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  • Israel will continue to target attackers, Netanyahu tells Blair

    October 22, 2012 | 8:14 am

    Israel will continue to attack the groups that fire rockets on her citizens, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu's statement Monday morning during a meeting with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair came after Israeli airstrikes targeted what the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Mimicking Al-Qaida, militant threat grows in Sinai

    August 13, 2012 | 11:40 am

    They came in Toyota pick-up trucks, dozens of heavily armed masked men, firing machineguns and waving the black flag of Al-Qaida as terrified residents and police huddled indoors, and then disappeared again, melting away into the mountains and remote villages of Egypt’s Sinai desert....

  • Spate of attacks kills 107 across Iraq

    July 23, 2012 | 8:23 am

    At least 107 people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq on Monday, a day after 20 died in explosions, in a coordinated surge of violence against mostly Shi’ite Muslim targets.

    The bloodshed, which coincided with an intensifying of the conflict in neighboring Syria, pointed...

  • IDF official: Nuclear Iran may curb Israeli border wars

    January 17, 2012 | 8:37 am

    A nuclear-armed Iran could deter Israel from going to war against Tehran’s guerrilla allies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli general said on Tuesday.

    The Jewish state sees the makings of a mortal threat in Iran’s uranium enrichment and missile programs, and has...

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  • Israel, Gaza trade rocket attacks

    November 14, 2011 | 10:27 am

    An Israeli airstrike retaliating to a rocket fired at Israel hit a target in northern Gaza, killing one Palestinian.

    Early Monday morning, Israel’s Air Force struck what Gaza sources are calling a naval police post in Gaza City. Along with the Palestinian killed, four others were...

  • Yeshiva shuttered over students’ ties to West Bank attacks

    November 2, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    A West Bank yeshiva high school whose students have been identified as being involved in attacks against Palestinians has been ordered shut down.

    The Dorshei Yehudcha yeshiva high school, which has about 100 students, reportedly was ordered closed last week by Israel’s Education...

  • Schools in southern Israel reopen

    November 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Schools reopened in southern Israeli communities after having been closed for three days due to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

    Children returned to school Wednesday. More than 45 rockets and mortars had fallen on southern Israel in the previous three days.

    Many of the schools...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Israel security forces foil multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, arrest dozens of Hamas militants

    September 7, 2011 | 10:26 am

    The Israeli Shin Bet security service foiled a suicide terrorist attack last month in Jerusalem, it emerged Wednesday. An explosive belt was seized only 24 hours before the planned attack, after it was already smuggled into Jerusalem.

    The interception of the planned attack was part...

  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire

    August 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Israel and Islamic Jihad militants agreed to halt fire on Friday after days of deadly cross border violence, a Palestinian official said.

    Eight Palestinians, including a local commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, were killed since a truce was called on Monday, raising to 26 the...

  • Solving a grim Jewish quandary after the attacks: Avoiding agunah problems for 9/11 widows

    August 25, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    When unthinkable disaster struck a decade ago and close to 3,000 people were murdered at the World Trade Center, the scale of destruction created a unique challenge for victims’ families: identification of the dead.

    With only fragmented human remains and degraded DNA left in the...

  • Israel moves to ease strains with Egypt

    August 25, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Israel offered on Thursday to investigate jointly with Egypt the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders a week ago, violence that has strained relations with Cairo’s new rulers.

    “Israel is ready to hold a joint...

  • Gaza rocket lands in Egypt as border tension simmers

    August 24, 2011 | 9:33 am

    A woman was injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported, as tension simmered in the region after a spate of cross-border violence.

    The woman was taken to hospital with light injuries, said a...

  • I was born in Beersheba, but am I really an Israeli?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 22, 2011 | 12:37 am

    As Beersheba was attacked this past weekend, I couldn’t help but think about how different my life is because my parents left Israel.  My mother was born in Egypt and moved to Israel as a newborn.  My father was from England, and made Aliyah to Israel as a young man to serve in the...

  • Rockets pound Israel as air force strikes back in Gaza

    August 19, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    A day after terrorist attacks killed 8 Israelis and wounded more than 20, Israeli airstrikes continued to pound targets in Gaza as rockets fell on Israel.

    Sixteen rockets were reported fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Friday. One person was seriously injured after a Grad...

  • German interior minister warns of threat of far-right violence

    July 28, 2011 | 11:16 am

    In the wake of the recent bombing and massacre in Norway, Germany’s interior minister warned that there are far-right groups in his country that could commit violent attacks.

    In an interview published Wednesday in the Rheinische Post, Hans-Peter Friedrich noted that while the number...

  • Hamas eyes new attacks in bid to undercut peace talks

    By Leslie Susser

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the run-up to the American-initiated Middle East peace parley in November, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are accelerating efforts to reach an agreement on the principles of a final peace deal.

    At the same time, however, Hamas...

  • Attacks on Moscow Synagogues

    By Lev Krichevsky

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Moscow's five functioning synagogues have been repeated targets:

    • Dec. 30, 1993 -- The old wooden building of the Marina Roscha Synagogue burned to the ground in what was considered an arson attack.
    • 1994 -- A hand grenade was thrown at the window of the Bolshaya Bronnaya...
  • Holidays, Arrests Add to Terror Fears

    By David Finnigan

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When she looks out from the bimah, Rabbi Zoe Klein of Temple Isaiah sees mostly known faces, but occasionally there is the odd or unknown person who could be trouble.

    For such an occasion, Temple Isaiah and other Southern California synagogues have installed panic button-style...

  • ‘Fear of Unknown’ Enters Pop Culture

    By Tom Tugend

    September 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday, as America commemorates the fourth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, films, television, plays and books are just beginning to grapple seriously with the phenomena of suicide bombings and terrorism.

    The lag time between a cataclysmic experience and its...

  • LAX Security Study Fails to Fly

    By Idan Ivri

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    While the Los Angeles mayoral candidates battle over the proposed $11 billion expansion of Los Angeles International Airport, a study completed by the RAND Corp. think- tank on the airport's security has gone under the proverbial radar.

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which...

  • Emergency Room Serves as Memorial

    By Dina Kraft

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The gleaming digital tracking board that dominates Shaare Zedek's new emergency room, with its color-coded system for monitoring patients, has Dr. David Applebaum's fingerprints all over it.

    So do the more private individual rooms for patients, the improved nurse-to-patient ratio...

  • Anti-Semitism Takes No Holiday in France

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This is the season of le grand départ, when millions of French people leave for their summer vacation. Eighty-four percent of the French population will be going away on holiday this summer, and there are traffic jams hundreds of kilometers long from Paris to the Riviera.

    But this...

  • Flawed Proceedings in the Hague

    By Joseph M. Lipner

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague will rule on the legality of Israel's security barrier some day soon, and it will rule against Israel. Israel's advocates will complain about the double standard of condemning Israel's defensive measures when horrific violations...

  • Anne Frank: A Stepsister’s Story

    By Ori Golan

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 12, marks Anne Frank's 75th birthday, and Eva Geiringer, who posthumously became her stepsister, reflects on the young Dutch girl and their Holocaust experiences.

    Eva Geiringer was 9 years old when her childhood came to an abrupt end. "I had had a very safe,...

  • A Look at Dean’s Jewish Problem

    By James Besser

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Question: What's behind Howard Dean's ongoing problems in the Jewish community?

    Answer: No-holds-barred partisanship, especially among the anonymous attackers who are clogging the e-mail inboxes of Jewish leaders around the country, warning -- without much evidence -- that Dean...

  • Main Findings in Suppressed Report

    By Toby Axelrod

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The study that the European Union's Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia commissioned was prompted by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe that intensified in the spring of 2002. The report was suppressed, allegedly to avoid offending Europe's large Muslim communities....

  • Sharon Takes Unilateral Steps

    By Leslie Susser

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In the nearly two months since Mahmoud Abbas resigned as Palestinian Authority prime minister, the United States has stepped back from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the meantime, Israel has adopted a two-pronged policy, taking bold unilateral moves while encouraging Abbas'...

  • Gaza Attack Points to Shared Struggle

    By Sam Fox

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If the world needed yet another sign that the United States and Israel were engaged in the same struggle against international terrorism, it was given a cruel one Wednesday, Oct. 15, when Palestinian terrorists killed three American security agents and wounded a junior official from...

  • Gaza Terrorists Target Americans

    By Dan Baron

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Any doubts about the close link between the war on terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have gone the way of a U.S. jeep loaded with diplomats on a dusty Gaza highway.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday's roadside bombing, which killed three...

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