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  • Putting Israel's name back on the map

    Putting Israel's name back on the map
    Mapping the world is not as easy as it seems. Border disputes make it difficult to draw national boundaries that everyone can agree on. Countries come and go over time and maps must be redrawn, even reconceived. When Crimea is annexed by Russia or the...
  • Palestinian sentenced to three life terms in killing of Israeli teens

    An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to three life terms in prison for his role in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank, an event that contributed to the escalating cycle of violence leading to a...
  • As Palestinians join International Criminal Court, showdown with Israel looms at The Hague

    The U.N. has accepted a request by observer state Palestine to join the International Criminal Court, clearing the way for possible war crimes complaints against Israel. Palestinians hope the tribunal will give them more leverage in a lopsided conflict...
  • Snowfalls are becoming Jerusalem's new weather normal

    JERUSALEM When snow blanketed Jerusalem last year, Mohammed Kiswani lost electricity for five days and resorted to heating his home with a charcoal grill, which he also used to cook the raw chicken from his powerless fridge. This year he and Israeli...
  • Snow falls in Middle East as strong winter storm lashes Syrian refugees; killing 2 in Lebanon

    Snow fell in parts of the Middle East on Wednesday as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing two Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands who have fled their country's civil war to huddle for warmth in tents in refugee camps....
  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • Cook Park menorah lighting tradition still burns strong

    Cook Park menorah lighting tradition still burns strong
    The hype is gone, but six years later Olivia Simmons is sticking to her mission of lighting a menorah in Libertyville’s Cook Park to spread religious awareness and pride. As the sun went down on the first night of Hanukkah Dec. 16, Simmons and a...
  • Violent images in Israeli pop song stir controversy

    In Israel these days, art and politics are a discordant mix. An Israeli pop star who wrote an inflammatory song he said was intended to decry violence was banned Tuesday from performing at an upcoming event sponsored by Israel’s presidency....
  • Peninsula's Jewish community gathers for menorah lighting in Newport News

    Peninsula's Jewish community gathers for menorah lighting in Newport News
    Though the Bitton family is spending their Hanukkah about 6,000 miles away from home , they are keeping their holiday traditions alive and sharing them with new friends. Arriving in the U.S. in July, Israel Defense Forces Col. Guy Bitton is currently...
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict was always about religion

    To the editor: Anyone who thinks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just now starting to turn into a religious one doesn't understand the true nature of the conflict. It is and always has been a religious conflict between the Jews and the Muslim world....
  • At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

    Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm. "Another Yom Kippur," he said. "Another 500 children of Gaza...