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  • On eve of sanctions push, Iran taps terror suspect for key post

    August 25, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    By nominating a suspect in the bombing of an Argentine Jewish center to be his defense minister, the president of Iran has given a boost to the campaign for tougher sanctions against his country.

    At least that’s the hope of Jewish groups leading the charge to stop Tehran’s...

  • Briefs: Obama condemns pastor’s politics, Merkel addresses Knesset

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Obama: Pastor's Views on Israel 'Distorted'

    Barack Obama, the Illinois senator vying for the Democratic presidential candidacy, addressed growing controversy over strong criticisms of U.S. foreign policy by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently retired as the pastor of his Chicago...

  • Briefs: Sderot—the missiles keep coming; Dimona terror bomb kills one Israeli

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Qassams Hit Two Sderot Factories

    Palestinians launched rockets from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel Tuesday. One went through the roof of a factory in Sderot's industrial zone. The other hit a container of diesel but did not explode.

    Members of Palestinian Authority President...

  • Firsthand accounts bring WWII London ‘Blitz’ to life

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is no shortage of books, historical and fictional, on the bombing of London during World War II. Peter Stansky's new book, "The First Day of the Blitz," combines history, political commentary and firsthand testimony in a compelling account.

    The "Blitz," misnamed for its...

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  • Palestinian terror reaches Eilat

    By Dina Kraft

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Eilat generally has escaped the violence of the six-year Palestinian intifada, but even its remote setting couldn't forever insulate the Red Sea resort city from the region's tensions.

    A suicide bomber struck Monday morning at a small bakery in the usually serene city, killing three...

  • Washington Now Linking Iraq, Lebanon

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A funny thing is happening on Israel's way into Lebanon: Its war with Hezbollah is converging politically with the civil war now convulsing Iraq.

    In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Shiite marchers swore allegiance last week to their Hezbollah co-religionists; some even pledged their...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    London, Tel Aviv Bombing Link

    One of the terrorists in the July 7 London transit-system bombings reportedly knew one of the bombers in a 2003 Tel Aviv terrorist attack. Mohammed Siddique Khan knew Omar Sharif, one of the two British terrorists to attack Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv...

  • From Durban to Beersheba

    By Harold Brackman

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The horrid bus bombings in Beersheba on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 16 Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, are grim reminders that the war onterror continues to rage in Israel.

    Indeed, in 2004, the month of September has klal Yisrael reeling from this brutal attack and...

  • L.A. Resident Loses Family in Bus Bombing

    By Julie G Fax

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aviel Atash was the entire world for his mother, Rachel. A developmentally delayed woman who married at the age of 39, Rachel never thought she would have children, and Aviel was like a dream, said her brother, Los Angeles resident Yoram Partush.

    But that dream exploded last week...

  • Israel Buries Beersheba Bombing Victims

    By Dina Kraft

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Avital Etash stares out from the front pages of Israel's newspapers, a 4-year-old boy in a striped shirt and dark blue kippah, his dark eyes wide and curious.

    Etash was the youngest of 16 people killed in Tuesday's double suicide bombing in Beersheba. His mother lies in the...

  • World Briefs

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kerry Wins Jewish Support

    Exit polls from Tuesday's primaries show that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) won the Jewish vote in Arizona and Delaware. In Arizona, Kerry captured 43 percent of the Jewish vote, followed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who garnered 23 percent. Former...

  • Suicide bomb in Jerusalem kills 10

    By Dina Kraft

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (JTA) -- "How will I find anyone alive?" the 21-year-old security guard asked as he broke down the door and climbed onto the charred ruins of bus no. 19,...

  • Teen Victims Tell Their Stories

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On June 1, 2001, Larisa Azyaski stood with her best friend Irina Nepomnyaschy among a sea of teenagers clamoring to get into the Dolphinarium, a popular Tel Aviv club. Suddenly, the place exploded. A suicide bomber detonated himself, and Azyaski saw only darkness in front of her. She...

  • 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...

  • My Mikvah Lady

    By Toby Klein Greenwald

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The 21st victim of the heinous bus bombing in Jerusalem last month was Rachel Weitz, 70.

    Her name probably flew by most of you. It almost flew by me, too, the first time I heard it on the 9 p.m. Saturday news. When I heard her name the second time that night, on the midnight news...

  • There’s No Alternative to Pursuing Peace

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The bus bombing in Jerusalem demonstrates, as nothing else could, that there is no alternative to implementing President Bush's "road map" in all its parts. That means that the Palestinian Authority has to live up to its commitment to shut down the terror groups once and for all,...

  • ‘Terrorist’ Helped Israeli Heal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In August 1978, El Al stewardess Yulie Cohen Gerstel stepped off the bus at London's Europa Hotel and saw a man hatefully staring at her.

    "I think he's going to start shooting at us," Gerstel, now 46, told a supervisor.

    Seconds later, she was cowering behind a car while the man and...

  • World Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Police: Suspects Financed Terror Indirectly

    There's no evidence that members of the Islamic Movement arrested this week in Israel used funds to directly finance terror attacks, Israeli police said.

    "We do not claim that the money was used to buy explosive belts" for suicide...

  • Tel Aviv Bombing Lets Arafat Off Hook

    By Gil Sedan

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The bombs that ripped through crowds of Israelis and foreign workers in Tel Aviv this weekend may have saved Yasser Arafat from making some tough decisions.

    Internal and external pressures have been building on Arafat to allow comprehensive reforms of the Palestinian Authority --...

  • Israel Weighs Response to Bombing

    By Naomi Segal

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel generally reacts swiftly to Palestinian terror attacks, but that was not the case this week.

    By Wednesday, Israel had yet to retaliate, a day after 14 people were killed and more than 45 injured when a vehicle laden with explosives plowed into a bus near Hadera, in northern...

  • On Statistics and Heroes

    By Hal Klopper

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The current conflagration in Israel and the territories is now two years old. News of each explosion in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv alarms me and fills me with a dread that does not retreat until I hear on the phone the voices of my friends in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Countless times now I...

  • High Security Holidays

    By Mike Levy

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last Sunday, a bomb squad van, police cars and fire trucks rushed to Temple Beth Torah in Culver City.

    Last Yom Kippur, a car crashed into a small synagogue on Pico Boulevard, and off-duty police officers immediately evacuated the nearby B'nai David-Judea.

    While both incidences...

  • L.A. Rabbis, Jackson Push for Peace

    By Julie G Fax

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbis Steven Jacobs and Leonard Beerman from Los Angeles, along with six other clergy members traveling with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, had just left a meeting with Yasser Arafat and were on the way to see Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the head of Hamas, when they heard about the bombing at...

  • Your Letters

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Terror on Campus

    Was the Hebrew University bombing not an attack against the United States and its citizens ("Terror on Campus," Aug. 2)? How is this any different than the USS Cole, or the Marine barracks explosion in Lebanon? I find it tragic that the U.S. government chooses to...

  • UCLA Hillel Mourns Victims

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was a postcard-perfect afternoon outside Kerckhoff Hall on UCLA's campus on Tuesday, Aug. 6., but Debra Bach could not stop crying.

    The day before, Bach had been in San Diego attending the funeral of her Hebrew University roommate, Marla Bennett. Now she stood among 150 people...

  • Criticism Remains

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after the bomb went off at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing seven and wounding more than 80, David Ward, president of the American Council on Education, sent off a strongly worded statement of sympathy.

    "The leaders of American higher education join me in condemning...

  • ‘It Was Chaos’

    By Eric Silver

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    David Kosak, a 35-year-old rabbinical student from the University of Judaism, was lunching with classmates at Hebrew University's Frank Sinatra cafeteria on Wednesday when the bomber struck.

    "All of a sudden there was a big explosion, lots of smoke, flaming objects flying in the...

  • Volunteer of Hope

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Anna Krakovich's kind eyes and bright smile don't express the horror she experienced that tragic day eight years ago. Her small facial scars, however, are a permanent reminder of when "my hopes for a better future and a new life were turned into a nightmare."

    The 44-year-old bombing...

  • Cycle of Bloodshed

    By Larry Derfner

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There is a new rhythm to the terror attacks against Israelis: They are coming in one-two punches, leaving the country staggering.

    On Saturday, March 2, a suicide bomber killed 11 people in Jerusalem, and the following morning, a Palestinian sniper killed 10 soldiers and settlers at...

  • Words of Solace

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbis in the L.A. area responded to the tragedies in New York and Washington D.C., by making common cause with Israel and finding lessons from Jewish history.

    No retreat
    by Harold M. Schulweis

    From the American Jewish community perspective, this week's terrorism creates at least...

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