Three Hamas Operatives Killed In Gaza Explosion

Thursday April 17, 2014 5:16 PM

hamasThree operatives of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas were killed and five moderately to seriously (more…)

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IAEA: Iran Is Behaving on Nukes

Thursday April 17, 2014 4:31 PM

hassan-rouhani-iranAccording to the UN’s atomic-energy monitor, Iran has been complying so far with the terms of last year’s (more…)

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Snowden Asks Putin: Do You Spy?

Thursday April 17, 2014 3:41 PM

snowdenEdward Snowden has jumped the shark. In an interview today with Moscow-run television station Russia (more…)

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Video, Photos: 60,000 Take Part in Mass Birchas Kohanim at the Kosel

Thursday April 17, 2014 2:14 PM

birchas-kohanim[Video and photos below.] Tens of thousands of Yidden attended a mass Birchas Kohanim this morning at the Kosel. The large Birchas Kohanim is held every Chol Hamoed and draws tremendous (more…)

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Photos: Esther Hamalka Tish and Sefiras Ha’omer in Belz

Thursday April 17, 2014 1:20 PM

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Refael Elisha Cohen z”l

Thursday April 17, 2014 12:14 PM

rafael-elisha-cohenIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of six-year-old son Refael Elisha Cohen z”l, son of Yaakov (more…)

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Rumsfeld Pens Nastygram To IRS, Says He Has ‘No Idea’ If Tax Return Correct

Thursday April 17, 2014 11:34 AM

rumsfeldDonald Rumsfeld may be retired from his position as secretary of Defense, but he is waging a war of words (more…)

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Fox News Poll: Majority Of Americans Say Obama Is A Chronic Liar

Thursday April 17, 2014 10:12 AM

obamaAbout six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or (more…)

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7-Year-Old Girl Sends Pesach Macaroons to Jewish Soldiers Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan

Thursday April 17, 2014 9:16 AM

freida-atkins-standing-next-to-a-pile-of-macaroonsA second-grader from Pennsylvania sent 160 cans of macaroons to Jewish soldiers stationed away from (more…)

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Yerushalayim: Triplets Born to Noted Medical Askan Rabbi Yisrael Gavra

Thursday April 17, 2014 8:03 AM

hadassah-medical-centerOn the second day of Pesach, the Yerushalayim community was gladdened by the news that triplets were (more…)

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When the Kansas City Gunman Was a Federal Informant

Thursday April 17, 2014 7:09 AM

frazier-glenn-millerMore than 25 years before Frazier Glenn Miller shot and killed three people, the former Klansman was a star (more…)

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Widow of Chevron Terror Victim: I Didn’t Want My Children To See Their Father’s Body

Thursday April 17, 2014 6:15 AM

hadas-mizrachiWounded and bleeding, Hadas Mizrahi told rescue workers who rushed to the site of Monday’s terror attack (more…)

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Michael Bloomberg: ‘I Have Earned My Place in Heaven’

Thursday April 17, 2014 5:25 AM

As reported last night here on Matzav.com, former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he’s going to heaven.

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the NY Times.

Here’s the full context of Bloomberg’s heaven quotation:

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

As for the gun control push, Bloomberg tells the paper he wants gun rights advocates to fear him.

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

THE WEEKLY STANDARD

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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Iran Escalates Dispute over UN Envoy

Thursday April 17, 2014 4:30 AM

united-nationsIran’s increasingly angry protests over the American decision to not grant a visa to its new UN ambassador (more…)

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Google Buys Drone Maker

Thursday April 17, 2014 3:22 AM

droneGoogle just bought itself some major bragging rights. The company purchased drone maker Titan Aerospace on Monday, which will potentially help it take the lead in the Internet battle to claim air space (more…)

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Troops on Alert at Kosel After Arab Har Habayis Riots

Thursday April 17, 2014 2:27 AM

birchas-kohanim-at-koselThousands of police and IDF troops will be on duty today as tens of thousands of Jews arrive at the Kosel for (more…)

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Sub Mission for MH370 Fails

Thursday April 17, 2014 1:03 AM

malaysia7First attempts to locate missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 using a robotic submarine ended (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17 Nissan

Thursday April 17, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Reuven Hakohen Katz of Prague (1673), author of Yalkut Reuveni, a collection of kabbalistic material, arranged according to the verses in the Torah. (more…)

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Netanyahu: PA Incitement To Blame For Erev Pesach Terror Attack

Wednesday April 16, 2014 10:09 PM

netanyahu1Israeli Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that the Erev Pesach terror attack on Monday, which (more…)

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MH370 Families May Sue in U.S.

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:57 PM

malaysia1Lawyers have reportedly descended upon a Beijing hotel where the families of many of the missing Malaysia (more…)

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Miller’s Mayor: I Agree With Him, Jews Run Country

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:44 PM

frazier-glenn-miller1It is probably never wise to align yourself with a white supremacist suspected killer, especially when you’re an elected politician. Frazier Glenn Miller, charged with killing three at two Jewish centers in Kansas, hails (more…)

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NYPD Disbands Muslim Spying Unit

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:40 PM

william-brattonNew York Muslims: The police are no longer watching. The New York Police Department has stopped its (more…)

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Study: Marijuana Changes Brain

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:35 PM

marijuanaIt’s all fun and games until your brain changes. Using marijuana just a few times per week can physically (more…)

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Bloomberg Gives Whopping 50M for Rival NRA

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:22 PM

bloombergFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he will donate $50 million toward (more…)

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7 Dead in S. Korea Ferry Sinking

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:12 PM

korea-sinkingAt least seven are dead and 289 are still missing after a South Korea ferry sunk this morning. An (more…)

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U.S. Preps New Russia Sanctions

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:02 PM

russia-ukraine-sanctionsTime for more sanctions. The White House says it has a new round sanctions against Russia ready to go but (more…)

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Google Patents Smart Contact Lens System With A Camera Built In

Monday April 14, 2014 6:27 PM

lensGoogle has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens. (more…)

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Obama To Host Pesach Seder Tuesday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:01 PM

obama-sederPresident Barack Obama will host a Pesach Seder at the White House with family, aides and friends on Tuesday. “We will enjoy the company of (more…)

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Appeal Granted In Lev Tahor Case, Children Do Not Have To Go To Quebec

Monday April 14, 2014 4:21 PM

lev-tahor2A Superior Court judge has ruled 14 Lev Tahor children subject to a Quebec court order no longer have to (more…)

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Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Destroyer

Monday April 14, 2014 3:47 PM

us-shipA U.S. military official said a Russian fighter jet made multiple close-range passes at an U.S. Navy destroyer (more…)

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