Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building.
JERUSALEM — One of the Israel Museum's biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone.
JERUSALEM — When Israel's new government took office last June, it indicated it would press ahead on an egalitarian prayer site at Jerusalem's Western Wall — a sensitive holy site that has emerged as a point of friction between Jews over how prayer is conducted there.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized a ship in the Red Sea, armed drones targeted Baghdad's international airport, and hackers hit a major Israeli newspaper Monday — a string of assaults that showed the reach of Iran-allied militias on the second anniversary of America’s killing of a top Iranian general.
I’m not reading anything this week. Not for this column anyway. Mostly I’ve been reading emails from you, readers. A few weeks ago I attached a question to the Best Books of 2021: What did you like this year? Old or new? Anything? The response was a happy flood of thoughtful memories, of pleasantly lost afternoons with thrillers and up-all-night dives into politics. (If you your wrote but ...
The U.S. State Department has issued updated travel advisories for 19 countries around the world, including Level 4: Do Not Travel advisories.
Ahead of Christmas, a towering wooden screen is being restored to its gilded glory in the Church of the Nativity, built at the site where many believe Jesus was born.
AAA Travel is predicting that 53.4 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, an increase of 13% from 2020.
A sword believed to have belonged to a Crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been recovered from the Mediterranean seabed.
Israeli archaeologists found an ancient winemaking complex with five wine presses, kilns for making clay vessels and tens of thousands of fragments and jars.
Archaeologists found a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem dating back more than 2,700 years, when private bathrooms were a luxury in the holy city.
The CDC has added seven destinations to its "Level 4: Covid-19 very high" list.
An accountant, two lawyers, an agronomist and a Swiss humanitarian worker have formed Gaza's first rock band, giving voice in English to the p…
An Israeli woman was turning 50, and she chose to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger. It turned out to be a 3-year-old Palestinian boy.
Baylor University is getting down to business on its new Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center, described as the campus’ front door.
Some U.S. kosher grocery stores decided to pull Ben & Jerry's after the company said it would stop doing business in occupied Palestinian territories.
In Homer’s “Iliad,” the story of the war between the ancient Greeks and Trojans, the Greeks used a secret weapon, the Trojan horse, to vanquis…
Quentin Tarantino is standing by his pledge to retire from filmmaking after one more movie.
Infinity sounds beyond time, but if you’re in a family group immersed in singing, there may not be a before or after when it comes to music.