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Contact Lost with ‘Zaytouna’ Women’s Flotilla to Gaza

Contact was lost with the Women's Flotilla to Gaza at mid-afternoon, but the Israeli Navy planned to intercept the vessel.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

US Flags Fly at Half-Staff Worldwide for Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

US President Barack Obama ordered all American flags flown at half-staff worldwide on the day Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, is laid to rest.

Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

Yad Vashem closes in deference to arrangements at Mount Herzl for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

Hudson Institute Awards 2016 Herman Kahn Prize to Israeli PM Netanyahu

The Hudson Institute honored PM Netanyahu for his achievements and leadership of the State of Israel.

Former President Peres ‘Moving Both Hands,’ Slow Improvement Continues

Former President Shimon Peres continues to slowly improve as doctors reduce his sedation; he is now able to move his hands.

‘BDS is the New Face of Terrorism’ Says Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a conference in NY the BDS movement constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

Armed Arab Teen Caught Near Israeli Border Guard Base

Israeli police, border guard officers, security personnel and soldiers can never relax their guard; an Arab teen near Jericho is armed and ready to kill.

President Rivlin Visits Sheba Hospital for Update on Peres’ Fight for Life

Pres. Reuven Rivlin made a bikur holim visit to Sheba Medical Center after the Sabbath to visit former Pres. Shimon Peres.

Slow Improvement in Medical Condition of Former President Shimon Peres

Former President Shimon Peres remains sedated and on a respirator but slowly improving, albeit still in critical condition in the ICU at Sheba Hospital.

Live British Mandate-Era Mortar Shell Discovered on Netanya’s Poleg Beach

A beachcomber discovered a live mortar shell on Poleg Beach near Netanya, but sappers decided it was too unstable to move, so they detonated it at the site.

Historic First: Chassidic Woman Elected to be NY Civil Court Judge

For the first time in U.S. history, a Chassidic woman wins a Brooklyn election, against a man, to become a New York Civil Court judge.

Mighty British ‘Queen’ Rock Band Seizes the Night, the Crowd and Traffic in Tel...

The long-awaited, deeply delightful, hugely majestic classical rock band 'Queen' performed in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park at last. All is right with the musical world.

Commuter Alert: 3 Tel Aviv Train Stations Close for 8 Days

The railroad system in the Tel Aviv area is getting a major overhaul -- and commuters must bite the bullet for the next eight days.

Ministerial Team Targets Personnel Shortage in High-Tech Sector

A high-level government task force is aiming to bring more new immigrants into the high-tech work force, while training veteran Israelis to enter the field as well.

General Motors Recalling Vehicles Worldwide

General Motors is recalling some four million vehicles worldwide due to a defect that has caused at least one death so far. The company will update the computer software, free, to correct the problem.

Netanya Mayor Remanded for 6 Days on Suspicion of Corruption, Bribes

One of the suspects is contractor and developer Avraham T'shuva, the brother of natural gas and real estate tycoon Itzhak T'shuva.

NYC Lawmakers, Educators and Advocates Calls for Halal, Kosher Public School Lunch Options

Advocates, lawmakers and educators are banding together to call for Halal and Kosher lunch options for students in New York City public schools.

75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

Lithuanians marked the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews in Moletai by Nazis and local collaborators during World War II.

Public Transportation to Undergo Major Expansion in Haifa

The public transportation system in Haifa is about to undergo a major expansion, radically improving access in the city.

Bara’am Forest in Northern Israel on Fire

Four firefighting planes and five units fought the fire in Bara'am Forest in northern Israel.

Orthodox Jewish Teen Girl to Try for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A young Orthodox Jewish athlete from New York has her sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Airport Union’s Unique Strike Threat: Shabbat Observance

According to the union, the Shabbat protocol will permit landings of already scheduled flights from abroad, but no takeoffs.

Ivanka’s Rabbi Drops Out of Republican National Convention

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein has backed out of offering the convocation for the Republication Convention.

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