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  • Yitzhak Glick: My brother is a ‘man of peace’

    November 6, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Yitzhak Glick cannot stand hearing his younger brother referred to as a right-wing “extremist.”

    “He is a man of peace and a huge supporter of religious dialogue,” he told JTA on Tuesday, one week after his brother Yehuda was shot in the chest and stomach outside Jerusalem’s...

  • Abbas calls would-be Palestinian assassin a ‘martyr’

    November 3, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the alleged shooter of a Temple Mount activist a “martyr.”

    Muataz Hijazi “will go to heaven as a martyr defending the rights of our people and its holy places,” Abbas wrote in a condolence letter sent Saturday to Hijazi’s...

  • James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

    August 4, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    James Brady, a former U.S. presidential press secretary who became a leading gun control crusader after he was critically wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said on Monday. He was 73.

    The March 30, 1981, attack on Reagan...

  • Ukrainian Jewish mayor critically wounded in shooting

    April 28, 2014 | 7:53 am

    The Jewish mayor of Ukraine’s second largest city was shot in a suspected assassination attempt that left him in critical condition.

    Gennady Kernes “sustained a gunshot wound to the back,” officials from the eastern Ukraine city said in a statement  issued Monday. “Now he is in...

  • Ukrainian Jewish businessman Vadim Rabinovich survives explosion

    March 4, 2013 | 8:17 am

    Vadim Rabinovich, a Jewish Ukrainian philanthropist and businessman, survived an apparent attempt on his life in Kiev.

    According to the online edition of the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, an explosive device was hurled into Rabinovich’s car near the Klovska metro station on...

  • Egypt vice president Omar Suleiman survives assassination attempt, reports say

    February 5, 2011 | 2:50 am

    Fox News reported on Saturday that recently appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has survived an attempted assassination.

    According to the report, armed assassins targeted the convoy in which Suleiman was travelling, killing two of his bodyguards.

    Fox News reported that the U.S. confirmed the reports of the failed assassination attempt, however White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to address the reports.

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