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Israel National News' Israel desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 16:57 on Friday.

Israel National News' North American desk will continue to keep you informed until just before candle lighting time in New York at 17:30 EST. The time posted automatically on all articles, however, is Israeli time.