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  • Hamas executes 6 suspected Israel collaborators

    November 20, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    Masked gunmen publicly shot dead six suspected collaborators with Israel in a large Gaza City intersection Tuesday, witnesses said. An Associated Press reporter saw a large mob surrounding five of the bloodied corpses shortly after the killing.Hamas' military wing claimed...

  • Iran executed Jewish woman and her husband, State Dept. says [UPDATE]

    May 12, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    A Jewish woman and her Armenian Christian husband were executed in Iran for undisclosed reasons, a top State Department official said.

    Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state for human rights, testified Wednesday at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on...

  • Yemeni Jews protest execution delay

    June 29, 2010 | 11:18 am

    Yemeni Jews demanded an end to the delay in the execution of a Yemeni man sentenced to death for killing a Jewish man.

    About 20 Yemeni Jews protested Monday outside the Justice Ministry in the capital city, Sanaa.

    An appeals court in June 2009 sentenced Abdel Aziz Yahia al-Abdi,...

  • Iran gets away with murder

    August 27, 2008 | 11:45 pm

    Radovan Karadzic's arrest last month in a Belgrade hideout was more than just a finishing point to 12 years of a fugitive's life. Renowned as the face of "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans, Karadzic was especially sought for having ordered the execution of more than 7,000 Muslim men...
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  • Sacco, Vanzetti and the Not-So-Great United States

    By Tom Tugend

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every generation or so, America goes through emotional convulsions, when fear of foreign and domestic enemies erodes the nation's sense of tolerance and its respect for civil liberties.

    The 1950s witch hunts of the McCarthy era were preceded by the Red scare of the 1920s, when...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Jews React to Williams' Execution

    Rabbi Steven Jacobs was home late Monday night watching TV coverage of the execution of Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, and he was glad he wasn't at the loud candlelight vigil outside San Quentin State Prison.

    "The sideshows on both...

  • Should Tookie Die?

    By Daniel Sokatch

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Just about one month from now, at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 13, the State of California will execute Stanley Tookie Williams. He will die by lethal injection in the death chamber of San Quentin State Prison, home to the nation's largest death row. At every execution, small crowds gather...

  • In the eyes of American and Torah laws, Williams should die for his heinous crimes.

    By Larry Greenfield

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In the case of the People v. Williams, the facts are quite clear. A jury convicted Stanley Tookie Williams of the execution-style murder of 23-year-old Albert Owens during a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Whittier. The jury also convicted him of murdering the owners of a Los Angeles...

  • Briefs

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Bielski Wins WZO Chairmanship

    Zeev Bielski, the mayor of Ra'anana, was unanimously elected chairman of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Bielski was elected by the Zionist General Council last Friday after World Likud withdrew its candidate, former Israeli Minister for Diaspora...

  • Was Berg Targeted for Being a Jew?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The world may never know for sure if Nicholas Berg's religion played a role in his grisly execution at the hand of terrorists in Iraq.

    But many, including his family, are speculating that it was a factor in the terrorists' decision to kill the American Jewish civilian who had gone...

  • Jewish Law Cited in Death Penalty Case

    By Michael Shapiro

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A man who will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court next year that his planned execution in Florida's electric chair constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" can point to a 2,000-year-old Jewish law when he pleads his case.

    A friend-of-the court brief filed last week in the Supreme...

  • A Call for Justice and Freedom

    By Tom Tugend

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A dramatic appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Los Angeles last week helped kick into high gear an international campaign to free 13 Iranian Jews who were arrested by Iranian authorities for alleged espionage, and who face possible execution.

    In a news conference...

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