9-year-old dies in Dead Sea hotel swimming pool

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.

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Satellite images show destruction of Syria site allegedly hit by Israel

Photos taken after attack on industrial site near Aleppo International Airport, which was attacked earlier this week, show it was ...
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‘Earthquakes are an attempt to destroy Al-Aqsa mosque’

Jordanian journalist claims Israel created recent earthquakes in order to destroy mosque, church.

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Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death on Wednesday for a three-decades-old fatal ...
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‘We are friends, but Israel must also hear criticism of it’

A British politician who works to strengthen relations with Israel discusses Israel-Britain ties.

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The education commissar

The passage of the NGO Law that limits anti-occupation organizations is a glaring example of the way efforts to silence ...
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In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, file photo an illegal migrant from Nigeria is seen in his cage at a detention camp for illegal migrants in Gharyan, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Tripoli, Libya. Libya’s chaos has turned it into a large and lucrative funnel attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, creating a vicious circle that only translates into more tragedies in the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them.


Under-fire EU to consider military action at migrant summit

More than 1,750 migrants have perished trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since the start of the year, according to the International Organization for MigrationEU leaders gathering in Brussels on Thursday will consider launching a military operation against human traffickers in Libya in the biggest effort yet to halt the deadly flow of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea. As survivors laid bare the full horror of last weekend's catastrophic shipwreck near Libya, EU officials were paving the way for the approval of unprecedented action to ease their plight. The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini "is invited to immediately begin preparations for a possible security and defence policy operation to this effect, in accordance with international law," the draft added. A diplomatic source said EU members were preparing to approve the statement, reflecting the union's readiness to take bolder action against people smugglers, who pack rickety boats to overflying with people fleeing conflict and hardship in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


8,345,000 people living in Israel

צילום: מוטי קמחי

Ahead of country’s 67 anniversary, Central Bureau of Statistics figures reveal Israel’s population increased by some 162,000 people since last Independence Day; number of people who made aliyah in past year stands at 32,000.

The light of a generation

17-year-old Or Assulin is both the head of a development company and researcher into the functions of the brain. But when she was invited to light a torch in Jerusalem on Independence Day, she could not understand why she had been selected.

US teen ‘seduced’ by IS ideology, convicted on gun charge

An image from propaganda Islamist media outlet Welayat Tarablos allegedly shows members of the Islamic State group parading in a streetA 16-year-old American accused of planning to join the Islamic State group has been found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm in South Carolina, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The teenager, who has not been identified because he is a minor, conspired with another person to travel to the Middle East with the intention of joining IS and "perhaps cause trouble in the United States," prosecutor Kevin Brackett alleged. Because South Carolina does not have anti-terrorism laws, the youth was convicted on Tuesday of illegal possession of a handgun, an offense punishable by up to five years in prison, Brackett said.


Turkey wrestles with century-old legacy of Armenian massacres

Nezahat Eleftos is pictured with her daughter Leyla at her home in Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern TurkeyBy Ayla Jean Yackley DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – When as a child Nezahat Eleftos discovered a bundle of photographs stashed in a family chest, her grandmother made a confession: some showed her Christian brothers who perished in mass killings in southeast Turkey during World War One. For nearly four decades, Eleftos tried to guard her grandmother Zarife's secret that she too had been born a Christian Armenian – and not a Muslim Kurd like all her neighbors in Onbasilar, a village set in the rocky hills of Turkey's Diyarbakir province. A century after the killing of Zarife's brothers and hundreds of thousands of other Armenians in Ottoman Turkish lands, stories like Eleftos's are cracking a wall of silence among Kurds, who make up 20 percent of Turkey's population. Most Western scholars and two dozen governments also regard the events of 1915 as a genocide against a civilization that flourished in what is now modern Turkey for four millennia.