Jewish Journal

  • As chapter closes, Shimon Peres hailed by normally divided Knesset

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    21 hours ago

    In the midst of a grinding war in Gaza, a sometimes near-empty Knesset gallery was packed last week for an uplifting moment: what probably was the final political act of Israel’s elder statesman.

    Shimon Peres — former Israeli prime minister, defense minister, foreign minister and...

  • Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza ‘truce’ day

    by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams, Reuters

    21 hours ago

    Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated.

    The clash, in which Israeli television said five gunmen were killed and the...

  • Four Israeli civilians killed in mortar attack on southern Israel

    by JTA

    21 hours ago

    At least four Israelis were killed and several others injured in a mortar attack on southern Israel.

    The attack Thursday afternoon occurred in Israel’s Eshkol region, located along the border with Gaza.

    At least nine injured people were airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in...

  • Trial begins for main suspect in revenge murder of Palestinian teen

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    The trial began for the main suspect in the kidnap and revenge murder of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

    Yosef Haim Ben-David reportedly announced in Jerusalem District Court on Sunday that he is “the messiah.”

    Ben-David, 29, of the Adam settlement near Jerusalem is...

  • Hamas requests additional 24-hour cease-fire as rocket fire continues

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Hamas asked for an additional 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire, after Israel called off its own 24-hour  unilateral cease-fire due to continued rockets fired from Gaza.

    Hamas requested a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday through Robert Serry, the United...

  • Israel extends Gaza humanitarian ceasefire for another 24 hours

    by Reuters

    2 days ago

    Israel's security cabinet approved extending the humanitarian cease-fire begun early on Saturday until midnight local time (1700 EST) on Sunday, an Israeli government official said.

    "At the request of the United Nations, the cabinet has approved a humanitarian hiatus until...

  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce by four hours

    by Reuters

    3 days ago

     Israel has agreed to extend by four hours a humanitarian truce agreed with Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an Israeli government source said, declining to be named.

    It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control Gaza, had also agreed to prolong the original 12-hour ceasefire and continue the quiet until midnight (5.00 p.m. EDT).

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