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2 hrs ago | Forward
Dutch police released Eliezer Berland, a rabbi who had been arrested because he is wanted for questioning in Israel in connection with alleged sex crimes. Berland, founder of the Shuvu Bonim religious seminary in Israel and a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, was released Friday.
6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a conference at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, on September 11, 2014. Hamas relentlessly attacked Israel over the summer not only with rockets and tunnels but also virtually, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
10 hrs ago | MassLive.com
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.
10 hrs ago | The Star Online
Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany.
13 hrs ago | Al Bawaba
Palestinians sit under a makeshift tent they set up amid the rubble of their house which was destroyed by Israeli strikes during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip on September 13, 2014 in Khan Yuni. [AFP] Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer's Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet says Sunday's opening - delayed two weeks - involves 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court , a senior Palestinian Arab official said over the weekend. Hasan Khreisha, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, told the Ma'an news agency that the PA's decision to join the ICC and thus press charges against Israel was halted by Abbas in order to push forward a new peace talks bid.
For 40 years, Wendy Ewald has traveled the world working with local communities to help them create their own images of themselves and their communities. This image was made by Amal, a girl who lives in the Wadi al-Naam Bedoin village in southern Israel.
As the phone rang in his Gaza home, Ahmed had no idea how profoundly his life was about to change. Ahmed's son had been killed by an Israeli bullet in the conflict between his beloved Palestine and Israel.
Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002. Bassam Aramin is a Palestinian whose daughter was shot dead by Israeli police in 2007.
A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.
When Adam Greene*, a Melbourne accountant, volunteered for 15 months of military service in the Israel Defense Forces he was well aware he could be putting his life on the line. But when his first day of duty coincided with the outbreak of war with Lebanon the realities of his decision hit home hard.
Israeli authorities have indicted a police officer whose severe beating of a Palestinian American teenager was caught on video and drew expressions of concern from the State Department and President Barack Obama. The incident occurred July 3 during violent protests in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem after Jewish assailants kidnapped and burned to death Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian.
Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel's top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, an unprecedented rebuke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 's security policies. The protest letter signed by 43 veterans of Unit 8200, sent to Netanyahu and armed forces chiefs and excerpted by Israel's biggest-selling newspaper on Friday, was dismissed by the military as a publicity stunt by a small minority.
The judge in the murder trial against the double-amputee athlete convicts him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which can carry a sentence up to 15 years in prison. Authorities apprehend the convicted killer of three Ohio students, 19-year-old T.J. Lane.
Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:11 pm
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