Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaking during an interview. Photo by Reuters
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At least five people were killed and 10 were injured - five of them critically - in a multi-vehicle accident on the outskirts of the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Wednesday afternoon.

Israeli security forces have arrested and charged an Israeli Arab citizen for traveling to the "enemy state" of Syria to fight on the side of the rebels in the neighboring country's civil war, it emerged after a gag order was lifted Wednesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has postponed his planned visit to the Gaza Strip at the request of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who told Erdogan during their meeting in Istanbul last Sunday that visiting Gaza at this time could harm effort to normalize relations with Israel, and urged him consider postponing the trip to a later date, according to reports in the Turkish press.

On the eve of the arrival of controversial former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on campus, a leading Modern Orthodox group made a last-minute appeal to Yeshiva University and the Cardozo School of Law to rescind the invitation and cancel the ceremony in which he is to be given the International Advocate for Peace Award.

Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, who has refused solid food for eight months in protest of his imprisonment in Israel, directs a message on Facebook to Israeli activists and intellectuals, calling on them to intervene and help free him.

A New York teenager has taught himself to speak more than 20 languages at differing levels of fluency. The 17-year-old can order food in Arabic or in French, Latin, ancient Greek, Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi and more.

Golan Telecom announced a new discount for its new users and those who transfer from competitors: an introductory price of NIS 0 per month, available until the end of the April.

Ahead of a possible showdown on Thursday, the Women of the Wall organization issued a statement urging police to refrain from arrests at the women's monthly prayer service on Thursday morning.