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Puerto Rico Cancels Suspicious $300 Million Contract With Utility Company Hired For Hurricane Repairs

The head of Puerto Rico’s government power company says the agency will scrap a $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings once it finishes current work on Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

Power company director Ricardo Ramos said Sunday that he’s bowing to a demand by the U.S. territory’s governor, Ricardo Rossello. Ramos says the cancellation will delay work by 10 to 12 weeks.…

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Trump Blasts Former Aide At Center Of Russia Probe As ‘Liar, Low-Level Volunteer’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a former campaign aide thrust into the center of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “has already proven to be a liar.”

On Twitter, Trump sought to dismiss George Papadopoulos, who has provided key evidence in the first criminal case connecting Trump’s team to alleged intermediaries for Russia’s government.

Said Trump: “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.…

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Bird Strike Compels An El Al Flight To NYC To Return To Tel Aviv

El Al flight 007 from Ben-Gurion International Airport to New York City was compelled to turn around and head back to Tel Aviv on Tuesday, 11 Cheshvan, due to a bird strike.

The plane circled over the Mediterranean for about an hour, dumping fuel, and then made and uneventful landing back in Ben-Gurion.

Engineers were summoned to inspect the plane to determine if it was able to head on its original destination or if another plane would have to be brought in.…

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REPUBLICANS UNITE TO SUPPORT AND ENDORSE YONI HIKIND; PATAKI, D’AMATO & TURNER SAY YONI HIKIND REPRESENTS SOLID VALUES – “HE’S THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB”

NYC Council Candidate Yoni Hikind (Brooklyn) has picked up the endorsement of former NYS Governor George Pataki, Senator Al D’Amato and Congressman Bob Turner. All three elected officials are prominent Republicans who enjoyed and maintained excellent working relationships with the Jewish community, especially traditional, Orthodox Jews.

“I’ve known Yoni since he was a child,” said Governor Pataki. “He displays the solid values that he was raised with.…

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Israel Neutralized A Terror Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel October 30, 2017 2:30 pm0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

The IDF on Monday, 10 Cheshvan, targeted a terrorist tunnel originating in the Khan Yunis area of Gaza and continuing into Israel. It is stressed that after the IDF operation, “the tunnel no longer poses a threat”.

The IDF Spokesperson stated that the terror tunnel under construction has been neutralized using a controlled explosion during, a tunnel which had penetrated Israel from the Khan Yunis

The IDF statement continues: “This is a blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty, a situation that cannot be accepted, and in light of which the IDF acted, which is an operational success based on advanced technology.…

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HATE: ‘Jews Will Burn’ Note Found At Connecticut School; Third Incident This Month

The following via NBC CT:

School leaders in Wilton, Connecticut are dealing with hate speech at Middlebrook Middle School for the third time in a month.

Superintendant Kevin Smith sent a letter home to parents Thursday after a sixth-grade student found a sticky note with an anti-Semitic message in her locker.

“I am deeply sorry to inform you that there was another incident of hate speech at Middlebrook School,” Smith wrote in the letter.…

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SHOCK VIDEO: Greenfield Demands Investigation into Chasidic Senior Citizen Dragged from Car by 66th Precinct Cops For Cell Phone Use

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)

Upon returning from Maimonides Medical Center at 1AM on Monday, Councilman David Greenfield is calling for an independent investigation into the arrest of a 71 year old chasidic man who was cited for speaking on his cell phone.

“It’s disconcerting to see a 71 year old grandfather sitting in the Emergency Room with bruises all over his face and body after his interaction with local police officers,” said Councilman David Greenfield after leaving the hospital.…

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YONI HIKIND RECEIVES FULL SUPPORT OF HARAV AARON MOSHE SCHECHTER, SHLITA

 ROSH YESHIVA OF CHAIM BERLIN SAYS OF YONI, “I FELT A HEART THAT WAS TRULY INTERESTED IN OUR COMMUNITY”

 

In his race for the NYC Council, Yoni Hikind has received the full support of HaRav Aaron Moshe Schechter, the Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin. After sitting with Yoni for a long time, HaRav Schechter, shlita, released the following statement:

 

“I had the opportunity to spend a half hour talking to Yoni Hikind.…

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Op-Ed By YWN: Drug (Opioid) Crisis Spiraling Out Of Control In Frum Communities – What Are We Doing About It?

President Trump took a bold move on Thursday by declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

“We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic”, Trump said.

While President Trump should be commended for his actions today, it’s sad that many people in our communities have yet to awaken and grasp the magnitude of how this crisis is affecting our community.…

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Man Phones Israel Police To Report A Planned Terror Attack

Police report receiving a call at 8:00am Wednesday morning 5 Cheshvan, from a man who said he is planning to carry out a terror attack in Gadera.

The call was traced, and the caller placed in custody. The suspect expressed regret, explaining he never really planned to carry out and attack and was upset following a domestic dispute.

The caller, an 18-year-old resident of the Bedouin community in the Negev, was arraigned in the Rishon L’Tzion Magistrate Court and his remand was extended.…

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Kever Rochel Complex Enlarged Ahead Of Yahrzeit Of Rochel Imeinu

Mosdos Rochel Imeinu and the security forces are preparing for a large-scale deployment these days in the Kever Rochel compound in preparation for the yahrzeit on Tuesday. Thousands of mispallalim will be making their way to the tziyun Monday night to Tuesday at midnight.

With the efforts of Rabbi Shachar Fireman, Director of Mosdos Kever Rochel, on behalf of Rabbi Yosef Schwinger, Director of the Holy Sites, large shaded areas were erected for the convenience of tens of thousands of people who would be able to daven there.…

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JFK Files: Thousands Released But Trump Holds Back Others

President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others.

“I have no choice,” Trump said in a memo, citing “potentially irreversible harm” to national security if he were to allow all records to come out now.…

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Truck Driver Charged With Threatening To Assassinate Trump

A truck driver has been charged in federal court with threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump in several phone calls to Secret Service field offices.

Special Agent Matthew Lariviere wrote in a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday that James Anthony Jackson repeatedly called the Secret Service field office in Chicago on Oct. 12-13 and made more phone calls to the field office in Detroit on Oct.…

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What Could Be In The Long-Secret JFK Files?

For decades, the existence of secret government files linked to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has helped fuel conspiracy theories that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in his murder. Now the public is going to get a deeper look at the collection.

The government is required by Thursday to release the final batch of files related to Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas on Nov.…

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Police Complete Preparations For The Yahrzeit Of Rochel Imeinu

A Jerusalem police spokesman announced preparations for the yahrzeit of Rochel Imeinu have been completed. The yahrzeit is on 11 Cheshvan, Monday night and Tuesday.

There will be a heavy police and border police presence to protect the tens of thousands of mispallalim who generally make their way to the tziyun to be mispallel on the yahrzeit.

Police add there will be park-and-rides with bus service available by Egged.…

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Papers Believed To Be Lost In Holocaust Go On Display In US

The American public is getting a chance to view newly discovered Jewish documents that had been presumed destroyed during the Holocaust.

Ten documents on loan from Lithuania’s national library went on display Tuesday at New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which is working with the Lithuanian government to archive the 170,000-page collection.

A librarian in Lithuania hid the documents in a church basement to protect them from the Nazis during World War II.…

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Amazon Says It Got 238 Entries For Its 2nd Headquarters

Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters and the investment it’ll bring.

The online had retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising 50,000 new jobs and construction spending of more than $5 billion. Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big factor in deciding what entry prevails.…

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