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How Israel gave up the idea of annexing Sinai and Gaza
Archival material revealed by Haaretz shows how close Israel came to annexing territory it captured in the 1956 Sinai Campaign. Fearing world reaction, Ben-Gurion changed his mind at the last moment and ordered a pullout.

Austrian film foretelling Nazism discovered in Paris flea market 90 years after disappearance
After it premiered in 1924, the Jewish author of the novel the inspired 'The City Without Jews' was murdered by a Nazi. Now, the film will be digitally restored and aired with a new live score thanks to an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign.

Caving to right-wing pressure, Israel Police backs out of civil rights event
The police's chief legal officer was supposed to represent the police in the event, but canceled in the last minute. He cited 'personal reasons,' but right-wing news website boasted that appearance was canceled after it approached cabinet minister.

Father killed shielding son as both fall from cliff in southern Israel
Group of hikers witness tragedy near Nahal Tze'elim as rescuers evacuate boy in serious condition after fall.


Giuliani won't be a part of Trump's Cabinet

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images)The former mayor withdrew his name from consideration as secretary of state or any other White House role.

SodaStream: Bottled water is 'marketing scam'

SodaStream CEO: Bottled water is a scamAfter launching a campaign called "Shame or Glory" featuring stars from "Game of Thrones," SodaStream receives six cease-and-desist letters.

The many generals of Trump's cabinet

The many generals of Trump's Cabinet. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Carolyn Kaster/AP, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Carolyn Kaster/AP )The president-elect appointed two retired Marine officers and an Army officer to key positions in his administration.

Transportation Dept. considers in-flight calls

Transportation Department considers in-flight calls. (Getty Images)Here's a potential new reality on planes: Listening to another passenger chatting on a mobile phone.

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Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo

A member of Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Asaad is seen atop of an armoured vehicle in a government held area of AleppoBy Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian army and its allies had recaptured 32 of east Aleppo's 40 neighborhoods, about 85 percent of the area, he said. There were no reports the Syrian army had made significant gains.

South Korean parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an emergency cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace. The impeachment motion was carried by a wider-than-expect 234-56 margin in a secret ballot in parliament, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed removing her. The Constitutional Court must now decide whether to uphold the impeachment, a process that could take up to 180 days.

U.S.-led warplanes destroy fleet of Islamic State oil tankers in Syria
By Yeganeh Torbati and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition planes destroyed 168 Islamic State oil tanker trucks in Syria, the coalition said on Friday, in the largest strike of its kind and the latest instance of what U.S. officials say has been a successful effort to starve the militant group of revenues. The air strikes targeted the truck fleet near Palmyra, Syria on Thursday, a coalition statement said. The strikes are part of a campaign by the U.S.-led coalition to target oil infrastructure controlled by Islamic State, which occupies swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.

Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories

Iraqi army fires towards Islamic State militant positions in Mosul from outskirts of BartilaBy Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured a neighborhood in east Mosul on Friday, pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites where it produced car bombs used in waves of suicide attacks, the campaign's commander said. Lieutenant-General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said Counter Terrorism Service forces spearheading the seven-week operation to retake Mosul seized the Tamim district halfway between the city's eastern edge and the River Tigris running through its center.


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's ?Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:

Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host

 Don Mischer, executive producer of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, left, host Jimmy Kimmel, center, and Television Academy chairman and chief executive Bruce Rosenblum attend the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will be held Sunday, Sept 23. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Iowa court clears way for 'Field of Dreams' baseball complex
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? An Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday cleared the way for a baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, as the state's highest court upheld a lower court's decision that the City Council acted properly when it rezoned the property from agricultural to commercial.


Record-setting rally pushes on as S&P ends week up 3 percent

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEMajor U.S. stock indexes powered to another day of fresh record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending the week up 3 percent, as investors bid up shares in sectors that have lagged in the month-long rally since Donald Trump's presidential election. The benchmark S&P 500 registered a record high for the third straight session, while the Dow and Nasdaq also hit new highs. The Dow recorded a fifth straight week of gains.

Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox bids $14 billion for UK's Sky

The flag of the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is seen waving at the company headquarters in the Manhattan borough in New YorkNEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. The proposed offer of 10.75 pounds a share in cash is backed by Sky's independent directors and would strengthen the position of James Murdoch - who is both chief executive of Fox and chairman of Sky - in his 85-year-old father's media empire. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June sent the pound down about 14 percent against the U.S. dollar and Sky's share price tumbling.

Coke CEO Muhtar Kent hands reins to Quincey in widely expected move

The Coca-Cola Company President and Chief Operating Officer James Quincey delivers a speech during a presentation in ParisCoca-Cola Co said on Friday that Muhtar Kent would step aside as chief executive next year and be replaced by James Quincey, a company veteran credited with several recent changes to help the company cut its dependence on sugary drinks. Quincey's ascension was widely expected since he became chief operating officer in August 2015 after jobs that included running Coke's businesses in Europe and Mexico over two decades. Kent, 64, will have completed nine years at the helm when he steps down in May, but he will continue as chairman of the board, a post he has held since 2009, Coke said.

U.S. agency concerned about destroyed, lost phones in VW probe

Volkswagen logo is pictured at the newly opened Volkswagen factory in WrzesniaA U.S. agency involved in settlement talks with Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal has raised concerns about nearly two dozen mobile phones destroyed or lost by the German carmaker. The Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing dated Thursday there were 23 lost or broken mobile phones the FTC was not able to access, the agency said in the filing with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. In November, the FTC said in court documents that it has been investigating since March whether Volkswagen Group of America destroyed documents related to its "Dieselgate" scandal.

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'Sexist' banquet joke riles researchers at Arctic science conference in Winnipeg
Coast Guard ship in ice

A group of researchers released an open letter protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference's gala banquet, which the executive director is defending as a 'linguistic misspeak.'

Virtual reality a sickening experience
Virtual Reality Headset

A new study shows that women experience more virtual reality-related motion sickness.

The patent trap? Open science advocates want CRISPR technology to be free

Should two U.S. universities be fighting to privatize one of the most important scientific discoveries in history? Canadian open science advocates say no.

Inuvik teacher's 'never-ending encouragement' leads to prestigious polar mentor award
Joel McAlister

Joel McAlister, a senior instructor in the Environment and Natural Resources Technology program in Inuvik, N.W.T., was named Mentor of the Year at this week's ArcticNet gathering in Winnipeg.

 Netflix Top 10

The Revenant

Set in the 1820s American frontier, this snowy thriller follows fur trapper Hugh Glass as he relentlessly seeks retribution against the companions who left him for dead in the Missouri River's icy waters after he was mauled by a bear.


After 10 years of trying to mass-market the revolutionary floor mop she had invented, housewife Joy Mangano strikes gold with a personal pitch on QVC that turns her Miracle Mop into an overnight marketing miracle.


Prone to ruthless violence, ex-mercenary Wade Wilson acquires superhuman healing powers in the wake of a failed research experiment that also leaves him disfigured. Taking on the alter ego Deadpool, he's determined to hunt down the man responsible.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

In this gripping account of the chaotic and tragic events of Sept. 11, 2012, six members of an elite security team battle to save the lives of trapped U.S. consulate personnel under attack by armed terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Based on reporter Kim Barker's memoirs about her experiences covering the Afghanistan war, this satirical look at a hopelessly confused conflict also chronicles the obstacles encountered by female journalists in a rigidly conservative region.

London Has Fallen

In this follow-up to the thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," the U.S. president learns of a planned terrorist attack at the funeral of Britain's prime minister -- an event that will be attended by nearly every Western head of state.

Money Monster

Landing in dire financial straits after following a stock tip from bombastic TV persona Lee Gates, fuming Kyle Budwell takes the lout hostage on live television and threatens to kill him unless he turns the stock price around before the closing bell.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superegos battle in superhero fashion while a new threat emerges in this sequel to "Man of Steel." With Batman decamping Gotham City for Metropolis to take on a Superman who's become too powerful, trouble brews for the rest of humanity.

10 Cloverfield Lane

After being knocked out in an auto accident, a young woman awakens in a cellar with a stranger, who tells her that he's saved her from a chemical attack that has devastated the outside world. Unsure what to believe, she decides that she must escape.

Eye in the Sky

Leading an operation to nab a terrorist and her collaborators in Kenya, Col. Katherine Powell ends up in a political and moral quagmire as the mission changes and a drone strike is ordered, putting a young girl at risk of becoming collateral damage.

 Jewish World

Austrian film foretelling Nazism discovered in Paris flea market 90 years after disappearance
After it premiered in 1924, the Jewish author of the novel the inspired 'The City Without Jews' was murdered by a Nazi. Now, the film will be digitally restored and aired with a new live score thanks to an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign.

Controversial anti-Semitism bill won't pass Congress in 2016
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016 would have instructed the U.S. Department of Education to consider a definition of anti-Semitism that includes 'judg[ing] Israel by a double standard' when investigating federal discrimination claims.

Trump set to name Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn to coordinate economic policy
Cohn picked despite Trump's consistent attacks on Goldman Sachs during the campaign. A former Goldman Sachs exec blamed Cohn for 'decline in the firm?s moral fibre' that placed the firm's interests above those of its clients.

Germany's most popular TV show to portray bar mitzvah for first time in 46-year run
With an average of 10 million viewers, Tatort's bar-mitzvah episode will help normalize Germans' view of Jews, Berlin rabbi says.

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