Politics

Jerusalem – Fan Nabbed For Racism Against Muslim Betar Player

Jerusalem - Police arrested a man outside the Friday afternoon practice of the Betar Jerusalem soccer team after the man yelled racist comments at a new Muslim player from Chechnya...

Istanbul – Officials Against Israel’s Bid To Build Gas Pipeline Through Turkey

Istanbul - Israel has offered to lay a natural gas pipeline through Turkey, but Istanbul is reluctant to accept due to ongoing bilateral tension, Hurriyet quoted a Turkish energy m...

West Bank – Palestinian Rally For Hunger Striker Turns Violent

West Bank - Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli soldiers on Friday at a rally held in support of a prisoner observing an intermittent hunger strike to protest his incarc...

Amsterdam – Photograph Of Arab Children Killed By Israel Wins World Press Photo Award

Amsterdam - Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo award Friday for newspaper Dagens Nyheter with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israel...

Decatur, GA – Obama: Make Preschool Available To All 4-Year-Olds

Decatur, GA - President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs. He says that ...

Jerusalem – Israel Unveiling Herod’s Archaeological Treasures Angers Palestinians

Jerusalem - The first major museum exhibition on the divisive biblical figure of Herod the Great has provoked a modern-day row between Israel and the Palestinians over who has the ...

United Nations – UN: Syria Death Toll Approaching 70,000

United Nations - U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay says the number of people killed in Syria's civil war is probably now approaching 70,000. Less than six weeks ago, Pillay sa...

New York – Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Not Contagious Study

New York - Despite concerns that faulty brain proteins could be transferred from person to person by treatments involving human fluids and tissues, a new study finds no signs of in...

Washington – To Some Democrats, Obama Is A New Man

Washington - Democrats in Congress have always had some gripes with their president, Barack Obama. He doesn't call. He doesn't schmooze. He's not tough enough with Republicans. ...

Brooklyn, NY – Controversial College Event With Anti-Israel Speakers Goes On Calmly Amid Protesters (video)

Brooklyn, NY - An event at Brooklyn College calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel went off calmly Thursday with the panelists speaking to a largely supportive crowd. ...

Washington – CIA Confirmation Halted Due To Protesters

Washington - Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States remains at war with al-Qaida and other terroris...

Sea Girt, NJ – Christie To Ex-White House Doctor: ‘Shut Up’

Sea Girt, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie lashed out Wednesday at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy, telling her t...

Washington – White House No New Peace Plan On Israel Trip

Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama won't be unveiling a specific new peace proposal when he visits Israel this spring. The White House announced Tuesday th...

Washington – Obama To Visit Israel In First Visit As President

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this spring, the White House said on Tuesday, raising the prospects of a new U.S. push to restar...

Bulgaria – Officials Link Hezbollah To Bombing Of Israelis

Bulgaria - Hezbollah bombed a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, investigators said Tuesday, describing a sophisticated bombing carried out by a terrorist cell...

Egypt – Iran’s Ahmadinejad Kissed And Scolded On Historic Visit

Egypt - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was both kissed and scolded on Tuesday when he began the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Tehran's 1979 Islamic revolution. The tr...

Jerusalem – Channel 2: Secret Meetings Between Netanyahu, Livni

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held secret meetings with Tzipi Livni ahead of the formation of the 19th Knesset, Channel 2 reported on Monday. The report gives cr...

New York, NY – Proposal To Rename Subway Station After Koch

New York, NY - Rep. Carolyn Maloney wants a Manhattan street corner and subway station to be renamed in Mayor Ed Koch's honor. Maloney will announce the renaming of the corner a...

Washington – Kerry Has ‘Big Heels To Fill’ At State Dep’t

Washington - New Secretary of State John Kerry reported for duty Monday, acknowledging that as Hillary Rodham Clinton's successor he has "big heels to fill" and promising to protec...

New York – Hundreds Line Up To Attend Koch’s NYC Funeral

New York - About 350 people were already standing in lines over an hour before Ed Koch's Manhattan funeral. Some streets were closed Monday morning around Temple Emanu-El, at 65...