Divisions haunt Israel in days of independence and remembrance

The contradictions that make up Israel – its economic and military might, its deep divisions and vindictive policies – were on full display on Tuesday as the country mourned its fallen soldiers and began celebrating its 75th independence day. The dramatic transition from Israel’s Memorial Day to its landmark anniversary, which should have been a


World Cup: Protests haunt Iranian players ahead of US match

Doha, Qatar – When Ramin Rezaia scored his first world Cup aiming to seal Iran’s victory over Wales last week – it’s only the country’s second win in the tournament in 24 years – it should have been a moment of pure joy. However, Rezayan subsequently tweeted that he didn’t know whether to “laugh or