News Briefs

Kislev 27, 5775 / Friday, December 19, 2014
Ceasefire?

Gaza Rocket Lands Outside of Eshkol Town

In breach of truce, rocket hits outside town a day after Hamas holds its largest military exercise since operation protective edge.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Global Agenda, 11:07 AM

PA, PLO Attempt to Stall NY Terror Trial Overruled

It's official - $1 billion suit from 2004 to be heard after PA writ thrown out, marking first time PA and PLO tried for terrorist attacks.
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Inside Israel, 11:29 AM

'Radical Left Crackdown': Lehava Head Released to House Arrest

Gopshtain and two other activists finally freed as police fail to present evidence for arresting them; charge 'populist' ideological arrest.
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News from America, 12:18 PM

NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on Hanukkah

Irony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.
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Inside Israel, 12:27 PM

Expert: Nothing New Under the Sun in 2015 Elections

Political expert explains that coalition changes are less revolutionary than ever - as Israelis' voting tendencies are as they always were.
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Global Agenda

Soccer Player Suspended, Fined for Anti-Semitic Post

Liverpool player Mario Balotelli fined almost $40K, banned from match for posting that he 'jumps like a black man, grabs coins like a Jew.'
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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.

In Other News...

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

Poll

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.