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  • Egypt's ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nation's attitudes

    Egypt's ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nation's attitudes
    Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypt's Nile Delta — joyous celebrations honoring a 19th century Jewish sage. In its heyday, the festival drew...
  • 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...
  • International Criminal Court opens probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a full-scale investigation into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories — plunging the court into the most politically charged...
  • Netanyahu attacks prosecutor's decision to investigate possible war crimes

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday lashed out at a decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to begin an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu called the...
  • Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement

    Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement
    When the vision came to him in 1966, Ben Carter thought that the angel "did not have the right address." But the high school dropout from Chicago's South Side ultimately heeded the divine directive that told him it was time "for Africans in America ... to...
  • For the record

    Ben-Israel obituary: In the Jan. 11 California section, the obituary of Black Hebrew leader Ben Ammi Ben-Israel said that Israel granted permanent residency to the Black Hebrews in 2002; the year was 2003. The article also said that a member of the sect...
  • International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians

    International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians
    Two weeks after the Palestinian Authority asked to join the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based ICC on Friday opened a preliminary probe that could result in war-crimes charges against Israelis and Palestinians alike. Court prosecutor Fatou...
  • In Israel, secluded Arab village wants to be a tourist must-see

    In Israel, secluded Arab village wants to be a tourist must-see
    The freeway that hugs Israel's Mediterranean coast doesn't have an entrance or exit for Jisr az-Zarqa. To reach the Arab village, people use a one-lane tunnel that passes under the highway. Growing up, fifth-generation Jisr resident Ahmad Jarban felt...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Stop denying connection between Islam, terrorist attacks

    I suspected it would happen, just not as quickly as it did. Whenever acts of terror are committed in the name of Islam, there is generally a counter-attack from the enlightened, usually secular, but always "progressive," flank of society in which the...
  • A transgender story: From male Orthodox activist to female author, educator in Jerusalem

    Twenty-five years ago, Yiscah Smith was a man who ran a Jerusalem educational center for Chabad — a religious group that helps bring unaffiliated Jews closer to their faith. These days, she is doing a different sort of outreach — as a...
  • Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

    Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or...