Jewish Journal

  • Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm


    3 weeks ago

    With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.

    The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in December 2013, when...

  • Israeli nationalist leader in spotlight over 1996 Lebanon attack

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Naftali Bennett, leader of an ultra-nationalist Israeli party and a potential future defense minister, is in the spotlight over his indirect role in an army shelling attack that killed more than 100 Lebanese civilians nearly two decades ago.

    Bennett, whose Jewish Home party is in...

  • Ringleader in killings of 3 Israeli teens sentenced to 3 life terms


    3 weeks ago

    The leader of the terrorist cell who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June was sentenced to three life sentences.

    On Tuesday, the Judea Military Court sentenced Hussam Kawasme of Hebron for planning and financing the kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Eyal...

  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.


  • At memorial for African Hebrew leader, signs of integration and respect

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Yitzchok Elefant ascended the stage in his black hat and coat and turned to face an auditorium full of people in flowing white shirts and pants with matching scarves and caps.

    Standing beneath a banner reading “A tribute to his majesty, our spiritual leader, the prince of peace,...

  • U.S. Embassy in Israel issues warning over predicted snowstorm


    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv warned Americans in Israel to prepare for snow and stormy conditions.

    Along with the snow, rain, heavy winds and freezing temperatures are predicted for throughout Israel this week. As much as a foot of snow is expected in some areas.

    “We advise you...

  • ISIS-linked terror cell arrested in Hebron


    3 weeks ago

    Israeli security forces arrested three Palestinians belonging to a terror cell linked to the Islamic State in Hebron.

    The cell members were arrested in November by the Shin Bet, the security service said in a statement released to the Israeli media for publication on Sunday.


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