Though the state of Israel has achieved "start-up nation" status in just nearly 70 years since its founding, it also faces the reality that nearly 1.7 million citizens live in poverty.
The experts have been warning us over and over again that stocks cannot keep going up like this indefinitely, and yet this market has seemed absolutely determined to defy the laws of economics.
Israeli officials are planning and ready for several worst-case scenarios in the north as Iran and its terror proxy Hezbollah continue to forge their stranglehold on the region.
A federal judge has ordered a Michigan city to allow a nearby farmer to participate in its farmers market after concluding officials there likely illegally discriminated against him because of his faith.
A new school year has started and with it the struggle has begun anew to protect the delicate minds of college students from any comments, images or insinuations that may offend their sensibilities, trigger their emotions or conflict with their sincerely held beliefs.
There is a growing power struggle between the State Department and the White House over the future direction of American foreign policy.
The Church of England's membership is now declining so swiftly and steadily that it can hardly be considered anything less than a death spiral.
Israel's security elite fears a military alliance between Hezbollah and Hamas and backed by Iran could lead to a new conflict in the Middle East.