Jewish Journal

Three dead in Jerusalem terrorist bulldozer attack

By Roy Eitan

July 2, 2008 | 9:53 am

Jerusalem rescue crews worked to rescue victims of a terrorist attack after an Arab assailant rammed a bulldozer into vehicles and pedestrians on Jaffa Road.

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The deadly terrorist attack by an Arab bulldozer driver on a crowded street here Wednesday raised questions anew about how Israeli authorities can protect against attacks... read full article

  • Mixed emotions in Israel as Cabinet approves MIA swap

    By Roy Eitan

    June 30, 2008 | 1:15 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Two years after they disappeared into Lebanese captivity, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev are returning to Israel.

    But it’s unlikely to be a happy homecoming for the army reservists.

    According to Israeli assessments, Goldwasser and Regev died as a result of the...

  • Bill Boyarsky: Calculating the value of Villaraigosa’s trip

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am

    The Mayor, in Israel, lauds green tech and security cooperation initiatives

    It would be easy for me to beat up on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his junket to Israel. After all, when I was a reporter, I covered two of our most traveled mayors, Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty.

    While I never...

  • Rabbi Zoë Klein: L.A. delegation to Israel returns with wealth of optimism

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Last week I returned from traveling through the land I love with some of our most influential local leaders, all journeying to Israel with the desire and will to help our collective Los Angeles reach its highest potential.

    Sitting in the office of the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yaffo with...

  • From security to the environment — L.A. and Israel exchange ideas

    By Michele Chabin, Contributing Writer

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am


    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Western Wall. Photo courtesy the Mayor's Office

    Last week's emotion-packed visit to Sderot by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with a delegation of senior city officials, leaders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the...

  • Israel-Hamas truce begins and Israelis are ready if it fails

    By Roy Eitan

    June 24, 2008 | 8:39 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- While nowhere near coexistence, Israel and Hamas are trying out an accommodation of sorts with an Egyptian-brokered truce in the Gaza Strip.

    The deal came into effect at dawn on June 19 and seemed to be holding until late Monday night, when a Palestinian mortar...

  • Now that there’s a truce, what about Gilad Shalit?

    By Roy Eitan

    June 23, 2008 | 8:02 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Hamas-Israel cease-fire’s fiercest critics are those some expected to be its greatest beneficiaries: the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    Having pursued a largely low-key campaign for the liberation of their son since he was abducted by...

  • Sarkozy as Mideast peace broker?

    By Devorah Lauter

    June 20, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    PARIS (JTA)—French President Nicolas Sarkozy is slated to be the first French president since Francois Mitterrand to speak at the Knesset in a much-anticipated visit to the Jewish state next week.

    Just weeks ahead of the June 22-24 visit, Sarkozy met with Hezbollah and other...

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