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Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
U.S.-led coalition stages 41 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq - joint command (Reuters)
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At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
Opposition chairman Herzog visits Palestinian family wounded in arson attack (Haaretz)
President Rivlin, Peres to address gay pride events Saturday in wake of stabbing attack (Haaretz)
EU demands zero tolerance towards settler violence; urges Israel to protect Palestinians (Haaretz)
Firebombs and stones thrown in Jerusalem's Old City; officer lightly wounded (Haaretz)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran (Reuters)
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Initial report: Gun shots fired from car in West Bank; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
Abbas: West Bank arson is a 'crime against humanity', vows to petition ICC (Haaretz)
Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 at Sri Lanka election campaign (AP)
Leading Reform rabbi considering U.S. Senate run, to replace John Kerry
Rabbi Jonah Pesner is reportedly having 'exploratory conversations' about a run for Mass. seat.
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, an official of the Union for Reform Judaism, is considering a run for the open Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat.
Pesner, of Newton, Mass., told the Boston Phoenix in a story posted January 7 that he is having "exploratory conversations" about a run to replace Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), whom U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated to be secretary of state. He would run as a Democrat.
Pesner, a senior vice president for the Reform organization, was a leader of an interfaith alliance that was considered critical in bringing about universal health care coverage in Massachusetts - a template for Obama's version that was passed in 2010.
The winner of a special vote for the seat would face reelection in two years, when it would revert to the typical six-year term.
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is lobbying Gov. Deval Patrick to name him the interim senator until the election takes place, likely by springtime.