News Briefs

Tevet 4, 5775 / Friday, December 26, 2014

Former Shin Bet Chief: Right-wing Parties are 'Destructive'

Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin launches Facebook tirade against Likud, Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu.
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Middle East, 4:42 AM

Turkey Arrests Teen for 'Insulting' Erdogan

Police in Turkey arrest a 16-year-old on charges of insulting President Erdogan. He could face up to four years in prison.
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Inside Israel, 3:45 AM

Nationalist MKs Slam High Court's Decision on Amona

Nationalist MKs criticize High Court's decision that the new community of Amona be demolished within two years.
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Jewish World, 12:13 AM

Shots Fired at Kosher Restaurant in Paris

Shots from an air gun fired at a kosher restaurant in Paris. Window damaged, but no injuries.
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Global Agenda, 2:12 AM

Sweden: Five Injured in Mosque Arson Attack

Arsonist sets fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna, injuring five.
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Middle East

Palestinian Factions Call for Resumption of Ceasefire Talks

Palestinian Arab factions, meeting in Gaza, call on Egypt to resume its status as broker in the negotiations to maintain a Gaza ceasefire.
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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

PollWho is a greater threat to Israel?

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.