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Sunday Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Yair Lapid will be establishing a pro-secular party in the coming days, following in the path of his late father who founded the Shinui Party.

**Menachem Cohen of Chabad Online confirms the Ohel Rachel Shul in Shanghai is permitted to reopen its doors by the Chinese government after close to 100 years. Hundreds took part in kabolas shabbos last week with R’ Sholom Greenberg, the Chabad Shaliach.

**Shas leader Minister Eli Yishai fell and injured his ankle in his home on Sunday morning. He was transported to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital.

**PA officials announce direct talks with Israel only if they resume from where they broke off with the Olmert administration.

**In line with sharav heat-wave conditions, five firefighting planes went on alert status in the northern district at noon Sunday.

**Two people were moderately injured in a MVA on Denmark Street in Petach Tikvah.

**6 people were killed on the nation’s roads on Friday and shabbos, bringing the death toll to 149 since January 1, 2010.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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  1. “Yair Lapid will be establishing a pro-secular party”, like they don’t have far too many, already?

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