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  • Knesset to honor Canadian who shot Parliament gunman

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The Canadian Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, who shot a gunman inside the Parliament building last month, was to be honored by Israel’s Knesset.

    Kevin Vickers, who is in Israel for a security conference, was to be recognized on Nov. 12 by the Knesset speaker, Yuli Edelstein, and...

  • Where are the bodies, MH17 families ask

    by Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Daisy Oehlers and Bryce Fredriksz, a Dutch couple in their early 20s, were sitting near the left wing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on their way to a holiday in Bali, when "high energy objects" – as officials later called them – struck the plane over eastern Ukraine.

    Their...

  • Russia, Iran sign nuclear construction deal

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Russia will build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed in Moscow on Tuesday between subsidiaries of the two countries' state atomic agencies.

    The agreement precedes a Nov. 24 deadline for a deal at talks between Iran and world powers that would curb...

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  • Worst east Ukraine shelling for month; cease-fire looks in doubt

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.

    A two-month-old ceasefire to end...

  • Jewish donors leaving Britain’s Labor Party over Miliband’s anti-Israel stance

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Jewish donors and supporters are deserting Britain’s Labor party over party leader Ed Miliband’s anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian stance.

    Miliband has been warned of the loss of Jewish support, the U.K. Independent reported Sunday.

    Miliband, the son of Holocaust refugees, last...

  • For Jews fighting Ebola, specialty is psychosocial therapy

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out.

    A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled with the corpses of family members. He needed to be extracted; the bodies needed...

  • Canadian-Israeli woman joins Kurds fighting Islamic State

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A Canadian-born woman who emigrated to Israel and served in its military has joined Kurdish militants fighting Islamic State insurgents in northern Syria, Israel Radio reported on Monday.

    The Israeli citizen, identified by the station only as 31 years old and a resident of Tel...

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