Jewish Journal

  • Boycott products made in settlements, Palestinians told


    November 19, 2009 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians have been asked to boycott large supermarket chains in the West Bank that sell fruit and vegetables grown in Israeli settlements.

    At the same time, the Palestinian Authority’s economic ministry announced that it will more aggressively enforce a law that criminalizes the sale of products from the settlements, Al Jazeera reported.

    Goods produced in the settlements have about a 15 percent share of the Palestinian market, Al Jazeera reported, citing the PA economic ministry.

  • Thanksgiving tradition mostly lives for expat Americans in Israel

    By Marcy Oster, JTA

    November 19, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    About three months after she and her family made aliyah, Laura Savren walked up to the meat counter of her local supermarket and asked to order a whole...

  • Fired waiter charged with killing six Israelis


    November 19, 2009 | 12:12 pm

    A fired waiter, a Russian immigrant to Israel, was charged with killing his ex-employer and five members of his family.

    Damian Kirilik was indicted in...

  • Lebanese man accused of spying for Israel

    November 19, 2009 | 12:10 pm

    A Lebanese citizen accused of spying for Israel was arrested by the Lebanese security service.

    The man, a teacher, was accused of transferring sensitive...

  • Arab man stabbed in Jerusalem


    November 19, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    An Arab man was stabbed in Jerusalem apparently by a Jewish youth.

    The attacker fled the scene following Thursday’s attack, Ynet reported. Police said the assailant and his victim, a resident of a village outside of Jerusalem, did not know each other.

    Police were searching the area for the attacker, who they said was wearing a kipah.

  • Poor Olive Crop Beset by Theft and Violence

    Arieh O’Sullivan, The Media Line

    November 19, 2009 | 11:54 am

    As seen at TheMediaLine.org.

    Israeli Itzhak Moreno holds a sack of freshly picked, plump olives, purple and ripe for the press.

    For the past year, he...

  • Israel responds to bombing with airstrikes


    November 19, 2009 | 11:46 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit targets in Gaza in response to a Kassam rocket fired into the Negev.

    Two smuggling tunnels and a weapons factory in southern Gaza...

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