Overnight Tally: 45 Rockets Hit Israel, IDF Strikes 25 Hamas Targets Hamodia

After a restive night in which at least 45 rockets were fired at Israel by Gaza Arab terrorists – with the IDF responding by hitting at least 25 terror targets…

Israel

Report: Police Shutter Post on Har HaBayis as Arabs Cause Archaeological DamageDov Benovadia

Police have shut down a new observation post set up just last week on Har HaBayis. A report on Reshet Bet quoted Waqf officials as saying that the closure of…

Soldier Beat Back Rioters as They Confiscate Terror WeaponsDov Benovadia

IDF soldiers overnight Tuesday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered a cache of weapons in the village of Bir Zeit, near…

Edelstein: Arab MK At It Again, Inciting Terror and HateDov Benovadia

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said that he would file a complaint with the Knesset Ethics Committee against United Arab List party head MK Ayman Oudeh, over a long list of…

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Community

Kosher Phone Industry Threatened by Decline of 3G NetworksRafael Hoffman

Over the past decade, thousands of Orthodox Jews have bucked worldwide trends and opted for more basic cellular phones in an effort to protect themselves from the ever-increasing dangers of…

Massive Kinus Tefillah in London in Response to Chinuch CrisisHamodia Staff

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday in North London to unite the whole kehillah in tefillah. The kinus was called at the initiative of the Mara d’Asra Harav Efraim Padwa, shlita,…

Rabbi Yosef Lehmann, Zt”lHamodia Staff

The Gateshead kehillah, together with the whole community, were greatly saddened by the petirah of Rabbi Yosef Lehmann, zt”l, in the final hours of last Shabbos. Rabbi Lehmann was a…

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National

Trump Signs 10 Millionth Patent for Raytheon EmployeeHamodia

A Raytheon Co. employee from California who found a new way to get real-time readings from large laser radars now holds the nation’s 10 millionth patent. The White House said…

Army Discharges West Point Grad Who Touted Communist RevoltHamodia

The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red…

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World

Divers, Underwater Drone Join Indonesia’s Search for 192 Missing in Ferry DisasterHamodia

Divers and an underwater drone on Wednesday joined a fleet of rescue vessels in Indonesia’s search for at least 192 passengers missing two days after an overcrowded wooden ferry sank…

German Intel Agency Warns of Possible Islamist Attacks Using RicinHamodia

Islamist terror attacks using toxicological substances are possible at any time in Germany, a source in the BfV domestic intelligence service warned on Wednesday. The warning followed the June 13…

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Regional

NYPD Ends Policy of Making Arrests for Marijuana UseHamodia

Use of marijuana won’t lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City’s revamped enforcement policy goes into effect on Sept. 1. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that…

Yeger Touts Nearly $3 Million for Community in First BudgetHamodia Staff

Councilman Kalman Yeger said he secured nearly $3 million in taxpayer funds for his Brooklyn district in the first budget passed since his election. The district, which consists of Midwood,…

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Politics

Trump Aide Who Planned North Korea Summit Is Leaving the White HouseHamodia

The White House aide who planned President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea in Singapore and served as a behind-the-scenes operations guru during the turbulent beginning of the administration is…

New GOP Plan: Hold Kids Longer at Border — But With ParentsHamodia

Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new…

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Business

Asian Stocks Take a Breather From Trade Tensions; Markets UpHamodia

Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. Japan’s…

Business Briefs – June 19, 2018Hamodia

GE To End More Than 100-Year Run on Dow; Walgreens Added LOS ANGELES (AP) — General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average next week, ending the…

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Health, Science & Technology

IBM Computer Proves Formidable Against 2 Human DebatersHamodia

An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters, as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years.…

Verizon, AT&T to End Location Data Sales to BrokersHamodia

Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The…

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