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Miserable Syrians in Jordan say they’d rather go home

Friday April 18, 2014
Despair drives 100 residents of Zaatari refugee camp to return to war-torn Syria each day rather than tolerate poor conditions

Iran gets unlikely visitor, an American plane, but no one knows why

Friday April 18, 2014
The New York Times reports on the corporate jet owned by a Utah bank that was recently spotted in the Islamic Republic

Captain was not at helm of capsized ferry, investigators say

Thursday April 17, 2014
Death toll reaches 25 as South Koreans grow increasingly frustrated with government rescue effort

Passed over in 1936, Jewish Olympians to be honored in Berlin

Thursday April 17, 2014
Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, slighted during Hitler’s Olympics, will be memorialized at next year’s European Maccabi Games

Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts

Thursday April 17, 2014
Pact seeks to end tensions stemming from Qatar’s support for Muslim Brotherhood

City dumps drinking water due to pee

Thursday April 17, 2014
In move unthinkable in Israel, Portland, Oregon, to release 38 million gallons after teen urinates in reservoir

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child in fall

Thursday April 17, 2014
Daughter of ex-president and secretary of state awaits baby with husband, Jewish investment banker Marc Mezvinsky

US calls anti-Semitic Ukraine leaflets ‘grotesque’

Thursday April 17, 2014
It remains unclear who produced fliers calling on Jews to register with authorities or face consequences

Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

Thursday April 17, 2014
After agreement reached, US president threatens additional sanctions on Moscow and Putin’s inner circle

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Thursday April 17, 2014
Colombian writer, a giant of Spanish literature, wrote bestseller ’100 Years of Solitude’; was friend of Castro

Ron Pundak, realist for reconciliation

Thursday April 17, 2014
The peace camp has lost a great advocate who worked tirelessly to create the conditions for peace

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Thursday April 17, 2014
Kepler-186f, 500 light years away, sits in habitable zone where life could potentially exist

US releases $450 million in frozen Iran funds

Thursday April 17, 2014
Move comes after UN watchdog finds that Islamic Republic complied with terms of international nuclear deal

Turkey approves law to expand spy powers

Thursday April 17, 2014
In attempt to control corruption scandal, parliament also sets prison terms for publishing leaked information

Israelis, Palestinians hold talks with US envoy

Thursday April 17, 2014
Source describes ‘difficult’ discussion in Jerusalem amid ongoing impasse; Palestinians mark Prisoners Day with rallies

Italian politician parodies Primo Levi Holocaust poem to rip gov’t

Thursday April 17, 2014
Jewish leaders call Beppe Grillo’s mocking of ‘If this Is a Man’ an ‘obscenity’ and a ‘criminal desecration’

With the noose around his neck, Iranian killer pardoned by victim’s mother

Thursday April 17, 2014
Parents choose to spare convicted murderer moments before he was to be hanged

Putin praises Russian Jews in Passover greeting

Thursday April 17, 2014
After meeting with chief rabbi, president says Jewish community helps preserve stability, promote education

Journalist denies contact with foreign agents in Lebanon

Thursday April 17, 2014
Majd Kayyal, released to house arrest Thursday afternoon, is suspected of meeting with Hezbollah operatives

Kansas JCC holds ‘unity service’ after shooting attack

Thursday April 17, 2014
Jews and Christians gather to pay respects to the victims; US attorney general urges crowd to embrace ‘tikkun olam’

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