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Medical staff members and policemen standing in a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd on the Rambla in Barcelona, Aug. 17, 2017. (Josep Lago/AFP/Getty)

13 dead, many injured, in Barcelona car ramming near kosher restaurant

BARCELONA — A van plowed through a crowd of people on its main shopping street, killing and injuring a number of people in Barcelona. The incident — which police...

Yisrael Kristal

World’s oldest man dies

JERUSALEM — Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his...

A girl helping her classmates wash their hands in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

A ‘forest kindergarten’ in Mitzpe Ramon

MITZPE RAMON, Israel — It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: a preschool class held outdoors in the desert. But parents in this remote Israeli town drop off...