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Who's on whose side in fight against Islamic State

Competing partners and interests hinder West's ability to build a united front against the jihadist group.

Senate approves U.S.-Israel cooperation bill

Bill increases Israeli access to weapons, encourages Israel’s entry into visa waiver program.

A different brand of refusenik

Argentine-born, religiously observant Uriel Ferera has been in military prison seven times and is willing to go back - as long as his protest is heard loud and clear.

What is Shmita and where did it come from?

Every seven years the land is supposed to rest. As this tended to be onerous, the rabbis came up with inventive ways to circumvent the command.