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With rallies entering a more subdued phase, activists are working to convert anger and grief into long-term action
After US leader hails successful prisoner swap as sign diplomacy can work, Zarif says it's up to the president to fix the broken international accord
Russia has said Moscow will oppose any US attempt to extend the embargo, which expires on October 18, and reimpose UN sanctions
Amid Israel's annexation push, envoy to UN Kelly Craft says Trump proposal 'not set in stone,' but 'until we have dialogue, there’s going to be nothing'
United Nations' envoy to region wants urgent summit of so-called Quartet before Netanyahu moves ahead with partial West Bank sovereignty bid
Religious figures in Israel, US declare day of grieving, fasting for George Floyd and Iyad Halak, citing 'danger of the diminishing and destruction of human morality'
Local Jews, whose number has greatly dwindled since Israel's creation, suffered hard blow with 12 deaths out of Muslim country's total of 206; 'We are grieving,' says local rabbi
Letter says move would have grave implications for Israel's international standing and alienate large numbers of Diaspora Jews
Netanyahu said determined to move ahead with annexing parts of West Bank and is working on high-resolution maps, despite threat of EU sanctions, ambivalence from US
'Racism, intolerance and inequality must have no place in our country,' reads letter addressed to 'our African American outreach family'
'Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing for our country,' president says; Biden slams president's comments as 'despicable'
City paints slogan in huge yellow letters on street leading to president's residence, as Mayor Muriel Bowser spars with Trump over deployment of troops and police in city
While the renowned French film festival was shelved due to the coronavirus, organizers still announce selected titles
2 policemen in Buffalo face suspension after footage sparks widespread outrage; police in statement initially said man, now hospitalized in serious condition, 'tripped & fell'
Rafi Peretz vows to 'oppose any mention' of establishing state in West Bank amid growing opposition to provision in White House blueprint, as Israel moves toward annexation
Scientists urge government to slow reopening steps ,noting 8,000 new infections daily in England alone; actual death toll believed to be much higher
Are our black neighbors comfortable? Do we stop ourselves from making racist jokes and refuse to tolerate them at all? Examining our own conduct is our first step forward
Confidential report says Tehran continues to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and enriching beyond levels allowed under nuclear deal
Demonstrations held in several cities against Israeli government's intention to annex settlements, Jordan Valley; also mark anniversary of end of Six Day War
Did a lack of awareness of how good the Israelites had it make them blind to the fact that they were excluding Moses’ trusted adviser and father-in-law, Jethro? (Behaalotcha)