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Tishrei 8, 5775 / Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hamas Agrees with Netanyahu: 'We want an Islamic State'

The US disputes Netanyahu’s statement that 'Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas' – but Hamas itself does not.
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News from America, 6:44 PM

US Slammed for Calling Israeli Land Purchase 'Occupation'

Strong criticism leveled on White House 'harsh rhetoric' against Jerusalem housing plans, and false use of term 'occupation.'
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Middle East, 6:33 PM

Gaza Demands $4 Billion From World to Rebuild After Terror War

PA unity government asks for over eight times more than UN called for - aside from $4.5 billion to fund itself.
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Middle East, 5:27 PM

3 of 4 Israelis Distrust Obama on Mideast

In new poll, Likud would get 27 MKs and the traditional religious right wing would have 69 seats, up from 61.
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Defense/Security, 4:11 PM

Terror Attack in Samaria Thwarted by IDF

Two terrorists caught with three explosives, pistol and knives at Tapuach Junction, close to Ariel.
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Women, Children Barely Escape Terrifying Jerusalem Rock Ambush

Jewish women surrounded by a rock-throwing mob in A-Tur, on the way to Maaleh Zeitim, as daily attacks by Arabs continue.
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'When The Sukkahs Come Falling' Hassidic folk-rock band Rogers Park release their debut music video "Sukkah's Falling", a parody of the The Beatles "I've Just Seen A Face."

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'Forgotten on the Bus' Baby Reunited With ParentsA father who apparently forgot his two year old on a Jerusalem bus was successfully tracked down and reunited with his baby.


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Healthy Honey Cake from IsraelIt's good, it's easy and it's fairly healthful. Enjoy and have a sweet and healthy year!

History in Pictures

Blowing the Shofar ca.1935Jews around the world will blow 100 shofar blasts on Thursday and Friday, Rosh Hashana 5765 (2014).