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10 Cheapest Backpacking Cities In Central And South America

South America and Central America are meccas for backpackers seeking an adventure, without spending a lot of money. But with so much to see, how do you pick a place to start?<p>Price of Travel published their Backpacker Index for 2014 on Tuesday, outlining the cheapest cities for travelers on a …

Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has bluntly told Barack Obama that he would never compromise on his country's security even as the US president sought to reassure him on nuclear diplomacy towards Iran and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.<p>In a White House meeting on Monday, …

Walk on Frozen Lake Superior to Visit Rare Ice Caves

While this year's bitter winter has created its share of problems, Mother Nature has provided a beautiful and rare treat for those living in the upper Midwest. For the first time in five years, people can visit the mainland sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by walking on a frozen …

Lake Superior

Faith-Healing Parents Jailed After Second Child's Death

A Pennsylvania mother and father who believe in faith-healing were sent to jail Wednesday for causing the death of their young, sick child by …

Caught on Camera: Supernova Spits Out Pulsar

For a cosmic adrenaline rush, it’s hard to beat a supernova. It happens when a star detonates at the end of its life, blasting gases and other debris …

Israel's Newest Delicacy? Chocolate Shawarma

Shawarma is one of Israel’s most popular street foods, and a new confection, Chocolate Shawarma or Choco-Kebab, is taking that obsession—and …

Tel Aviv

Israel Freezes Yeshiva Funds Over Draft Deferrals

In a bold move, Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen almost $3 million of funding for haredi yeshivas, part of their effort to force the government into …

Israel

Why Not Let the Settlers Stay in Palestine?

A funny thing happened last week in Israel: both the Israeli right and left managed to agree on something with regard to the peace process. First, an …

Israel

Rouhani Gives Money To Tehran Jewish Hospital

In a surprising development out of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly given $400,000 to Tehran’s only Jewish hospital, the <i>New York Times</i> …

Hassan Rouhani

Jewish Passengers on Belgian Train Told to Get off at Auschwitz

Jews on a recent train in Belgium were treated to a twisted announcement on the train’s speaker system: that they should get off at Auschwitz and …

Auschwitz