| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:38 AM
SodaStream sexy Super Bowl commercial starring Scarlett Johansson is creating a stir even before it airs Feb. 2.
But few know that the make-your-own soda company's plant is in Israel on land previously occupied by Palestinians.
The Jewish Daily...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The State Department on Monday strongly warned Americans against travel to the West Bank and Gaza after violent clashes in the border area last month played out amid current peace talks. Section fronts
"The security environment remains complex in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:05 AM
MISHOR ADUMIM, West Bank Saida Roma has worked for four years at the SodaStream factory in the Israeli settlement of Mishor Adumim, 20 minutes east of Jerusalem, checking metal discs that go into the valves of the home carbonating machines that are...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
CAIRO -- Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment to Islamist and secular...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:09 AM
CAIRO -- Suspected militants attacked a bus carrying Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai peninsula on Sunday, killing four of the conscripts and injuring 13 others, state media reported.
The attack brought the military’s two-day death toll...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's military-backed government on Sunday declared its intention to hold presidential elections by mid-April, in what authorities described as a milestone on the path to democracy. The move came amid one of the most sustained crackdowns...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptians turned out Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the start of their dramatic Arab Spring uprising against Hosni Mubarak -- with pro-government gatherings going undisturbed by police and anti-government marches broken up by police...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:36 PM
There’s a very real spiritual center at Burbank First United Methodist Church. It’s heard in the voices of the world-class choir, and it’s felt in the neighborly brunch that follows the Sunday service.
There’s also a unique...
| Jan 15, 2014
Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Q: I've never admitted this to anyone, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm drinking too much. It's not like I'm drunk very often (I'm not), but I need a few drinks to get through the day and a few more to calm down at night. Do you think I'm in danger of...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:39 AM
BEIRUT -- An iconic Lebanese singer has stirred controversy by expressing her love for the leader of the Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah.
Ziad Rahbbani, an accomplished songwriter in his own right and son of Lebanese singer Fairouz, caused a...