News Briefs

Tevet 3, 5775 / Thursday, December 25, 2014

Ya'alon: We Don't Want an Escalation, But Don't Test Us

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reiterates that Israel will respond to any acts of aggression from Gaza.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 4:13 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister Says Nuclear Deal 'Within Reach'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is confident that an agreement can be struck with world powers over Iran's nuclear program.
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Middle East, 12:15 AM

United States Says Jordanian Plane Wasn't Shot Down by ISIS

United States military confirms a Jordanian F-16 warplane crashed in Syria but denies it was shot down by ISIS as the group has claimed.
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Inside Israel, 2:14 AM

Otzma Yehudit: We Are the Real Right

Otzma Yehudit holds its inaugural election conference and declares, "Right-wing doesn't talk about a 'two-state solution.'"
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Inside Israel, 1:16 AM

'Gold Digging' Arabs Caught Searching for Treasure

Two Arabs from the Tul Karem area were caught red-handed digging in a protected archaeological site - searching for hidden gold.
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Defense/Security

'Police Didn't Help' After Cinder Block Attack in Jerusalem

Special interview: Jeff Seidel recounts harrowing attack by 15-25 Arabs youths on Mount of Olives, is told he is 'lucky to be alive.'
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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.

In Other News...

Watch: BBC Reporter Too High on Heroin to Continue Reporting BBC's Middle East correspondent finds out why it's never a good idea to report from in front of a burning pile of drugs.

Poll

PollWho is a greater threat to Israel?

Recipes

Gluten Free LatkesFor those who cannot digest gluten or wish a tasty, different latke.

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.