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WATCH: IAF Releases Footage Of Airstrikes On Yemen’s Houthis

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has released footage of its airstrike on the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeida in western Yemen yesterday. The operation, dubbed “Outstretched Arm,” targeted fuel depots, energy infrastructure, and container cranes used to unload shipments. The strike was carried out by dozens of Israeli aircraft and aimed to disrupt the Houthi economy and prevent the importation of Iranian weapons. The IAF believes the strike will project a message of deterrence to Israel’s enemies, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The IAF is now on high alert for reprisal attacks, assessing that Iran-backed groups in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon will ramp up attacks following the strike. Israel’s air defenses are not foolproof, officials warn, and more successful drone attacks are likely. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WITHDRAWS FROM 2024 RACE, ENDORSES KAMALA HARRIS

In a historic and unprecedented move, President Joe Biden has announced his decision to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race. The announcement comes after immense pressure following his widely criticized debate performance against former President Donald Trump, which led to ever-increasing calls from within the Democratic Party for Biden to step aside in favor of a younger, more dynamic candidate. In a follow-up message, Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him atop the Democratic ticket. Reacting to the news, Donald Trump said Biden “was not fit to run for president, and is certainly not fit to serve – and never was!” The Clintons endorse Kamala Harris for President House Speaker Mike Johnson calls on Biden to resign from office. WATCH: Donald Trump gave NBC News his reaction to President Biden dropping out of the race At 81, Biden is the oldest sitting president in U.S. history, and doubts about his ability to effectively serve another term have been growing. In contrast, Donald Trump, 78, has shown relatively few signs of slowing down, further intensifying the scrutiny on Biden. This development marks the first time in U.S. history that a sitting president has been essentially forced out by his own party due to concerns about age and mental capacity. Biden’s decision to withdraw has now set the stage for a vigorous search for a new Democratic nominee. The frontrunner to replace Biden is Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been a prominent figure in the administration. However, other notable Democrats are also being considered, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Each of these potential candidates brings their own strengths and appeal to the race. The Democratic Party now faces the task of rallying around a new candidate who can unite the party and present a strong challenge to the Republican nominee in the November election – and they’ll have just a few short months to do so. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
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Netanyahu Names Yariv Levin Temporary Acting Premier In Major Snub To Defense Minister

In a move seen by some as a snub to his intraparty rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Justice Minister Yariv Levin as Israel’s temporary acting premier while he is in Washington this week. Additionally, Foreign Minister Yisroel Katz has been authorized to convene the security cabinet if necessary during Netanyahu’s absence. The appointments come amid public tensions between Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, fueling speculation that the prime minister is seeking to assert his authority within the party. According to Israeli law, an acting prime minister must be designated to assume duties when the leader is abroad or temporarily unable to perform their responsibilities. Levin’s appointment will ensure continuity of government during Netanyahu’s trip to the United States. The move has sparked intrigue, with some interpreting it as a signal of Netanyahu’s distrust in Gallant, who has been seen as a potential challenger to the prime minister’s leadership. However, officials have not publicly confirmed any underlying tensions or motivations behind the appointments. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
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Emergency meeting at BMG for Torah in Eretz Yisroel

An emergency meeting held at BMG’s Ateres Esther this past Thursday night brought together over 100 Lakewood rabbanim, each with hearts aflame with passion and urgency. At stake: the future of Torah in Eretz Yisroel.  The asifas rabbanim marked the beginning of a critical mobilization effort within their respective kehillos to ensure that the kol hatorah in Eretz Yisroel does not, chas veshalom, die out.  The gravity of this moment cannot be overstated. While an impressive $84 million has already been pledged by philanthropists across the US and Canada, there remains a significant gap of $24 million that must be raised. For this, the roshei yeshiva and rabbanim are turning to us. The future of Torah in Eretz Yisroel needs you. We urge you to take a moment to consider becoming a fundraiser for this historic, unprecedented, and vital mission. By doing so, you will become an eternal partner in the limud hatorah that has upheld our nation for millennia. Click here to join: https://kerenolamhatorah.org
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A Part of Our History

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman   Somehow, we are all connected to the Mir Yeshiva – whether through our Rebbeim, or their teacjers, or our own children,  Watch this incredible discovery! Reach Rabbi Hoffman at yairhoffman2@gmail.com  
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