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Shevat 7, 5775 / Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kurds 'Control 90% of Kobane', Says United States

United States Central Command confirms that Kurdish forces have pushed back ISIS and control 90 percent of the town of Kobane.
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Jewish World, 5:12 AM

Rivlin Urges UN Chief to Act Firmly Against Anti-Semitism

President Rivlin meets UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ahead of UN session for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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Middle East, 4:46 AM

Egyptian Court Overturns Hamas Ban

Court in Egypt overturns an earlier decision to list Hamas as a terrorist organization, says doing so not under its jurisdiction.
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Inside Israel, 3:13 AM

Bennett on Soccer Legend Ohana: We Need to Reach Out to Others

Jewish Home chairman responds to criticism over his recruiting former soccer player Eli Ohana to the party.
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Global Agenda, 3:46 AM

Argentina's President to Disband Intelligence Agency

Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, announces plans to disband intelligence agency amid mysterious death of prosecutor.
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News from America

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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Daily Israel Report



Is Netanyahu right to agree to address Congress?
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