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25 March 2017

Erik Ross As noted in my last post, Christians are in the midst of Lent — the annual 40-day season of penance in preparation for Easter. We focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In Poland as in Jerusalem, we meditate with special attention on the mystery and the scandal of the Cross. In song and [...]

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Former Likud minister Avraham Sharir dies at 84

25 March 2017

Ex-lawmaker retired from politics in 1992 after becoming involved in a political scandal that sought to oust then-PM Itzhak Shamir By Times of Israel staff Former Likud minister and Israeli diplomat Avraham Sharir speaks during an August 2014 interview. (screen capture: YouTube) Former Likud minister Avraham Sharir died on Saturday at the age of 84, [...]

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Pleasing Trump, Charter promises $25B broadband investment on top of 20,000 new US jobs

25 March 2017

The chief executive of Charter Communications committed in a meeting with President Trump on Friday to invest $25 billion on broadband infrastructure while joining a trend of business leaders touting previously announced job creation at the White House. In the case of Charter, Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge said he expected to hire 20,000 new U.S. [...]

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Police to recommend criminal probe of Jewish Home MK on sexual harassment claims

25 March 2017

Source say enough evidence accumulated for formal investigation of Nissan Slomiansky By Times of Israel staff Jewish Home MK Nissam Slomiansky seen during a vote on the so-called Regulation Bill, a controversial bill that seeks to legitimize illegal West Bank outposts, in the Israeli parliament on December 7, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Police are set to [...]

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After UNHRC adopts 5 anti-Israel resolutions, UK vows to oppose all future such moves

25 March 2017

London supports 2 of the votes, but slams bias and ‘selective focus’ on Israel, puts council ‘on notice’ that it had better change By Times of Israel staff The Human Rights Council during an interactive dialogue with the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip on June 29, 2015 [...]

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Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Israel in May

25 March 2017

Justin Welby plans to hold interfaith events, visit holy sites in his first tour of region in four years By Times of Israel staff Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England Justin Welby, center, visits the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City, on June 27, 2013 (Sliman Khader/Flash90) The [...]

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Middle East – Arab airlines beat Trump’s electronics ban with sarcasm and jokes

25 March 2017

US President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on electronic devices on flights from Muslim-majority countries began Saturday. But instead of condemning the move, Arab carriers took advantage of it as a fun PR boost and to promote their products… The US announced, to much fanfare on March 21, a ban on electronic devices for passengers on [...]

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IDF chief said to promise rabbis increased gender separation

25 March 2017

Eisenkot reportedly vows separate bathrooms, sleeping quarters by end of 2017; army says he only seeks to enforce existing policies By Times of Israel staff IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, on February 22, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot has [...]

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US-led coalition says it may be responsible for airstrike that killed more than 200 Iraqi civilians

25 March 2017

MOSUL, Iraq — The U.S.-led military coalition fighting to dislodge the Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul said Saturday it may have been responsible for an airstrike that killed more than 200 civilians in the western part of the city. The U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, said [...]

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Thousands attend funeral of slain Hamas terrorist as group vows revenge

25 March 2017

Top official says killing of Mazen Faqha ‘has clear marks of Mossad’ as organization claims Israel is trying to ‘wage clandestine war’ By Times of Israel staff The body of Hamas official Mazen Faqha is carried by members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, during his funeral in Gaza city on [...]

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Fans celebrate lives of Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds at joint memorial service

25 March 2017

LOS ANGELES — Under clear blue skies, hundreds of fans made the pilgrimage Saturday to Forest Lawn’s Hall of Liberty in the Hollywood Hills to pay tribute to actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. “These were my girls …,” Todd Fisher, who helped organize the public memorial, told those who had gathered to [...]

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Premier Li and Australia’s Turnbull watch football game

25 March 2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L4) watch a football game in Sydney, March 25, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Premier Li Keqiang and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull watched a football game on Saturday in Sydney, the latest sports event the premier has participated in with other countries’ leaders. Both [...]

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Mike Pence: Democrats’ victory on health care ‘won’t last long’

25 March 2017

Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that congressional Democrats won’t be able to savor very long the survival of Obamacare, after Trump administration and House Republican leaders lost a bid to repeal and replace the law. “Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats, actually said yesterday was a victory for the American people,” Mr. Pence [...]

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11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

25 March 2017

11 men and women in their twenties were detained by Polish police on Friday, after they slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The individuals aged 20 to 27, whose identities and motives are unknown, then chained themselves together in front of the camp’s infamous “Arbeit macht [...]

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