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  • Israeli president at memorial praises Rabin’s leadership

    November 4, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    Yitzhak Rabin left a legacy of leadership, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a memorial for the slain prime minister.

    “For me, the legacy of Rabin is not only a legacy of war and peace but also the legacy of his leadership – one that does not simply lead the camp but also...

  • Meeting JFK

    November 19, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    I was tutoring a student. We were reading about Colonial America. Every facet of life in that distant era seemed so bizarre to her 21st century sensibilities. She winced when we read that roasted squirrel was considered a tasty treat. She was visibly disturbed to learn that...

  • Loughner’s parents acted on signs of danger before Giffords attack

    March 28, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    The parents of Jared Loughner, concerned by his erratic behavior, confiscated a gun and disabled his car in the months before the killing spree that critically wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

    Documents released Wednesday by the Pima County Sheriff's office in Arizona...

  • Gaza rocket hits city near Tel Aviv, no damage or casualties

    November 15, 2012 | 7:49 am

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an Israeli city on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Thursday, exploding in an open area within the municipal limits of Rishon Lezion, the army said.

    Air raid sirens sounded in Rishon Lezion, a city some 12 km (seven miles) south of Tel Aviv,...

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  • What happened to Rabin’s memorial day?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 29, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Yesterday, we mention the 17th annual Memorial Day for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister, Izhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by an Israeli, Jewish assassin, during an assembly for peace on November 4th, 1995. Moments after the end of the assembly, right after joining the...

  • Iran arrests alleged assassins of nuclear scientists

    June 14, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Iranian security forces have arrested the alleged assassins of thee nuclear scientists, an official state news agency reported.

    The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced the arrests in a statement Thursday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran’s official news...

  • Rabin assassin’s brother set to leave prison

    April 23, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Hagai Amir, the brother of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir, is scheduled to be released from an Israeli prison after more than 16 years in solitary confinement.

    Hagai Amir has served most of his sentence in solitary confinement out of fear that other prisoners would harm him,...

  • Singapore police deny report of assassination plot against Barak

    February 16, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Singapore police denied a Kuwaiti newspaper’s report of a thwarted assassination plot against Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    “The report is untrue. No such incident occurred in Singapore,” the police said in a statement emailed to AFP.

    Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper reported...

  • Plot reportedly uncovered to kill Jews in Azerbaijan

    January 25, 2012 | 10:27 am

    At least two citizens of Azerbaijan reportedly have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to kill two Jewish educators and the Israeli ambassador in Baku.

    The arrests last week were reported in local media in the Azerbaijani capital. Three men reportedly were charged with...

  • Obama assassination column raises question: Why do some Jews see Obama as so sinister?

    January 24, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    When news outlets began reporting last Friday that the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times had published an opinion column seemingly suggesting that Israel might be wise to assassinate President Obama, the response from prominent American Jews was fast and furious.

    Here was a Jewish...

  • Atlanta Jewish Times publisher resigns over Obama assassination column

    January 23, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.

    Andrew Adler, in an email obtained by JTA, announced Monday that he is “relinquishing all...

  • Atlanta Jewish Times apologizes for Obama assassination scenario

    January 20, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    The owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times apologized for an opinion column in which he counted President Obama’s assassination as among Israel’s options in heading off a nuclear Iran.

    “I very much regret it, I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all,” Andrew Adler told JTA on Friday....

  • Man with ‘Israel’ tattoo charged with attempting to assassinate Obama

    November 17, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    A man arrested in an alleged shooting near the White House who has “Israel” tattooed on his neck was charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama.

    Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, was charged Thursday during a hearing before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh. He will be...

  • Amir’s minyan request rejected

    November 17, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    An Israeli court has rejected a request by Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin, Yigal Amir, to allow him to pray with a minyan.

    The Petach Tikvah district court ruled Thursday that the Israel Prison Service can prevent Amir from praying with a quorum of 10 men, but that it should make an...

  • Iran observers: Assassination bid underscores nuclear threat

    October 18, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    Iran watchers say the revelation of an alleged plot to hire Mexican contract killers to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington signals the Iranian regime’s deepening radicalization.

    It also underscores the urgency of the threat posed by Tehran’s nuclear plans, they...

  • Afghan peace council head Burhanuddin Rabbani killed in Kabul

    September 20, 2011 | 11:15 am

    The head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who had been tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war, was killed at his home on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

    His residence is in Kabul’s heavily guarded diplomatic...

  • New evidence reportedly links Hezbollah to Hariri killing

    November 22, 2010 | 10:28 am

    New evidence links Hezbollah to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. report.

    The evidence of Hezbollah’s link to the 2005 assassination, unearthed by United Nations investigators and a Lebanese police...

  • Israeli military admits killing of Gaza terrorist

    November 4, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that it assassinated a senior Palestinian terrorist in the Gaza Strip.

    Muhammad Namnam, 25, was killed Wednesday when his car exploded outside police headquarters in Gaza City. 

    Several hours after the explosion, the IDF admitted that it killed...

  • Israel marking Rabin assassination

    October 19, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin “must not be forgiven or forgotten,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a candlelighting ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the tragedy.

    On Tuesday afternoon, on the eve of the Hebrew date of the anniversary of the prime minister’s death,...

  • New Dubai assassination suspects identified

    May 6, 2010 | 3:38 pm

    Five more suspects have been identified in the investigation into the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    One of the suspects, identified as Zev Barkan, also is being sought in New Zealand in connection with passport fraud there, an unnamed...

  • Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

    By Rami G. Khouri

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The tragic assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will engulf Pakistan in grief and turmoil. Her death symbolizes the wider calamity that envelops us all -- throughout the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States.

    The real significance of this latest killing --...

  • Rocket attacks pose huge policy dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than a week of unabated Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot has created a huge policy dilemma for the Israeli government: What should it do to stop radical Gaza-based terrorists from firing missiles on Israeli civilians and causing pandemonium in the border town of 22,000.

    Should...
  • Letters

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Katrina Efforts

    Since my return from Mississippi, I have been told that as a community we have done all there is to be done by offering new beginnings to evacuees who have left their homes in New Orleans ("Going in After Katrina," Sept. 16). We have sent lots of money to the ravaged...

  • With Us—Always

    By Rob Eshman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The communitywide memorial rally held in Los Angeles just days after the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was heart-wrenching, tearful, agonizing and awful.

    But it was also good.

    The police cordoned off Wilshire Boulevard between La Cienega and San Vicente...

  • The Nation and The World

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Bin Laden Points The Finger

    Al-Qaeda denied involvement in the assassination of Lebanon�(tm)s former prime minister, saying Israel could be the culprit. An Internet statement signed by a previously unknown group, the Al-Qaeda Organization of the Levant, rejected a claim...

  • The Blood of Arafat

    By Deanne Stillman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    There are reports that Yasser Arafat died from a blood disorder. His death, and in particular these reports, reminds me of a strange photograph that flew across the wires a couple days after Sept. 11. In it, Arafat was giving blood at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, arm...

  • Your Letters

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From a Soldier

    About a month ago, my aunt purchased a subscription of The Jewish Journal for me as a gift while I am in basic training at Ft. Sill, Okla. The Jewish Journal has allowed me to keep up-to-date on world events especially those important to the Jewish community. The...

  • Slaying Raises U.S. Peace Plan Concern

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The death of Sheik Ahmad Yassin will pave the way to Palestinian moderation, Israel and its friends in Washington say.

    But others, including Bush administration officials, are worried that the road just got a lot bumpier.

    The United States scrambled Monday to reassure the world --...

  • Will Sheik’s Assassination Bring Stability?

    By Leslie Susser

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    No one believes Israel is a safer place just after the assassination of Sheik Ahmad Yassin, leader of the terrorist group Hamas.

    The question is whether the assassination and continued Israeli pressure on Hamas will contribute to stability over time.

    In targeting Yassin, Israeli...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. to Reduce Sinai Presence

    The United States has convinced Israel and Egypt to accept an immediate cut in the American presence in the Sinai, JTA has learned. According to an Israeli official, the United States will continue to lead the Multinational Force and Observers --...

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