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Israel police on alert after Jerusalem clashes

Jerusalem - Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem Friday for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.

Downtown Halifax on alert, rifle found, man taken into custody

While the Canadian city of Halifax did not experience the tragedy the city of Ottawa did yesterday, there was a disturbing incident there this morning. A man was seen with a rifle in the downtown area and police went on high alert.

Israel vows crackdown after Palestinian car attack

Jerusalem - Israel pledged Thursday a tough response to any further attacks in Jerusalem as police flooded flashpoint Arab neighbourhoods after a Palestinian rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and killed a baby.

Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack".

Two Israeli soldiers wounded by gunfire from Egypt: Army

Nizzana - Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired shots and an anti-tank missile at their vehicle near the border, the army said.

Jerusalem stone will help explain Bar Kokhba revolt

Jerusalem - On Tuesday, Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of a large stone bearing Latin inscriptions that appears to give credence to the reasons behind the Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D. against Roman rule.

Settlers cheer as IDF soldiers brutalize disabled Palestinian boy

Hebron - Disturbing video has emerged showing Israel Defense Forces soldiers violently detaining a mentally disabled Palestinian child while nearby Jewish settlers cheer and shout racist abuse.

Jet lag linked to obesity

Tel Aviv - New findings suggest that frequent airplane travel could contribute to obesity. This is by throwing out circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the composition of gut bacteria.

Israel warns UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects

Jerusalem - Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

UN chief slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned against "provocations" as clashes erupted at Jerusalem's holy sites, condemning Israeli settlement activity and calling for peace talks with the Palestinians.

Op-Ed: A bun fight — the mud of the Middle East

Several years ago I attended a gentleman’s evening with buffet and drink offered in copious amounts. As the drink flowed and noise levels were building up, the atmosphere became a little volatile. Then it all kicked off and became very riotous.

Priest seized by Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria 'freed'

Jerusalem - A priest kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northwestern Syria was released on Thursday, the Franciscan Order said, days after his abduction alongside 20 other Christians."Father Hanna Jallouf has been released this morning...

Israel chides Swedish PM over Palestinian state

Jerusalem - Israel has hit out at Sweden's newly elected prime minister Stefan Loefven over his decision to recognise a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu slams White House on settlements criticism

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at the White House after Washington criticised Israeli plans to build thousands more settler homes in east Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel

New York - The US expressed annoyance at the UN speech of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out acts of genocide during the recent Operation Protective Edge.

3D-printed medical marijuana inhaler first of its kind

Tel Aviv - With the help of 3D printing, an Israeli company has developed two pocket-sized, metered medical marijuana inhalers, one for use in hospital settings, and one for use in-home.

Israel PM vows to refute Palestinian 'lies' at UN

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to New York on Sunday, vowing to expose "slander and lies" laid out by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in his UN speech.

Op-Ed: Artificial sweeteners sabotage gut flora, cause sugar intolerance

Rehovot - One urban legend seems to be true according to a new study – Artificial sweeteners have damaging effects, sabotaging gut flora by promoting unhealthy flora and leading to health problems. Worse, small amounts of the sweeteners can cause the problems.

Syrian fighter jet shot down after entering Israeli airspace

Officials with the Israeli Deference Forces (IDF) say they have shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli air space over the Golan Heights.
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