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“I Took A Bullet For Democracy!” Trump Slams Dems Who Call Him A Threat

In his first rally since the assassination attempt last week, former President Donald Trump addressed a crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, slamming Democrats for portraying him as a threat to free and fair elections. Trump, wearing a smaller ear bandage than previously seen, referenced the shooting multiple times, defending the media’s coverage and saying, “I took a bullet for democracy.” He also criticized Democrats for labeling him an extremist, saying, “The other side is going around trying to make me sound extreme… I’m not. I am a person with great common sense. I’m not an extremist at all.” Trump mentioned the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025,” calling it a product of the “radical right,” which he opposes. He then returned to the theme of being an extremist, saying, “They keep saying, ‘He’s a threat to democracy.’ I’m saying, what… did I do for democracy? Last week I took a bullet for democracy.” (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
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Netanyahu On Absurd IJC Ruling: “Jewish People Can’t Be Occupiers In Their Own Land”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to the ruling of the International Court of Justice on Friday that Israel’s presence in Yehudah and Shomron and east Jerusaelm is illegal by saying that “the Jewish people are not occupiers in their own land.” “The Jewish people are not occupiers in their own land, including in our eternal capital Jerusalem nor in Judea and Samaria, our historical homeland,” Netanyahu s. “No absurd opinion in the Hague can deny this historical truth or the legal right of Israelis to live in their own communities in our ancestral home.” Israel’s Foreign Ministry stated that it rejects the ruling, adding, “Unfortunately, the Court’s opinion is fundamentally wrong. It mixes politics and law. It injects the politics of the corridors of the UN in New York into the courtrooms of the ICJ in The Hague.” “The opinion is completely detached from the reality of the Middle East: while Hamas, Iran and other terrorist elements are attacking Israel from seven fronts – including from Gaza and Judea & Samaria – with the aim of obliterating it, and in the aftermath of the greatest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, the opinion ignores the atrocities that took place on October 7, as well as the security imperative of Israel to defend its territory and its citizens.” “The opinion contradicts the guiding principle that formed the basis of all the peace agreements and arrangements that have been reached to date between Israel and its neighbors, according to which the resolution of the conflict will only be possible through direct negotiations between the parties. The opinion only distances the possibility of resolving the conflict. The Palestinian Authority, which initiated the move, is not interested in peace, but in slinging mud at Israel. Peace can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties, and the Palestinian Authority will not be able to evade this reality by turning to international tribunals,” said the Foreign Ministry. “It should be emphasized that the opinion is blatantly one-sided. It ignores the past: the historical rights of the State of Israel and the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. It is detached from the present: from the reality on the ground and the agreements between the parties. And it is dangerous for the future: it distances the parties from the only possible solution, which is direct negotiations. “Furthermore, it should be clarified that the opinion published today is an advisory opinion and it is not legally binding. The State of Israel adheres to the rule of law, and has an independent and respected legal system. It is committed to international law and it will continue to protect its citizens in accordance with international law.” Professor Anne Bayefsky, Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices, called the ruling a “legal obscenity.” In an interview with Arutz Sheva, she said: “The so-called legal ‘opinion’ is a legal obscenity from start to finish,” she said, noting, “The Court is the ‘World Court’ of the United Nations, a body controlled by an anti-Israel mob. The members of the Court are elected by the United Nations. Its legal ‘experts’ include alleged authorities from such legally-challenged places like China and Somalia.” “The ICJ President – the man who read the opinion […]
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After 8 Days: Israel Receives Confirmation That Hamas No. 2 Deif Is Dead

Israel received confirmation on Sunday that after seven failed assassination attempts over decades, the IDF finally succeeded in killing Hamas No. 2 leader Muhammad Deif. Channel 14 News first reported the news and shortly later, the Srugim newsite reported that an IDF official confirmed that the news was true. The IDF carried out the targeted strike to eliminate Deif last Shabbos using bunker-buster bombs and a “ring of fire,” making it unlikely that Deif survived the attack. However, there was no official confirmation of his death until today. Deif, one of the masterminds behind the October 7th attack, was on Israel’s most-wanted list for over 25 years for his role as the mastermind behind many deadly terror attacks that killed dozens of Israelis, including bus bombings. During Operation Guardian of the Walls in 2021, Israel twice attempted to eliminate Dief but he narrowly escaped with his life both times. Previously, Israel tried to eliminate him during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, and in 2006, 2002, and 2001. Deif lost an eye in one attempt and was seriously injured in the 2006 attempt. Following the attack on Deif, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “Muhammad Dief is an arch-murderer, the chief of staff of Hamas, No. 2 in the chain of command. He is the architect and leader of the October 7 massacre and many other terror attacks. His hands are covered in the blood of many Israelis.” (YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)  
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Appreciating the Heart – Mah Rabu Maasecha Hashem – How awesome are Your Works, Hashem!

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman The Chovos HaL’vavos in his Shaar Habechinah states that looking at the wonders of the world and seeing the incredible intricacy of them all is, in fact, an obligation.  He writes that the unity of Hashem and can be demonstrated by examining of the wisdom in the Universe that Hashem made. He writes that it is the most direct way to a true realization of Hashem’s existence. He further writes that the benefits Hashem bestows upon His creatures are all-embracing, as Dovid HaMelech says, “Tov Hashem laKol” (Tehilim 145:9), nevertheless, the majority of mankind are too blind to recognize these benefits or comprehend them, and they do not think things over – One reason that he mentions is that there is a lack within us of good midos – particularly hakaras hatov. Having just survived a widow-maker heart attack, I had the opportunity to reflect upon the incredible Niflaos HaBorei that lies within us – the heart.  It is a pump more powerful than all others and yet is only the size of a human fist.  Miraculously, it pumps some 2000 gallons a day!  Imagine a room 20 feet long ten feet high and ten feet wide. That’s 2000 gallons. The rhythm is the same constantly and is relentless, beating approximately 100,000 times each day.  And if not for the oily cholent, the kishka, the potato kugel, and the salt, and the sugar – it would function without major issues. Lev Tahor bara li elokim can perhaps also be understood in this manner. Hashem further created a highly sophisticated and intricate network of roadways or vessels that extends over 60,000 miles.  That is from New York City to California some 20 times.  This remarkable organ, a masterpiece of Divine engineering, is the center of our life.   It diligently distributes oxygen and essential nutrients through the blood to every cell within the body.  Ki יaDam hu haNefesh (Dvarim 12:23). This circulation of life-sustaining blood is orchestrated by the heart’s intricate structure. The organ as designed by the Borei Olam is composed of robust layers of muscle, meticulously arranged to ensure optimal performance. The pericardium, a delicate outer layer, encases the heart, while the endocardium lines its inner chambers. Within the heart lie four distinct chambers: two atria and two ventricles. The atria act as receiving points for incoming blood, while the ventricles, the powerhouses of the heart, propel the blood outward. An ingenious system of valves, including the tricuspid, mitral, pulmonary, and aortic valves, governs the flow of blood, ensuring its unidirectional movement. The pumping cycle of the heart is a Divine symphony of coordinated actions. Oxygen-depleted blood returns to the heart, entering the right atrium and flowing into the right ventricle. From there, it is propelled to the lungs through the pulmonary arteries, where it undergoes revitalization through the intake of fresh oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood then returns to the heart, entering the left atrium and flowing into the left ventricle. The left ventricle, the heart’s most powerful chamber, then pumps the rejuvenated blood throughout the body via the aorta, completing the cycle. This intricate process, a testament to the genius of its design, repeats with every heartbeat, an astonishing 100,000 times per day, 40 million times per year, and up to 3 billion times over […]
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NEW DETAILS: IDF Trained For Yemen Strike In Greece, Targets Were Selected Months Ago

Israel’s attack on Yemen on Shabbos was Israel’s first attack against the Houthis since the terror group launched 220 drones at Israel since October 7th and directly followed its first deadly drone strike of Tel Aviv that killed a man and wounded eight others. Israel has been preparing for months to retaliate against the Houthis in the case of any of their drones succeeding in penetrating Israel. The targets that Israel attacked in Yemen were selected months ago, during the early months of the war. About a month and a half ago, the Israeli Air Force carried out a training exercise for missions far from Israel’s border, in cooperation with the Greek army, Ynet reported. The exercise was carried out despite the ongoing war with Hamas and Hezbollah to prepare for a scenario in which the IDF was forced to operate in “third-circle” countries – that do not share a border with Israel. The operation began with the departure of a Nachshon aircraft and Unit 669 helicopters to the area, followed by dozens of F-15 heavy bombers, F-16s, stealth F-35 jets, and four Boeing 707 refueling planes. The aircraft flew at a low altitude over Yemen. A security source told Ynet: “A capability developed over years, equivalent to an attack of Iran’s easternmost and most distant point, was actualized in a daytime operation, and perhaps not for the last time. We insisted to our U.S. partners in the region that the IDF would carry out the operation alone, despite prior coordination.” The IDF released footage of the preparations for the attack: (YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
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