Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

Feb 18, 2016

Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a bar mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he ...

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Feb 18, 2016

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the excavation exposed two houses with well-preserved remains and floors containing pottery vessels, flint tools ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian ...