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  • Miklos Jancso dies at 92; award-winning Hungarian director

    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso, winner of the best director award at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, died Friday. He was 92. Jancso's death after a long illness was announced by the Assn. of Hungarian Film Artists. Known for his...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

     Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad
    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over relationship with SodaStream

    Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over relationship with SodaStream
    JERUSALEM -- Scarlett Johansson has severed ties with the charity Oxfam International over her relationship with SodaStream, an Israeli-owned company that operates in the West Bank. In a statement released Thursday, Oxfam said it had accepted the...
  • Netanyahu offends Israelis, Palestinians with settler remark

     Netanyahu offends Israelis, Palestinians with settler remark
    JERUSALEM — It isn't easy to offend both Palestinians and right-wing Israelis at the same time, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to do it, leaving a trail of consternation and confusion — and possibly putting another...
  • Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple
    Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, who for 18 years presided over Los Angeles' oldest synagogue, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and was prominent in interfaith efforts to mend race relations after the 1992 riots, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 78....
  • Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference. In a taped interview broadcast at the...
  • Sexy Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad draws a flag for taunting

    Sexy Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad draws a flag for taunting
    A new ad featuring a sexy Scarlett Johansson is slated to run during the Super Bowl — as long as it gets one significant tweak. Advertiser SodaStream has to take the words right out of ScarJo's mouth. No, not the ones in the beginning where she...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed

    Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers fatally shot a young Palestinian man on a West Bank road Wednesday, and a dispute immediately arose about the circumstances of the confrontation. The Israel Defense Forces said the man, identified by...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian protester during Gaza border clash

    Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian protester during Gaza border clash
    JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian man was killed and another injured Friday in the Gaza Strip when Israeli soldiers opened fire during a protest near the border with Israel, officials said.   The shooting occurred after a group of Palestinians damaged a...
  • U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment

    U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment
    WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
  • Israeli who leaked army data is released from jail

    Israeli who leaked army data is released from jail
    JERUSALEM -- Anat Kamm, an Israeli woman convicted of stealing classified military documents during her army service last decade, was released from jail Sunday after being paroled for good behavior. Kamm, now 26, stole more than 2,000 documents,...