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The East Village on Monday night

New York Under Water

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
As of early Tuesday morning, there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes facing the high waters that submerged many parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. The Fire Department is forced to reach those trapped by boat.
Supervisor of Banks David Zaken

Bank of Israel Restricts Mortgages Severely, Looking to Avert Future Real Estate Crises

The new directive stops banks from giving mortgages with an LTV of more than 70%, with an exception for first-time buyers, who are allowed mortgages of up to 75% of the value of the apartment. Mortgage customers who buy an apartment for investment will be limited to 50% LTV.
Falash Mura olim arrive in Ben Gurion airport.

Operation Dove’s Wings Begins as Ethiopian Aliyah Comes to a Close

The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, pursuant to the July government decision to increase the rate of Ethiopian Aliyah.

Sandy Strikes

Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM. The...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waving to his Party members during the Likud convention in Tel Aviv, October 29, 2012.

Likud Approves ‘Biberman’ Deal, Polls Show Zero Gain

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 29, 2012
Netanyahu said that the decision to run together won't change the Likud, but it would allow the Likud to change the State of Israel. But the new joint list will receive only 42 seats in the next Knesset elections next January, a Channel 2 News poll found on Sunday. It means that the parties will retain their current power.

Stone Throwers Injure Karnei Shomron Resident

A resident of Karnei Shomron was lightly injured Monday evening by rock throwers. The rocks were thrown as he was driving his car on...
The Gold dealer's car was hit with bullets.

Jewish Gold Dealer Escapes Robbers En Route From Holland To Belgium

Driving from Holland toward Antwerp, the dealer noticed that a car was following him, but didn't give it much thought.

IAF Successfully Drops Flyers on Gaza

The IAF dropped warning brochures onto Gaza, because apparently the locals didn't know there were terrorists acting among them.

El Al Cancels 3 Flights to NY

Due to Hurricane Sandy, El Al has canceled 3 flights to New York. Flights 001, 027, and 007 (Tuesday) have been canceled, as well as...
Jewish billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Ochshorn.

Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Reaching Deal with Feds on Money-Laundering

Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Mass Aliyah is Beginning of End of Ethiopia Project

It’s the beginning of the end of Ethiopian aliyah, as 240 Ethiopians alight a plane to Israel Monday afternoon, the first of a series of flights dubbed Operation Dove's Wings which will take place until the last one in March 2014, marking the end of the state of Israel’s rescue of the Falash Mura - Ethiopians with Jewish ancestry.

Golani, Givati Most Popular For Upcoming November IDF Draft

The Golani infantry brigade is the number one choice of new recruits to the IDF, according to figures released by the army on Sunday.

Update on Sunday Night Rockets

At least twenty Kassam rockets were fired at Israeli civilians in southern Israel late Sunday night, after Israeli Air Force jets struck terror cells in Gaza.
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi

Iran Claims Its Drone Transmitted Pictures of Restricted IDF Sites

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday that Iran has in its possession UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are far more advanced than the one which the Hezbollah recently sent into Israel.
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Bedouin Gunmen Injure 6 in Children’s Park in the Sinai

Gunmen opened fire in a children's park in south Sinai on Saturday night, wounding six, officials told the Ma'an news agency.

IDF Targets Terror Activity Sites in Gaza Strip

In response to the incessant rocket fire at southern Israel, IAF aircraft targeted a rocket launching site and a terror activity site in the...
Shoshana Weiner, volunteer firefighter of Long Island, New York, volunteering in Israel with the Petah Tikva fire station in October.

Long Island Orthodox Woman a Volunteer Firefighter

Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says.

Rockets Hit Israel All Night Long

We lost count as to the number of rockets and mortars that hit Southern Israel overnight (Sunday night-Monday morning). The sirens went off at: 2:06...
Fine Fare supermarket on Grand Street was packed right now with shoppers stocking up before the big storm.

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

Secret Ballot Could Determine Likud-Beiteinu Future

13 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.

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