Forget Spelling It: Most of Us Have No Idea What This Holiday Is Even About

Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil

Fight Over Mediterranean Gas Fields Heats Up

Turkish navy intercepts Norwegian exploration vessel near Cyprus

With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

Daybreak: Evidence of Military Program Emerges

Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news

Daybreak: Iran Has Nary a Drop of Oil to Sell

Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news

Daybreak: Preparing for the Maybe-Talks

Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news

Daybreak: ‘Something We *Have* to Solve’

Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news

No, Not That Baijan, Azerbaijan!

Better know a new Israeli ally

Venezuela’s Dispossessed

Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?

Daybreak: U.S. Joins Egyptians in the Streets

Plus Israel watches Sinai, turmoil in Jordan, and more in the news

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