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  • Efforts to ease Israel-Lebanon border tension after shooting

    Efforts to ease Israel-Lebanon border tension after shooting
    JERUSALEM — The day after the fatal cross-border shooting of an Israeli soldier by a member of the Lebanese armed forces, both sides tried to ease tensions and downplayed reports that Israel may have returned fire. On Sunday evening, shots fired...
  • Group urges academic boycott over Israel's treatment of Palestinians

    A group representing nearly 5,000 U.S. educators has voted to back an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities to protest that country's treatment of Palestinians. The American Studies Assn. announced Monday that the results of an online...
  • Fear and loathing and cycling in L.A.: Tales of a bike commuter

    Fear and loathing and cycling in L.A.: Tales of a bike commuter
    When Jennifer Klausner left a dinner party at the home of a longtime friend in leafy Brentwood Glen late one night, she said her goodbyes, pulled on a helmet and clip-clopped to the front door — not in spiky high heels but bike shoes with cleats....
  • A pilgrimage to the Sea of Galilee

    For years, my travels have caused me to think about organized religion. (When I got my history degree in college, one of my favorite classes was "History of the Christian Church.") And for years, I've believed that those who enjoy getting close to God...
  • Sundance's 'Returned': Subtitles Are No Longer Something to Fear

    American audiences are so crazy about zombies they'll even watch them speaking French, with subtitles. The cult-like success of "The Returned" on Sundance Channel (Stephen King has been tweeting about it) is helping to reverse U.S. networks' traditional...
  • Documenting a rite of passage in 'It's Better to Jump'

    Documenting a rite of passage in 'It's Better to Jump'
    While resolving conflict between colliding cultures in the Middle East is unlikely to occur in the very near future, La CaƱada couple Patrick and Mouna Stewart believe change is possible, even if it has to happen one mind and one heart at a time. To that...
  • Protesters break up Palestinian-Israeli peace gathering in Ramallah

    JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters disrupted a citizens peace conference in Ramallah on Thursday, throwing stones at the meeting site until Palestinian Authority police were forced to intervene and usher the activists to safety. More than 20 Israelis...
  • Polarizing Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka, Founder of Black Arts Movement, Dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...
  • Review: 'Jews of Nigeria' serves to inspire

     Review: 'Jews of Nigeria' serves to inspire
    Now here's something you don't see every day: A circle of African men chanting Hebrew prayers while wearing tallitot (prayer shawls) and yarmulkes (skull caps) along with their dashikis — not to mention scenes of African women lighting Sabbath...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 9 – 15, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the world paid homage to Nelson Mandela, the ant-apartheid icon who was jailed for 27 years by a white-minority government as a terrorist and walked free as a septuagenarian to lead...
  • Palestinian negotiator: peace 'framework' with Israel possible

    Palestinian negotiator: peace 'framework' with Israel possible
    BEIT JALA, West Bank – Israel and the Palestinians should be able to reach a basic "framework agreement" for peace by the end of April and a full peace treaty within a year after that, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday. In a...
  • Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes

    Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes
    JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were killed in separate clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military reported. According to an Israeli army statement, Israeli forces were carrying out a...