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  • Ben-Zion Netanyahu dies at 102; father of Israeli prime minister

    Ben-Zion Netanyahu dies at 102; father of Israeli prime minister
    JERUSALEM — Historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu, the father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the man said to have had the most profound influence on the conservative Israeli leader, died early Monday in his Jerusalem home. He was 102.
  • Moshe Landau dies at 99; Israeli jurist presided over Adolf Eichmann trial

    Moshe Landau dies at 99; Israeli jurist presided over Adolf Eichmann trial
    Respected Israeli jurist Moshe Landau, who fled Nazi Germany as a young man and later presided over the historic trial of captured war criminal Adolf Eichmann, died Sunday in Jerusalem after a heart attack. He was 99. The former Israeli Supreme Court...

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...

    U.N. chief tells Palestinians their state is long overdue

     
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said an independent Palestinian state is long overdue.

    Palestinians mourn schoolchildren killed in bus accident

     
    The Palestinian Authority declared a three-day mourning period and ordered flags flown at half mast throughout the Palestinian territories and outside in mourning of children killed Thursday in a bus accident outside Ramallah.