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Kislev 26, 5775 / Thursday, December 18, 2014

World Leaders Hail US-Cuba Announcement

Leaders around the world congratulate Obama and Castro on 'historic' deal, while US Republicans criticize at home.
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Defense/Security, 12:01 PM

Hamas Holds Largest Military Exercise Since Op. Protective Edge

al-Qassam Brigades hold largest military training exercise since Op. Protective Edge; Israelis report hearing explosions all night.
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Inside Israel, 12:31 PM

Man Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

A man, 25, arrested Monday for threatening MK Eli Yishai was brought to court Thursday, where police requested further detention.
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Global Agenda, 12:41 PM

Pakistani Court Grants Bail to Mumbai Attacks Mastermind

Pakistani court grants bail to man accused of masterminding 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which struck luxury hotels, cafe, and more.
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Inside Israel, 10:43 AM

Demand: Prosecute Provocative Fashion Show Organizers

Judicial Zionism demands that AG Yehuda Weinstein prosecute the organizers of a fashion show held in a Tel Aviv synagogue.
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Inside Israel

Five Shekel Coffee Vendors Get 'Down and Dirty' in Court

It's a business version of “mud wrestling.” The two Israeli chains that dispense discounted coffee don't like each other much.
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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.