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Kislev 30, 5775 / Monday, December 22, 2014
Rededicating the Tomb

1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph's Tomb for Hanukkah

IDF and Jewish worshipers light Hanukkah candles at severely vandalized holy site, bringing light to darkness for the holiday.
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Inside Israel, 7:43 AM

Lehava Director Warns Police Crackdown Will Backfire

Head of anti-assimilation group explains arrest meant to silence his group which court agreed acts legally, warns of risk if it is banned.
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Global Agenda, 5:15 AM

North Korea Threatens to Attack the White House

North Korea threatens the White House and other targets in the United States, claims government was behind "The Interview" movie.
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Middle East, 6:14 AM

Vote on PA's Anti-Israel Resolution Likely to be Postponed

Diplomatic sources say that the PA, understanding that there's little support for its resolution, will work to change the text.
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Middle East, 4:13 AM

India Considering Changing Pro-Palestinian Stance at UN

India, which enjoys ties with Israel, reportedly considering starting to abstain in UN votes related to the Palestinian Authority.
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Inside Israel

Counting the Stars in Gush Etzion

A dramatic, original musical about the courage of the first Jew produced by the women's English theater group of Gush Etzion.
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Music

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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Young Boy Calls Jews 'Barbaric Apes' on Hamas TV In a children's television program, a young boy reads the poem 'I Do Not Fear the Gun' as a message to 'the enemy.'

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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.