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  • 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...
  • Israeli rock band 9 Lives finds therapy onstage

    Israeli rock band 9 Lives finds therapy onstage
    TEL AVIV — Before the Israeli rock band 9 Lives takes the stage, its members gather for a rowdy group hug. They slap one another on the back, jump a few times in unison and gulp shots of arak, a popular anise-infused spirit. The nine musicians...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 17, 2014

     
    In Monday's Pictures in the News, skiers fly through the air in qualification for men's aerials at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Geneva: Police evacuate passengers fromĀ an Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome,...
  • Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls

    Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls
    There are two distinct images that open "Omar." One is a face; one is a wall. Both are as resilient as resistant — defining elements and powerful metaphors for all that connects and divides us in Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad's unnerving...
  • The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison

    The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison
    On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of...
  • Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal

    Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli assessments indicate that Iran’s nuclear program has been set back just four weeks as a result of an interim deal designed to limit Iran's enrichment of uranium, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday. In a speech to a...
  • The coming crash of American diplomacy in the Middle East

     The coming crash of American diplomacy in the Middle East
    President Obama has three significant Middle East diplomatic initiatives underway, treating, respectively, Iran's nuclear weapons program; Syria's deadly, exhausting conflict; and the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Into these negotiations,...
  • Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks

    Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks
    GAZA CITY — Like many Palestinians, Marwan Hissi has closely followed reports of peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. An unemployed father of five living in a...
  • Bomb kills at least 4 on tourist bus in Egypt near Israel's border

    Bomb kills at least 4 on tourist bus in Egypt near Israel's border
    CAIRO — A bomb blast ripped through a bus packed with tourists Sunday, killing at least four people near Egypt's border with Israel, security officials said, in an attack that threatened to damage the tourist economies of both countries. Three...
  • South Korean tourists killed in blast on Egyptian-Israeli border

    South Korean tourists killed in blast on Egyptian-Israeli border
    CAIRO — At least three people were killed Sunday and more than a dozen injured in a bomb blast near Egypt's border with Israel, according to Egyptian state media reports. The explosion occurred on a bus that was carrying 33 tourists from South...
  • 10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014

    10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014
    The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film. Proofs of the remarkable strength of...