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Kislev 27, 5775 / Friday, December 19, 2014
Mystery in Ashdod

Four Men Found Unconscious in Ashdod; Poisoning Suspected

Men found in critical condition with no signs of external injuries behind warehouse; police open investigation.
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Middle East, 6:13 AM

Abbas Hints: Withdrawal First, 'Right of Return' Later

Abbas suggests that UN resolution is meant to force Israel to concede territory and then force millions of "Palestinian refugees" on it.
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Defense/Security, 7:38 AM

Young Female Mossad Agent Among Those Honored by PM

Netanyahu, Rivlin take part in award ceremony marking 65 years for Mossad, honor the secret agents protecting Israel from the shadows.
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Global Agenda, 7:56 AM

Pakistani Judge Challenges Bail for Mumbai Mastermind

After terror mastermind behind massive 2008 terror attacks in India given bail, government prosecutor preps to challenge ruling.
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News from America, 5:44 AM

Boston Bomber Appears in Court for First Time Since 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returns to court for the first time since he was arraigned. Trial to begin in January.
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Jewish World

Swedish MP Says Jews Aren't True Swedes, Causes Outrage

Bjorn Soder, deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament, says Jews should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes.
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Daily Israel Report

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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.

In Other News...

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.