Israel and Russia Clash

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Last Friday, Israeli jets bombed a Syrian military facility near Palmyra, where Russian troops and equipment are based, in response to what Israel views as a growing threat on its northern border with Syria, in the Golan (DEBKAfile, March 18, 2017). The attack also allowed Israel to debut a new missile defense system (ibid.).

Joy Inexpressible

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On January 27th, a number of national and international events took place as part of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was on that day in 1945 that over 7,000 prisoners were liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp in southern Poland.

Keys of Our Lives

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I came across a bag of keys collected over a few decades. The keys were from cars, apartments, houses, and offices that my wife and children and I have had over the years.

Fate of the World's Children

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“The number of children maimed, killed or recruited to fight in the Syria conflict has increased dramatically over the past year, with children as young as seven forced to act as frontline fighters, prison guards, suicide bombers and executioners,” according to a UNICEF report (The Guardia

Massive Starvation in Africa

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“UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year” (BBC, March 11, 2017). The crisis has been called the “largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations” (ibid.). According to Mr. O’Brien, if the disaster is not averted the world will witness “Children stunted and out of school.

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