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Kislev 29, 5775 / Sunday, December 21, 2014
Arab rule in the Knesset?

Arab Parties to Form Joint List Within a Week

Balad chair says his party, United Arab List and Hadash to form united Arab front in Knesset, claims 15 mandates becoming major party.
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Inside Israel, 8:48 AM

Hanukkah with Russian-Speaking Holocaust Survivors

In Operation Light Up! young immigrant volunteers light candles with 150 Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors and veterans.
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Middle East, 7:50 AM

US Unfreezes Egypt Ties, Egypt Eyes Qatar Reconciliation

US sends Apache helicopters originally frozen and new ambassador; Sisi meets with Hamas-backer Qatar signalling rapprochement.
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News from America, 6:30 AM

Expert: BDS May Become a Political Movement in America

Former head of American Association of University Professors warns BDS is gaining momentum in the States.
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Jewish World, 8:04 AM

Iran Unveils Monument to Jewish 'Martyrs'

At a public ceremony Monday, Iran unveiled a monument dedicated to Jewish soldiers killed in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.
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Middle East

Senior Hamas Leader: Arafat Gave Us Weapons for Attacks

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar reveals that in 2000, former PA Chairman provided weapons for Hamas.
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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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Recipes

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.