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This Happened — May 24: Bob Dylan Is Born

Bob Dylan was born on this day in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

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Who is Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan is a renowned American singer-songwriter and musician who has been active in the music industry since the early 1960s. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important musicians of the 20th century.

What was Bob Dylan like as a child?

Most of Bob Dylan's childhood was spent in the iron-mining town of Hibbing. Dylan taught himself piano and guitar and played in several bands. He performed at his high school and at Jewish summer camp before attending the University of Minnesota for one year in 1959. He then left for New York at the age of 19.

Has Bob Dylan won any awards?

Bob Dylan has won numerous awards throughout his career, including multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, which he won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

What is Bob Dylan doing now?

Bob Dylan is still active as a musician. He continues to tour and release new albums, with his most recent album, "Rough and Rowdy Ways," released in 2020. In addition to his musical work, Dylan is also a prolific painter, with his artwork exhibited in galleries around the world.

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FOCUS: Israel-Palestine War

Make No Mistake, Israel Is Ready To Restart This War

The Israel-Hamas temporary ceasefire may not end today, but it will end. But when the war in Gaza resumes, the Israeli offensive against Hamas may be different.

photo of ​Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant with IDF troops on Sunday

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant with IDF troops on Sunday

Pierre Haski


PARIS — It's been six days since the war between Israel and Hamas was put on hold. And yet, no conditions have been met for this truce to become a formal ceasefire.

Indeed, there are no serious proposals on the table for a more lasting solution, and the truce has failed to address any issues beyond the release of hostages.

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Thus the question we're facing is when the Israeli government will decide to resume its military operations in Gaza: tomorrow, when the two-day truce expires? Or after a new extension to allow the release of hostages, men included this time? The bosses of the CIA and Mossad are busy in Qatar trying to negotiate this point.

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