News Briefs

Tevet 4, 5775 / Friday, December 26, 2014
'This is war'

'Treating Firebombers as Criminals is Fundamentally Flawed'

Avner Shapira, father of 11-year-old critically wounded in firebomb attack, slams military for not doing enough to pursue terrorists.
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Inside Israel, 11:52 AM

'High Court Ignored Law' in Ordering Destruction of Samaria Town

Yesha Council strikes back at High Court order of demolition for Amona, noting Arab petitions have failed to prove ownership.
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Jewish World, 11:02 AM

Conservative Judaism Youth Group Relaxes Inter-Dating Rules

United Synagogue Youth subtly allows regional leaders to inter-date with non-Jews, with many warning it is a 'license to assimilate.'
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Inside Israel, 12:05 PM

Poll: Likud Gaining Ground in Elections

Likud could manage to win a coalition, poll reveals - despite the right-wing bloc weakening as a whole.
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Middle East, 10:39 AM

Report: Qatar Cuts Hamas Funding for Egypt Alliance

Senior Egyptian source tells Kuwaiti paper Qatar is pressing Hamas to advance rapprochement with Egypt.
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Inside Israel

Former MK Michael Ratzon to Re-enter Politics

MK dismissed for objecting to the Disengagement to run in Likud primaries, says Likud needs to return to domestic issues as well.
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Daily Israel Report


Daily Israel Report


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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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.