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Tevet 4, 5775 / Friday, December 26, 2014
'This is war'

'Treating Firebombers as Criminals is Fundamentally Flawed'

Avner Shapira, father of 11-year-old critically wounded in firebomb attack, slams military for not doing enough to pursue terrorists.
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Defense/Security, 10:27 AM

Ya'alon to Firebomb Victim's Parents: Be Strong

Ya'alon urges parents not to be scared away from Judea-Samaria after terror attack, hours after father slams security establishment.
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Middle East, 10:39 AM

Report: Qatar Cuts Hamas Funding for Egypt Alliance

Senior Egyptian source tells Kuwaiti paper Qatar is pressing Hamas to advance rapprochement with Egypt.
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Inside Israel, 9:49 AM

Polls Shows Joint Arab List Spells the End of Shas

Arab parties' joint list would give more votes to Likud, Jewish Home in latest poll; without Arab unity, Shas could squeak in.
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Inside Israel, 9:35 AM

Yishai Vows 'We Will Prevent Withdrawals, Terrorist Releases'

Ha'am Itanu head says in conference his new party will guide the next government to stop freezes, and unite the Jewish people.
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Inside Israel

Two Officers Stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City

Two police officers stabbed and lightly wounded near the Lion's Gate. The stabber fled the scene.
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Daily Israel Report


Daily Israel Report


In Time for Hanukkah: 'A New Light' New single by Mati Shriki pays a fitting tribute to the festival of light.

In Other News...

Watch: BBC Reporter Too High on Heroin to Continue Reporting BBC's Middle East correspondent finds out why it's never a good idea to report from in front of a burning pile of drugs.


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