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  • Morley Construction CEO and son likely victims in Santa Monica plane crash

    By Ryan Torok

    September 30, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Mark Benjamin, 63, chief executive at Morley Construction, and his son, Luke, 28, an engineer for the company, are believed to have been on the twin engine Cessna Citation that crashed into Santa Monica Airport at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. Authorities as of Monday afternoon...

  • Israeli girl, 3, injured after car hit with rocks in West Bank

    March 14, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    A 3-year-old Israeli girl is in critical condition after a car accident in the West Bank caused by rocks thrown by Palestinians.

    A car driven by a woman and her three young daughters veered off course Thursday night after being hit by a rock, crashing into a truck or bus, Haaretz...

  • 2 Israelis killed in incident in West Bank

    September 23, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Israeli police said a West Bank car overturning that left an Israeli man and his baby dead was an accident.

    In a Twitter post, David Ha’Ivri, a settler leader who lives in the nearby West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, said the car was overturned after Palestinians threw rocks at...

  • Israeli fighter jet training crash kills 2

    November 11, 2010 | 10:52 am

    An Israeli pilot and navigator were killed when their fighter jet crashed during a training flight in southern Israel.

    The two-seater F-16I fighter jet, nicknamed Soufa, or storm, crashed Wednesday night near the Ramon Crater. The bodies were found Thursday afternoon, several hours...

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  • Astronaut Ilan Ramon’s son dies in IAF crash

    September 13, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    The son of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was killed in the crash of an Israeli Air Force fighter plane.

    Capt. Assaf Ramon, 20, died Sunday while flying the F-16 aircraft as part of advanced training. He had completed the training course for pilots with honors in June,...

  • Communities can use High Holy Days to help ease economic angst

    September 25, 2008 | 2:32 am

    With the start of the High Holy Days, the pace of communal life starts to change, and our focus is on reflection, reconciliation, repentance and the annual response to new beginnings.

    For too many in our community, however, this season will hold more angst than joy.

    The economic...

  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    Our thoughts go to the families of the men and women who were killed in the Metrolink Train 111 crash in Chatsworth on Friday, Sept. 12.

    We also send our prayers to the families of the men, women and children who were killed when a passenger jet, en route from Moscow to Perm in...

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    By Steve Greenberg

    September 17, 2008 | 8:55 pm

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  • Survivor, rabbi recall horror of Metrolink train crash

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 5:11 pm

    Richard Slavett normally takes the 4:36 p.m. Metrolink train from Glendale to his home in Thousand Oaks, but last Friday his daughter-in-law was flying in from the East Coast and he decided to go home early.

    Slavett, 69, owner of the Glendale Tire Co. of Glendale, caught the 3:45...

  • Q & A With Bahar Soomekh

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Persian Jewish actress Bahar Soomekh earned some serious attention last year when she played a young Iranian in "Crash," the Academy Award winner for best picture. She's now appearing in an even bigger role -- playing alongside Tom Cruise in the thriller, "M:I:III." On the eve of the...

  • Reel Life

    By Rob Eshman

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    If you do a LexisNexis search for the screenwriter-director Paul Haggis and his new film, "Crash," you'll come up with a surprising number of hits for newspapers in Canada.

    It turns out Haggis was born in London, Ontario. He came to Los Angeles in 1977, started writing for...

  • Death Stalks Family

    By Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A local American Israeli family, which lost a daughter in an airport shooting rampage last July 4, is in renewed mourning for a son who died Nov. 26 following a car accident.

    Nimrod Hen, the 18-year-old victim, was the brother of Victoria "Vicky" Hen, 25. She was one of two people...

  • Wellstone—One of the ‘Frozen Chosen’

    By James D. Besser

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) began campaigning for a third term, some pro-Israel activists tried to generate support for his opponent by whispering that the two-term incumbent was insufficiently supportive of Israel. But in almost every respect Wellstone, who died in the crash of...

  • Terror, Grief and Awe

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In past Yom Kippurs I've been known to bring a stack of books with me to synagogue, works both historic and intellectual, to focus on when neither prayer nor imagination can fill the time. Not this year.

    The terror, grief and awe of Sept. 11 will preoccupy my thoughts for many long...

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