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  • Bulgarian police ID tour bus attacker through DNA

    March 11, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Bulgarian police identified a Lebanese-Canadian man as the bomber of an Israeli tour bus.

    The identification came from DNA evidence connected to the July 2012 attack at the Burgas airport on a bus full of Israeli tourists. Five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver were...

  • Maryland school bus strikes, kills Holocaust survivor

    February 28, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    A school bus killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as he was crossing a street in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

    Elia Miranski was using a walker when the bus hit him in Silver Spring near Washington D.C., on Wednesday, the Silver Spring Patch news site reported. He died...

  • Bulgaria reveals new evidence on Hezbollah-Burgas link

    June 20, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Bulgaria claims it has previously undisclosed evidence that further implicates Hezbollah in a deadly terrorist attack last year on Bulgarian soil, JTA has learned.

    A Bulgarian representative to the European Union said Wednesday that investigators have discovered that a Hezbollah...

  • Gunman kills five in Santa Monica, shot dead by police

    June 7, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    A gunman dressed in black killed five people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law enforcement officials said.

    Five other people were wounded, one of them...

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  • Burgas bombing investigator dismissed for leaking info to media

    January 7, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    An investigator in the deadly July bombing in Burgas was dismissed for leaking classified information to the media.

    The Prosecutor's Office dismissed Staneliva Karadzhova after she provided information about the latest developments in the probe of the July 18 attack, the...

  • Tel Aviv bus bomb mastermind indicted

    January 2, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Israel's military prosecutor filed an indictment against the head of a Palestinian terrorist cell who organized the bombing of a bus in Tel Aviv.

    Ahmad Salah Ahmad Musa, 25, was charged Wednesday with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, dealing in weapons and materials for war,...

  • Hamas leader calls for third intifada

    December 26, 2012 | 9:36 am

    A senior Hamas leader called for a third intifada, including suicide bus bombings in Israel.

    Hamas Jerusalem bureau chief Ahmed Halabiyeh on Tuesday called for new, violent action against Israel,  saying that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above...

  • Alleged Tel Aviv bus bomber charged

    December 19, 2012 | 9:37 am

    An 18-year-old Palestinian man was indicted for allegedly leaving a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus that left more than 20 Israelis wounded when it detonated.

    Mohammed Mafarja was charged Wednesday in Tel Aviv District Court with planting the bomb on the No. 142 bus in central Tel Aviv...

  • Eager to widen fight beyond missiles, terrorists bomb Tel Aviv bus

    November 21, 2012 | 9:33 am

    They all thought it was a missile at first.

    In the split second between the sudden explosion and the smoke that enveloped their bodies and faces, they figured that a Hamas rocket, after a week of strikes and misses, had hit the center of Tel Aviv. Then they realized that the bus...

  • Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in apparent terror attack; Hamas celebrates

    November 21, 2012 | 6:13 am

    A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

    Celebratory gunfire rang out across Gaza as the news spread and the...

  • A Wonderful Weekend in San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    August 28, 2012 | 5:26 pm

    I was in San Francisco last weekend to celebrate the Englishman’s birthday.  His oldest daughter lives there while going to University, so we schlepped up to spend a couple of nights and have a nice birthday dinner.  We had all three of our kids with us and it was a great visit. ...

  • Thou shall not have images ... on buses ... neither men nor women

    August 28, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Fearing costly vandalism aimed at buses carrying advertisements that include images of women; to avoid legal issues of discrimination if only images of men appear; and to side-step head-on collisions with Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community; Egged, Israel’s public bus...

  • Bulgarian police release photo of bomb attack accomplice

    August 16, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Bulgarian police released a computer-generated image and a fake driver’s license photo of a man believed to be an accomplice in the bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas that killed six.

    The fake Michigan driver’s license is registered to Jacques Philippe Martin, but...

  • Planes with wounded return to Israel; Peres: ‘Israel will act against terror’

    July 19, 2012 | 9:36 am

    President Shimon Peres said in response to the deadly attack in Bulgaria that Israel will “locate and act against terror all over the world,” as the wounded and dead arrived in Israel.

    Two planes carrying Israelis wounded from Wednesday evening’s attack were landed in Israel at...

  • Netanyahu on deadly Bulgaria bombing: ‘All signs point to Iran’

    July 18, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    A Black Sea coast town in Bulgaria became the scene of carnage when a bus carrying Israeli tourists exploded, killing at least five people and injuring at least 33. Nine people reportedly were missing.

    The explosion Wednesday at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas hit one of...

  • Obama condemns deadly bus attack on Israelis in Bulgaria

    July 18, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    President Barack Obama strongly condemned an attack on Wednesday that killed at least four Israeli tourists in an explosion on a bus outside a Bulgarian airport.

    “The United States will stand with our allies, and provide whatever assistance is necessary to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of this attack,” Obama said in a statement, calling the attack “completely outrageous.”

    Reporting By Alister Bull; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • At least 7 Israelis reported killed, dozens injured in Bulgarian terror attack

    By JewishJournal

    July 18, 2012 | 10:20 am

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    [11:35 a.m., Haaretz] According to Bulgaria’s interior minister, five people were killed in the attack and 33 were wounded, 3 of whom are in critical condition.

    “We are currently preparing a list with...

  • Tel Aviv seeks approval to run buses on Shabbat

    February 21, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

    The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7.

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Israeli Transportation Ministry, but the ministry said in a...

  • Palestinian children killed in West Bank bus accident

    February 16, 2012 | 10:21 am

    At least eight Palestinian schoolchildren on a field trip were killed when a truck collided with their bus on a rain-soaked road in the West Bank.

    Dozens of elementary school age children on the bus headed from eastern Jerusalem for Ramallah were also injured. The students were...

  • Israeli women’s rights moving to front of bus

    January 25, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Anat Hoffman, the progressive Israeli activist who made headlines two summers ago when she was arrested for carrying a Torah at the Western Wall, comes to California next week with a clear message for American Jews: What’s happening in Beit Shemesh is as big a threat to Israel as...

  • Opinion: The back of the bus

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 11, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    If Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy teaches us one thing, it’s that the fight for civil rights is not particular to a time, a place, a people or a gender.

    It’s still shocking to watch vintage 1960s TV footage and see moms and dads yelling at someone else’s children for simply...

  • Opinion: Will Beit Shemesh lead to erosion on Capitol Hill?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 3, 2012 | 11:55 am

    A compelling threat to the survival of a democratic Jewish state does not come from the Arabs or the Iranians but from within. Its repercussions threaten to reach far beyond the gender segregated sidewalks and buses of some Israeli cities to the heart of the Diaspora.

    ...
  • Females sit in the front to protest gender-segregated buses

    January 2, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Dozens of female demonstrators in Israel sat near the driver at the front of gender-segregated buses to protest the separation of men and women.

    The protesters rode buses Sunday evening leaving from Jerusalem and Ramat Gan through the haredi Orthodox community of Bnei Brak and...

  • Haredi man indicted for harrasment after insulting female Israeli soldier on bus

    December 29, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    A haredi Orthodox man who insulted a female soldier after she refused to sit in the back of a city bus was charged with sexual harassment.

    Shlomo Fuchs, 44, was indicted in a Jerusalem court Thursday, a day after he was arrested by Jerusalem police for calling the soldier, Doron...

  • Israel will take action against haredi extremists, Netanyahu says

    December 28, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    Israel will take action against haredi Orthodox extremists who harass women in the public sphere, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned.

    “We won’t accept spitting on people in the street just because someone doesn’t approve of their dress,” Netanyahu said Wednesday at the...

  • Man arrested for insulting female Israeli soldier on bus

    December 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Israel detained an Orthodox man on Wednesday on suspicion of calling a woman soldier a “whore” on a public bus for refusing his appeals that she move to the back of the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

    The incident came days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to crack...

  • Egged must pay woman forced to sit in back of bus

    December 9, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, was fined for forcing a woman to sit in the back of a bus, a small claims court ruled.

    Egged was fined approximately $1,070 on Wednesday for gender discrimination and violating the High Court of Justice’s ruling opposing forced segregation of...

  • Bus ad for Third Temple yanked

    April 6, 2010 | 11:57 am

    A bus advertisement campaign by an extreme right-wing group calling for the building of the Third Temple has been removed.

    The Our Land of Israel party had put posters on 200 Jerusalem city buses shortly before Passover showing an artist’s rendition of the Third Temple on the site...

  • We need public transit—why can’t we get it?

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    I've never been a big one for buses or subways. I've never been able to organize myself around their schedules, at least when it comes to getting to work. So I usually end up taking my car (or, now that I'm in sunny Berkeley, walking, and not worrying about getting anywhere on time)....
  • 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...

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