Nabila Rizq, director of coordination in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the number of Palestinian women being murdered by families in “honor killings” doubled in 2013. Rizq criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas for not doing enough to address a PA law that protects the perpetrators of these crimes.
A California state appeals court has upheld the conviction of 10 students at the University of California, Irvine, who disrupted a 2010 speech by then-Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.
Hezbollah terrorist was reportedly killed in the purported Israeli airstrike in Lebanon on Monday night, Lebanese media reported.
The Hezbollah terrorist was identified as Hajji Hassan Mansour, also known as Abu Haitham, who served as a field trainer for Hezbollah. Mansour was set to be buried in his hometown of Ansar, NOW Lebanon reported.
David Durenberger, a Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1978-95 and the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence when Jonathan Pollard was convicted of passing classified information to Israel, in a recent letter to President Barack Obama called Pollard’s life sentence “uncalled for.”
Famed Jewish comedian Sid Caesar died last week at the age of 91.
Caesar, who was born Isaac Sidney Caesar in 1922 to parents from Russia and Poland, began his entertainment career as a saxophone player. Later, he made a name for himself with his humor on iconic 1950s shows such as “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour.” He also appeared in the films “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963), “Airport 1975” (1974), and “Grease” (1978).