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  • U.S. positions ships for ‘remote’ possibility of evacuation

    November 20, 2012 | 9:28 am

    The United States positioned three warships in the eastern Mediterranean reportedly to evacuate Americans from Israel in the "remote" possibility the Israel-Gaza conflict requires it.

    CNN reported Monday that the 2,500 Marines on board the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the...

  • Migron evacuation: A look back and a look ahead

    September 4, 2012 | 9:53 am

    The evacuation of all 50 Jewish families in Israel’s Migron outpost was completed on Sunday evening without major incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the successful and peaceful evacuation—but vowed that his government would continue to strengthen Jewish...

  • Migron must be evacuated in a week, Israel’s high court rules

    August 29, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

    All 50 families must leave the outpost, the court ruled Wednesday in response to a petition filed by the families requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built...

  • Migron not evacuated as scheduled

    August 28, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

    The eviction had been scheduled for Tuesday, the same day that the Israeli Supreme Court conducted a hearing on a petition filed by the residents requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being...

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  • New date set for Migron settlement evacuation

    July 27, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court said that the evacuation of an illegal West Bank settlement must take place by Aug. 21.

    The judges granted the government request Friday to postpone the eviction of the Migron, home to about 50 families, until Aug. 21, according to Haaretz. An earlier...

  • Evacuation of Ulpana neighborhood begins

    June 26, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Residents and supporters of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank held a morning prayer service as moving vans arrived to evacuate them from the disputed properties.

    The first 15 families living in the outlying neighborhood of the Beit El settlement are scheduled to move to...

  • Ulpana residents agree to leave peacefully

    June 20, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    An Israeli government committee approved a compromise agreement with the families of the Ulpana neighborhood under which they would leave voluntarily.

    Under the agreement approved Wednesday, the five buildings in the outlying neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El that...

  • Israeli leaders criticized over deadly 2010 Carmel forest fire

    June 20, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israeli leaders were sharply criticized in a government watchdog’s report on Wednesday into emergency services’ lack of preparedness for a 2010 forest fire that killed 44 people, but there were no calls for dismissal.

    The fire, the deadliest in Israel’s history, raced through the...

  • Israeli Police conducts large-scale drill ahead of West Bank evacuation

    June 18, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Israel Police began an extensive drill on Monday in preparation of the expected evacuation of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    More than a thousand police officers took part in the Jordan Valley drill, joined by special forces, mounted units and...

  • Evacuation of two iIlegal outposts postponed

    November 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Two illegal West Bank outposts set to be evacuated by the end of the year have a reprieve.

    The Israeli government informed the Supreme Court that the Givat Asaf outpost will be demolished in July, and that Amona will be demolished by December 2012. Both northern West Bank outposts...

  • Santa Barbara Fire Forces Synagogue Evacuation

    By Adam Wills

    May 8, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    One Santa Barbara synagogue has been evacuated and another is facing possible evacuation as crews continued to battle the Jesusita Fire on Friday afternoon.

    The fire, which started May 5, has damaged or destroyed 75 homes and 30,500 people are under mandatory evacuation orders. More...

  • Israeli Consulate in L.A. evacuated

    December 17, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A bomb scare prompted the evacuation of the Israeli Consulate offices in Los Angeles this afternoon.

    Several other Jewish organizations in the same building at 6380 Wilshire Blvd. also were evacuated.

    A "very suspicious" package was found Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. PST near the...

  • Rescuing Torah scrolls—I guess it runs in the family

    By Brooks Herman

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With hurricane-force winds blowing a wall of flames in from the desert, I received a phone call from Rabbi Mathew Earne early the morning of Oct. 22. My wife, Joanna, and I were quickly packing up our most valuable belongings. Our 16-month-old son, Jacob, was running a fever of 103...
  • Chabad mobilizes to help San Diego fire victims

    October 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Fire video and prayers from Malibu
    More than 20 Chabad centers in Southern California have been evacuated due to the raging fires around the region, said Rabbi Chaim Cunin, spokesman for the West Coast Chabad. West Coast Chabad has organized truckloads of food and clothing to...
  • Army base provides haven for refugees from Sderot

    By Dina Kraft

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Driven from their homes by Qassam rockets, Eimvet Yitao and her colleagues from a Sderot day care center gathered under the shade of a sprawling tree at an army center in Givat Olga, swapping stories of their fears.

    They talked, too, of their relief at the respite from uncertainty.
    ...
  • Blaze Touches Off Tense Moments

    By Adam Wills

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jeff and Liz Kramer and their three teenage sons could only watch and wait. The Sutton Valley residents paced the sidewalk in front of their home on Thursday morning, watching as the head of the Topanga Canyon Fire crept along a ridge less than 800 yards away, consuming brush and...

  • Evacuees Face Life of Uncertainties

    By Gil Sedan

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Shlomi Tabach was trying to pry the bronze mezuzah off his front doorpost with pliers, but it wouldn't budge.

    "Look at that. The mezuzah doesn't want to leave. It wants to stay in Gush Katif," said Tabach's mother-in-law, Yaffa Michaeli, referring to the main Jewish settlement bloc...

  • Goodbye Morag

    By Yaakov Katz

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This tiny settlement near the shores of the Mediterranean, in its last days of existence, has been torn into unhappy -- and often angry -- factions this week as Israeli security forces loitered around its sandy streets, together with hundreds of activists.

    The soldiers are here to...

  • The Disengagement Summer

    By Barbara Opall-Rome

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The column of armored SUVs waited, engines humming, as a phalanx of bodyguards ushered Prime Minister Ariel Sharon into the third truck from the end. As the convoy cleared the main gate of the Israeli government head's residence, a set of decoy vehicles turned north, toward...

  • Disengagement Now—No Way to Peace

    By Arthur Cohn

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for an Israeli pullout from Gaza and a few more settlements in the Shomron has found extensive initial approval among Jews in the Diaspora.

    At first glance, this is understandable. The absence of a credible Palestinian negotiating partner,...

  • Israel Foresees Pullout Headaches

    By Leslie Susser

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On the face of it, nothing illustrates Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's political odyssey from settlement builder to settlement dismantler better than a recently published report on West Bank outposts.

    The report details how government ministers and officials broke the law and...

  • Debate Rages on Gaza Pullout, Army

    By Leslie Susser

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    As the scheduled start of Israel's Gaza withdrawal approaches, settler leaders are raising the specter of mass refusal by religious soldiers to carry out orders, and are warning of disastrous consequences for the Israeli army and society as a whole.

    But high-ranking Israel Defense...

  • Rabbi Consoles Hurricane Survivors

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Isaac Jeret, president of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI), and members of Adat Israel in Naples, Fla. headed out to a Naples beach to observe Tashlich on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Everyone stared in shock before the service began.

    The beach was gone.

    "This was a...

  • Groundwork Laid to Evacuate Gaza

    By Gil Sedan

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Despite political hurdles, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is forging ahead with his Gaza disengagement plan, giving various government agencies the green light to prepare for the evacuation of settlers -- using both carrots and sticks.

    Even as Israeli police begin laying the...

  • Reactions Mixed to Gaza Pullout Plan

    By Gil Sedan

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ten years ago, if the Palestinians had been told that Ariel Sharon, father of the Israeli settlement movement, would be offering a near-complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, most probably would have rejoiced at the prospect.

    However, when the Israeli prime minister dropped that...

  • On Sept. 11, Two Brothers Unite

    By E. Scott Menter

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Although I was there, I can't tell you much about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, that you don't already know. After all, you had CNN; I only had my two eyes and the prescription lenses I thankfully remembered to grab as I fled the apartment. Yes, I watched from a few blocks away as...

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