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F-16s Intercept Small Plane That Violated Trump’s Airspace

Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a private plane that was flying in air space prohibited by President Trump’s visit to Florida.

A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman tells news outlets the fighter jets from Homestead Air Reserve Base were already patrolling the area near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on New Year’s Eve when they were alerted that the plane violated airspace restrictions.…

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WATCH: Special Prayer For President Recited At Major ‘Seudas Hoda’ah’ Attended By Hundreds Of Activists In Rubashkin Case

Hundreds of community activists involved in the case on behalf of Shalom Rubashkin were invited to a Seudas Hoda’ah in Monsey on Monday night to celebrate his release. The event was held at the Ateres Charna Hall in New Square.

There were speeches by various activists as well as from Rubashkin himself.

“Hanosen Teshua Lamilachim” (הַנּוֺתֵן תְּשׁוּעָה לַמְּלָכִים) – a special prayer for Kings and dignitaries which appears in many Sedurim, was recited for President Donald Trump by attorney Yerachmiel Simmons.…

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TRAGEDY: Moscow Jewish University Student Killed In MVA In Russia; Another Critical

In a serious road accident that occurred on Friday, 12 Teves, on the road between Rostov and Sochi in Russia, a student of the Moscow Jewish University, Shalom Shapira z”l, was killed. Another student, Shimon Ben Irina Nisanov was injured and remains in serious condition. Both of them attended the Ohr Avner school in Rostov.

Chief Rabbi of Rostov and Chabad Shaliach Rabbi Chaim Danziger, says that the injured student is now being treated in Sochi.…

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Trump Slams Pakistan For ‘Lies And Deceit’ In First Tweet Of 2018

President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan for ‘lies & deceit’ in a New Year’s Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for ‘fools.’

‘No more,’ Trump tweeted.

Trump in his tweet said the U.S. had given Pakistan $33 billion in the last 15 years, yet Afghanistan and the U.S. have long accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.

Meanwhile, Pakistan had no official comment but Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted that his government was preparing a response that ‘will let the world know the truth.’

The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.…

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Set To Begin 2nd Term At City Hall

Bill de Blasio begins his second term as New York City mayor with a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall Park amid arctic-like temperatures.

He was easily re-elected in November, becoming the first Democrat to be re-elected in New York since Edward Koch in 1985.

De Blasio touted first-term successes in providing universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds and cited investments in affordable housing and efforts to reduce crime and make the city affordable for all residents.…

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Jewish Family of 5 From New York Among 12 Dead In Costa Rica Plane Crash

A Jewish family of 5 from New York are among 10 American tourists who were killed in a fiery plane crash in the mountains of Costa Rica on Sunday.

The Costa Rican government said that the plane had 12 people on board before it crashed in a wooded area. The 10 passengers and 2 Costa Rican pilots all died.

“There are no people alive,” Security Minister Gustavo Mata said.…

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Government Seeks Change To Order Lifting Trump Refugee Ban

Lawyers with the Department of Justice have asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban.

Earlier this week U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle imposed a nationwide injunction that blocks restrictions on reuniting refugee families and partially lifted a ban on refugees from 11 mostly Muslim countries. Robart limited that part of the injunction to refugees who have a bona fide relationship with people or entities in the United States.…

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BOMBSHELL EXCLUSIVE: Multiple Jewish People Missing Kidneys After Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

At least four Frum individuals from the New York area are missing a kidney, after going to Mexico for “Bariatric Surgery”. On of them is from Rockland County.

A highly credible source – including one of the victims – has confirmed to YWN that in all the incidents the victims didn’t feel well after returning to New York, and had some testing done.…

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Museum Offering $10 Million For Tips In Largest Art Robbery In US History

A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million from a Boston museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces. But you’d better hurry.

Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of 13 works worth an estimated $500 million — including paintings by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt and Vermeer — stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.…

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12 Charedi Suspects Arrested in Mega-Fraud Case for Creating Fictitious Yeshiva In Beit Shemesh

Charedi protesters attempted to interfere with a police arrest of one of the twelve suspects that were arrested in Beit Shemesh yesterday under the suspicion of defrauding government monies. The suspicion is that a Charedi non-profit organization was used by the individuals to defraud the money.

Residents of the city were seen in a post that was published by the Walla News site shoving police officers and throwing eggs at them as they attempted to arrest one of the suspects outside his home.…

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NYC Subway Work Trains Collide In Tunnel, 1 Worker Injured

Authorities say two New York City subway work trains have collided in a tunnel, injuring one person.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the trains “bumped into each other” Wednesday morning but didn’t derail. The agency says one MTA worker is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no passengers on the trains, and MTA officials say the accident is having no impact on subway service during the morning commute.…

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Important Update On Azan Family Fire Victims

The father and two children who were critically injured in the horrific fire in Flatbushon Chanukah continue to fight for their lives.

The father, Yosi Azan and his 15-year-old son Daniel were transferred from Staten Island Burn Center to Weill Cornell Hospital in Manhattan. His 16-year-old daughter Shilat remains hospitalized in Staten Island. All three remain on life support, although Shilat’s condition is the most critical of the family.…

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Jerusalem Residents Angry as City Hall Hands Out Yearly Trees for X-Mas and New Year’s

Jerusalem City Hall decided once again this year to supply coniferous trees to Christian residents prior to X-Mas and the Christian New Year. However, Jewish residents from the city protested the decision as the tree symbolizes X-Mas.

According to the Jewish protesters, it is absurd for the city to distribute clear Christian symbols in city centers, while city workers are not seen distributing Jewish paraphernalia to Jewish residents for Jewish holidays.…

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China Urges Restraint After N. Korea Calls Sanctions ‘War’

The Chinese government has urged countries to act with restraint and work to ease tensions after North Korea called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday that nations should “exercise restraint and make positive and constructive efforts to de-escalate tensions on the (Korean) Peninsula.”

The U.N.…

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Holon Joins Growing Lists Of Cities Wishing To Open Stores On Shabbos

As efforts continue in Knesset to pass the Shabbos Bill legislation, giving authority to the Interior Minister regarding the opening of stores on Shabbos, additional cities are following the example of Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv, the opening of grocery stores and supermarkets on Shabbos R”L now enjoys the backing of the High Court of Justice.

The Shabbos Bill is intended to prevent additional cities from following suit.…

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US Slashing United Nations Budget After Controversial Jerusalem Vote

The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget.

In a statement on Sunday night, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said that over $285 million would be cut from the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget, which was a staggering $5.4 billion for fiscal year 2016-2017. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management and support functions.…

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Florida Jewish Community To Thank Trump For Rubashkin On Friday Morning

On Friday at 12:15PM, hundreds of jubilant community members will stand together to express appreciation to President Trump at Dreher Park (1100 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405) to show support for the administration’s commutation of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

President Trump will be passing by the park on his way to Mar-a-Lago. Signs will be provided.

All are welcome and encouraged to join.…

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Putin Accuses US Of Violating Cold War-Era Nuclear Pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact.

Putin, speaking during Friday’s meeting with the top military brass, alleged that the U.S. missile defense sites in Romania containing interceptor missiles could also house ground-to-ground intermediate-range cruise missiles in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

He added that U.S. launches of target vehicles as part of tests represented another violation of the pact that bans all land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310-3,410 miles).…

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Levaya Of Well-Known ‘Giyores Tzedek’ Ms. Ellen Omeara From Long Beach, NY

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Ms. Ellen Omeara, Rus bas Avraham Avinu.

Ellen was a Giyores Tzedek from Long Beach, NY, and was best known for her unwavering support of Torah, Rabbonim, and Talmidei Chachamim. Her dedication to the Mesivta of Long Beach and the bochurim was legendary.

The Levaya will take place on Motzei Shabbos at the Agudas Yisroel of the Five Towns; 508 Peninsula Boulevard, Cedarhurst, NY at 7:30PM.…

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