Israel re-elects Netanyahu

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in the March 17 elections in Israel. Netanyahu’s Likud party won 29 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, despite opinion polls, which anticipated the Likud to lose the majority seats to the Zionist Union party. “We achieved the huge victory for our people,” Netanyahu said. “And I am proud, I am proud for the people of Israel that in the moment of truth, knew to make the right decision and to choose the real material things over immaterial things.”Netanyahu’s reelection came about two weeks after … Continue reading Israel re-elects Netanyahu

Nation remembers march on Selma

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ President Barack Obama and other leaders joined thousands of civil rights activists in a march remembering the events of what is known as “Bloody Sunday” on the weekend of March 7-8. About 70,000 activists crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the place where Amelia Boynton Robinson and hundreds of other activists marching in a peaceful protest had been severely beaten 50 years ago. Robinson was present for the commemoration and, at 103 years old, was wheeled across the bridge holding the president’s hand. President Obama delivered what has been referred to as one … Continue reading Nation remembers march on Selma

Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The FBI is launching an investigation after three Muslim students were murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder for shooting his neighbors on Feb. 10. The victims have been identified as Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19. The three were found dead when police responded to reports of gunfire in the condo complex where they lived. The police have cited an “ongoing neighbor dispute over parking” as the motive for the attack, but the families of … Continue reading Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill