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  • Star of Wonder: Keshet's Interactive Talent Show Sets Israeli TV Records

    In many places in the world, Christmas Eve is traditionally the celebration of the birth of Jesus. But in Israel, a tiny country with a Jewish majority, Dec. 24 saw the birth of a different kind of star. Evyatar Korkus, a 20-year-old crooner from the...
  • Obstacles to Iran nuclear deal: Secrets, lies, political infighting

    Obstacles to Iran nuclear deal: Secrets, lies, political infighting
    Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva. Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...
  • Despite boycott calls, Pixies and Soundgarden are expected in Israel

    Despite boycott calls, Pixies and Soundgarden are expected in Israel
    Amid controversy that has flared recently over calls for cultural boycotts agains Israel, the bands the Pixies and Soundgarden have been booked to play in June at a rock festival at a stadium in Tel Aviv, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.  Boycotts...
  • Israel: Easing pressure on Iran would be 'historic mistake'

    JERUSALEM — With talks between Iran and six world powers set to resume in Geneva on Tuesday, Israeli leaders issued a stern warning to the so-called P5 Plus One diplomatic group: don't ease pressure on Iran. It would be a "historic mistake" to...
  • Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? New turmoil over test results

    Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? New turmoil over test results
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nearly a year after three international forensic institutions took samples of the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, conflicting reports have resurfaced regarding the cause of his death. Arafat died at a French...
  • Egyptian foreign minister cites 'disturbance' in relations with U.S.

    Egyptian foreign minister cites 'disturbance' in relations with U.S.
    CAIRO -- Egypt’s foreign minister said in an interview published Wednesday that turmoil in U.S.-Egyptian relations could harm American interests throughout the Middle East and suggested that his country’s military-backed government might begin...
  • Female Arab Directors Are Breaking Out of Region

    Saudi Arabia, a country that still forbids its women citizens to drive, has submitted its first-ever feature film for Academy Award consideration: "Wadjda," a critically acclaimed triumph from female Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour. Pic, which...
  • Israel awards USC professors $1-million prize for energy research

    Israel awards USC professors $1-million prize for energy research
    JERUSALEM -- Two Southern California scientists have won a $1-million prize for their work in the field of alternative fuels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has announced. The 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for...
  • Rihanna and Other Artists Who Play Israel Feel the Pressure

    Pop star Rihanna has confirmed an Oct. 22 concert in Tel Aviv, a decision that has delighted her legions of Israeli fans but angered proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a global campaign calling for the use of political and...
  • Palestinian Authority at loggerheads with Hamas over Mecca pilgrims

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year. The Palestinian Authority's...
  • Britain to accept public input in debate on U.S. and domestic spying

    Britain to accept public input in debate on U.S. and domestic spying
    LONDON — Confronted with mounting concern over possible violation of civil liberties, lawmakers in Britain said Thursday for the first time that they would hear evidence from the public in their examination of the mass spying conducted by American...
  • Israel's settlement building up sharply in 2013, report says

    Israel's settlement building up sharply in 2013, report says
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli construction in West Bank settlements has increased dramatically in 2013, according to a new report. According to the report by Peace Now, an anti-settlement advocacy group, construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank was up...