| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:41 AM
GAZA CITY -- The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections.
Following two days of discussions between...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims.
But Israeli Prime Minister...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Why is the day on which Jesus died called "Good Friday"? I don't see anything good about it, to be honest. -- J.W.
A: From one perspective, you're right; there certainly doesn't seem to be anything good about that last Friday, when Jesus was condemned...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Schools, businesses and services were shuttered Wednesday in Fureidis the day after the Arab town became the latest community in Israel to be vandalized in a rash of hate crimes.
Worshipers arriving at a mosque early Tuesday found its outer walls marred...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
At the fourth annual Hong Kong Intl. Mobile Film Awards in March, more than half of the films competing for prizes were products of Israel, created for a new Internet film competition that brought together the Israeli government, entertainment and tech...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace.
In an image likely to become one of the most...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:44 AM
One of the odder moments of Pope Francis’ recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land was an exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The subject was what language Jesus spoke.
According to Reuters:
“Jesus was here, in this land. He...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where a soldier from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places flags at grave sites during the 'Flags-In' ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. An American flag was placed one foot...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
With more start-up businesses per capita than anywhere in the world, Israel is brimming with tantalizing investment prospects. Moreover, many Israeli stocks trade in the U.S, making it simple for Americans to buy in....