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  • Scarlett Johansson Stepping Down as Oxfam Ambassador

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson's spokesman Wednesday said the...
  • Sexy Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad draws a flag for taunting

    Sexy Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad draws a flag for taunting
    A new ad featuring a sexy Scarlett Johansson is slated to run during the Super Bowl — as long as it gets one significant tweak. Advertiser SodaStream has to take the words right out of ScarJo's mouth. No, not the ones in the beginning where she...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers fatally shot a young Palestinian man on a West Bank road Wednesday, and a dispute immediately arose about the circumstances of the confrontation. The Israel Defense Forces said the man, identified by...
  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • The state of Georgia has its own Mideast policy

    Israel has many well-wishers in Congress, and on some matters — such as how best to pressure Iran not to develop nuclear weapons — those U.S. legislators are closer to Israel’s position than to the Obama administration’s. Another...
  • Impasse imperils Syria aid deal reached at Geneva peace talks

    Impasse imperils Syria aid deal reached at Geneva peace talks
    GENEVA — A deal hammered out to aid trapped residents of the war-battered Syrian city of Homs appeared threatened Monday, as rebels demanded a cease-fire and relief supplies before anyone was allowed to evacuate. The plan to facilitate the safe...
  • Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference. In a taped interview broadcast at the...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation

    California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation
    SAN FRANCISCO — The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations. In a rare...
  • Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]

    Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]
    As a first term Member of the Maryland General Assembly, I joined a small delegation of elected officials on a mission to Israel in 1992. The trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. Such missions are regular occurrences for newly elected...
  • Food aid allowed to enter Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — A food convoy was allowed into the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria for the first time in months on Saturday after an agreement was worked out with the Syrian government and leaders in the camp. The food was...