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Charlotte Hemmings plays the title role in the “My Name Is Rachel Corrie.” (Courtesy David Allen)

Rachel Corrie posthumously tells her story

There’s been controversy over “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” the one-person show…

 

Controversy arose at SFSU last week after a conservative group plastered posters around campus accusing students and a professor of supporting terrorism. (Courtesy GUPS)

‘Extremist group’ targets pro-Palestine students, professor at SFSU

Tensions stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reappeared at San Francisco State University…

 

Natalie Portman wrote, directed and costars in “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” (Courtesy Ran Mendelson/Focus World)

Natalie Portman returns to Israel for impressive directorial debut

In high-quality, two-decade career, Natalie Portman started with a breakout performance at…

 

Israeli police officers examine the scene of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Palestinian gunmen kill 3 Israelis in Tel Aviv, 5 wounded

JERUSALEM — Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire near a popular open-air market…

Israeli police officers examine the scene of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli soldiers stand near the body of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by a soldier while laying wounded on the ground after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank. (AP Photo, File)

Soldier’s shooting of Palestinian sets off uproar in Israel

JERUSALEM — Amateur video appearing to show an Israeli soldier killing an…

Israeli soldiers stand near the body of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by a soldier while laying wounded on the ground after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank. (AP Photo, File)
Norman J. Pattiz, right, speaks as Eloy Ortiz Oakley, left, looks on during a University of California Board of Regents meeting Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in San Francisco. A committee of the University of California's governing board unanimously approved a statement Wednesday that cites anti-Semitism as a form of intolerance that campus leaders have a duty to challenge. The committee of the university's Board of Regents voted to send what is being called a "Statement of Principles Against Intolerance" on to the full board for final consideration on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

University of California approves anti-Semitism statement

A University of California committee on Wednesday cited anti-Semitism as a form…

Norman J. Pattiz, right, speaks as Eloy Ortiz Oakley, left, looks on during a University of California Board of Regents meeting Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in San Francisco. A committee of the University of California's governing board unanimously approved a statement Wednesday that cites anti-Semitism as a form of intolerance that campus leaders have a duty to challenge. The committee of the university's Board of Regents voted to send what is being called a "Statement of Principles Against Intolerance" on to the full board for final consideration on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh)

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned…

In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh)
President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama, Netanyahu minimize differences, renew call for peace

WASHINGTON — Minimizing sharp differences, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister…

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he would be "perfectly open" to meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to end weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict

JERUSALEM — The fate of a Palestinian boy seized center stage Thursday…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he would be "perfectly open" to meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to end weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Samira Dwayat holds a photo of her 18-year-old daughter Shuruq at her home in Sur Baher neighborhood of southern Jerusalem. Shuruq was shot and wounded by an Israeli civilian after police said she stabbed him. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Palestinians assailants often leave behind ordinary lives

JERUSALEM — They lived ordinary lives with ordinary ambitions — an electrician…

Samira Dwayat holds a photo of her 18-year-old daughter Shuruq at her home in Sur Baher neighborhood of southern Jerusalem. Shuruq was shot and wounded by an Israeli civilian after police said she stabbed him. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
Israeli police inspects a car used in an attack by Israeli Arab near the town of Hadera, Israel, Sunday. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)

3 Palestinians killed, 4 Israelis wounded in latest violence

JERUSALEM — A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating…

Israeli police inspects a car used in an attack by Israeli Arab near the town of Hadera, Israel, Sunday. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by Islamic State's atrocities, may be willing to tolerate Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement

BEIRUT — In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war,…

In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by Islamic State's atrocities, may be willing to tolerate Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Meir Ettinger appears in court in Nazareth Illit , Israel, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown

JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists…

Meir Ettinger appears in court in Nazareth Illit , Israel, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Secretary of State John Kerry buttons his jacket as he and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, arrive for a classified briefing for all House members on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Republican lawmakers challenge Obama on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Backed by Israel, Republicans on Wednesday forcefully challenged President Barack…

Secretary of State John Kerry buttons his jacket as he and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, arrive for a classified briefing for all House members on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
SCOTT MORRIS/Bay City NewsProtesters against Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip have maintained a constant presence at the port since hundreds marched in on Saturday afternoon.

Israeli-owned cargo ship unloaded overnight despite protests

An Israeli-owned ship blocked by protesters from unloading its cargo for days…

SCOTT MORRIS/Bay City NewsProtesters against Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip have maintained a constant presence at the port since hundreds marched in on Saturday afternoon.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinWhite House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House

US condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinWhite House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
AP Photo/Eric RisbergCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown

Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown
AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

Israeli prime minister making California swing

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was traveling Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to…

AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner
The General Union of Palestinian Students SFSU called accusations of anti-Semitism a smear campaign against their group.

Anti-Semitic writing alleged at S.F. State event

Uproar over what some are calling an anti-Semitic stencil that showed up…

The General Union of Palestinian Students SFSU called accusations of anti-Semitism a smear campaign against their group.