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  • Trapped peacekeepers at Golan Heights moved to secure area: Philippine military chief

    MANILA (Reuters) - All Philippine peacekeepers trapped at Golan heights have been moved to a more secure place within the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission, the Philippines' armed forces chief said on Sunday. Israel and Syria helped in...
  • Palestinian Movie 'Villa Touma' Arrives in Venice Amid Israeli Controversy

    Suha Arraf's "Villa Touma," which screens in Venice Critics' Week, has arrived in Italy carrying the baggage of a major Israeli controversy. The film, a melodrama set in Ramallah during the early days of the Israeli occupation, was made primarily with...
  • The problems for Middle East peace

    To the editor: Your editorial frames the diplomatic challenges well. It seems logical that a meaningful pact between Israel and the West Bank, including no new settlements, would allow Palestinians in the West Bank the chance to build an independent...
  • U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

    U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'
    The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe. U.N....
  • Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit

     Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit
    A federal lawsuit alleging that an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who runs seminaries for girls in Israel is a sexual predator offers a rare look into the most traditional branch of Judaism, where a young woman's religious education can prove key to finding a...
  • In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence...
  • U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

    QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants...
  • Preparing for the Jewish New Year

    Instead of enjoying a last afternoon off before school starts, children of Temple Beth Tikvah gathered at the Greenacres synagogue on Sunday to polish the silver religious items to be used during the upcoming High Holidays. The upcoming Jewish Holiday of...
  • UPDATE 1-Stars, others react to death of Joan Rivers

    (Updates with Letterman and Osbourne reactions) Sept 4 (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died in New York on Thursday, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on her vocal cords, her daughter Melissa Rivers said. Fellow...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
  • Friends, supporters worked to keep Steven Sotloff's Israel ties secret

    Danielle Berrin was watching the video of journalist James Foley's brutal killing at the hands of Islamic militants when a familiar face flashed across the screen. "I paused the video in panic," the Los Angeles-based reporter would later write in the...