Jewish Journal

  • Hamas reportedly turns down prisoner swap


    December 31, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    Hamas has not accepted Israel’s counter-offer for a prisoner swap but indirect negotiations will continue, a senior Hamas official said.

    A Hamas...

  • Kahane grandson arrested for mosque torching


    December 31, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    Meir Kahane’s grandson was arrested in connection with the torching of a West Bank mosque.

    The teenager, whose name was not released because he is a...

  • Israel’s population grows to 7.5 million


    December 30, 2009 | 2:35 pm

    Israel’s population at the end of 2009 stands at 7,509,000.

    The Central Bureau of Statistics released the figures Wednesday, in advance of the secular New Year.

    According to the bureau, 75.4 percent of the population is Jewish. 20.3 percent is Arab and 4.3 percent is classified as “other”—either non-Arab Christians or those without a religious designation.

    Israel’s population grew 1.8 percent during 2009, with 160,000 births and 39,000 deaths.

  • Israel approves 15 West Bank buildings


    December 30, 2009 | 2:32 pm

    Israel’s Defense Ministry approved plans to legalize the construction of 15 buildings in a Jewish West Bank settlement.

    The approval of the structures,...

  • Hamas: Shalit swap negotiations still ongoing


    December 29, 2009 | 3:45 pm

    Senior Hamas officials on Tuesday said they would continue to discuss an Israeli proposal for a prisoner exchange deal that would free Israel Defense...

  • IDF kills Palestinians who murdered Israeli motorist


    December 27, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    Israel Defense Forces troops killed three Palestinian men who were involved in the shooting death of an Israeli motorist in the West Bank.


  • Israeli Firm behind World’s Most Advanced Traffic Information System

    by Adam Gonn, The Media Line

    December 24, 2009 | 8:16 pm

    Imagine being able to look at your mobile phone and see whether traffic is cruising along or standing still on the road up ahead.

    The Israeli firm Waze...

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