Ashkelon Girl Converts To Islam, Judaism And Now Back To Islam


YWN-ISRAEL recently reported on the story of Noi Sheetrit, from Ashkelon, who converted to Islam on Har Habayis, and then later, due to the efforts of the Lehava organization, she left her Bedouin husband and returned to Yiddishkheit. At first, Sheetrit exclaimed she is back to living as a Jewish woman. On erev Rosh Hashanah, Bentzion Gupstein […]

House Speaker Promises Aid For Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims


House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.” The Wisconsin Republican’s statement came as authorities struggle to provide adequate relief to the more than 3 million U.S. citizens on the island territory, which is without power and has seen terrible […]

McCain Calls Brain Cancer Prognosis ‘Very Poor’


U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in […]

Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus On Taxes vs Health Care


Poised to reveal a tax plan that is a pillar of his economic policy, President Donald Trump is promising “the largest tax cut in the history of our country.” Trump’s declarations came as the health care legislation brought forward by Republicans teetered near failure. He said his “primary focus” is the tax overhaul plan, which […]

IAF Completes Probe Into Fatal Apache Chopper Crash


The Israel Air Force has completed the probe into the fatal crash of an apache combat helicopter that killed the pilot, Major (reserves) David Zohar 43, from Haifa, and leaving his co-pilot seriously injured. Following the crash in August, in line with standard operating procedure, all apache choppers were grounded. Revised protocol for steering column maintenance […]

London Police Make New Arrest In Subway Bombing Inquiry


British police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Wales in connection to the recent bomb attack on the London subway. Police said Monday the suspect is being questioned at a south London police station under the Terrorism Act. His name was not released. He was arrested in Cardiff, 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of London, […]

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison


Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for inappropriately texting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton’s the presidency. Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. After the hearing ended and Cote left the […]