Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting at scene of terror attack

Residents of Arad, family and friends of soldier Ron Yitzhak Kukia light candles at the site where he was murdered.

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Israel’s intercity public transport fares might get cheaper

Part of the plan is a fare reduction for intercity bus travel and service taxis ...
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Government torpedoes bill to raise age limit on cigarette sales

Ayelet Shaked says ‘I won’t deny soldiers who could be killed in the army the option of smoking because of ...
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Israeli hotels are ‘more expensive than Western Europe, standards of Eastern Europe’

Israel’s high room rates may be driving away foreign tourists; hoteliers point to costs of labor, kosher food, security and ...
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Bitcoin firms tank on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange after barred from indexes

Bitcoin won't be included 'until an appropriate regulatory framework is found for these kinds of financial products,' a securities regulator ...
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Thirty years later, poison suspected behind death of German-Jewish leader

Prosecutors are considering exhuming the remains of Werner Nachmann, who died in 1988, in a renewed investigation of his death ...
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Polish conservatives win boosts eurosceptics camp

A couple read their ballot before voting in one of Warsaw's polling stations during the general election in Poland on October 25, 2015The resounding victory of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party in Sunday’s general election has given a boost to European eurosceptics, already buoyed by the backlash against Brussels sparked by the migrant crisis. “Poland has given a boost to the eurosceptics camp of countries such as Britain that want to reform the European Union and loosen internal ties” between its 28 member states, analyst Marcin Zaborowski told AFP.

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UN chief slams Saudi-led strikes on MSF Yemen hospital

A Yemeni man stands amid the rubble of a food storage warehouse after it was targeted by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on October 26, 2015UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday denounced strikes that he said were conducted by Saudi-led warplanes on a hospital in Yemen operated by international charity Doctors Without Borders. Ban “condemns the air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit the Hayadeen Medical Hospital, run by Medecins Sans Frontieres,” said a UN statement, using the charity’s French name. The building “was hit by several air strikes” on Monday night “with patients & staff inside the facility,” the Paris-based MSF tweeted.

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Bavarian leader criticizes Austria and Merkel over refugees

Migrants wait to cross the Slovenia-Austria border in SentiljThe premier of the state of Bavaria criticized Austria on Tuesday for failing to coordinate the flow of migrants into southern Germany even as he renewed a challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel over her management of the refugee crisis. Bavaria is bearing the brunt of the inflow of migrants into Germany from southeastern Europe. Premier Horst Seehofer, whose Christian Social Union (CSU) is closely allied to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has emerged as one of the chancellor’s strongest critics over the past two months.

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