Israel recently signed an agreement to pay several million shekels in compensation to the family of Ben Zygier, the Prisoner X who committed suicide in Ayalon Prison in December 2010.
Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, at 89 the Senate’s oldest member, said on Thursday that he will not seek re-election next year.
Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be U.S. defense secretary went into political limbo on Thursday as Republicans stepped up blocking tactics and Democrats accused them of putting the country at risk by delaying the filling of a major security post.
The fracking debate in New York state is hitting new heights as regulators delay a final decision on the controversial natural gas production method, but it looks increasingly clear that it will be a year - if ever - before drilling begins again.
American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, the man behind some of the most influential theories of law and morality in modern jurisprudence, died on Thursday. He was 81.
Vandals spray-painted “Death to the Arabs” and anti-Muslim graffiti on graves in a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made an impassioned appeal on Thursday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense, as Republicans said he might not get the 60 votes needed to overcome roadblocks preventing a vote on his confirmation.
The jailhouse suicide of suspected Israeli double agent Prisoner X spotlights the Mossad’s recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy using their native passports.
A French restitution committee reportedly has recommended returning seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.
An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.
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