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  • Florida State U. prof Dan Markel slain in home shooting

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Dan Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, died after being shot in his home.

    Markel died Saturday morning, a day after being discovered shot in the back in his home and taken to the hospital, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. He was 41.

    No suspects have been...

  • Two U.S. citizens among Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza City

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    Two American citizens were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the heavy fighting in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood.

    Max Steinberg, 24, of Beersheba and Los Angeles, and Sean Carmeli, 21, of Raanana and South Padre Island, Texas, were members of the Golani Brigade killed...

  • Obama: focus in Gaza conflict must be on ceasefire

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama repeated on Monday that Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas militants but said he had serious concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties resulting from the conflict.

    "We have serious concerns about the...

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  • Leaflets threaten Chicago Jews over Israel’s Gaza operation

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    Leaflets threatening the Jewish community because of Israel’s Gaza operation were found on parked cars in a Chicago neighborhood.

    The leaflets found Saturday on six cars in the Pulaski Park neighborhood, in the northwestern part of the city, threatened violence if Israel did not...

  • JetBlue reports show Jewish doctor to blame for flight ejection

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    Internal JetBlue reports show that a Jewish doctor was booted from a recent flight because she was unruly and disobeyed crew instructions, not because a Palestinian passenger took issue with her views on the Israel-Hamas conflict.

    The woman, Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was kicked...

  • Obama says one American was aboard downed plane in Ukraine

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    One American was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said on Friday.

    Obama identified the American passenger on Flight MH-17 as Quinn Lucas Schansman. A White House official said Schansman held...

  • Kerry meets with Jewish leaders

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Friday with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    The State Department on Friday posted the meeting on its schedule, noting that it is closed.

    Kerry on Thursday met with a delegation...

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