News Briefs

Kislev 29, 5775 / Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bennett Hails Tekuma-Jewish Home Unity

Jewish Home party leader praises last night's decision by Tekuma party members to remain united, ending rumors of a split.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 10:47 AM

Saudis Slash Oil Prices to 'Block' Iranian Nuclear Weapon

Analysts agree radical drop in oil prices due to Saudis flooding market in attempt to crush Iran as US not stopping its nuclear program.
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Inside Israel, 9:59 AM

Poll Finds Israelis Blame Netanyahu for Financial Woes

Poll gives Lapid good news, indicating he is held less to blame for weakening finances, as average poll results of last week released.
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Inside Israel, 9:28 AM

Yehuda Glick Running for Symbolic Position in Likud

Activist Yehuda Glick announces he will run for Likud's representative in Judea and Samaria, a move he called 'only symbolic'.
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Inside Israel, 9:07 AM

Police 'Ignore' Court, Arrest More Anti-Assimilation Activists

Despite having arrests last week thrown out by court, police once again arrest Lehava activists; 'police ignoring court rulings.'
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Jewish World

Chabad Menorah Honors Sydney Terror Victims

Chabad cancelled its annual candle lighting event following Syndey terror attack, decided instead to erect Menorah as tribute to victims.
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Music

In Time for Hanukkah: 'A New Light' New single by Mati Shriki pays a fitting tribute to the festival of light.

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Four Year-Old Buys Nazi Ring in Vending MachineRing with the Nazi party symbol infuriates mother in Tulsa; vending company known to be 'problematic.'

Poll

PollWho is a greater threat to Israel?

Recipes

Oatmeal LatkesA healthier substitute for the potato variety, as Hanukah approaches.

History in Pictures

Centenary of WWI: Armies that Fought in the Holy LandJews in Palestine starved in WWI, but the Jewish soldiers from overseas rejoiced to see them.