Yuval Steinitz assumed his new position as Finance Minister on Wednesday morning, saying he’s lucky to serve under ex-Finance Min. Netanyahu.
Time magazine reports on the apparent Israeli attack on an Iranian arms convoy in Sudan some weeks ago. It was planned and executed within a week.
The Hasdei Naomi food aid organization prepared for Passover by selling its warehouses with leavened foods and offering a free koshering service.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir visits Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the fifth state he has visited since his indictment on war crimes.
A Dutch couple living in Yemen are taken hostage by tribesmen seeking compensation from the government, officials say.
“Jerusalem: Center of the World,” a two-hour documentary on Wednesday on PBS, does little but recite the greatest hits of the three major religions that have flourished in and around that city.
Security officials say that jihadi and Baath militants are regrouping as a smaller but still lethal insurgency, threatening the relative calm in most of Iraq.
American forces are withdrawing from cities, but in a corner of Diyala Province where the insurgency persists, war rages on much as it did two years ago.