A U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday he expects a new Islamic State leader to emerge after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned that the extremist group’s planning of major attacks probably will go on as before.
Israeli embassies and consulates throughout the world closed on Wednesday due to a strike by diplomats and consulate employees. The strike was called following a long-lasting dispute with the Finance Ministry over funding for Israeli diplomats and envoys.
The Ministry of Transportation and Israel Railways have completed another milestone in the forging project after the completion of the electrical infrastructure of the express train system in Lod.
On Tuesday morning, the first electric train left the Lod Electric Operational Complex for service on the express line to Jerusalem.
A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection of the president and his family.
Tonight there will be an open forum hosted by the NYC Regional EMS Council to address the request for a new Certificate of Need (CON) allowing Ezras Nashim (aka Chasdei Devorah Inc.) to operate their own ambulance.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet passed new measures Wednesday aimed at helping fight far-right extremism and anti-Semitism following an attack on a synagogue earlier this month.
The proposals include tightening gun laws, stepping up prosecution of online hate, and boosting financial support for projects fighting anti-Semitism and far-right extremism.
Polish students in the town of Zalewo in northern Poland cleaned the local Jewish cemetery last week, according to a JTA report on Monday.
The project was initiated by local activists who tend to the Jewish cemetery in the town.
The top doctor at Missouri’s sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic’s license.
The impeachment resolution pushed by House Democrats would deny President Donald Trump the “most basic rights of due process,” the Senate’s top Republican said Wednesday, sharply criticizing the leaders behind the measure.
An offshoot of Likud, the “New Likudniks” group, began a campaign this week using digital media and billboards, calling on senior party officials to enable the immediate establishment of a national-unity government by giving up on the right-wing bloc, according to an Arutz Sheva report on Monday.
An elderly man is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle in Flatbush, Wednesday morning.
The NYPD tells YWN that the 70-year-old man on his bike was hit around 10:15 a.m.
Two Hasidic men were attacked in Brooklyn on Wednesday, simply for taking a video.
According to one of the victims, the two men witnessed a man having a fight with someone, and began filming the incident while sitting in their vehicle – on Broadway near Madison Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, dangerously gusty weather and deliberate blackouts.
The U.S. economy slowed to a modest growth rate of 1.9% in the summer as consumer spending downshifted and businesses continued to trim their investments in response to trade war uncertainty and a weakening global economy.
Facebook sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on Tuesday in U.S. federal court for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware.
Immediately after the meeting of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz on Sunday evening, Netanyahu and his associates went straight to the house of the British/German millionaire Zachariasz “Zak” Gertler, who was hosting a party for Netanyahu’s 70th birthday, according to a Kikar Shabbos report.
Following the rash of tragedies which befell the Chareidi community in Israel on Monday, including the deaths of a baby, yeshivah bochurim and young mothers, the Rosh Yeshivah of Ponevezh, Hagaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein said that the moment that the winter z’man starts, everything will be calm, according to a Kikar HaShabbat report.
As the Lakewood community was preparing for Yom Kippur, one family had their world turned upside down, as a raging fire consumed their home. Just hours before Kol Nidrei, their entire home was ablaze, and dozens of firefighters and emergency personnel spent hours getting the devastating fire under control.
While, Baruch Hashem, nobody was hurt, this family – with 12 children- was left with the shirts on their backs.
Lebanon’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters.
A State Department Foreign Service officer is telling House impeachment investigators that former national security adviser John Bolton cautioned him that Rudy Giuliani “was a key voice with the president on Ukraine” and could complicate U.S.