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Tishrei 29, 5775 / Thursday, October 23, 2014

Officials: No Third Intifada Yet, Despite Latest Attack

Talk of a third intifada in the offing is overblown, according to top security officials, a report on Israel Radio said.
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Defense/Security, 8:33 AM

Bennett: Only Building Will End Jerusalem Terror

Building was the appropriate response to Wednesday's terror attack, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said
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Middle East, 8:28 AM

Israeli Who Joined ISIS in Syria Returns to Turkey

Hamza Samy Magamsah, one of the young Israelis from Yafi'a who disappeared join ISIS, returns to Turkey, where is being held.
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Global Agenda, 7:44 AM

Canada PM and Other Leaders Address Nation After Attack

Soldier was killed in what Harper calls ‘terrorist’ attack in Ottawa. 'Grim reminder that Canada is not immune to these types of attacks.'
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Global Agenda, 5:44 AM

Irish Senate Calls for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Ireland's upper house of parliament passes a motion calling on the government to recognize “the state of Palestine”.
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State Department Condemns Jerusalem Attack, Calls for Calm

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urges all sides to "avoid escalating tensions" in the wake of Jerusalem terror attack.
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Music

Shlomo Cohen Releases New Music Clip The great Hassidic singer Shlomo Cohen with Ami Cohen's band presents the exciting video of song "Ana Amtzaha" (I Will Find You)

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Mystery of Lapid's Beard DispelledSecularist Finance Minister Yair Lapid created a stir when he grew a beard. His bureau says he's not becoming religious, however.

Poll

PollShould the West intervene militarily to stop ISIS?

Recipes

Lentil and Yam SoupIt's starting to get chilly at night in Israel, so this hits the spot.

History in Pictures

The Hardships of Aliya in the 30'sIn the '30s it wasn't only living in Israel that was hard; just getting to the Holy Land was fraught with danger.