Posts Tagged Israel

Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

In this photo dated Sept. 25, 2014 actor Tom Cruise drives a BMW covered with cameras during the shooting of a scene for Mission Impossible filmed in Rabat, Morocco. It has been a banner year for filming in Morocco with more money spent by foreign film productions in the country in 2014 than in the past five years put together, as it rides on its reputation for stability and exotic locales. (AP Photo/ Paul Schemm)

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — “QUIET!” The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

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Israeli ultra-Orthodox site cuts Kim Kardashian from photo

This combination of two images shows a photo released by the Jerusalem Mayor's Office with Kim Kardashian, left, Kanye West, center, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, right, at a Jerusalem restaurant during their visit on Monday, April 13, 2015, top, and a screen shot from the ultra-Orthodox Kikar HaShabbat website manipulated to obscure Kardashian. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the website, said Wednesday, April 15, 2015, they removed Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values. (Sapir Peles/Jerusalem Municipality spokesman's office and Kikar HaShabbat website via AP)

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian — one of the world’s most photographed women — from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West visit famed church in Jerusalem

Kim Kardashian, a US reality TV star, and her husband Kanye West holding their daughter North West, walk inside Armenian St. James Cathedral, in Jerusalem, Monday, April 13, 2015. Kim Kardashian, along with husband West, their daughter, North West, and her sister, Khloe, arrived to Israel on a private visit.  (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

JERUSALEM (AP) — An assistant to Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, says the couple paid an early morning visit to a Crusader-era church marking the traditional spot of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

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German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

The Oct. 15, 2009 file photo shows German writer and Nobel price laureate for literature Guenter Grass during an interview with journalists of the Associated Press in the library of Steidl publishers in Goettingen, Germany. Nobel laureate Grass has died his publishing house confirmed Monday, April 13, 2015.  He was 87.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

BERLIN (AP) — Guenter Grass was to Germany what William Faulkner was to the old American South: The bard, scourge and pathfinder of a society ruined by moral disgrace and humiliated by military defeat.

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