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  • Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute

    Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute
    — In striking down a law that allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to have their birthplace recorded as "Israel," the Supreme Court on Monday bolstered the constitutional role of the president in setting the nation's foreign policy. In a 6-3 ruling,...
  • Report: Israel built, exploded 'dirty bombs' in nuclear test

    Israel built and exploded so-called "dirty bombs," explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Monday....
  • Supreme Court upholds president on passport place-of-birth case

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court has sided with the president over Congress in a politically charged passport case, concluding that the executive branch has the "exclusive power" to formally recognize foreign sovereigns. In a 6-3 decision Monday, the...
  • WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet

    WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet
    When World War II veteran Stanley Lepolstat of Hollywood offered an old Army blanket of his to the Temple Sinai of Hollywood blanket drive for the homeless last February, he had no idea how significant the 72-year-old army blanket would be for the...
  • Canceled bar mitzvah highlights religious rift in Israel

    Liberal Jews in Israel are accusing the country's president of discriminating against them by calling off a bar mitzvah ceremony at his residence. At the heart of the dispute is a proposed bar mitzvah for boys with disabilities scheduled to be held at...
  • The high cost of boycotting Israel

    The high cost of boycotting Israel
    A recent Tribune editorial correctly applauds the Illinois legislature for having divested pension funds from companies doing business with Sudan (for its genocide in Darfur) or with Iran (for its illicit nuclear program). That divestment approach was...
  • A nervous Hamas takes on jihadi threat

    Still recovering from a devastating war with Israel last summer, Gaza's Hamas rulers now find themselves confronting a new internal threat: jihadi militants who support the Islamic State group and appear intent on provoking Israel in order to pressure and...
  • Study: Israelis, Palestinians would gain billions from peace

    Israelis and Palestinians would gain billions of dollars from making peace with each other while both would face daunting economic losses in case of other alternatives, particularly in case of a return to violence, according to a new study released on...
  • Israeli premier criticizes world's 'silence' on Gaza rockets

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized what he described as the world's "silence" over recent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, drawing a quick response from his country's closest ally, the U.S. Netanyahu, speaking at his weekly...
  • Rocket fired from Gaza Strip hits southern Israel, officials report

    Rocket fired from Gaza Strip hits southern Israel, officials report
    A rocket fired from the Gaza strip struck southern Israel Saturday, according to Israel's military. The rocket landed in an open area near Ashkelon, a city about 10 miles from the border with Gaza, police and army officials said. It was the third such...
  • AP Analysis: Fair to boycott Israel? Global momentum grows

    In boardrooms and campuses, on social media and in celebrity circles, momentum seems to be growing for a global pressure campaign on Israel. The atmosphere recalls the boycotts that helped demolish apartheid South Africa a quarter century ago. Israel and...