Demolishing Beijing's 'disorderly' development

Beijing's municipal government launched a campaign this year to eradicate what it called an "urban disease" of illegal construction and ...
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Neither sex nor sedition: Israeli army censors what soldiers in jail can read

‘50 Shades of Grey’ and an anti-colonial study have been deemed unsuitable; officially, only books with racist or sexual content ...
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Rabbis call The Forward ‘an embarrassment to Jewish journalism’

Left-wing Jewish newspaper calls ZOA a 'bigger threat' to Jews than Linda Sarsour, BDS.

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More Israelis left Israel than moved back in new six year record, data reveals

16,700 left and 8,500 came back in 2015, in first year since 2009 that more Israelis exited than returned ...
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Hotovely: ‘Ugly anti-Semitism’

Deputy FM reacts pointedly to signs hung in Swiss hotel, demanding Jewish visitors shower before entering hotel pool.

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Bridge collapses on central Israeli highway, seriously wounding driver

A crane being towed by the truck struck the bridge, bringing it down on the cabin ...
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Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

Egyptians attend a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Liberal and secular parties held major protests against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's latest decrees granting himself almost complete powers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)Protesters flooded Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in the second giant rally this week, angrily vowing to bring down a draft constitution approved by allies of President Mohammed Morsi, as Egypt appeared headed toward a volatile confrontation between the opposition and ruling Islamists.


Egypt Islamists hurriedly approve new constitution

Members of the constitutional assembly attend a session to vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. An Islamist-dominated panel began a fast-track vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution Thursday, pushing through the document despite liberals' boycott in a move likely to stoke a deepening political crisis between the Islamist president and the opposition.(AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames the conflict between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi.


Palestinians euphoric over UN recognition

Palestinians celebrate the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, along the streets of Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by the 193-member world body late Thursday by a vote of 138-9 with 41 abstentions. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty over lands Israel occupied in 1967.