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A consortium of five organizations with 450 hospitals has set up a not-for-profit generic drug company to bring down prices.(18 January 2018 | 8:56 pm)
Amazon representatives have been in Israel to map the trade terms here in fashion and textiles, books and media items, and electronics products.(18 January 2018 | 7:25 pm)
The contract is for advanced ground-based electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems.(18 January 2018 | 7:21 pm)
Sigmento founders Izzy Cohen, Yoav Maor and Yonatan Maor will join the management team of French company Akeneo.(18 January 2018 | 6:59 pm)
The fund is trying to join forces with other Bezeq shareholders to replace company directors.(18 January 2018 | 5:03 pm)
Passengers on flights to and from Israel will now be able to stow their cabin-bags for free in the hold.(18 January 2018 | 4:58 pm)
Only passengers flying to and from Israel must pay €50 to stow wheelie-bags in the hold - a service all other destinations receive for free.(18 January 2018 | 4:47 pm)
The bank predicts that the shekel-dollar exchange rate will rise to NIS 3.51/$.(18 January 2018 | 4:21 pm)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today spoke to businesspeople at a power breakfast with Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis, the chief minister of Maharashtra Province.(18 January 2018 | 2:33 pm)
The company's app automatically buys a public transportation ticket without the telephone being removed from the owner's pocket.(18 January 2018 | 1:49 pm)
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Yeshivah World News
German lawmakers have voted to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism.
The lower house approved by a wide majority Thursday a motion proposed by four of the six parliamentary groups to install the official, who would be chosen by independent experts.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel, landing on Sunday, 5 Shevat, remaining until Tuesday. The official welcoming ceremony will take place at 10:00AM at the Prime Minister office in Jerusalem.
Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, the Pentagon said Friday.
A new national defense strategy says that competition with China and Russia has threatened America’s military advantage around the world.
Andrew Anglin operates a neo-Nazi website notorious for publishing personal information about the targets of its internet trolling campaigns. But The Daily Stormer’s publisher refused this week to publicly reveal where he is living, claiming he gets “credible” death threats.
Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump.
The warrant issued in September 2016 is for unspecified weapons or ammunitions charges.
The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.
The carrier said Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to buy 20 of its A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more, in a deal worth $16 billion.
Passaic Clifton Kashrus (PCK) on Friday afternoon released a statement regarding the recent reports about the “Jin Restaurant” that may have had non-Kosher food.
In their statement, PCK says “No non-Kosher food was found at the restaurant, nor can PCK conclude that any non-Kosher food ever entered the establishment.
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Just 30 minutes ago, YWN published a video of a Yeshiva bus in Brooklyn that blew through a red light on Friday morning.
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Officials in Uman reported on Thursday, 2 Shevat, that snow has arrived and Ichud Breslov in Uman has been working to keep the routes to and from the tziyun of Rav Nachman ZTâL open to travelers.
If you boycott Israel just be ready to go all the way. Turn off Waze and go back to using Mapquest.(12 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
Mohel are vastly underappreciated. In a business where there is no margin for error, they should be admired and adored.(12 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
Is Jewish guilt real or stereotypical?(12 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
From Chinese Auctions to ad journals.(5 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
What makes Jews unique?(5 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
Barbra Streisand will finally share her own traumatic alien abduction story.(5 January 2018 | 7:00 pm)
The Orthodox Union and Chabad find their place in the world of super heroes.(30 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)
In Israel we donât wait for the green light. We honk when the light turns yellow.(30 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Jewbans, Mexi-Jews. Jewminicans, Jewtinas or Kosher-Ricans.(29 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)
What sacrifices did your parents make for you to succeed?(29 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)
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Today’s Top Stories 1. The hunt for Rabbi Raziel Shevach’s killers ended when an arrest raid in Jenin turned into a shootout shootout on Wednesday night. According to Ynet, “One of the terrorists, Ahmed Jarrar, was killed in the fighting that broke out when Israeli troops were searching for Shevah’s killers. Another terrorist was arrested, [...]
One of the more overlooked issues raised by Mahmoud Abbas’ recent speech was a claim that the Palestinians are Canaanites, whose presence in the Holy Land predates the arrival of the biblical patriarch Abraham. We shall stay here regardless of the occupation and the settlements. We shall not leave this country. This is our country. [...]
Original article can be viewed at Stories I’d Like to See: Religious Leaders Calling Out Abbas’ Biblical Revisionism on HonestReporting.(18 January 2018 | 7:19 am)
Today’s Top Stories 1. The US State Department confirmed it is began withholding money it originally planned to provide the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. The US transferred $60 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but held back on a further $65 million “for future consideration.” More on the Beltway politics at [...]
Mahmoud Abbas’ two-hour address to the central committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization was the diplomatic equivalent of giving the finger to Israel, the US and peace prospects. The speech was expected to articulate the Palestinian leadership’s response to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration and threatened cuts of aid for refugees. But given how long the talk [...]
Original article can be viewed at Media Whitewashes Abbas’ Revisionism and Rejectionism on HonestReporting.(16 January 2018 | 10:15 am)
No Ășltimo sĂĄbado, a Exame online veiculou um artigo da repĂłrter Camila Almeida, intitulado Israel sĂł para os judeus Ă© o modelo Netanyahu, que, omitindo uma sĂ©rie de informaĂ§Ă”es cruciais para o entendimento das relaĂ§Ă”es entre o paĂs e os diferentes povos que chegam ali, pintou Israel como um paĂs racista e opressor de refugiados [...]
Original article can be viewed at Revista Exame Omite Contexto e Pinta Israel como Racista e Opressor de Refugiados on HonestReporting.(16 January 2018 | 8:46 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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Beirut – Hezbollah criticized the Lebanese government on Friday for allowing cinemas to screen Steven Spielberg’s film “The Post” despite calls for a ban because of the director’s links to Israel. The movie premiered in Beirut this week after Lebanon’s interior minister ruled against any ban. Activists in Lebanon had campaigned against the film because [...]
New Jersey – The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible date.” Menendez and his longtime [...]
Washington – Resolutions calling for a âfull and just investigationâ into the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. In the House, Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Ted Deutch, a Republican and a Democrat, respectively, from Florida, introduced the resolution, they said in a statement Friday, [...]
Washington – President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend “the right to life.” The Republican president’s speech, relayed via video link from the White House Rose [...]
Washington – The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said previously that planning is under way for a new facility in Jerusalem that will take at least three years. [...]
London – A British university distanced itself from faculty accused of barring Jews from a public lecture that they organized on campus about Israelâs alleged âreproductive sabotageâ against Arabs. A spokesman for the University of Warwick, located 90 miles northwest of London, said Wednesdayâs 17 event âwas organized by group of researchers and studentsâ and [...]
Canberra, Australia – A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470 miles) north of Sydney. They were [...]
New York – The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies. A top division chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detailed the agency’s concerns about the [...]
Alaska – Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest â and usually coldest â state. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of rural Alaska have opened dangerous gaps in frozen rivers that residents use to travel from village to village and to hunting grounds since there are no roads. [...]
Baltimore, MD – Following a record year in homicides, Baltimore’s mayor fired the city’s police commissioner, saying a change in leadership was needed to reduce crime more quickly. Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, a 30-year veteran of the force, will take Commissioner Kevin Davis’ place immediately, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Friday. “My decision is because I’m [...]
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Israel National News
Russian Foreign Minister says that if one of the participants in the Iran deal leaves, the deal will fall apart.
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UNRWA's Pierre Krahenbuhl argues the U.S. decision to freeze aid for it was not because of the agency's performance.
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Egyptian President announces his intention to run for a second term in office. Elections will be held in March.
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Hezbollah leader says Israel behind attempt life of senior Hamas official, denies his group's involvement in drug trafficking.
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Palestinian Arab woman armed with two knives caught near the Cave of the Patriarchs.
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Gazan family says it killed a relative after being told by Hamas he had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas members.
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U.S. Vice President to head to the Middle East despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington.
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Dishonest UNRWA unmasked, exposed and laid bare.
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Sanctity of time â G-dâs gift to His People.
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Family of fallen IDF soldier whose body was kidnapped by Hamas demands Israel retain bodies of two terrorists responsible for recent murder.
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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.()
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 statement added. 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.
September 17, 2017, 11:55 AM (IDT)
A British 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 and is surrounded by police and fire crews, with sniffer dogs searching luggage.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the 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.()
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.
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.
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 taking over and placing Gaza 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 to refuse 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.
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.
CAMERA - Reporting Abuses
CNN completely whitewashed Mahmoud Abbas' dramatic policy speech, entirely skipping over the Palestinian Authority President's hateful and false statements about Jews as well as his call to arms.(16 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
The New York Times was wrong to claim an Egyptian intelligence officer urged the media not to condemn U.S. recognition of Israel's capital. It was wrong to suddenly change its characterization of Ramallah from a lively city to a dreary town. And it was wrong to ignore anti-Semitism by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.(16 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
The segment took a swipe at Israels security barrier as part of a thinly veiled swipe at the U.S. government plan to significantly upgrade the security barrier at the border with Mexico. CAMERAs complaint fell on deaf ears at the eyeball network.(14 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
National Geographic's lengthy interview with novelist Nicholas Blincoe, was edited for length and clarity, but not accuracy. Among Blincoe's are the false claim that Bethlehem is a main source of water for Israel, that no tourists visited for a decade, and that Israel wiped out Palestinian cities. (14 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
For the second time, CAMERA prompts correction of Haaretz English edition coverage of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya. While an Amira Hass Op-Ed in English misled about how the double amputee lost his legs, the same Op-Ed in Hebrew did not.(13 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
While the media fixates on embassy locations, it routinely ignores the long history of Arab rejectionism of a Jewish state in the Jewish people's ancestral homeland, CAMERA notes in The Washington Jewish Week.(9 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
In her Los Angeles Times article about a Strategic Affairs Ministry list of 20 pro-BDS organizations whose key activists will be denied entry into Israel, Noga Tarnopolsky errs regarding international and Israeli law, including the entry law in question.(8 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
"What is Unrwa?" asks The Times profile which obscures more than its enlightens about the U.N. agency tasked with caring for Palestinian refugees. Its disproportionate staff size, its unique definition for refugee, its political activism, its teachers' antisemitism and incitement are just some of the ignored issues.(8 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
Raja Shehadeh's "Letter from Ramallah" is filled with misrep- resentations that don't belong in a respected publication like The New Yorker even in an opinion piece.(6 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
In a lengthy report, The Washington Post acts as a stenographer for UNRWA and terrorist supporting Palestinian officials.(4 January 2018 | 6:00 pm)
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