Thursday, January 23, 2020


The Hebrew Institute of White Plains: A Flourishing Community

The Hebrew Institute of White Plains, or HIWP for short, has been around for over 100 years. This year, it is in the midst of its centennial celebration. Back in 1915, it was a “very different world,” as Rabbi Chaim Marder said. White Plains comprised merchants and people who owned fruit stores. The

World NewsBriefs

Indictment: Palestinian Terrorists Planned to Abduct, Not Kill, Henkins

( October’s Palestinian terrorist attack that killed Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their children was originally planned as an abduction, an indictment filed Thursday with a military court in Judea and Samaria revealed.

According to the

Breaking Bad: The Stimulant Drugs That Link ISIS and the Nazis

When an amphetamine called Captagon was discovered in the room of an ISIS suspect in Paris last week, it was just the latest in a long line of illegal drugs aiming to boost combatants.

When French special forces officers raided the hotel room of

In Jerusalem, Kerry Condemns Palestinian Terror Wave

( U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday in Jerusalem. The leaders discussed the ongoing wave of Palestinian terror in Israel, in addition to concerns over security issues related to Syria and Islamic State.

UC Santa Cruz Student Warned to Abstain From BDS Vote Over ‘Jewish Agenda’

A Jewish member of the student government at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) was warned to “abstain” from voting on a pro-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement) resolution because he is the president of the school’s Jewish Student Union and was “elected with a Jewish agenda.”

Giovanni Gambino Warns ISIS: The Big Apple Is Off Limits, Thanks to Sicilian Mafia

(PR Newswire) New York–In an interview with NBC News, Giovanni Gambino, son of a key figure in the Gambino crime syndicate, described the historical reality that led to the birth of the Sicilian Mafia–and how its modern elements are at work today protecting New York City neighborhoods from Middle Eastern terrorists. He said

Pollard Spends First Shabbat at Home in 30 Years

After his release from a federal prison in North Carolina early Friday morning, Jonathan Pollard travelled to New York City and spent his first Shabbat as a free man in three decades with his wife Esther.

Under the strict parole conditions imposed on him, Pollard must remain in the U.S. for five

Israel Gets Nod to Host European U-21 Baseball Championship

Tournament to be held in Petah Tikva a month before senior national team plays in World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn.

The European Baseball Federation has announced that Israel will host the 2016 European Championship Under-21 tournament, the Israel Association of Baseball

Netanyahu to Jewish Federations: U.S., Israel ‘Should Work Together Now’ on Iran

Despite their disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. and Israel “can and should work together now” to ensure that Iran complies with the agreement and to curb Iranian aggression throughout the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of

World News Briefs

London Mayor Calls BDS Movement ‘Foolish’

( London’s charismatic and outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, said that those seeking to boycott Israel are “foolish” and do not have any clout in the United Kingdom.

“I cannot think

Israel Provided Key Intelligence on Russian Plane Crash in Sinai

U.S. intelligence agencies are 99.9 percent certain that a bomb had caused the Oct. 31 crash of Russia’s Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai Peninsula. The crash killed all 224 passengers and crew.

A diplomatic source quoted by CNN Sunday said the assessment is based on combined military, intelligence

American Friends of Bet El to Host Mike Huckabee and WAZE Creator

American Friends of Bet El invites the community to enjoy an educational and informative evening with two remarkable heroes of Israel–presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Modi Rosen, Israel’s leading venture capitalist responsible for the success of the WAZE app.

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