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  • Police investigating Israeli organ-trafficking ring

    April 23, 2014 | 10:48 am

    The Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a monthlong police investigation.

    The main suspect is from Beersheva and is in his 40s, police in southern Israel said.

    A gag order on the organ-trafficking case was lifted on...

  • Exploiting Israel’s Negev Bedouin

    December 10, 2013 | 9:40 am

    While many believe that a successful peace process will end demonization of Israel based on incendiary terms such as “apartheid” and “racism,” and in accompanying boycott campaigns, the evidence suggests that this hatred goes far deeper. Indeed, the organizations that lead these...

  • Beersheva bank attack spurs gun reforms in Israel

    May 22, 2013 | 4:31 pm

    Israel would require security guards to leave their weapons at work under gun reforms unveiled in the aftermath of a Beersheva bank attack that killed four.

    Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced the planned reforms on Tuesday, the day after a former Border...

  • Four killed in Beersheva bank shooting

    May 20, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Four people were shot dead at a Bank Hapoalim branch in Beersheva when a gunman opened fire hours after reportedly being denied a loan.

    Three men and a woman were killed in Monday’s attack, and several others were injured. The shooter, who according to reports was a former...

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  • Studying abroad in a war zone, Americans in Israel are shaken but undeterred

    November 26, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    When the first two sirens went off, Shoshana Leshaw ran from her second-floor bedroom down to the bomb shelter in the basement. By the time the third and fourth sirens wailed, she went no farther than the stairwell.

    “It’s almost like you’re sick of the sirens interrupting your...

  • Rockets pound Israel for seventh day

    November 20, 2012 | 9:04 am

    More than 80 rockets were fired at southern Israel in the seventh day since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, including two aimed at Jerusalem.

    An air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon; two rockets fell in the Gush Etzion area south of Jerusalem....

  • As it pummels Gaza, Israel faces a Hamas with stronger missiles and closer allies

    November 19, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.

    “We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and...