How the fight for the city plays out will make Islamic State decide whether to persist with its current strategy or scatter its forces across the Middle East and operate like Al-Qaida.
- Report: Three men suffocate in a Gaza tunnel (Haaretz)
- White House blocks CNN, New York Times, Politico from press briefing (Haaretz)
- Quarterly UN report puts Iran nuclear material well below amounts allowed by deal (Reuters)
- Trump: Wall to be built on Mexico border way ahead of schedule (Reuters)
- Trump at CPAC: Media doesn't represent the people, unnamed sources should be banned (Haaretz)
- Turkish military says has seized control of Syria's al-Bab (Reuters)
- Iraqi PM says ordered air force to strike ISIS positions in Syria (Reuters)
- UN Human Rights office: 'Deeply disturbed at lenient sentence' handed to Elor Azaria (Reuters)
- Car bomb kills 20 in village held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, war monitor says (Reuters)
- Islamic militants gun down Christian man in Sinai, Egyptian officials say (AP)
- Iraqi forces secure half of Mosul's airport, most of military base, officials say (AP)
- Malaysian police: Chemical used for murder of Kim Jong-nam identified as nerve agent (Reuters)
- Trump says wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make U.S. 'top of the pack' (Reuters)
- Syrian opposition says UN talks must focus on political transition (Reuters)
- Strong storm kills one in U.K., batters northern Europe (AP)
Though Jesus has traditionally been a taboo subject among observant Jews, he has served as a common theme for modern Jewish painters and writers. Now the Israel Museum is devoting an exhibition to portraying the way local artists have engaged in dialogue with 'that person'.
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