Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
AFP has reported that a shooting attack occurred Monday outside Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in Toulouse in the southwest France. Eyewitnesses said three people have been killed.
French media reported that a man riding on a black scooter opened fire on the school, killing at least two children and one adult, and wounding several others.
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Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday. The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust […]
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