John Kerry Gave a Measured Speech Denouncing Israeli Settlements, Which Went About as Well as You'd Expect

Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry, who’s been tasked with the increasingly grueling job of dealing with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ideologically rigid leadership, gave an unusually fiery speech on Wednesday outlining the Obama Administration’s reasoning in not vetoing last week’s UN…

Trump Taps His Far, Far Right-Wing, Pro-Settlement Bankruptcy Lawyer for Israel Ambassadorship

Donald Trump has reportedly picked David Friedman, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer who supports moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as his ambassador to Israel. Friedman, in addition to having helped Trump make money bankrupting his own casinos, has called Barack Obama an anti-Semite and referred to members…

The Woman Who Broke the Rules and Made History by Running the First International Marathon in Iran 

On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient…