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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
More than 1 million are besieged in Syria: report
More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis.
Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.
Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications and holding visiting teaching positions over the years at leading North American universities.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
'Gay conversion' therapists in US find a new safe haven — in Israel
A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a U.S. court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
More Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting
Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Syrian Army on Friday retook a strategic town on the doorstep of Daraa, a contested southern city that lies between Damascus and the Jordan border, according to activists and the Syrian state news agency.
Israeli court sentences 2 in Palestinian teen's murder
An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced two Israelis in the 2014 murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian, sending one to life in prison for a crime that sparked deep soul-searching in Israel and was part of a series of events that led to the Gaza war later that year.
Syrian refugee teachers help fill education gap
In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school.
Scholarships, tutoring to save Syrian 'lost generation'
Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Leaders seek aid for Syria; regional stability elusive
British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria's civil war - even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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