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  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon toward Israel: news agency

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least two rockets were fired on Saturday from southern Lebanon toward Israel, Lebanon's national news agency and security sources said, without saying who had launched them. The news agency NNA, citing its correspondent in Tyre,...
  • Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely...
  • Unless blockade ends, Gaza faces years of misery: U.N.

    GAZA (Reuters) - Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a U.N. relief agency said on Monday. Israeli and...
  • Rekha Basu: Iowa summit serves reminder of why religion, politics don't mix

    Of everything coming out of this year's Iowa Family Leadership Summit, the fear factor is what stayed with me. It was a constant, discomfiting undercurrent, like a loose nail poking up in your shoe. It was organization President Bob Vander Plaats...
  • Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo

    Gaza truce holds as the two sides talk in Cairo
    After a shaky start, a new temporary truce in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding Thursday. The two sides, which have been holding indirect talks in Cairo, agreed late Wednesday to a five-day cease-fire, according to Palestinian negotiators and the...
  • Thousands of Israelis demonstrate for peace

    TEL AVIV (dpa) Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv Saturday evening to call for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Author David Grossman warned demonstrators in Tel Aviv's central Rabin Square of "fanaticism and hate" also between...
  • 'Military onslaught' conducted by Israel

    Several letter-to-the-editor writers have felt compelled to observe that Israel is merely defending itself in a war that it did not start. In matters geopolitical, causation is always a tricky issue that's open to interpretation. But the indisputable...
  • Occupation of Cyprus underscores hypocrisy of Gaza outrage

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus is a beautiful island. But it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island -- the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees...
  • Israel blocks rights group as alternative to military service

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has disqualified its foremost human rights group as a volunteer option for youths who choose civilian national service over military conscription, officials said on Thursday, citing the group's criticism of the Gaza offensive....
  • Thousands of Israelis protest war's failure to halt Gaza rockets

    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Some 10,000 Israelis protested on Thursday in a Tel Aviv square against what they see as the failure of a five-week Gaza war to decisively halt rocket and mortar fire at southern towns bordering on the Palestinian coastal territory....
  • U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State...