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Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef To Yeshiva Students: Leave Israel To Avoid Being Drafted

Jerusalem - During a lecture this past Friday in Jerusalem, Rav Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, said if Israel continues to draft yeshiva students into the ID...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinians Change Their Name Following UN Bid

Ramallah, West Bank - The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to "State of Palestine." The move follows t...

Jerusalem – As Elections Loom, War Of Words Wages On Between R’ Ovadia Yosef And R’ Amnon Yitzchak

Jerusalem - With just over two weeks left until the Israeli Knesset elections, tension continues to escalate between Rav Ovadia Yosef, leader of the Shas party and Rabbi Amnon Yitz...

New York – Israeli Documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ Wins U.S. Film Critics’ Award

New York - Israeli documentary "The Gatekeepers" was awarded the nonfiction, or documentary prize by the National Society of Film Critics in the U.S. on Saturday. The film by di...

Washington – Democratic Aide: Obama To Name Former Senator Hagel For Defense Secretary

Washington - President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary, and an announcement could come on Monday, a congressional Democ...

West Bank – Palestinian PM Blasts Arabs On Missing Financial Pledges

West Bank - The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in p...

Israel – Netanyahu Says Israel Will Build A Border Fence In Golan

Israel - Israel's prime minister says he will erect a fortified fence on the border with Syria to protect against radical Islamist forces that he claims have taken over the area. ...

Jeruslaem – 2 Charedi Minors Suspected Of Attacking Arab Youth Arrested

Two Haredi minors, suspected of attacking Arab youth in Jerusalem and throwing stones at Arab cars, were arrested on Sunday by police. Police will request to extend their remand...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Appeals For Right-Wing Votes

Jerusalem - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed in a rare interview on Sunday to his right-wing base to cast ballots for his list, rather than hawkish alternatives,...

Syria – Defiant Assad Summons Syrians For “War To Defend Nation”

Syria - A defiant President Bashar al-Assad called on Sunday for national mobilization in a "war to defend the nation", describing rebels fighting him as terrorists and agents of f...

Jerusalem – Israeli Library Unveils Ancient Afghan Manuscripts

Jerusalem - A trove of ancient manuscripts in Hebrew characters rescued from caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan is providing the first physical evidence of a Jew...

Pakistan – U.S. Drone Strike Kills Key Taliban Commander

Pakistan - Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, in...

West Bank – Israel Orders Bedouins To Leave West Bank Area

West Bank - The Israeli military on Wednesday ordered dozens of Palestinian Bedouins to leave their communities so it could conduct military exercises in a remote area of the West ...

Tehran – Iran Warns Foreign Planes Near Strait Of Hormuz

Tehran - Iran's navy issued dozens of warnings to foreign planes and warships that approached its forces during a five-day sea maneuver near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a semi-...

New York – Clinton Receiving Blood Thinners To Dissolve Clot

New York - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident sh...

Jerusalem – Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Erupt In West Bank

Jerusalem - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, residents said, leaving at least...

Seoul – North Korean Leader Seeks End To Confrontation With South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 co...

New York – Ball Touches Down In Times Square, World Looks To 2013 After Violence, Economic Woes

New York - Ball touches down in New York City's Times Square, marking start of 2013. As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the s...

Manhattan, NY – Clinton Suffered Clot Between Brain And Skull, Doctors Say

Manhattan, NY - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton developed a blood clot in her head but did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said Monday. They say t...

Rome, Italy – Nobel Scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies In Rome

Rome, Italy - Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the myster...