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Tishrei 27, 5775 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Report: Netanyahu Nixes Conversion Bill

Prime Minister torpedoes bill sponsored by Tzipi Livni's party following heavy pressure from hareidim. Will Livni leave the coalition?
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Inside Israel, 10:57 PM

New in the Knesset: Im Tirtzu’s Zionist Guards of Democracy

The Guards will monitor the increased involvement of NGOs supported by the New Israel Fund in the Knesset's activities.
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Inside Israel, 11:04 PM

Rabbi: Religious IDF Chief of Staff Would be Calamity

Rabbi Eli Sadan, pioneer of religious pre-military program, says Israel is not yet ready to accept a religious leader.
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News from America, 10:25 PM

At UNHQ, Min. Ya’alon Begins ‘Real’ Gaza War

Analysis: Defense Minister will have to describe to Ban Ki-moon the war crimes Hamas committed, and defend Israel against false claims.
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Defense/Security, 10:11 PM

Terrorists Infiltrate Beit El, Hurl Firebombs and Escape

We heard an explosion outside the house and then saw the balcony and window on fire,' says resident Avi Zarbiv.
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MKs File Incitement Complaint Over Anti-IDF Poster

Legal action taken over hareidi-extremist poster portraying religious soldier as pig; MKs say campaigns constitute incitement to violence.
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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.