Due to hostage crisis, U.S. has been careful not to push Turkey too hard to join anti-Islamic State efforts.
Illinois people are kind and polite, and things in Israel are as screwed-up as ever, writes Sayed Kashua. So why's it so hard to keep down these strong urgings for home?
The Israeli military: Winning wars, losing money
The wastefulness of this summer's Gaza operation in terms of firepower and manpower, and the ongoing dispute over the state budget show that the IDF has yet to learn how to function according to a proper war economy.
Monastery includes olive press, wine press and mosaics; Antiquities Authority launches new website for archeological survey of entire country.