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Few happy with decision to allow mixed-gender prayer at Western Wall

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Israel | Much to the consternation of ultra-Orthodox Jews and the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli Cabinet on Jan. 31 approved the creation of a mixed-gender prayer…

Prosperous but uneasy living in Israel

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | JERUSALEM—More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed, but the important ones…

Midday Roundup: U.S. releases spy in alleged concession prize to Israel

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Released. Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was released on parole today after 30 years in federal prison for passing U.S. secrets to Israel. Pollard asked to…

Midday Roundup: New Kentucky governor pledges marriage license change

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No baloney. Kentucky’s newly elected governor, who takes office Dec. 8, said yesterday one of his first acts would be to issue an executive order removing…

Globe Trot: Burmese opposition party poised for sweeping election victory

By Mindy Belz
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International | BURMA: The Guardian is live-updating results from elections in Burma (also known as Myanmar), where the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) appears…

Globe Trot: Burma puts democracy to the test in Sunday elections

By Mindy Belz
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International | BURMA: On Sunday, Burma, also called Myanmar, is set to hold its first contested election in 25 years. Even before votes were cast, democracy icon Aung San…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

By Mindy Belz
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International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Globe Trot: Southern Baptists to scale down international missions

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTHERN BAPTISTS: The International Mission Board of Southern Baptists has announced a 15 percent reduction in its workforce, cutting 600 to 800 missionaries…

Another meeting of unlike minds

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | When President Obama meets in Washington Nov. 9 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I would imagine Netanyahu’s main concern will be to find out…

Globe Trot: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Globe Trot: Iran ratifies nuclear agreement, boasts of missile base

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Iran’s parliamentary panel has ratified the international nuclear pact that clears the way for its own atomic energy monitors to begin dismantling…

Midday Roundup: Palestinian rage rocks Israel with violent attacks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insecure. At least seven Israelis and two dozen Palestinians have died in two weeks of uninterrupted violence in Israel. On Tuesday, a series of attacks by…

 
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