and Tel Aviv," wrongly casting the latter as Israel's capital. After communication by CAMERA, the publication corrected its inaccurate language.(14 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (5)NY Times Delivers One-Two Punch Against Iraqi Jewish History
    In a pair of articles this fall, the New York Times ignored the violence and persecution faced by Iraqi Jews in the 1940s and 50s, suggesting that nearly the entire community "left" or "departed" inexplicably.(13 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (6)In New York Times, Convicted Bomber Becomes 'Controversial Palestinian Activist' (UPDATED)
    Rasmeah Odeh, convicted of a deadly bombing in Israel, was deported from the United States because she concealed her criminal record. In a travel column about California love, social justice and community, The New York Times also conceals Odeh's conviction, calling her a "controversial Palestinian activist."
    (UPDATE: The newspaper has published an Editors' Note.)(12 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (7)Kansas City Star Purveyed Palestinian Anti-Israel Propaganda
    Kansas City Star, the city’s largest circulation daily newspaper, touted in an Op-Ed, a propagandistic anti-Israel speech by Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian official. The Star has not yet provided any public criticism of its Op-Ed.(10 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (8)Noga Tarnopolsky's Awkward Journalism on Balfour Centennial
    Eager to suggest British ambivalence about the Balfour Declaration, Tarnopolsky's "analysis" piece concealed Prime Minister Theresa May's openly expressed pride in the document and freely opined, on the news pages, about Benjamin Netanyahu's inner motivations.(9 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (9)NY Times Covers Up Emirati Intolerance at Judo Tournament
    The New York Times' report on the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum as a "soft power" means "to promote the capital as a tolerant global city" completely whitewashes recent egregious Emirati intolerance: a ban on all Israeli symbols, including the national anthem, at the Grand Slam judo tournament.(7 November 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (10)CAMERA Prompts i24 Corrections on Hamas Charter
    CAMERA prompts corrections to two separate i24 News article which incorrectly depicted Hamas' May 2017 policy document as a "new charter" or as revisions to its founding charter, which calls for Israel's destruction.(4 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

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