Even Washington is no longer sure that Moscow's solution for Syria is terrible, as the Kremlin’s power-grab a la Chechnya dwarfs even the war on ISIS.
- Jerusalem mayor: Herzog's plan to divide Jerusalem is a dangerous and slippery slope (Haaretz)
- Hong Kong police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes in worst violence since 2014 pro-democracy protests (Reuters)
- Iraqi forces recapture territory from ISIS that links Ramadi to a major army base, military says (Reuters)
- Train crash in Germany kills at least 4, injures at least 40 (AP)
- U.S. Army says Iraq's Mosul dam at higher risk of collapse than previously thought (AP)
- IDF chief: Nearly 100 engineering teams operating against Hamas tunnels near Gaza border (Haaretz)
- Four dead, 150 injured in German train crash (Reuters)
- Defense executive Ofir Shaham resigns from post after six years (Haaretz)
- 13-year-old dies for unknown reasons in Kiryat Tiv'on near Haifa (Haaretz)
- Military police vehicle attacked by rioters overnight in ultra-Orthodox area of Ashdod (Haaretz)
- Police arrest 16-year-old female Palestinian who tried to stab them in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
- New report says over 1 million trapped in besieged areas in Syria (AP)
- South Korea says working with U.S., Japan on 'strong' North Korea sanctions (Reuters)
- Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees (AP)
- Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital (Reuters)
The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’
African Americans gave Barack Obama 95 percent of their vote, but Clinton's 'natural' constituency seems to be otherwise engaged.
Provision requiring employees of non-profits vising Knesset to wear identifying tags removed at Prime Minister Netanyahu's request.
At a time of declining rates of Jewish identification and synagogue memberships in the U.S., new ways of connecting to Judaism are surfacing, and proving successful. Now, a group hailed for its innovative spirit is offering a rabbinic fellowship.
Some 300,000 civilians and 30,000 fighters are believed to be in Syria's largest city, which could be under total siege by the regime's forces within the next few days.
Tourism ministry slips $55,000 trip to Israel in gift bag for upcoming Oscar ceremony, hoping to woo DiCaprio, Stallone and other celebrities.