News Briefs

Elul 6, 5774 / Monday, September 01, 2014

Fierce Clashes Along Syrian Border; Mortar Shell Strikes Israel

More spillover from the Syrian civil war, as battles continue to rage between regime, rebel forces.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 8:57 AM

Hamas-Fatah 'Unity Government' Facing Financial Meltdown

PA 'unity government' budget 'below zero', according to a leading minister - because US, Arab states won't meet commitments.
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Jewish World, 8:27 AM

Leading Turkish Jews Protest Anti-Semitism over Israel's Gaza Op

Turkish-Jewish intellectuals sign letter denouncing 'racist' targeting of Jews over Israel.
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Inside Israel, 7:32 AM

Back to School: 2,105,349 Begin the New Academic Year

New school year gets off to a mostly smooth start; schools in Taybeh remain closed to protest principle's murder.
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Middle East, 6:14 AM

Abbas Once Again Threatens Israel with ICC Action

PA Chairman declares that he will take Israel to the International Criminal Court unless it agrees to negotiate a Palestinian state.
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Inside Israel

U.S. Condemns 'Expropriation' in Gush Etzion

Washington says Israel's decision to assign land in Gush Etzion as state land is “counterproductive”.
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Christian Zionists Worldwide Tell Israel: 'You're Not Alone' American Christian group HaYovel releases heart-warming country music video in solidarity with the Jewish state.

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Israeli Judoka Wins Silver at World ChampionshipYarden Gerbi was unable to defend her judo gold medal but bags silver, dedicates victory to the Israeli people.


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Middle East Seasoned Stuffed PotatoesA nice dish for lunch on Shabbat.

History in Pictures

Teddy Roosevelt and Palestine - "Bully for You!"He said: "There can be no peace worth having" until Armenians and Arabs are granted independence "and the Jews given control of Palestine."