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  • U.N. peacekeepers held in Syria reach Israel, military spokeswoman says

    March 11, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    U.N. peacekeepers held by rebels for three days in southern Syria and freed at the weekend crossed into Israel from neighboring Jordan on Monday, a military spokeswoman said.

    The spokeswoman would not comment, however, on a report by an Israeli newspaper that Israeli troops had...

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Israel must have a death penalty for terrorists

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 18, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    No Jew, and indeed no decent person in whom there beats a human heart, could fail to be moved to tears by the reunion of Gilad Shalit and his family in Israel. Looking pale from years of being held in a cell and deprived of sunlight, and extremely shy due to years of being denied...

  • Gilad Shalit faces recovery issues

    October 18, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed from five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to a joyous reception, but may need time to recover from his time kept in sun-deprived isolation and other injuries, his father said.

    Noam Shalit said they were reunited in Israel and...

  • Opinion: Obligation to redeem captive trumps heavy price paid

    By Uri Dromi

    October 18, 2011 | 2:15 pm

    The announcement last week of the release of Gilad Shalit after being held in captivity by Hamas for more than five years was met here in Israel with mixed feelings: On the one hand, tremendous joy. And on the other hand, grave doubts about the price paid and fears about the...

  • Egypt extends detention of American-Israeli Ilan Grapel

    September 14, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Egypt reportedly has extended by 45 more days its detention of Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt on spying charges.

    The remand of Grapel, 27, who was arrested in June on suspicion of being a member of Israel’s Mossad spy agency, was reported Wednesday by...

  • Susan Rice: Shalit captivity violates decency

    September 8, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Gilad Shalit’s continued detention is a violation of “basic decency,” Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said after meeting with his father.

    “I was honored to meet with Noam Shalit today, 1,900 days after his son, Gilad, was taken captive,” Rice said Wednesday in...

  • Israel and Saddam Share Long History

    By Dina Kraft

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Spewing anti-Israel vitriol was one of Saddam Hussein's specialties. Of all the leaders in the Arab world, Saddam seemed to have the most to say against Israel, and he seemed to say it the most often.

    Now that he has been captured and faces possible trial, experts are asking...

  • Saddam’s Fall Seen Just as First Step

    By Leslie Susser

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis have a long score to settle with Saddam Hussein: The former Iraqi dictator promised to destroy the Jewish State, fired 39 Scud missiles at Israeli cities during the Persian Gulf War and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to families of Palestinian suicide bombers.