Mishael Zion is the father of two students at Eitan School in Jerusalem. After a recent attack on a public bus near the school, some parents wanted to bar the Arab cleaning lady from the school when students were there. But Zion objected and said she should be allowed to continue.
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Standing next to the Coal Miner's Statue at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston on Wednesday, James Bennett rallied alongside other speakers who criticized President Obama's proposed environmental rules that would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The rally coincided with president's visit to the state capital to talk about drug abuse.
On St. Patrick's Day this year, the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House was dyed green, as a testament to the special relationship shared between Ireland and the U.S. An estimated 50,000 unauthorized Irish are in the U.S. today.