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Elul 24, 5774 / Friday, September 19, 2014

U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution condemning rise in anti-Semitism.
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Middle East, 4:12 AM

Senate Approves Obama's Plan to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. Senate approves plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight the “Islamic State”, a day after the House passed the measure.
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Global Agenda, 5:44 AM

Scotland So Far Rejecting Leaving the UK

First four areas to declare results in the Scottish independence referendum reject leaving the UK. Final results coming Friday morning.
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Middle East, 12:15 AM

Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War

Hamas deputy leader says the group does not want another war with Israel, but says fighting is inevitable if blockade on Gaza isn't lifted.
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News from America, 3:14 AM

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Robert Ransdell, candidate in Kentucky, posts signs saying "With Jews We Lose".
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Jewish World

Edelstein: Siddur Shows the Continuity of the Jewish People

Knesset Speaker reflects on seeing the world's oldest known siddur.
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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.

Poll

PollShould the West intervene militarily to stop ISIS?

Recipes

Eggplant Vegetable Liver DipNot deep fried, tasty and healthier than the usual eggplant dips.

History in Pictures

How Did WWI End in Palestine?Skipping to the end of the Great War that began 100 years ago..