Jewish Journal

  • Israel says it gagged reports captive Sotloff was its citizen

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Israel said on Thursday it had prevented local media from reporting that slain U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, in a bid to reduce the risk to him after he was seized by Islamist insurgents in Syria last year.

    Islamic State, a militant group which has...

  • Israel quarantines Nigerian tourist feared infected with Ebola


    2 weeks ago

    A Nigerian visiting Israel was quarantined in Jerusalem for fear she may have contracted the Ebola virus.

    The patient, a tourist who works as a nurse in Nigeria and arrived in Israel several days ago, was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with fever, Israel...

  • ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ fluoride and Israel’s health minister

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Health Minister Yael German would have fit right into the cast of “Dr. Strangelove.”

    Much like Jack D. Ripper, the macho general in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War satire who began a nuclear war because he was afraid the Russians had fluoridated America’s water supply,...

  • Israel’s stormy baby boom

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    It appears that December showers bring August babies.

    Hospitals throughout Israel noticed a baby boom last month, nine months after a month of heavy rainstorms as well as a blanket of snow in much of the north and center of the country brought some areas of the country to a...

  • After Gaza conflict, Israel’s Arab minority fears rising discrimination

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.

    He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory...
  • Gaza war leaves Israeli border villages seething with anger

    by Maayan Lubell, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Israelis living on the Gaza border have warily returned home after fleeing mortar and rocket fire during a seven-week war but they are angry with the government and fear it is just a matter of time before their villages are targeted again.

    An open-ended ceasefire nine days ago...

  • Fire from fighting in Syria hits Israeli-held Golan, Israel shoots back

    by Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A projectile from fighting in the Syrian civil war struck the Golan Heights on Thursday and Israeli forces responded by attacking a Syrian army position, the military said.

    In a statement, the military said it appeared the shooting from Syria was "errant fire" from battles...

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