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Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized


10 hours ago

Women of the Wall campaign posters encouraging girls to celebrate their bat mitzvah posted on public transportation buses in Jerusalem. October 12, 2014 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. 
The buses had their tires slashed and ads defaced with spray... read full article
  • Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian State on 1967 lines


    10 hours ago

    Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. 
    Some 75 percent also are against ceding control of the Jordan Valley, and 76 percent oppose the division of Jerusalem, according to a survey conducted...
  • At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border


    12 hours ago

    At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said.

    The attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis and...

  • Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem


    12 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl.

    The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, on his official Twitter feed identified the driver of...

  • Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

    by Luke Baker, Reuters

    15 hours ago

    If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

    With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat from Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria...

  • Infant killed, 8 hurt in suspected terror attack on Jerusalem light rail


    15 hours ago

    A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

    A hospital official said the driver later died of his injuries.

  • 2 Israeli soldiers hurt in attack launched from Egypt


    17 hours ago

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured when troops came under fire on the border with Egypt.

    The soldiers, one female and one male, were evacuated to the hospital, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

    They serve in the Caracal Battalion, which is responsible...

  • As Nigeria is declared formally free of Ebola, Israel preps for domestic readiness

    by Jacob Wirtschafter

    1 day ago

    Israeli officials welcomed the World Health Organization announcement on Oct. 20 that Nigeria has been declared formally free of Ebola following six weeks with no new cases of the deadly virus.

    “This is an important development for Nigeria and highlights their swift and effective...

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