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Israel President Shimon Peres (AP Photo)

Star-studded party for Israeli president’s 90th

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof Tuesday to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one of the […]

06/18/2013

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Utah church shooter charged with attempted murder

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It was a quiet part of the Father’s Day Mass as about 300 people stood up in preparation for communion. A parishioner, known by many at the church as Ricky Jennings, […]

06/18/2013

Barbra Streisand (AP Photo)

In Israel, Streisand slams treatment of women

JERUSALEM (AP) — Entertainment star Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country — Jewish religious practices that separate men and women. […]

06/17/2013

A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem. (AP Photo)

The Dead Sea Scrolls at a glance

(AP) – The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of more than 10,000 manuscript fragments representing 900 separate texts, including the oldest biblical texts ever found. They were discovered in caves in the Judean desert alongside the […]

05/25/2013

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Christians mark Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

03/29/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

Obama pledges resolve against Iran’s nuclear aims

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eager to reassure an anxious ally, President Barack Obama on Wednesday affirmed Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself from any threat and vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

03/20/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Politics clouding Obama’s coming visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A week before President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the region, Middle East politics are already casting a cloud over the visit as Israeli and Palestinian officials plan a series of events to promote their agendas.

03/13/2013

Cyrus Cylinder, a Babylonian artifact. (AP Photo)

Cyrus the Great artifact shown in US for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nearly 2,600-year-old clay cylinder that’s been described as the world’s first human rights declaration is being shown for the first time in the U.S.

03/07/2013

Ariel Sharon

Israel’s comatose Sharon shows brain activity

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seven years after a massive stroke removed him from office and left him in a vegetative state, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is able to process information and has exhibited “robust activity” in his brain, according to doctors.

01/28/2013

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Israeli law aims to make ultrathin models obsolete

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli law prohibits the employment of underweight fashion models and sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women.

01/09/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli’s Netanyahu: world has double standards

JERUSALEM (AP) – Netanyahu says the international community has double standards, saying it condemns Israeli settlements in the West Bank but not Palestinians’ refusal to renew peace talks or Hamas’ call for the end of the Jewish state.

12/10/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for first time

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel is moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in Gaza, calling up 16,000 reservists. This, on a day that saw Hamas rocket squads display their expanded […]

11/16/2012

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