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Jerusalem – Israel Strikes Hamas Sites In Gaza After Rocket Attack

July 2, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says it struck several militant sites in Gaza early Saturday in response to a rocket attack that hit a kindergarten in the Israeli border town of Sderot. No injuries were reported on either side but damage was caused to buildings. The exchange comes amid an escalation of violence in the West Bank following a pair of fatal attacks against Jewish settlers that...

New York – Elie Wiesel’s Wife Says Grateful For Support

July 2, 2016 at 11:21 PM
New York - The wife of Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel says she's grateful for the outpouring of support that has come after his passing. Marion Wiesel said in a statement Saturday that her husband was a fighter who waged countless battles for innocent victims. She says he fought for the memory of six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust and to protect innocent...

New York – Trump Tweet Attacking Clinton Using Jewish Star Draws ‘Outrage And Bafflement’

July 2, 2016 at 11:15 PM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted an image of rival Hillary Clinton alongside hundred-dollar bills and a Jewish star bearing the words "most corrupt candidate ever!", prompting outrage and bafflement on social media. Two hours after his initial tweet, Trump tweeted a similar image in which the six-pointed Star of David - which appears on Israel's...

Washington – Wiesel Wrote More Than 40 Books About Holocaust, His Life

July 2, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - For more than a half-century, Elie Wiesel voiced his passionate beliefs to world leaders, celebrities and general audiences in the name of victims of violence and oppression. He wrote more than 40 books of fiction and non-fiction, but his most influential by far was "Night," a classic ranked with Anne Frank's diary as standard reading about the Holocaust. Here's a look at some of...

Dhaka – US Citizen Among 28 Dead In Hostage Crisis In Bangladesh Diplomatic Zone

July 2, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Dhaka, Bangladesh - The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain. The dramatic, 10-hour hostage crisis that gripped Bangladesh's diplomatic zone ended Saturday morning with at least 28 dead, including six of the attackers, as commandos raided the popular...

Washington – Reaction To Death Of Holocaust Survivor, Author Elie Wiesel

July 2, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Washington - Reaction to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87, author of "Night." His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. "The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Elie, a master of words, gave expression to the victory of the human spirit over cruelty and evil with his...

Washington – Obama: Wiesel Was ‘One Of The Great Moral Voices’

July 2, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is praising author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as "one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world." Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial announced Saturday that Wiesel had died at the age of 87. In a statement, Obama says he first came to know Wiesel through his account of the horror he endured simply...

Israel – Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor And Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies At 87

July 2, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Israel - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87. His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. The short...

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