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2008-09-02 15:00:17

By GREER FAY CASHMAN * REGULAR VIEWERS of Kochav Nolad - A Star Is Born - the Israeli version of American Idol - were fairly certain that the winner would be Israel Bar-On, 19, of Beersheba. He had been in the lead as far as the judges were concerned and had also won over the general public by a wide margin, scoring 56 percent of the 750,000 viewers' votes compared to 24% accorded to Libi Biran and 20% to Carmel Ackman. The finalists were all on tenterhooks, and it now remains to be...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By Kim Sengupta * An arid country, Israel relies on the waters where Jesus sailed to irrigate its farmland and supply its homes. But now the lake is drying up - and only drastic action will save it The 2,000-year-old fishing boat of Galilee in which, the story goes, Jesus may have sailed, is one of the most precious ancient treasures in Israel. The vessel, which draws thousands of tourists to a kibbutz in Ginosar, was discovered by chance in 1986 when the sea level dropped dramatically...

2008-08-24 09:00:35

By MATT SEDENSKY By Matt Sedensky The Associated Press BOCA RATON, Fla. Nearly every night, Martin Hornung's nightmare unfolds to the same haunting strains. Of Auschwitz. Of screaming voices. Of scenes he would rather not relive in the light of day. "I'm almost afraid to go to sleep," the 86-year-old retired computer engineer said. The horrors that revisit Hornung in the dark are common among Holocaust survivors, and are a reason he refuses to enter a nursing home despite his...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 8 July: A 20-minute film titled 'Great Sedition' featuring the Zionist regime's viewpoints about the massacre of defenceless Palestinian and Lebanese people as well as its terrorist acts with the support of arrogant powers was produced. Producer of the film Mohammad Hoseyn Ja'fari said that the film is based on war-mongering views of Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, and depicts crimes committed by...

2008-07-01 09:00:51

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (AMEX: ZN) of Dallas, Texas and Caesarea, Israel, announced that the company's geological team recently completed the processing of seven seismic lines (totaling over fifty two kilometers) acquired last winter and also the reprocessing of an additional ten seismic lines (of over one hundred and ten kilometers) in two prospective areas. The interpretation of the seismic data, coupled with geologic, gravity and magnetic data has resulted in the development of the...

2008-06-23 00:00:11

By Laurie Copans MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, Israel -- A dirt path begins across the road from a bus-congested holy site on Israel's Sea of Galilee, winding up a hill covered with wild oat and thistle. Thousands of pilgrims each year visit the stone church at Tabgha and other sanctuaries marking Jesus' miracles. But few venture beyond the crowds to the landscape Jesus walked in the Galilee. Those who do find silence and solace on the rocky hills and in the shade of the olive trees that cover the...

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2007-05-20 12:00:00

By ARTHUR MAX BAD AROLSEN, Germany - Looking back at the first weeks after World War II, a French lieutenant named Henri Francois-Poncet despaired at ever fulfilling his mission to establish the fate of French inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. For the living skeletons who survived the Nazi terror, the Displaced Persons camp set up two miles away offered little relief from misery. A bleak picture springs with stark immediacy from typewritten reports by the Allied officers,...

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2007-01-24 13:35:00

JERUSALEM -- A boat that plied the coast of the Holy Land 1,300 years ago carrying fish, carobs and olives is helping researchers better understand a little-known period in the region's history. The boat, discovered in a coastal lagoon near the northern city of Haifa, dates from the early 8th century, not long after the rise of Islam and the Arab conquest of the Middle East. The find suggests that a long tradition of sea trade was not disrupted by the arrival of new rulers from the Arabian...

2006-08-01 11:29:36

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson on Tuesday apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks after his recent arrest for drunken driving and asked to meet with members of the Jewish community to begin a "path for healing." "There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark," Gibson said in a statement. "I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I...

2006-07-28 12:40:14

WARSAW (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it would decide next year whether to rename the Auschwitz death camp, a U.N. World Heritage site in Poland, to make clear that it was operated by Germans not Poles. Earlier this month Poland said it had won approval to change the site's name from "Auschwitz Concentration Camp" to "the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz." But a United Nations spokesman denied a decision had been made. Roni Amelan, a press officer at...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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