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  • Israeli airstrike kills two Palestinian militants in Gaza

    Israeli airstrike kills two Palestinian militants in Gaza
    Two Palestinians were killed Friday in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials reported. Israel’s army said in a statement that the men had beeb involved in launching rockets at Israel over the last week, as well as...
  • The God Squad: Sterling scandal invites thoughts on diversity

    Q: I'm writing today about race. I'm a member of an organization that tries to reduce racism in our community, so I'm quite sensitive to this issue. In light of the NBA/Donald Sterling fiasco, I felt compelled to write. Fortunately, the NBA took...
  • No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM — The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown...
  • Rockets, airstrikes across the Israel-Gaza border during holiday

    Rockets, airstrikes across the Israel-Gaza border during holiday
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said. According to an army statement, seven...
  • Israelis, Palestinians struggle for way forward as deadline nears

    Israelis, Palestinians struggle for way forward as deadline nears
    JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks. Nine months of meetings...
  • Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says

    Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission. The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
  • Diversity Reigns on Israel's Reality Series Despite Social Issues

    When Rose Fostanes, a 47-year-old openly gay Filipina caregiver who doesn't speak Hebrew, took the crown on Israel's "X-Factor" after belting out Frank Sinatra's "My Way" this past January, it was clear that at least inside Israel's television studios,...
  • For the record

    Future Islands: A review of a concert by the band Future Islands performing at Pappy & Harriet's that ran in the April 19 Calendar section identified the band's touring drummer as Michael Lowry. He is Denny Bowen. Tamer Nafar: A profile of Palestinian...
  • The Jerusalem fiction that continues to endure

    In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, Menachem Zivotofsky. It is the strong belief of both Naomi and her husband, Menachem's father, Ari, that the...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Israelis reject reports of spying on the U.S. as Susan Rice visits

    Israeli officials on Wednesday rejected espionage allegations reportedly made in American intelligence circles, the latest obstacle to Israel’s inclusion in the visa waiver program that would ease its citizens' travel to the U.S. According to a...
  • Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!

    Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!
    Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for suggesting that Britain “should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.” That assertion came in a column the Tory leader wrote for the Church Times, an Anglican publication....