Los Angeles, CA – Lawsuit Alleges Muslim Citizenship Denials, Delays

Los Angeles, CA — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California claims that the government doesn’t allow immigration officers to […]

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Parsha Partner – Devorim

[Download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion topics for the Shabbos Table. Try to anticipate what the meforshim say about the questions in Table Talk or come up with your own […]

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Asian stocks weaker on Wall Street, Sony surprises on upside

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Forex – Japanese yen weaker in Asia as regional data mixed

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Hamas Uses Holy Places in Gaza as Terrorist Facilities

Banner mosque

Hamas routinely treats the civilian buildings of Gaza as its private terrorist compounds. It fires rockets at Israel from schools and hospitals, and uses mosques as command centers and to store weapons and hide infiltration tunnels.

Throughout Operation Protective Edge, IDF forces have discovered Hamas terrorists using mosques as terrorist facilities. Hamas exploits the IDF’s sensitivity towards protecting civilian structures, particularly holy sites, by hiding command centers, weapons caches and tunnel entrances in mosques.

On July 29, IDF special forces engaged and eliminated an armed terror cell guarding a mosque being used as a Hamas military compound. When searching the basement of the mosque after the battle, the soldiers uncovered a stockpile of weapons including sniper rifles, RPGs and machine guns. They also found two concealed tunnel entrances, one of which ran 14 meters deep underground.

The following day, a joint IDF task force tracked down the entrance to a tunnel that had been used by Hamas terrorists to attack Israeli soldiers. The tunnel entrance was in the basement of a mosque. There, the IDF soldiers found the opening to another tunnel serving as a Hamas terrorist bunker.

Hamas’ conversion of Gaza’s holy places into military compounds is further proof that it will stop at nothing to achieve its terrorist aims.

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Washington – U.S. Advises Against Non-Essential Travel To Countries Hit By Ebola

Washington — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more than 700 lives. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said his agency will send an additional […]

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5-6 Av

Yahrzeits, Friday, 5 Av
Rav Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi from Tzefas, the Arizal (1534-1572), born in Jerusalem, son of Rav Shlomo Luria Ashkenazi, who is believed to be descended from Rav Yechiel Luria, Av Beis Din of Brisk and author of “Chochmas Shlomo on Shas and the Yad Shel Shlomo. […]

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China manufacturing PMI 51.7 vs. 51.4 forecast

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Detroit, MI – Confusion At Detroit Post Office Leads To Ban On Customer’s Package To Israel

Detroit, MI — A man trying to send a package to Israel from the Southfield Post Office in Detroit today was denied, and told that all packages sent to Israel weren’t being accepted. Ruchie Weisberg sent a letter to Detroit Jewish News (http://bit.ly/1rU94X2) explaining her dilemma. A reporter from the paper also tried to send […]

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30,000 Meals a Day among Outpouring of Support for IDF

Doron Elbaz, who owns a farm near the Gaza border, told his kids: “Let’s go buy some lemons and make lemonade for the soldiers driving by.” Soon, his lemonade stand became the focal point for donations that began pouring in from across the country – food, clothing, toiletries, shampoo, baked goods.
Joined by a few […]

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