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  • Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital. On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
  • Israeli barber's 'magic' hair yarmulke offers concealment from anti-Semites

    An Israeli barber has fashioned what he calls "magic" yarmulkes out of hair, designed to allow religious Jews to cover their heads without attracting unwanted attention from anti-Semites. Shalom Koresh said his skullcap, known as a yarmulke in Yiddish...
  • Saudi Arabia's new monarch, King Salman, a longtime statesman, mediator in family disputes

    Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family....
  • Reactions from around the world to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

    Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyadh. ___ "As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions...One of those convictions was his steadfast and...
  • Israeli man under house arrest, suspected of leaking unreleased songs by Madonna

    An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said. Police said...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism

    Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism
    French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to counter the rising hatred of Jews, which he denounced as "radical inhumanity." In a keynote address on Thursday, Levy...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION A federal court in Boston announced Thursday that it is no longer "realistic" to begin the marathon bombing trial on Monday, an acknowledgment of the difficulty in finding an impartial jury after a week of questioning prospective jurors. Judge...
  • Israel's spy agency denies opposing new Iran sanctions

    Israel's spy agency denies opposing new Iran sanctions
    The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to the U.S. Congress continued to grow Thursday, dragging into the fray Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad. Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu...
  • Torah scroll makes mysterious journey from Iraqi intelligence storage to Israel, officials say

    A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony Thursday. Israeli experts in Jewish scribal tradition who restored the...
  • New Knesset rules lead Israeli Arabs to attempt unified front in election

    JERUSALEM A week before the deadline to submit their final lists of candidates for parliamentary elections, Israel's three largest Arab factions are struggling to combine in hopes of offering a unified front or risk having no representation in...