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Elul 24, 5774 / Friday, September 19, 2014

Senate Approves Obama's Plan to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. Senate approves plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight the “Islamic State”, a day after the House passed the measure.
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Middle East, 12:15 AM

Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War

Hamas deputy leader says the group does not want another war with Israel, but says fighting is inevitable if blockade on Gaza isn't lifted.
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News from America, 3:14 AM

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Robert Ransdell, candidate in Kentucky, posts signs saying "With Jews We Lose".
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Middle East, 2:16 AM

Syrian Opposition Leader: Assad Murders, Israel Treats Wounded

Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani, exiled leader of the Syrian opposition, visits Ziv Hospital in Tzfat, where many wounded Syrians are treated.
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Middle East, 1:13 AM

Israeli Official: Syria Has Retained Some Chemical Weapons

Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials, says senior Israeli official.
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Jewish World

Edelstein: Siddur Shows the Continuity of the Jewish People

Knesset Speaker reflects on seeing the world's oldest known siddur.
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Hassidic Superstar Fried in Beit El: Shehechayanu! 2,500 people went to Beit El in Samaria to see and hear hassidic song great Avraham Fried perform.

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Carer Steals 250,000 Shekels From Elderly Man50-year-old woman in Golan Heights suspected of manipulating her position to pocket vast sums over the course of nine years.

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PollShould the West intervene militarily to stop ISIS?

Recipes

Eggplant Vegetable Liver DipNot deep fried, tasty and healthier than the usual eggplant dips.

History in Pictures

How Did WWI End in Palestine?Skipping to the end of the Great War that began 100 years ago..