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YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 12/9/08


*Today, Tuesday, is day 175 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire.

*Today is Gilad Shalit’s 899th day in Hamas captivity.

*The Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory for Israelis to avoid Athens as violent rioting continues in that city.

*A 17-year-old was stabbed in a leg and lightly injured on Monday night while seated at the Pinati Restaurant on King George St. in Jerusalem. Police are investigating, stating the motive for the attack is unclear.


*Ofir Pines: The fact that there is not a televised debate between candidates for prime minister in Israel is a disgrace and an insult to the public’s intelligence.

*At this time, no decision has been made regarding who will fill the single UTJ deputy Jerusalem mayoral slot. The different factions have not reached an agreement.

*Mas Hachnasa, Israel’s Internal Revenue Service offices will strike on Tuesday for a second day as a workers’ wage dispute continues. Negotiations reportedly hit a dead end on Monday.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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