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West Bank - IDF Kills Palestinian Driver Who Bursts Through Checkpoint Today 12:26 PM West Bank - A Palestinian driver attempted to charge through an IDF checkpoint at Eyal, north of Kalkilya in the West Bank on Tuesday The vehicle was found to contain several Palestinians who tried to enter Israel illegally. The incident ensued when a soldier from the Kfir brigade who felt his life to be in danger opened fire at the vehicle. One of the vehicle's passengers was seriously injured and later died of his injuries after being...

Avila - Spain Dusts Off Ancient Jewish Past Today 12:00 PM Avila, Spain - Just outside the 11th-century walls that surround Avila in central Spain, rows of granite slabs surrounded by neatly trimmed grass mark the spot where ancient Jewish graves lay. Local authorities spent 250,000 euros ($335,000) to build the memorial garden -- which opened last year -- on the grounds of a medieval Jewish cemetery in what used to be an empty field behind a monastery. A plaque explains, in Spanish and English...


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Tehran - AP Interview: Iran Says It Disrupts Nuclear Plots

Today 11:40 AM

Tehran, Iran - Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign... Read More »

Siberia - Israeli-born Chabad Rabbi Ordered To Leave Russia

Today 11:22 AM

Siberia – Russian authorities have ordered the deportation of an Israeli rabbi on the grounds of possible espionage. Haaretz (http://bit.ly/1x5WmHU) reports that Rabbi Asher Krichevsky, who worked in Omsk in southern Siberia for 13 years as the Chabad emissary... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Israel Raises Alarm Over Islamist Militants On Its Frontiers

Today 11:20 AM

Jerusalem - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel... Read More »

Albany - NY AG: Bank Didn't Lend To Blacks In Buffalo

Today 10:31 AM

Albany, NY - New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo. Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday alleging that Evans Bank intentionally excluded... Read More »

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Berlin - Germany Opens National Memorial To Nazis' Disabled Victims

Today 10:26 AM

Berlin - To the mournful strains of a single cello and tearful remembrances by family members, Germany Tuesday inaugurated a national memorial to the... Read More »

Jerusalem - Knesset Member Says Israel Needs To Look To Its High-Tech Industry For Solution To Unemployed Charedis

Today 10:19 AM

Jerusalem - In addressing the ongoing problem of assimilating Haredis into the workforce, leading Labor Party Knesset member Erel Margalit says that... Read More »

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United Nations - MSF: World 'Losing The Battle' To Contain Ebola

Today 10:14 AM

United Nations - International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for... Read More »

Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Casino Goes Dark After Just 2 Years

Today 09:38 AM

Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's... Read More »

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Mogadishu, Somalia - Al-Shabab Vehicles Hit By US Drone Strike; Fate Of Group's Leader Unclear

Today 09:15 AM

Mogadishu, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military... Read More »

Jerusalem - Palestinian Negotiator To Push Statehood Case With Kerry

Today 09:03 AM

Jerusalem - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on... Read More »

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Tehran - Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

Today 08:48 AM

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air... Read More »

West Bank - After Gaza War, Poll Finds Support For Hamas Rises

Today 08:26 AM

West Bank - The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the... Read More »

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Syria - Rebels Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

Today 08:09 AM

Syria - Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist... Read More »

Jerusalem - Lapid Slams West Bank Land Appropriation: Why Anger US And World?

Today 07:50 AM

Jerusalem - Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Tuesday that Israel was eroding its international support after Washington joined a chorus of... Read More »

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Israel - Following Alert Of Terrorist Infiltration From West Bank, Police Arrest Suspect

Today 07:31 AM

Israel - After two hours of searches, security forces arrested a Palestinian man in Taibe on Tuesday and seized his car following a terror alert in... Read More »

Israel - Did Iran Stage ‘Downing’ Of Israeli Drone?

Today 12:22 AM

Israel - A military research analyst told The Jerusalem Post that Iran may have staged what it claimed was the downing of an Israeli drone in its... Read More »

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New York - NY Police Boss Defends Response In Custody Death

Yesterday 11:48 PM

New York - New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who... Read More »

New York - Report Faults New York's Anti-Smoking Plan

Yesterday 11:19 PM

New York - A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Bennett: Building Is Zionist Answer To Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens

Yesterday 10:31 PM

Jerusalem - Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) on Monday praised Sunday's decision to make an additional 4,000 dunams in Gush Etzion... Read More »

Thermal, CA - California High School Drops Mascot Criticized By Arab-American Group

Yesterday 10:00 PM

Thermal, CA - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after... Read More »

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Washington - Pentagon: US Military Conducts Operation In Somalia

Yesterday 09:30 PM

Washington - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when... Read More »

Washingtn, DC - Rock Climb Takes Life Of Maryland Man

Yesterday 08:59 PM

Washington, DC - A hiking trip turned deadly yesterday for a Silver Spring man who was pinned under a large boulder while climbing in a rocky... Read More »

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West Bank - PA Chief Abbas: Hamas Leader Mashaal Is A Liar

Yesterday 08:40 PM

West Bank - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reported to have complained to the emir of Qatar during their recent meetings in Doha... Read More »

Ferguson, MO - Police Begin Wearing Cameras In Protest Town

Yesterday 08:09 PM

Ferguson, MO - Police in the US town roiled by protests after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager are now wearing body cameras in a bid... Read More »

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Israel - Final Gaza War Casualty Laid To Rest

Yesterday 07:32 PM

Israel - First Sgt. Shahar Shalev, the final IDF casualty of Operation Protective Edge, was laid to rest in the Golan moshav of Haspin on Monday afternoon. Injured in southern Gaza on July 23, he succumbed to his wounds on Sunday. A paratrooper, he... Read More »

Warsaw - War Could Spread Beyond Ukraine, Warns Poland's Tusk

Yesterday 06:58 PM

Warsaw - Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance... Read More »

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Gaza City - Israeli, Palestinian Boys Pitch Up For Football Friendly

Yesterday 06:28 PM

Gaza City - After a traumatic summer of war and death, Israeli and Palestinian children squared off on Monday for games of football, just kilometres... Read More »

Washington - US Helicopter With 25 Aboard Crashes In Gulf Of Aden; All Rescued

Yesterday 05:42 PM

Washington - The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and are on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries... Read More »

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Havana - Cuba Cracks Down On Goods In Travelers' Luggage

Yesterday 04:50 PM

Havana - Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained... Read More »

United Nations - Israel Plan To Seize West Bank Land 'alarms' UN's Ban

Yesterday 04:25 PM

United Nations - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "alarmed" by Israeli plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the... Read More »

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West Bank - Israeli Lightly Injured By Firebomb Thrown At Bus

Yesterday 04:01 PM

West Bank - One Israeli was lightly injured on Monday evening after an unidentified assailant hurled a firebomb at a bus as it was driving along near Tapuah Junction in the West Bank. The man was treated at the scene, and some damage was caused to the bus. IDF... Read More »

St Louis, Missouri - No Gray Area: Beliefs Shape Views Of Brown Killing

Yesterday 03:45 PM

St Louis, Missouri - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of... Read More »

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