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Elul 23, 5774 / Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rouhani: IS Wants to 'Kill Humanity'

Iran's President denounces the Islamic State's savagery, but also brands the U.S.-led coalition as "ridiculous."
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News from America, 4:15 AM

NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Jews and Muslims Are Up

New York City police department says hate crimes are up, particularly since July 1.
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News from America, 1:12 AM

House Approves Obama's Request to Arm Syrian Rebels

House approves President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against the “Islamic State” group.
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Middle East, 2:13 AM

Hamas: Ceasefire Talks Will Restart Within a Week

Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq says indirect ceasefire negotiations will restart by September 24.
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Inside Israel, 12:12 AM

Netanyahu Speaks to Sa'ar Following Resignation

"I respect your decision," PM Netanyahu tells Interior Minister, following his announcement that he will resign from politics.
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Report: Snowden Leaked NSA 'Deal' with Israel

Interviewer claims Snowden leaked 'deal' for NSA to share spying information on Palestinian Arabs with Israel, via Unit 8200.
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Hassidic Superstar Fried in Beit El: Shehechayanu! 2,500 people went to Beit El in Samaria to see and hear hassidic song great Avraham Fried perform.

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Carer Steals 250,000 Shekels From Elderly Man50-year-old woman in Golan Heights suspected of manipulating her position to pocket vast sums over the course of nine years.

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PollShould the West intervene militarily to stop ISIS?

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Middle East Seasoned Stuffed PotatoesA nice dish for lunch on Shabbat.

History in Pictures

Teddy Roosevelt and Palestine - "Bully for You!"He said: "There can be no peace worth having" until Armenians and Arabs are granted independence "and the Jews given control of Palestine."