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RAMALLAH, West Bank – A Palestinian inmate ended a prolonged hunger strike Tuesday after reaching a deal with Israeli military prosecutors for early release, his lawyer and family said. Samer Issawi, whose fast helped fuel weeks of protests in the...
Contributing WriterOne of the most familiar phrases of Christian faith can be heard as expressed by those who are repetitive by nature. We hear it as they intone; “He is my Lord and Savior.” Too often, what is meant by that declaration centers more on the Savior...
Tags: Judaism, Religion and Belief
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- As Palestinians poured into the streets Thursday for three tension-filled funerals, their leaders issued stern warnings about rising public anger over Israel's treatment of prisoners and protesters. In the southern West Bank...
Tags: John Kerry, Israel, Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas, Throat Cancer
When the "Arab Spring" erupted, the cry of demonstrators to their rulers was Irhal ("get out"). And now, in Cairo, Tunis and elsewhere, we again hear cry of Irhal, directed at the new leaders of what increasingly seem like the old systems,...
GAZA CITY — The leadership council of Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza Strip, has reelected Khaled Meshaal to lead the militant organization for the next four years, a senior official with the movement said Monday. No official...
Tags: Unrest, Conflicts and War, Israel, Elections, Hamas, Politics
I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager...
Tags: Good Friday, Religious Festivals, Easter, Guatemala, Lent
FrameworkWednesday's Pictures in the News begings in Washington DC, where the US Supreme Court has begun debating whether the 130,000 legally married gay couples in this country are entitled to the same benefits under federal law as heterosexual married couples......
Stations of the 'L': Catholic Chicagoan crisscrosses city on trains and reflects on Christ's journey to the crossThere's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey. Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25,...
Re "Obama scores a coup in Israel," March 23, and "Obama pitches peace to Israel," March 22 Kol hakavod (all the respect) to President Obama for his speech to students in Jerusalem last week. This is why he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize four years...
Jar hosts guest chefs: Israeli chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon of Machneyuda in Jerusalem will be paying chef Suzanne Tracht’s restaurant Jar a visit April 13 for a one-night-only dinner collaboration. In honor of Israel’s 65th Independence...
Given how low the expectations were for President Barack Obama's highly publicized trip to the Middle East, it may not be saying much to declare that he exceeded them. But given the precarious state of Israeli-Palestinian relations, it would also be...
Tags: Barack Obama, Israel, Mahmoud Abbas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- This year, they hoped for good weather as members of four west-side churches met at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. But the chilly weather had no bearing over the 75 or so marchers who, after the blessing and passing out...
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