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Tishrei 27, 5775 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At 8 p.m., Jerusalem to Have First Chief Rabbis in a Decade

Results of historic poll to be announced shortly; just nine out of 19 original candidates remain after tough campaigning.
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Middle East, 6:07 PM

Abbas Toughens PA Law Against Selling Property to Israelis

After recent Jewish real estate purchases in Jerusalem, Mahmoud Abbas adds hard labor to sentence for Arabs caught selling to Jews.
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Inside Israel, 7:12 PM

Moshe Kahlon Officially Leaves Likud to Form New Party

Former minister officially cancels Likud membership in move needed to start new Knesset party, after Monday announcement.
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Defense/Security, 5:30 PM

Arab Rioters Fail to Force Jews from Jerusalem Neighborhood

Arab extremists attack new Jewish residents of Kfar Shiloach with firebombs, rocks just hours after they moved in.
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Inside Israel, 5:37 PM

Danon Vows to Fight Netanyahu's 'Underhanded Opportunism'

Likud Central Committee chair charges PM of harming party democracy with early primaries, as elections look increasingly likely.
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Inside Israel

The IDF's New Mission: Teaching Immigrant Children Hebrew

Soldiers in uniform gear up for the next operation - in the classroom, where they are helping children integrate into Israel.
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The Hardships of Aliya in the 30'sIn the '30s it wasn't only living in Israel that was hard; just getting to the Holy Land was fraught with danger.