Arabs Vandalize Joshuas Tomb

More than a thousand Jewish worshippers from all over Israel who went up on Thursday to Joshua’s Tomb in the Samaria village of Timnat Heres were shocked to find that Arabs had vandalized the area with Arabic graffiti. This was not the first time that Arabs have vandalized the compound, but this time was particularly […]

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Accountants on edge waiting for tax-cut changes

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EA app sale: Most iOS games just 99 cents

EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which just launched today, is one of 70+ games on sale for 99 cents. (Credit: EA) I’ve often felt that 99 cents is the magic number for iOS games. At that price, it’s an impulse buy; I’ll grab it without a second thought. Even if I wind up not liking […]

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Mike Evans: American Christians Support Israel

Award-winning American journalist Dr. Mike Evans, one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East and author of the book Game Changer, visited Israel’s Knesset on Thursday. During the visit, Evans told Israel National News TV’s Hezki Ezra that he wrote Game Changer after President Barack Obama said that nuclear weapons in the hands […]

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Fed proposes 12-cent cap on merchant debit fees

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Congress sends tax legislation to White House

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., walks near the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday night to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims […]

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109 MKs Sign Pleading Letter to US on Behalf of Pollard

Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin has sent a letter from the Knesset to U.S. President Barack Obama, Congress, and the U.S. District Attorney, pleading for the release of Jonathan Pollard. The letter was signed by a leader in every party except for those known as Arab parties, representing a total of 109 out of the 120 […]

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More arrests made in insider trading crackdown

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Final hurdle for tax bill: Is the end in sight?

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., holds a copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders struggled Thursday night to clear legislation aimed at avoiding a Jan. 1 increase in income […]

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Arab League to US: Help Set Borders for New PA State

The Palestinian Authority government appeared this week to be circling the wagons and preparing to sever its ties with Israel, even as Arab foreign ministers recommended the United States take a tougher stance in recommending borders for a future PA state, in order to move the process forward. While several South American countries have announced […]

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Interest rate up sharply in key Spanish bond sale

Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, talks with First Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, center, and Finance Minister Elena Salgado, right, during a Parliament’s plenary session in Madrid on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Ratings agency Moody’s on Wednesday warned it may downgrade Spain’s debt because the government is vulnerable to […]

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FDA: Avastin should not be used for breast cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are recommending the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying recent studies failed to show the drug’s original promise to help slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision is supported by many cancer experts but is sure to draw resistance from cancer […]

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