News Briefs

Tammuz 25, 5774 / Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ya'alon: Much Progress Made, But More Work to Do

Defense Minister visits units on the front in Gaza on Wednesday, where he praises their success - and encourages them to stay strong.
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Defense/Security, 5:49 PM

Watch: Givati Soldiers Uncover Terror Tunnel

IDF video shows terrorists plunge into the unknown as they fight Hamas terror; General.: 'We still have a lot to do.'
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Defense/Security, 5:54 PM

Brief 'Humanitarian Ceasefire' in Gaza

ICRC-mediated ceasefire pauses ground offensive to allow ambulance convoys in combat zones; it is unclear how long it will last.
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Defense/Security, 4:56 PM

Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Israel for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.
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Global Agenda, 4:47 PM

Italian Philosopher Calls to 'Shoot Zionists', Arm Hamas

Gianni Vattimo insists Hamas fights with 'toy rockets,' wants EU to send fighters to Gaza.
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Middle East

President Sisi Defends Egypt's Role in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Egyptian president says his country remains committed to the 'Palestinian cause', as Hamas bitter over ceasefire proposals.
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Music

Neil Young Cancels Israel Concert for Security ReasonsNeil Young and Crazy Horse cancel upcoming concert in Tel Aviv due to the security situation in Israel.

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Cult Flies Jewish Star, Swastika Over Major CitiesRaelians, who preach that Nazi symbol promotes 'peace,' at center of controversy over unusual banner.

Recipes

Oven-Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken WingsFor Israeli mothers: To help keep the children happy despite the tension, try something healthy that will make them ask for more.

History in Pictures

The Balfour Declaration: the Legal Right to a Jewish StateThe Jews have biblical rights, historical rights and legal rights to the land of Israel.