News Briefs

Tevet 3, 5775 / Thursday, December 25, 2014

National Council Reports 55% Rise in Child Poverty in Israel

Report by National Council for the Child found that despite decrease in poor children in 2013, percentage quadrupled in last few decades.
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Defense/Security, 1:27 PM

Major Underworld Hit Busted in Ashdod, Ashkelon

Three men arrested with pipe bomb, set to be planted in the Ashkelon National Park, in special bust by the Lachish police and IDF.
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Inside Israel, 12:31 PM

Israel Prize Winner and Social Activist Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

Eli Elaluf, a social activist who served on the Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty, announced Thursday he is joining Kulanu.
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Inside Israel, 11:47 AM

Chief Rabbis Slam Lack of Jewish Values Amid Corruption Scandal

Hundreds attend annual Halakhic conference in Jerusalem; 'Jewish law requires special conduct in all aspects of public life.'
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Inside Israel, 12:31 PM

Report: Arab Women Claim Dan Bus Driver Made Racist Comments

Women claim bus driver called them 'ISIS,' 'disgusting' - but the source is questionable.
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Inside Israel

Meir Sheetrit Resigns from Hatnua

Sheetrit resigns Thursday, leaving just Amir Peretz and Tzipi Livni in the nearly-defunct party.
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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...

Watch: BBC Reporter Too High on Heroin to Continue Reporting BBC's Middle East correspondent finds out why it's never a good idea to report from in front of a burning pile of drugs.

Poll

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Recipes

Gluten Free LatkesFor those who cannot digest gluten or wish a tasty, different latke.

History in Pictures

The American Colony Founds a Photography Dep'tThe American Colony founders were not missionaries, but wished to live a simple life and help others.