Brandeis University closed after email threat

Jewish University near Boston closes following series of emailed threats. Students living on campus forced to relocate.

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Friedman criticizes Trump’s reaction to Charlotesville

US Ambassador says Trump's response was not correct, but defends President against unfair press coverage.

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Brandeis University temporarily closes campus after email threat

Spokesman says school is working with law enforcement to investigate the threat, whose nature is currently unclear ...
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‘Tulkarem and Jenin are still the terror capitals’

IDF general explains importance of his brigade's work in Judea and Samaria. 'We work every night to keep the peace.'

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How Rabbi Shai Held is shaping the conversation around love and politics

Held, the cofounder of Mechon Hadar yeshiva in New York, called the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville an attack on ...
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Israel’s El Al takes delivery of its first Dreamliner, dreams of winning back passengers

Airline on Wednesday accepted the first of 16 new planes it ordered to spruce up the aging fleet ...
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Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systemsIsraeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes. “The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on Israeli public radio. Israeli warplanes hit several targets in Syria on Friday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the strikes targeted weapons bound for Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement.

Pulitzer-winning New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at 88

Pulitzer-winning New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at 88Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City life for decades and won acclaim for his coverage of the “Son of Sam” serial killings, died on Sunday morning at age 88. Breslin died at his home on Manhattan’s West Side, said Michael Daly, a friend and a columnist at the New York Daily News, one of several newspapers where Breslin worked in his decades-long career. Breslin was believed to be 86 at the time of his death, but the columnist’s family and doctor checked his birth certificate after his death and it showed him to be 88, the Daily News reported.

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militantsBy Patrick Markey and John Davison MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi army helicopters strafed and rocketed Islamic State positions inside Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as ground troops fought fierce street battles to close in on the strategic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition backing Iraq forces in their campaign to retake Mosul also killed six foreign militant commanders in the west, including a Russian who was a senior Islamic State leader, Iraq’s defense ministry said. Federal Police troops on Sunday advanced past the train station in western Mosul close to the mosque, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in July 2014 after the hardline militants had seized swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikesSeveral thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants. Instead of taxing citizens more, the government should eliminate corruption and waste within its own institutions, the protesters said. “You steal, we pay!” read one of the banners on Sunday, while another depicted a picture of Lebanon’s cabinet with the caption: “The bandits of Lebanon”.

Israeli archaeologists shine light on life in time of Christ

Israeli archaeologists shine light on life in time of ChristThe Israel Antiquities Authority on Sunday offered a rare glimpse into its storerooms, where staff said recent archaeological discoveries have cast new light on life at the time of Christ. The event was organised ahead of the upcoming Christian holiday of Easter, which marks the resurrection of Jesus following his crucifixion. Among finds from the first century AD discovered around Jerusalem and the Galilee, where the Bible says Jesus lived and preached, are vases, cooking utensils, a wine press, nails used in crucifixions, jewellery and ossuaries.

Abbas to meet Egyptian leader ahead of Trump talks

Abbas to meet Egyptian leader ahead of Trump talksMahmud Abbas will meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday with ties strained between them and ahead of the Palestinian leader’s talks with Donald Trump in Washington. The Palestinian president is to meet Trump at the White House for the first time in early April, a Palestinian official said on condition of anonymity. An Arab League summit is also set for March 29 in Jordan, and Abbas’s discussions with Sisi are likely to touch on the meeting.

IBM and Wanda form China cloud computing partnership

IBM and Wanda form China cloud computing partnershipIBM and a unit of China’s Dalian Wanda Group, a property and entertainment conglomerate, agreed on Sunday to team up to provide cloud services to Chinese companies, the U.S. technology provider said. Through a newly formed venture, Wanda Cloud Company, they will offer select IBM cloud infrastructure and platform as a service (IaaS and PaaS) technologies in China, IBM said.