Jewish Journal

Syrian mortar hits Israeli Golan


11 minutes ago

An Israeli looks out over the Golan at the Syrian border. Image via JTA

A mortar fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory on the Golan Heights.

The mortar, which hit Israel on Tuesday morning, did not cause any injuries or damage.

The explosive is... read full article

  • Hamas leader’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel


    18 hours ago

    A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

    Ismail Haniyeh's daughter's week-long admission to a...

  • Rivlin: Violence an epidemic in Israeli society

    by JTA

    21 hours ago

    The epidemic of violence permeates every sector of Israel, the country’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said in an address.

    “It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin told the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities...

  • Israel holds Ebola identification training exercise at Ben Gurion airport

    by JTA

    4 days ago

    Israel is holding an Ebola identification training exercise at Ben Gurion Airport.

    The exercise Friday will simulate the arrival of a passenger with Ebola, including initial questioning as well as evacuation and hospital treatment.

    On Thursday night, Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank, medics say


    5 days ago

    Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters.

    Bahaa Badr, 13, was shot in the chest as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the dividing line with Israel and were pelted with stones by local...

  • Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from ‘Israeli seizure’

    by Reuters

    5 days ago

    The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

    Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari...

  • How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire

    by Danny Danon, JTA

    6 days ago

    When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would endanger Israel and therefore a regional...

  • Why the FAA banned flights to Israel

    By Orit Arfa

    1 week ago

    On Sept. 11, 1969, Israeli flying ace Giora Romm parachuted into the Nile Delta, badly wounded. Months later, he became the first Israeli prisoner of war in Egypt whose life was spared by a POW exchange between the two countries. Romm recounted his tale of captivity and heroic...

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