Natalie Portman Drops Out Of Awards Ceremony Over 'Distressing' Events In Israel

World | Will Racke
Natalie Portman attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Annihilation' at Regency Village Theatre on February 13, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

‘She cannot in good conscience move forward’

Here's Why Natalie Portman Is Boycotting Israel

Entertainment | Jena Greene
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Natalie Portman attends the 54th New York Film Festival "Jackie" screening intro and Q&A at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

‘Recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing’

Texas College Bans Jewish Group From Stepping Foot On Campus

Education | Rob Shimshock
Here's the Israel flag waving on the blue sky background. (Shutterstock/Shai Daniel)

‘Blatantly racist and Islamophobic’

Russia, Syria Blame Israel For Confusing Strike On Syrian Airbase

World | Ryan Pickrell
Israeli Air Force F-15 planes fly during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel, December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

US has denied any responsibility

Israel Scraps Plan To Let African Migrants Stay

World | Will Racke
African migrants and Israeli activists demonstrate in support of the new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, outside Israeli Prime Minister office in Jerusalem April 3, 2018. The placard in Hebrew reads "Every Human is a Human". REUTERS/Ammar Awad

‘We will continue to act with determination’

Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Recognizes Israel's Right To Exist

World | Julia Nista
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
'Each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation'

Pope Mourns Deaths Of 'The Defenseless' After Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Terrorists

World | Joshua Gill
Palestinians shout during clashes with Israeli troops, during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza, demanding the right to return to their homeland, the southern Gaza Strip March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa | Pope Francis Mourns For The 'Defenseless'

‘The wounds of ongoing conflict’

Israel Makes Deal With UN To Deport African Migrants To Western Countries

World | Will Racke
African migrants stand outside the Holot detention centre, due to shut down on March 15, in Negev desert, Israel March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

‘Unprecedented joint understanding’

Deaths Rising As 17,000 Palestinians Clash With Israeli Military On Gaza Border

World | Anders Hagstrom
A Palestinian demonstrator holds an axe during clashes with Israeli troops, during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza, demanding the right to return to their homeland, the southern Gaza Strip March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Hamas sent a 7-year-old girl

Scientists Want To Use Christ's 'Crown Of Thorns' Tree To Reclaim Deserts

World | Joshua Gill
Dr. Shabtai Cohen holds a water syringe to a thorny branch of the Christ's Thorn Jujube tree in his laboratory at the Volcani Agricultural Research Centre in Beit Dagan, Israel, March 8, 2018. Picture taken March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen | Crown Of Thorns Tree Reclaims Deserts

‘One of the few species that we can plant on these slopes’

The Constant Rallying Cry Of 'Never Again' Resurfaces In Syria

op-ed | Shoshana Bryen
Woman in emotional stress and pain. Shutterstock

Syria is the weak link

Thousands Of Landmines Being Cleared From Area Of Jesus’ Baptism Site

World | Joshua Gill
A sapper belonging to the HALO Trust, an international landmine clearance charity, looks for old mines in an abandoned church property complex near Qasr Al-Yahud, a traditional baptism site along the Jordan River, near Jericho in the occupied West Bank, March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

‘Celebrate the baptism of Christ in the way that was intended’

Israel Deploys 100 Special Forces Snipers To Gaza Border Ahead Of Palestine Protest

World | Anders Hagstrom
An Israeli soldier guides a Merkava tank into position outskirts of El Hader, 15 km south of Jerusalem June 23, 2002. Israeli armour rumbled into another Palestinian city on Sunday and the army said it was calling up a brigade of reservists under emergency mobilization orders as part of what it was described as a war against terrorism. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen YB/CLH/ - RP3DRIAVMEAA

‘There is permission to open fire’

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Taken To Hospital With High Fever, Cough

World | Virginia Kruta
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting, convened at the Dimona municipality building in southern Israel, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

He was sick earlier this month.

AIPAC And The NRA Are Unique Among Interest Groups

op-ed | Daniel Ungar
AIPAC Policy Conference website. (Shutterstock)

Both the pro-gun and pro-Israel communities know to say, “No thanks.”