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Tishrei 27, 5775 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jerusalem Elects Chief Rabbis for First Time in Over a Decade

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Aryeh Stern win close election after long and hard-fought campaign
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 8:13 PM

Iran Says it Foiled Sabotage on Bushehr Nuclear Reactor

Iranian intelligence minister announces arrests of foreign agents in Bushehr, Iran's 'nuclear hub.'
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Global Agenda, 9:06 PM

UN Head Says Israel, Palestinians Must End 'Unilateral Actions'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says 'tough compromises' need to be made, insists 'two-state solution' the only way forward.
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Inside Israel, 7:12 PM

Moshe Kahlon Officially Leaves Likud to Form New Party

Former minister officially cancels Likud membership in move needed to start new Knesset party, after Monday announcement.
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Middle East, 7:50 PM

Woman Stoned to Death by Her Own Father in ISIS Territory

Latest evidence of ISIS atrocities emerge as woman stoned for adultery; heartbreaking scenes as father refuses to forgive her.
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Inside Israel

The IDF's New Mission: Teaching Immigrant Children Hebrew

Soldiers in uniform gear up for the next operation - in the classroom, where they are helping children integrate into Israel.
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Lentil and Yam SoupIt's starting to get chilly at night in Israel, so this hits the spot.

History in Pictures

The Hardships of Aliya in the 30'sIn the '30s it wasn't only living in Israel that was hard; just getting to the Holy Land was fraught with danger.