News Briefs

Kislev 28, 5775 / Saturday, December 20, 2014

Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza Terror Sites

IAF carries out first airstrikes since summer conflict after Friday rocket fire; Hamas vows retaliation.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 5:38 PM

Egypt to Reopen Gaza Crossing Sunday

Rafah crossing had been closed after deadly suicide bombing; decision comes as Hamas-Israel tensions rise once more.
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Global Agenda, 5:33 PM

UNGA Demands Israel Pay for Oil Spill in Lebanon During 2006 War

Non-binding resolution claims Israel caused massive oil spill from airstrike during 2006 war; Israel rejects biased resolution.
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Global Agenda, 5:44 PM

French Journalist Banned for Remarks Against Muslims

Journalist barred from news channel for saying Muslims 'forced French out,' keep in insular communities.
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Middle East, 9:56 PM

FIFA President Reiterates Qatar Will Host 2022 World Cup

Despite a report indicating corruption, FIFA’s president says it would take "an earthquake" for Qatar not to host the 2022 World Cup.
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Middle East

Hezbollah Places 'Mossad Agent' on Trial for Treason

Hezbollah places an operative on trial for treason, charges him with tipping off Israel about plans to avenge the death of Imad Mughniyeh.
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Zion's Corner Blogs

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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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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.