Jewish Journal

  • Haredim attack Jerusalem mayor

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    August 10, 2009 | 3:37 pm

    Fervently Orthodox Jews mobbed Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and threw stones at his car.

    The mayor’s car was damaged in Sunday evening’s attack, which...

  • Jewish Fatah member nominated for party’s Revolutionary Council

    By Haaretz Service

    August 10, 2009 | 2:49 am

    A Jewish member of Fatah was nominated for a spot on the party’s Revolutionary Council on Saturday, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.

    Dr. Uri Davis told Ma’an that one of Fatah’s weakest attributes has been its failure to establish ties with international parties, movements and human rights organizations, and promised to step up efforts, if elected.

    Born to Jewish parents in Jerusalem, Davis describes himself as a Palestinian Hebrew. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Netanyahu visits Tel Aviv gay center

    by Avi Cohen, YnetNews.com

    August 7, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    From YnetNews.com:

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Tel Aviv gay youth center which was the site of the deadly shooting attack last Saturday, in which 26-year-old Nir Katz and 17-year-old Liz Trubeshi were killed. Ten others were injured.

    Netanyahu heard from representatives of the community accusations of incitement from ministers and MKs from within his government and he expressed his support of the community. Read the full story at YnetNews.com.

  • Netanyahu’s proposed ban on NGO funding raises questions for U.S. groups

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    August 4, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    Larry Garber remembers the last time he was living in Israel and someone wanted to cut off foreign government funds to human rights groups that...

  • Barak: Israel should accept U.S. peace plan

    By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters

    August 4, 2009 | 1:00 pm

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that the United States would present a Middle East peace plan within weeks and that Israel should accept it.

  • Police: Too early to assume gay club shooting was hate crime

    By Yuval Goren and Haaretz Service

    August 4, 2009 | 5:14 am

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Police Commissioner David Cohen called on the public not to blame specific sectors of the community for the attack Saturday night on a...

  • Israeli Police recommend Lieberman indictment

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    August 2, 2009 | 11:35 pm

    The Israeli Police’s National Fraud Unit recommended that the state prosecutor indict Avigdor Lieberman in a money-laundering scheme.

    In a brief turned...

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