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  • Jerusalem Bombing Shatters Cease-Fire

    By Gil Sedan

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yehuda Meshi-Zahav was checking the bodies lying on the pavement next to the bus destroyed in yet another suicide bombing, when he heard a baby crying.

    Meshi-Zahav, the head of ZAKA -- the ultra-Orthodox organization that collects victims' body parts after terrorist attacks -- found...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Israel: P.A. Didn't Help Rescue

    The Palestinian Authority had no part in the rescue of a kidnapped Israeli taxi driver, Israeli officials said. P.A. Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas personally pledged cooperation in the efforts to locate and release Eliyahu Gurel, but a senior...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Leader Admits to Drug Charges

    A German Jewish leader admitted to drug charges and resigned his post as vice president of the country's Jewish community. In a news conference Tuesday, Michel Friedman also asked forgiveness from the public, his colleagues and his...

  • No One Spared

    By Gil Sedan

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last Friday on the way to work from Pisgat Ze'ev, my home neighborhood in Jerusalem, I noticed an armed guard standing by bus stop Number 6. At last, I said to myself, people can board a bus in Jerusalem with a sense of security. Two days later, a suicide bomber managed to board bus...

  • Iraq’s Defeat Raises Fears of Iran Threat

    By Leslie Susser

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On the face of it, the U.S. military victory in Iraq has significantly enhanced Israel's national security, removing a threat from weapons of mass destruction and opening new chances for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    However, there is a downside: Israeli leaders are...

  • Bombing Follows Thwarted Attacks

    By Naomi Segal

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A suicide bus bombing in Haifa has shattered a relative period of calm in Israel and served as a stark reminder to a country bracing for the possible implications of a U.S.-led war against Iraq.

    With the United States stepping up military and diplomatic preparations for a possible...

  • Israeli Schools Prepare for War

    By Helen Schary Motro

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    My daughter's friend, Hilla, said her 11th-grade social relations class at Herzliya's Yovel High School normally focused on familiar adolescent topics: interpersonal problems, difficulties with exams, the dangers of drinking and driving.

    But this winter her class spent its time...

  • Briefs

    By Community Briefs

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Police Chief Visits Israel

    Los Angeles Chief of Police William Bratton (pictured with Tsion Ben David of the Israel Ministry of Tourism) placed a prayer in the Western Wall of the Old City during a recent visit to Israel. It was his first visit since 1986.

    "It's so...

  • The Soul of Judaism

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Binny Freedman, the educational director of the international Jewish organization Isralight, was nonchalantly eating his baked ziti in the back of Jerusalem's Sbarro's pizza store when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb there.

    "It was the loudest explosion I have ever heard,...

  • The Sixth Sense in Security

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Even though we've just crossed the first anniversary mark of Sept. 11 without incident, security specialist Dennis Kennedy does not think America should relax just yet.

    "I believe that everything we see happening in Jerusalem will happen in Los Angeles in the near future," he said.


  • Terror on Campus

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    July 31 was the last day of Ulpan, the six-week Hebrew class at Jerusalem's Hebrew University's Rothberg School for Overseas Students. Most of the students studying, lunching and lounging on the Mount Scopus campus that day were not Israelis. They were Americans, Canadians, South...

  • Where Are You?

    By Amy Klein

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem -- "Do you have a bomb?" a security guard jokes as he rifles through my Le Sportsac at the Arlozorov train station in Tel Aviv. I'm on my way to Zichron Ya'acov, and have found this irreverently morbid humor creeping into a few interactions with Israelis here. It's been...

  • Precautionary Move

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles police officers have been visiting Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues to urge an extra measure of alertness while a high-profile trial is underway in the downtown federal courthouse.

    The defendant in the case is Ahmed Ressam, a 33-year-old Algerian accused of...

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