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Murder of family of six shocks Israelis


October 18, 2009 | 8:26 pm

Rescue services members on Oct. 17, 2009 take out the body of a child who was among the six members of the Oshrenko family found stabbed to death in their torched apartment in Rishon Lezion, Israel. (Roni Schutzer / Flash90 / JTA)

Israelis were reacting with horror to the murders of six members of a Rishon Lezion family.

Among the victims found stabbed to... read full article

  • Turkey: We won’t cancel TV show depicting Israelis as killers


    October 16, 2009 | 3:18 pm

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday that a controversial television drama which shows actors dressed as Israeli soldiers killing Palestinian children will not be taken off the air.

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    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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    A Jewish security network will be used as a national model by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    The Secure Community Network, established 4 1/2...

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    Israel has one of the highest survival rates among cancer patients in the West, according to a Health Ministry report released on Tuesday. However, the number of cancer patients in Israel is rapidly growing.

    According to the Health Ministry’s cancer registration unit, 61 of 100 male Jewish cancer patients survive after a five-year recovery period, and 67 of 100 female Jewish patients survive after five years.

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  • J street parley attracting big names, but will Israel’s ambassador attend?

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