In this vintage photo taken in the 1960s, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, recites the Shema as part of Maariv—the evening prayers.
Maj. Gen. Abdelaziz Jassim Al-Shalal, the Syrian military police chief, has defected to the rebels/opposition forces. In a video statement, he said:
“The army has destroyed cities and villages and has committed massacres against an unarmed population that took to the streets to demand freedom. Long live free Syria.”
Photo: screenshot from his video statement from an undisclosed location.
Another day, another sign the Assad regime is fading.
(Photo: Odd Andersen / AFP - Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from a hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, a government spokesman told NBC News.
Can we just ponder on the fact that Nelson Mandela has managed to live 94 years despite all the stuff he had to battle against to become this universally-regarded elder statesman? It’s pretty impressive.
Glad he is in good health
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have been married for 63 years.
I WANT TO BE MARRIED FOR 63 YEARS.