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Tevet 5, 5775 / Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Critically Wounded 11-Year-Old Firebomb Victim Stabilizes

Ayala Shapira's condition stabilizes after a successful surgery, first in what appears to be a long struggle to recover from heavy burns.
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Middle East, 6:03 PM

Hamas Leader Praises Turkey for Support

Khaled Meshaal addresses annual congress of ruling Islamist AKP party, says Turkey 'a source of power for all Muslims.'
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Middle East, 6:22 PM

Iran Unveils its Lethal New 'Suicide Drones'

Iran tests out a new weapon meant to bring death from the skies on land, air and sea targets, as part of massive 6-day drill.
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Middle East, 10:06 PM

Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

PA chief negotiator says the Security Council would vote on unilateral resolution later Friday or on Monday at the latest.
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Middle East, 10:33 PM

Erdogan to Europe: Don't Criticize Us, Fight Islamophobia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams European countries for criticizing deteriorating press freedom in Turkey.
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Middle East

Egyptian Author to Face Trial for 'Insulting Islam' on Facebook

Fatima Naoot criticized mass-slaughter of sheep during Eid al-Adha festival as 'massacre', says she's paying the price for 'enlightenment.'
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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.


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