Among those remembering their fallen family members are the Edna Avraham, whose son Benny was abducted by Hezbollah in 2000, and Dina Nadav, who lost her husband in 1948 and her son in 1970.
Remodeling at Dome of the Rock sparks verbal holy war as Israeli authorities urge it be halted because it could cause irreparable damage, while Waqf officials forbid Israeli involvement.
Turkey appealed for more help Tuesday in cracking down on foreign fighters flooding to join militant ranks in Iraq and Syria, revealing it had placed 12,800 people on a no-entry list. Turkey's shared borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran have made it a vital crossroads in US-led efforts to combat the threat of Islamic State group militants as well as to search for a solution to end the four-year Syrian war.
Baruch Mizrahi, killed on Seder Night in a West Bank terror attack, was named for an Israeli legend – an Arab who converted to Judaism and fought in the pre-state Irgun.
By Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) – Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president. Mursi stood in a cage in court as judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef read out the ruling against him and 12 other Brotherhood members, including senior figures Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The United States expressed "concern" about the verdict but did not indicate that it would affect diplomatic relations with Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally in the Middle East. “Mr. Mursi, like all other defendants, must be afforded the basic legal right of due process.
In honor of Memorial Day, Israelis gather in famous Tel Aviv square to sing commemorative songs in memory of the many who sacrificed their lives in service to the Jewish State.
Jordan Spieth was trending in a big way during his magical week at the Masters, when he went wire-to-wire and never let anyone closer than three shots of his lead over the final 54 holes. No one had a more vested interest in Spieth's social media impact than his father.
Libya has long been a transit country for African migrants, but their movement has intensified since Moamer Kadhafi's fall as militias have turned to the lucrative business of people smuggling. The shores of Libya are only about 300 kilometres (185 miles) from Lampedusa, the southernmost island of Italy now sheltering thousands of illegal migrants. In the Kadhafi era, the Libyan authorities were unable to fully control their frontiers, with hundreds of people crossing them daily from sub-Saharan Africa via Sudan, Niger and Chad. The main source of the illegal migrants is northern Niger, a stronghold of trafficking networks.