Aleksander Chan · 06/25/14 11:10PM

A plane drops flame retardant to help extinguish the massive forest fire in Jerusalem, Israel. Hundreds were evacuated from their homes as the fire was contained Wednesday evening. Israeli police are still investigating the cause of the fire, but suspect arson. Image by Olivier Fitoussi via AP.

Sarah Hedgecock · 05/27/14 10:00AM

Pope Francis prays on Monday at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, bowing his head and touching the wall in the same gesture he used a day earlier to pray at the Israeli barrier surrounding the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem. Image via Oded Balilty/AP.

Israeli Fighter Jets Kill 8 Palestinians as Gaza Attacks Continue

Jordan Sargent · 11/17/12 04:38PM

Fighting between Israel and the Palestinian people entered its fourth day today, and eight Palestinians were killed by Israeli fighter jets targeting Hamas government compounds, tunnels and transformers. That brought the overall death toll to at least 45, with all but three of those being Palestinians.

Israeli Rabbis Condemn Dog to Stoning

Seth Abramovitch · 06/19/11 09:00PM

A rabbinical court in Jerusalem has sentenced a dog to stoning, according to Behadrei Hadarim, a Hebrew website for ultra-Orthodox Jews. The sentencing came after a large dog wandered into the Monetary Affairs Court in the neighborhood of Mea Shearim.

Scary Crucifixion Rituals Around the World

Maureen O'Connor · 04/04/10 02:21PM

Easter is the best holiday for sadists, as Catholics worldwide bloody themselves imitating the passion of Christ, just like Mel Gibon's torture porno with that name. It's also rural Filipinos' annual season of infamy, for literally nailing themselves to crosses.

Saturday Light Fever

Brian Moylan · 08/20/09 05:56PM

[A Jerusalem man dusts off the disco balls while decorating a street in preparation for the feast of Ramadan, which begins today. Image via Getty]