Photo Essay: HaRav Berel Lazar Chief Rabbi Of Russia Farhers Talmidim Of The Mesivta In Moscow, Russia (Photos by JDN)

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Brit Intelligence Had Five Warnings About Manchester Bomber

The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged last night.

Counter Terrorism agencies were facing questions after it emerged Salman Abedi told friends that “being a suicide bomber was okay”, prompting them to call the Government’s anti-terrorism hotline.

Sources suggest that authorities were informed of the danger posed by Abedi on at least five separate occasions in the five years prior to the attack on Monday night.

The authorities were also aware that Abedi’s father was linked to a well-known militant Islamist group in Libya, which is proscribed in Britain. Abedi also had links to several British-based jihadis with Isil connections. Read more at The Telegraph.
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New York – Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

New York — Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. The company has been testing the tool, which is similar to online fundraising services such as GoFundMe, since March. With the latest update unveiled Wednesday, it […]


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Airlines Do Limit What You Can Photograph, Video On Flights

Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better — none of it would have happened. The passengers who shot those videos on a United Express plane in Chicago violated United’s policy on photography. By the letter of the airline’s law, they too could have been ordered off the plane. Under United’s policy, customers can take pictures or videos with small cameras or cellphones “provided that the purpose is capturing personal events.” Filming or photographing other customers or airline employees without their consent is prohibited. American, Delta and Southwest have similar policies. Passengers are accustomed to using their cellphones to take photos and videos that they can upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Airline rules on photography are sporadically enforced, but passengers should read them in the in-flight magazines because there can be consequences. This month, a United ticket agent ordered a passenger’s reservation canceled as he filmed her while disputing a $300 baggage fee in the New Orleans airport. After Navang Oza posted his video online, United apologized, saying that the video “does not reflect the positive customer experience we strive to offer.” In April, a JetBlue Airways crew called airport police to meet a man who they said continued to record a selfie video during a security-sensitive time in flight, while the cockpit door was opened. Michael Nissensohn insists that he wasn’t recording the procedure. “I told them there is no rule against talking a selfie on a plane,” Nissensohn says. He says he was ordered off the plane and held up at LaGuardia airport in New York for more than an hour before being let go without charges. JetBlue declined to comment on the incident. A spokesman says the airline doesn’t publish its photography policy for security reasons. With airline customer service in decline, videotaping is the only way that passengers can make sure they are treated fairly, says Gary Leff, a travel blogger who has criticized the airlines over the issue. “The TSA allows more photography at the checkpoint than the airlines allow on board their planes,” he says. The Transportation Security Administration says that photography at checkpoints is fine if people don’t take images of monitors or interfere with screeners. Travel bloggers say, however, that people have had run-ins with TSA officers, and you should expect to be questioned if you snap more than a casual photo of a companion. Lawyers who specialize in First Amendment or travel law say airlines generally cannot limit photography or video recording in an airport because it is a public space. But airlines have more power on planes because as private parties they are not bound by the First Amendment. “They are within their rights to establish these rules, they are within their rights to throw you off the aircraft if you continue filming,” says Joseph Larsen, a media-law attorney in Houston. However, there is no law against taking photos or video on a plane, and it is unlikely that anyone would face legal jeopardy for taking pictures of an altercation on a plane or their own peaceful dispute with an airline employee, […]

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Israel – In Photos: Thousands March In Jerusalem For Jubilee

Jerusalem — Tens of thousands of Jews from all four corners of the world gathered in downtown Jerusalem on Wednesday to march in solidarity to the Western Wall, in the annual Jerusalem Day Flag Parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the capital following the Six Day War. {NewsPhotosEmbed 822587535}


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Former NSC chief: Netanyahu should pursue defense treaty with America


Trump leak won’t stop US-Israel intelligence sharing to fight terrorism.

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WATCH: Jews Arrested For Davening On Har Habayis

At least ten Jews were placed under arrest by police on Wednesday morning 28 Iyar, Yom Yerushalayim, as the prostrated themselves and/or recited Shema. A large force of police was on hand to respond immediately as the youths began defying Har Habayis regulations. Gedolei Yisrael over the generations and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel prohibit visiting Har Habayis. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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Watch: Congressional Investigators Step Up Pressure On Gen. Flynn

Former national security adviser refused to comply with subpoena for documents on Russian contacts; reaction from Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.
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PHOTOS: Hachnosas Sefer Torah In Memory Of Hadar Goldin HY’D

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) A hachnasas Sefer Torah was held on Tuesday night the eve of Yom Yerushalayim in the Zichron Kedoshim Shul in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of the capital. The Sefer Torah was dedicated to the shul in memory of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D, whose body was snatched by Hamas terrorists in Gaza fighting in the summer of 2014, together with Sgt. Oren Shaul. Among those taking part in the samach was Rabbi David Simchon, the rav of neighborhood as well as Goldin family members. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: אביתר גרשוני)

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Photo: Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, Rosh Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, Seen Speaking to a Yerushalayim Sanitation Worker

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