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DC bomb squad destroys pressure cooker in ‘suspicious’ car

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Vehicle owner Israel Shimeles arrested and charged; incident takes place near US Capitol

Farcical ministerial appointments may signal beginning of end for Netanyahu

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
The only logic behind the otherwise incomprehensible staffing of Israel’s new government is that the PM is desperate to marginalize any potential challengers. It may not work

Australia appoints first counter-terrorism chief

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Ex-ambassador Greg Moriarty tapped for position, will coordinate between intelligence agencies, report to PM

Olmert to be sentenced Monday in Talansky affair

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Prosecution urges up to 18 months in prison, to be added to six-year term in Holyland case; ex-premier asked for leniency

UK ex-army chief wants boots on the ground to fight IS

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Sir Richard Dannatt says airstrikes are insufficient, calls on parliament to consider deploying up to 5,000 troops, The Guardian reports

Israel’s first Jordanian PhD wants to bring peace through water

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Desalination researcher Amer Sweity’s years at Ben-Gurion University put him in unique position to build bridges — and pipelines

UN talks on Yemen postponed in blow to peace efforts

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
No explanation given for delay; Yemen’s president demands Houthis relinquish territory, surrender weapons

As Jewish settlement turns 40, a founder looks ahead

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Israel Harel of Ofra doubts Netanyahu’s new term will bring increased settlement construction, the Washington Post reports

Initially wary, nuns settle in at Jewish nursing home

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Sisters at a NY geriatric-care complex say ‘this is home now,’ but admit they ‘miss the bacon’

IS said to execute 217, including 14 kids, in Palmyra

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Monitor records killings of 67 civilians, including women and children, and 150 regime forces in past nine days

Poland elects right-wing president who criticized predecessor’s apologies to Jews

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Andrzej Duda slammed Bronislaw Komorowski for acknowledging Polish farmers’ massacre of Jewish neighbors in Jedwabne

Comedian Anne Meara, Ben Stiller’s mom, dies age 85

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Meara, who had a 60-year career in film and TV with husband, was married to Jerry Stiller for 61 years

Hundreds honor four killed at Brussels Jewish Museum

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Says Mayor: ‘All Jews have their place in Brussels… A year later we are still angry over this violent act’

Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ takes Grand Prize at Cannes

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Hungarian-directed movie about life of Auschwitz worker wins festival’s runner-up award, as refugee drama ‘Dheepan’ captures Palme d’Or

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Oversight would be ‘regulated, seriously managed,’ says lawmaker, after deputy FM walks back accepting monitoring of nuclear facilities

Hezbollah chief: Islamic State poses ‘existential threat’ akin to Israel

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Nasrallah says Israel supporting jihadist group, touts Shiite group’s victory over IDF 15 years after withdrawal from southern Lebanon

Top Muslim body urges protection of Syria’s Palmyra

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Syrian Army prepares counterattack to retake ancient site after hundreds of Assad loyalists killed by jihadist group

Math genius John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in car crash

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Nobel Prize winner, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, killed in taxi crash in New Jersey Saturday night after receiving award in Norway

US: Iraqi troops ‘failed to fight’ Islamic State in Ramadi

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says Iraqi military lacked will to fend off jihadists, despite superior numbers

Venice police shut down mosque-inside-church exhibit

Times of Israel - Sunday May 24, 2015
Swiss-Icelandic artist’s piece uses floor of derelict church to ‘transform’ space into historic city center’s first Muslim house of worship

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