News Briefs

Kislev 28, 5775 / Saturday, December 20, 2014

Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza Terror Sites

IAF carries out first airstrikes since summer conflict after Friday rocket fire; Hamas vows retaliation.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Inside Israel, 6:05 PM

Report: Bennett Unconcerned Over Jewish Home-Tekuma Tensions

Bennett allegedly says in private conversations that Tekuma-Yachad list would help right-wing bloc; Tekuma to decide Saturday on split.
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Middle East, 5:38 PM

Egypt to Reopen Gaza Crossing Sunday

Rafah crossing had been closed after deadly suicide bombing; decision comes as Hamas-Israel tensions rise once more.
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Global Agenda, 5:44 PM

French Journalist Banned for Remarks Against Muslims

Journalist barred from news channel for saying Muslims 'forced French out,' keep in insular communities.
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Global Agenda, 5:33 PM

UNGA Demands Israel Pay for Oil Spill in Lebanon During 2006 War

Non-binding resolution claims Israel caused massive oil spill from airstrike during 2006 war; Israel rejects biased resolution.
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Global Agenda

Two Car Bombs Rock Malmo, Sweden

Early-morning explosions cause no injuries; police note a trend of car bombs near municipal buildings.
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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.

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Four Year-Old Buys Nazi Ring in Vending MachineRing with the Nazi party symbol infuriates mother in Tulsa; vending company known to be 'problematic.'


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Oatmeal LatkesA healthier substitute for the potato variety, as Hanukah approaches.

History in Pictures

Centenary of WWI: Armies that Fought in the Holy LandJews in Palestine starved in WWI, but the Jewish soldiers from overseas rejoiced to see them.