Hanukkah_1548 - Washington Times
Skip to content

Aviva Schalit, center, and Noam Schalit, stand near a life-sized cutout of their son, captured Israeli army soldier Gilad Schalit, as they light a candle on the eve of the first night of Hanukkah, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The Jewish festival of light, an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, started Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Photo by: Tara Todras-Whitehill
Aviva Schalit, center, and Noam Schalit, stand near a life-sized cutout of their son, captured Israeli army soldier Gilad Schalit, as they light a candle on the eve of the first night of Hanukkah, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The Jewish festival of light, an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, started Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Featured Photo Galleries

Mahan 3.jpg

Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.