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Arrests in Al-Bireh, Near Psagot (+Video)

4 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
IDF troops entered the village of Al-Bireh near Psagot, and arrested two brothers.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Updated: 850,000 Mourners at Rav Ovadia’s Funeral (+Video)

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Iran Catches Netanyahu with His Jeans Down

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Israel Strikes More Oil in Area Discovered on Basis of Torah Verse

Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

Mother Smokes Cigarettes and Baby Swallows Them

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Dubai Dieters Get Lost Weight in Gold

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Call Guinness: 9 Palestinians Serving ‘Longest Sentences on Earth’

Israeli judges have taken to imposing multiple lifetime sentences to make sure those killers remain in prison.

7 killed in Sinai Clashes bet. Egyptian Army and Gunmen

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World Class Mathematician Run Over by Truck in Hit and Run

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51 Dead in as Egyptians Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Yom Kippur War

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Israel Seeks UN Security Council Seat; Will Power Proffer Power?

Israel is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council, something it has long been denied. Will Samantha Power prove true to her word and do all she can to help Israel attain this goal?

Netanyahu Speech a Gamble that Abbas Won’t Call Israel ‘Jewish’

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 6, 2013
Be careful what you wish for. Netanyahu again turns Abbas’ refusal to see Israel as a Jewish state a "red line.” If Abbas “doesn’t miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” fine. But what if Abbas calls his bluff?

Update: Rav Ovadia Faces Critical Surgery

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Egypt Turns Back Palestinian Pilgrims, Mulls Gaza Military Action

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