Two Weeks Following the Massacre, Policeman Details Events for Rav Kanievsky

Two weeks following the massacre in Kehillas Bnei Torah in the Har Nof neighborhood of Yerushalayim, policeman Yitzchak Weizman on Sunday afternoon 8 Kislev arrived at the Bnei Brak home of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita to share the play-by-play details with the gadol hador. He explained how he tried to neutralize the terrorists and […]

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Israel – Govt. Backs New Law Against Illegal Immigrants: 20-Month Max Detention Period

Israel — The Government on Sunday gave its approval to a new migrant detention policy in record time after the High Court of Justice struck down as unconstitutional the state’s two previous versions of the bill. The policy still needs to be approved by the Knesset before it becomes law. The court told the state […]


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Obama to Hold Meetings Monday on Ferguson


President Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement, officials and others.
The White House says Obama’s Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration’s review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to law enforcement agencies.
The White House says the president will also meet with […]

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Cabinet Approves Increasing the Participation of Disabled Persons in the Civil Service

The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting on Sunday 8 Kislev, approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s and Civil Service Commissioner Moshe Dayan’s proposal to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the civil service. According to the proposal disabled persons will receive representation of not lower than 3% of civil service employees by 2017. At […]

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Jerusalem – Livni: Netanyahu Negotiating Future Government Behind Backs Of Ministers

Israel — Justice Minister Tzipi Livni accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of negotiating his political future behind the backs of his coalition partners. “Governing means putting forward the shared goals of the members of government” and not preventing ministers from expressing their positions, she said, alluding perhaps to the controversy surrounding the “Jewish […]


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Seoul – US Base In SKorea On Lockdown Amid Shooting Report

Seoul, South Korea — A U.S. military spokesman says Osan Air Base in South Korea is on lockdown because of reports of an active shooter at a high school on the base. Tech. Sgt. Stacy Foster at Osan said Monday that people on the base had been told to stay in their quarters until further […]


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Audio: Rav Shurkin on “Im Aku”m Muzhorim Al Issur Hana’ah Mei’avoidah Zarah”

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on Matzav.com l’illuy nishmas Rav Yisroel Meir ben Rav Yaakov Moishe zt”l.
The shiur was given by Rav Yaakov Moishe Shurkin, author of Sifrei Biur Achizah Be’eikev al Teshuvos Rebbi Akiva Eiger and other seforim. The topic of […]

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Could Qatar, Turkey be in jeopardy if PA brings Israelis before the ICC?


The basis for such a case is that Qatar and Turkey have each supported Hamas in some way.

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Channel 10: PA Leader Will Never Recognize Israel

According to a Channel 10 News report, PA (Palestinian Authority) leader Abu Mazen announced once again on Shabbos that he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The PA leader was addressing a foreign of Arab League foreign ministers, telling them that he is demanding US Secretary of State John Kerry work alongside him […]

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Washington – Lawmaker’s Aide Draws Ire Over Facebook Rant About Obama’s Daughters

Washington — A US lawmaker’s communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama’s daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, for looking […]


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