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At least two reportedly killed in attack on pro-Russian checkpoint in eastern Ukraine

1 hour 3 min ago
Three of the dead were pro-Russian militiamen at a checkpoint, two were attackers, Russian state TV says.






Former Olympian puts Palestinian women through their paces

1 hour 11 min ago
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who won gold in 1988 and 1992, spent a week in the West Bank as part of a U.S. 'sports envoy' program.






Haifa man, 65, beaten to death; roommate arrested after confessing to attack

1 hour 16 min ago
Brutal crime is the latest in spate of suspected murders in Israel over past two months.






Bennett: Israel won't stop Abbas if he wants to go

1 hour 28 min ago
Economy minister says he is not intimidated by Palestinian threat to dismantle the PA if stalemate continues.






Ukraine rabbi seeks end to anti-Semitism row - in vain

1 hour 50 min ago
Ukrainian rabbi whose congregation was the target of the handouts wants to put the matter to rest.






Temple Mount closed to visitors as police, Palestinians clash

2 hours 4 min ago
For first time, violence spreads to Old City's Muslim Quarter; 24 rioters arrested, two policemen lightly wounded.






Working poor represent Israeli 'growth sector,’ Bloomberg News says

2 hours 36 min ago
High poverty and income inequality are denting the economy’s good reputation, the news agency adds.






Gunmen kill two police officers outside Cairo

2 hours 58 min ago
Security patrol stopped a suspicious vehicle when its occupants opened fire, Interior Ministry says.

The story of Easter, from Passover to chocolate eggs

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:50
How Easter adopted Semitic myths to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.






Angry relatives clash with police as S. Korea recovers more dead from ferry

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:10
Number of confirmed dead rises to 49.






Averted Thailand terror attack: Another chapter in Israel-Hezbollah enmity

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 23:41
From Thailand to Bulgaria and the border with Syria, Hezbollah is trying to take revenge far from home - this time it failed.






Country club pool becomes focus of Safed’s weekend culture war

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:44
Secular residents oppose the attempts by their ultra-Orthodox neighbors to have the club closed on the Sabbath.






The French (dis)connection

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:01
Epitaph for a humanistic discipline that has gone the way of much else.






Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:04
In Orthodox belief, the flame appears spontaneously from the tomb of Jesus on the day before Easter.






Shas party’s new spiritual leader: Deputy religious services minister is 'crazy’

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:44
Rabbi Shalom Cohen fires the latest salvo in the battle between ultra-Orthodox and religious-Zionist leaders.






Dispute over Arak reactor virtually solved, Iranian official says

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 16:29
Iran proposes to raise number of centrifuges to 20,000 for five years, in order to power Bushehr reactor.






Will Bill Clinton’s grandchildren be Jewish?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 15:00
It depends, of course, on who you ask. A look at the responses generated by Chelsea Clinton's announcement.






Four French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:26
Syria currently 'the most dangerous country in the world' for journalists, Reporters Without Borders say.






Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:02
Al-Zawahri said the jihadis should choose their targets very carefully and explain the aims of each operation to the people.






What’s an Israeli in crisis to do? Change their name

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:00
Secular and religious Israelis are increasingly tampering with their names in difficult times.