In J.K. Rowling’s new book, villain is Israel-hating anti-Semite

Author of Harry Potter series has new kind of villain for latest novel - a left-wing anti-Semite who despises Israel.

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Lapid vows to take ‘heavy hand’ against haredi protesters

Ex-Finance Minister Yair Lapid says if elected PM, he will use a 'heavy hand' against haredi protesters.

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Trump administration plans to deny green cards to immigrants receiving benefits

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule denying visas and green cards to legal immigrants who are likely to ...
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Saudi energy minister rips Trump tweet: ‘I do not influence oil prices’

Both OPEC and Russia rebuff Trump's call for immediate boost to oil output ...
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What Forgetting The Date Of My Miscarriage Taught Me About Loving Through Loss

Five-and-a-half years ago, I miscarried my first baby.
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Pope Francis honours Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day ...
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UN measure seeks to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks

A UN Security Council meeting on settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa on September 30, 2015 in New YorkA draft UN resolution aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks calls for a freeze on Jewish settlements and halting moves to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court. The text drafted by New Zealand has been circulated to the 15 Security Council members, as well as Israel and the Palestinians, diplomats said Thursday.

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Iran signals readiness to compromise before key Syria talks: officials

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) – On the eve of an international conference aimed at ending Syria’s four-year-old civil war, Iran signaled it might be willing to back away from its insistence that President Bashar al-Assad remain in power. Iran could accept a six-month transition period at the end of which Assad’s fate would be decided in nationwide elections, a senior official from the Middle East familiar with the Iranian position told Reuters on Thursday. During a war that has killed more than 250,000 people and driven 10 million from their homes, Assad’s main ally, Tehran, has been locked out of a succession of international peace conferences, all of which ended in failure.

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