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New York, NY – Two New York Police Officers Recovering After Stairwell Shooting

New York, NY — Two New York City police officers were recovering from gunshot wounds on Friday after a man opened fire on them inside a public housing project before fatally shooting himself, police said. The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. EST on Thursday in an apartment building in the Bronx while three officers […]

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New York – Audit, Released Hours After Crane Collapse, Faults NYC On Worksite Safety

New York — New York City has failed to implement dozens of recommendations on crane and worksite safety issued more than five years ago, according to an audit released by the city’s comptroller hours just hours after a deadly crane collapse in lower Manhattan on Friday. The audit by the Office of New York City […]

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Iran’s Missile Program Will Become Stronger, Army Chief Says

Iran plans to continue developing its missile program, but only the Islamic Republic’s “enemies” should feel threatened, the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army said.

“Our missile program is not a threat against our friends, but it is a threat against our enemies. Israel should understand what it means,” Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi said, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported Thursday.

Although last summer’s nuclear deal did not lift sanctions against Iran’s missile program, Salehi said the program “will become stronger. We do not pay attention and do not implement resolutions against Iran, and this is not a violation of the nuclear deal.”

Most international sanctions on Iran were lifted by the nuclear deal, but a United Nations Security Council resolution barred the country from working on ballistic missiles for eight years. Ballistic missiles are a delivery mechanism for nuclear weapons. Iran, however, already violated the U.N. resolution by conducting a missile test last October.



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Hotovely: IDF, Shin Bet wrong to say Palestinian terror caused by despair

During the interview, Hotovely was asked 12 times if she, personally, supports a Palestinian state.
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New York, NY – Jewish West Side Resident Named As Crane Collapse Victim

New York, NY — The single fatality in this morning’s crane collapse has been identified as a Jewish resident of the Upper West Side. Police officers and EMS who responded to the scene at 60 Worth Street pronounced 38 year old David Wichs dead at the scene, with two other seriously injured victims transported to […]

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PA Inaugurates Brazil Embassy As Israel’s Chosen Envoy Remains Unapproved

While the government of Brazil continues to refuse the appointment of Israeli-nominated ambassador Dani Dayan over his former leadership of the settlement movement in Judea and Samaria, the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Feb. 3 inaugurated an embassy and diplomatic mission in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, despite the fact that the PA is not an officially recognized country.

The inauguration was led by the PA’s envoy to Brazil, Ibrahim Alzeben, and was attended by Brazilian government officials, representatives of Arab countries, and members of the local Arab community, reported Israel’s i24news.

“This is the conclusion of a dream of mine that was also a dream of colleagues that came before me in this mission in the last four decades. I hope that this is the beginning of a new phase in relations between Brazil and Palestine, that they can be closer and more diversified. And I hope that Brazil builds its embassy in Palestine, in Jerusalem,” Alzeben said.

An anonymous military source told Brazil’s Veja magazine last year—before the official inauguration of the Palestinian embassy—that the embassy building’s location is too close to major Brazilian government buildings, such as the Congress and Supreme Court, and that the Palestinian diplomats and their vehicles “cannot be checked.”

“The embassy is a sovereign Hamas area now,” said the source. “The site is strategic. Terrorists could access the whole governmental structure in half an hour.”



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Thousands of Syrians mass on Turkish border as Russian jets pound Aleppo

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Video: Man Killed in NYC Crane Collapse Identified as Frum Immigrant

The man crushed to death in New York City when a crane collapsed on his car today has been identified as David Wichs z”l. He was a shomer Shabbos, Harvard-educated immigrant, who worked tirelessly to succeed in life, say his family members.

Lisa Guttman told The Associated Press today that her brother-in-law David, a son of Thomas and Adela Wichs, was “the most brilliant person ever.”

David, a resident of the Upper West Side, was 38. He was a mispallel at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan.

David was born in Prague, immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, and took every opportunity he could, graduating with a degree in mathematics from Harvard University, ABC News reports.

David was killed in Lower Manhattan this morning while sitting in his car when a giant crane collapsed as workers were lowering it amid a snow squall. Wichs worked at the New York-based computerized financial trading firm Tower Research Capital.

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Italian student criticized Sisi in newspaper articles – and was found dead

‘Il Manifesto’, a historic left-wing newspaper based in Rome, published Giulio Regeni’s final article on Friday, written by the 28-year-old graduate student before his Jan. 25 disappearance.
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TRAGIC UPDATE: Man Killed In Crane Collapse Is Orthodox Jewish Man, Dr David Wichs Z’L

YWN regrets to inform you that the man killed in this mornings crane collapse in Lower Manhattan is an Orthodox Jewish man. Sources confirm to YWN that the man has been identified as David Wichs, 38-years-old. He lived on West 81st Street in the Upper West Side, and reportedly Davens at Rabbi Looksteins Shul. He is he […]
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