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Trump Urges UN Nations To Confront Those Who Threaten Terror

President Donald Trump used a proclamation on United Nations Day to urge all nations to work together as the world organization’s founders intended “and confront those who threaten chaos, turmoil and terror.”

Stressing the importance of multilateralism, he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the U.N.’s goals and said its purpose “remains as essential today as ever before” — to have diverse nations cooperate “to preserve sovereignty, enhance security, build prosperity, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.” He never mentioned “America First.”

Trump’s tweet and proclamation marking Tuesday’s 72nd anniversary of the entry into force of the U.N.…

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Hamas Refuses to Relinquish Weapons in Gaza Despite Deal with Fatah

Yechi Sinwar, a leader of Hamas in Gaza said on Tuesday evening that his organization will not relinquish the stockpiles of weapons that it has amassed in favor of the recent agreement signed between Fatah and Hamas. “The Palestinian nation is still struggling with its national independence, and it is impossible to relinquish our armaments at this stage,” he said. “The weaponry of resistance does not belong to Hamas, or even to its military wing, but to all Palestinian residents of Gaza.”

Sinwar added that the military wing of Hamas is in good operational standing currently and can unleash an assault on Tel Aviv in 51 minutes equal tot hat which it has unleashed in 51 days previously (51 days was the length of Operation Protective Edge in 2014).…

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Palestinian Activists Build Monument To Saddam Hussein

Palestinian activists have built a monument to the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the West Bank.

The monument, showing a portrait of Saddam in a bowler hat and pointing a rifle in the air, was erected last week in the town of Qalqiliya.

A small faction called the Arab Liberation Front built the structure, but the city’s governor, a member of the ruling Fatah movement, was among those in attendance at last week’s opening ceremony.…

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Study: NYC Could See Bad Flooding Every Five Years

Within the next three decades, floods that used to strike the New York City area only once every 500 years could occur every five years, according to a new scientific study released just days before the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

The study, performed by researchers at several universities and published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, primarily blames the predicted change on sea-level rise caused by global warming.…

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FBI: Florida Man Sympathized With ISIS, Wanted To Bomb Mall In Miami

A Florida man who described himself as a sympathizer of the Islamic State extremist group faces terrorism-related charges stemming from a purported plot to bomb a Miami-area shopping mall, according to court documents filed Monday.

Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, appeared at a brief hearing Monday afternoon on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction at the Dolphin Mall west of Miami.…

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96-Year-Old Ex-Nazi Guard Charged In Germany

A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, Frankfurt prosecutors said Friday.

The 96-year-old Frankfurt resident, whose name wasn’t released under German privacy regulations, is alleged to have served at the death camp near the Polish city of Lublin between August 1943 and January 1944.…

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Making Their Way To The Tziyun Of Maran R’ Ovadia For The Yahrzeit

Beginning on Sunday night the eve of 3 Marcheshvan, thousands of mispallalim are making their way to the tziyun of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L for the yahrzeit. The kever is located in the Sanhedria Cemetery at the intersection of Shmuel HaNavi and Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem.

(YWN – Istrael Desk, Jerusalem/צילומים: גבריאל יזדי – סוכנות הידיעות “חדשות 24” – קרדיט חובה)…

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Caregiver Arrested For Allegedly Abusing Elderly Woman In Her Charge In Israel

According to the Jerusalem police spokesman unity report, a foreign caregiver was arrested on suspicion of assault and ill-treatment of an approximately 85-year-old woman for several months.

On Friday, the police received a complaint from a woman, according to which her 85-year-old mother was being abused and assaulted by her caregiver. She explained her mother told of several instances in which she was victimized, asking not to be left alone with the caregiver.…

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Proposal: Cut Their Funding To Stop Peleg Protests

The Yisrael Beitenu party headed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is sponsoring a bill that would permit the senior minister to shut down funding for Peleg-affiliated yeshivos as well as the Bnei David Mechina located in Yishuv Eli. Lieberman has had issue with one of the leaders of Bnei David, Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, who spoke out against mixed-gender units and toeiva in the IDF.…

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SHOCKING LETTER: 5-Year-Old Downs Syndrome Child Nearly Runs Out Of Oxygen Due To Peleg Protests

The following letter has been independently verified by YWN to be 100% authentic. No parts of the letter have been edited in anyway:

Dear YWN,

We live in Jerusalem and are foster parents of a 5 year old downs syndrome boy who is on oxygen tanks 24/7. His ride home from “gan” in the afternoon takes 30-45 minutes. By the end of day like this, the oxygen tank can be running very low with little margin for error.…

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“Some call me crazy for taking this on,” says Yoni Hikind. The NYC Council Candidate is referring to an election no one expected could take place after the sitting Councilman resigned from running and handed his signature ballots to a crony, leaving no time for normal primaries. It was a sneaky move, condemned by good government groups, and meant to eliminate the democratic process.…

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Staten Island: Swastika, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Scrawled On Garage

The following is via CBS New York:

For the second time in a week, a south shore neighborhood on Staten Island has been hit with hate and targeted with racist graffiti.

But as CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, the victims in the most recent case are responding in a way you might not expect.

In a neighborhood where American flags adorn the fronts of homes and Halloween decorations are on display, the message of hate stands out in a sickening way.…

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SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Peleg Protesters Refuse To Allow Ambulance On An Emergency Call To Pass

It is shocking to see but even a Magen David Adom ambulance on an emergency call has to back out of a street as Peleg faction protesters on Thursday afternoon, 29 Tishrei, refuse to open the Jerusalem street to permit the emergency vehicle to pass.

One can only wonder what the reaction would be among these bnei torah if others blocked a Hatzalah response vehicle or ambulance on its way to an emergency in their area.…

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Hikind: “We’re establishing your agenda, not mine.”

NY City Council Candidate Yoni Hikind (Our Neighborhood) will hold a Town Hall meeting tonight at 9 PM at Sisu V’Simcha Hall, 4127 18th Ave., Boro Park. The meeting, which will allow community members to establish their priorities, is part of Hikind’s on-going commitment to give residents of Borough Park, Midwood, Kensington, Flatbush, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend opportunities to raise concerns, ask questions, and appropriately establish the issues that must be addressed at the City Council.…

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The Cleaner Streets Plan put forth by NYC Council Candidate Member Yoni Hikind (Brooklyn) has received resounding applause from numerous elected officials and community members including the NYC Public Advocate’s office.

“We must find a way to expand available parking spaces and reduce traffic, while also keeping our streets clean and safe,” said Anna Brower, spokeswoman for Public Advocate Letitia James after James and the Mayor’s office reviewed Hikind’s proposal.…

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PHOTOS: Record-Breaking Demand With 434 Aveilim At One Time Empties Misaskim’s Warehouses

In the first 48 hours since the end of Yom Tov, Misaskim trucks, vans, and SUVs, manned by volunteers and staff, fanned out across the tri-state area, delivering shiva-related materials to over 86 homes, encompassing more than 434 new aveilim, r’l.

Although it was not totally unexpected, as this post-Yom Tov demand occurs every 6 months, it nevertheless pushed Misaskim over the limit, both in terms of materials and Sifrei Torah, as well as manpower.…

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Gush Etzion Terrorist In Moderate-To-Serious Condition

Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital spokesperson Hadar Elboim reports that the terrorist who was shot and wounded as he ran towards soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction with a knife was injured in his abdomen. He is described as a 20-year-old male and listed in moderate-to-serious condition.

B’chasdei Hashem he was shot and neutralized as he ran towards the soldiers, before he could injure anyone.…

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5 People Shot At Maryland Office Park

Five people have been shot at an office park in the Maryland community of Edgewood, and the shooter is believed to be on the loose, a deputy with the Harford County sheriff’s office said Wednesday morning.

The shooter left the scene — the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, roughly 30 miles northeast of Baltimore — and no one has been arrested, the deputy said.…

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