Rick Steves, travel expert and author of Travel as a Political Act, spoke with BuzzFeed News about how to travel responsibly to socially and politically complex places.
Imad Mughniyah was the head of Hezbollah’s international operations and had been hunted for decades. In 2008, he approached an SUV and a bomb went off.
Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he’d definitely go.
The Israel Defense Forces launched airstrikes targeting Syrian Army outposts in response to four rockets that landed in the Golan Heights. A U.N. peacekeeper and two Israeli soldiers were killed.
“You know, I’m a Jewish member of Congress, I’m a strong supporter of Israel, but my first obligation is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the Constitution of Israel.”
Falafel ice cream sandwiches, anyone?
The cover was created to mark what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.
Several people were injured in a stabbing attack Wednesday morning in Tel Aviv. Israeli police said the attacker was a 23-year-old Palestinian man.
General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was in Syria giving “crucial advice” to fighters in the country, Tehran said. Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, was also killed in the strikes, along with several other fighters, according to multiple reports.
Despite pledging over $5.4 billion in reconstruction aid to Gaza following last summer’s war, less than $100 million has actually been sent.
“I’m not making any kind of political statement … I’m just sad about my friend.”
More than 90% of the Israeli prime minister’s campaign money comes from the United States, according to records published by Israel’s State Comptroller Office. “Why get money from Israel when you can get it from the U.S.?”
Australians once again going wild abroad.
A convoy of U.S. diplomats came under attack Friday by stone-throwing youths from a Jewish settlement.
The hackers “knew more about the company, Sony, and its vulnerabilities than they knew, or needed to know, about hacking,” one said.
Ziad Abu Ein died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas and being shoved by Israeli soldiers, witnesses said. His funeral was Thursday.
U.S. fugitive Adam Everett Livvix is accused of acquiring explosive bricks and stun grenades as part of the alleged plot, according to the Jerusalem Post.
On Monday, Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself and call for early elections. This government is the second shortest in Israel’s history, and many in the country don’t want to go to the polls just two years after they last voted. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports from Jerusalem.
Several Syrian and Lebanese news channels claimed Sunday that Israeli jets hit an air force base in the town of Dimas, outside Damascus. On Monday, the foreign ministers of Syria and Iran condemned the attacks while Israel would not confirm they were responsible.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “impossible to manage the country” following a showdown with Finance Minister Yair Lapid over the controversial “Jewish State” bill. on Wednesday, elections were set for March 17, two years ahead of schedule.
Incredible footage of boys performing back flips and somersaults, even as air strikes hit just hundreds of meters away.
David Ward MP said: “[The] attack by Palestinians in Jerusalem [is] sickening madness - driven to madness by [a] failure of international community to deal with Israel.”
The current Conservative party chair, Grant Shapps, was criticised by former foreign office minister Sayeeda Warsi about an attack that led to the deaths of four rabbis in Jerusalem.
Israeli police said two Palestinian suspects stormed into a Jerusalem synagogue with guns, knifes, and axes and attacked worshippers. At least eight people were injured and officers shot and killed the assailants. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel is on the scene in Jerusalem.
“It’s very scary, anyone can be a terrorist.” Sheera Frenkel reports for BuzzFeed News from the West Bank.
Israeli police have said there were no signs of foul play after the 32-year-old bus driver was found hanged in a Jerusalem depot. However, rumors have spread among Palestinians that he was attacked by a group of Jewish extremists.
Israelis are dusting off guns from storage fearing security forces can’t defend them from lone wolf attacks. Sheera Frenkel reports from the West Bank for BuzzFeed News.
Troops shot and killed the man during protests in the West Bank. And the Palestinian president accused Israel of starting a “religious war.”