News Briefs

Shevat 7, 5775 / Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Soccer Superstar Eli Ohana Joins Jewish Home

Former Beitar Jerusalem player Eli Ohana in the past supported the Disengagement from Gaza but claims: "I woke up to reality."
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News from America, 2:14 AM

Former CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Details about Iran

47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
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Middle East, 1:12 AM

United States: Battle for Kobane Isn't Over

State Department says Kurds have made progress in Kobane but it "remains contested".
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Defense/Security, 9:19 PM

Report: IDF Digging Trenches Along the Syrian Border

Northern Command digging trenches to prevent infiltration attempts as border tensions heat up.
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Inside Israel, 10:30 PM

Otzma Yehudit List Released for 20th Knesset

List 'likely to face petitions from the Left,' sources claim, but add that previous opposition during 19th Knesset elections was rejected.
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Inside Israel

Poll: Labor Pulling Ahead, But Public Prefers Netanyahu

Labor has a three-mandate gain on Likud, but just 34.5% of respondents prefer Herzog as prime minister.
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Daily Israel Report



Is Netanyahu right to agree to address Congress?
Daily Israel Report

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