Today in History, May 4: 1910: According to some sources this was the date on which Tel Aviv was founded. The confusion stems from the fact that the land company to purchase the acreage for Tel Aviv was formed in 1909.

Headlines

Israel Bombs Gaza Targets in Retaliation for Hamas Shelling

“Our efforts to destroy the Hamas terror tunnel network, a grave violation of Israel’s sovereignty, will not cease or be deterred.”

Is Kasich Dropping Out of the Presidential Race?

Kasich is expected to make the announcement Wednesday evening.

Israel State Ceremony Honors the Six Million

Survivors and officials gather at Yad VaShem in Jerusalem to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day in an extraordinary ceremony.

ISIS Kills US Navy SEAL in Iraq

This killing highlights the increasing risks US troops face in Iraq and Syria as they inch ever closer toward the jihadists' frontlines.

Finance

Renewed Drilling Finds Oil Near Dead Sea

The Hatrurim license is estimated to hold seven million barrels of oil.

Sanders Campaign Lays Off Hundreds of Staffers

After a series of Clinton wins, it seems Bernie Sanders is refocusing all his resources on the California primary.

Billion Dollar Palestinian Authority Scam Revealed

This special report by Palestinian Media Watch reveals a major fraud by the Palestinian Authority, through which it is reaping more than a billion dollars in foreign aid yearly.

Huge Theft Suspected at Israel's Diamond Exchange

Diamond dealer Hanan Abramovich's suspected theft could bankrupt a dozen companies.

World

Russia Agrees to Discuss the Possibility of Assad Stepping Down

Washington and Moscow have made dramatic progress over the last few days in marathon telephone talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on ending the war in Syria.

Most Ferocious Fighting in a Year Rocks Aleppo

The death toll in the five-year Syrian civil war stands at more than 270,000 people and millions displaced.

NATO Invites Israel to Open Official Mission at Brussels Headquarters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the invitation.

German Party Calls to Reject Islam

Roughly 1.1 million Muslim asylum seekers entered Germany in 2015, although in January the state admitted that it had lost track of around 600,000 of them.

Offbeat

Killer Beaver Takes Man Hostage in Latvia

The unusual ordeal of a local man bitten into submission by a hostile rodent, and rescue workers who thought he was totally pranking them.

Female Terrorists Wanted to Die to Reunite with 'Handsome Martyrs'

Apparently Muslim Paradise is a great place to meet eligible bachelors.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tycoons Arrested at Washington Rally

Ben and Jerry were protesting against corporate political spending at a rally that is part of the “Democracy Spring” demonstrations.

Bachelor Terrorist Attacked Jews to Get 72 Virgins in Paradise

The unmarried Arab tried to attack Israelis with an ax, reportedly in an attempt to be awarded the 72 young virgins promised to Muslim martyrs.

Soul Food, May 4

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” -Elie Wiesel