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Kislev 26, 5775 / Thursday, December 18, 2014

Israeli Escapes Abduction Attempt Near Hevron

Israeli citizen survives kidnapping attempt by Palestinian Arabs in jeep; perpetrators still at large.
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Inside Israel, 11:43 PM

Police Raid the Offices of Otzma Yehudit

Police raid and search the offices of the Otzma Yehudit party, says raid is related to investigation into Lehava.
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Global Agenda, 10:15 PM

ZOA Head: EU Legitimizing 'Arab Nazism'

Special interview: ZOA President Morton Klein explains why EU striking Hamas from blacklist means 'Europe doesn't care about killing Jews.'
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Inside Israel, 9:03 PM

Poll: Lapid-Kahlon Pact Could Oust Shas, Yachad from Knesset

Centrist bloc could win 24 seats, new survey reveals - and oust Sephardic hareidi parties entirely.
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Inside Israel, 8:55 PM

'Fashion Show' at Synagogue Slammed

MKs, community members, and religious officials decried what they called a “fashion show” at a Tel Aviv synagogue.
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News from America

Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated' and 'Does Not Work'

Barack Obama announces formal renewal of diplomatic ties with Cuba in statement from White House.
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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.

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Four Year-Old Buys Nazi Ring in Vending MachineRing with the Nazi party symbol infuriates mother in Tulsa; vending company known to be 'problematic.'

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PollWho is a greater threat to Israel?

Recipes

Oatmeal LatkesA healthier substitute for the potato variety, as Hanukah approaches.

History in Pictures

Centenary of WWI: Armies that Fought in the Holy LandJews in Palestine starved in WWI, but the Jewish soldiers from overseas rejoiced to see them.