'Whatever extremists try to destroy, we'll rebuild,' Muslim American activist says after Philadelphia cemetery vandalized, vowing to try to divert funds raised for St. Louis to help.
- Iran begins annual navy drill of strait of Hormuz (AP)
- Dozens of headstones broken in Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia (Haaretz)
- U.S. calls on Russia, immediately observe Ukraine cease-fire, withdraw heavy weapons (Reuters)
- San Francisco-Tel Aviv flight diverted after smell of smoke in cockpit (Haaretz)
- Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city of Homs (AP)
- Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack (Reuters)
- Tel Aviv-bound Flight UA954 lands in Houston following a smell of smoke in the cockpit (Haaretz)
- Iraq: Police commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul (AP)
- DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade (AP)
- Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz (AP)
- U.S. may pull out of UN's human rights council, Politico reports (Haaretz)
- Reports: 12 injured as car runs into crowd at New Orleans parade (DPA)
- Trump decides to skip White House press dinner (Reuters)
- Palestinian wins 'Arab Idol' talent show (Reuters)
- 73-year-old man dies of wounds in Germany car-ramming incident (Reuters)
'Desecration shocking, source of worry,' Israel says in first such statement since Trump elected. Incident comes less than a week after vandalism occurred at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.
Wapner was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his service during World War II before he went on to star in one of first reality TV shows.
It isn't the first dispatch sent by the former Iranian president, who can count Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama among his pen pals.
For years, the 'gatekeepers' opined that there was no such thing as Mizrahi art. Luckily, some artists were determined to prove them wrong.