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Tammuz 13, 5774 / Friday, July 11, 2014
Operation Protective Edge

UN Human Rights Commissioner Attacks Israel Over Self-Defense

UN Human Rights Commissioner accuses Israel of 'breaching international law' in stopping Gaza attacks.
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Middle East, 6:21 PM

Erdogan Slams Israeli 'Lies' Over Hamas Aggression

Turkish Prime Minister calls Israel 'cruel' in anti-Semitic tirade, hours after threaten to stop the normalization process.
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Defense/Security, 6:29 PM

Hamas 'Scare Song' Vows Genocide on Israel

'Traditional' song by Hamas 'military wing' against Israel calls on Palestinian Arabs to 'exterminate' Israeli 'cockroaches.'
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Jewish World, 6:09 PM

Brussels Shooter Drops Appeal Against Extradition

Mehdi Nemmouche, jihadist accused of killing four people in May, 'satisfied' with extradition decision preventing trial in Israel.
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Inside Israel, 3:44 PM

Chief Rabbi Explains How to Observe Shabbat Under Fire

Chief Rabbi Lau releases guidelines to help know what is and isn't permissible on Shabbat under threat of Gaza rockets.
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Watch: Direct Hit on Gas Station in Ashdod

Footage of rocket attack shows sudden blaze in 'miraculous' fire that failed to spread.
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Avraham Fried Moves Mourners at Sha'ar Home Popular hassidic singer Avraham Fried visited the home of the Sha’ar family and sang a special song at the request of Bat Galim.

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History in Pictures

Lydia Mountford and 19th Century Life in JerusalemLife in Palestine 1830-1880 as described by a very unusual woman, Lydia Mamreoff von Finkelstein Mountford