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  • Jewish couple among the dead in Marrakesh cafe explosion

    April 30, 2011 | 8:04 pm

    A Jewish couple were among more than a dozen people killed in an explosion Thursday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Massoud Weizman, 32, and his wife Michal, 30, lived in Shanghai, China, but were visiting Massoud’s parents in Casablanca for Passover. They apparently dropped by the cafe...

  • Jewish couple among the dead in Marrakesh cafe explosion

    April 28, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    A Jewish couple were among more than a dozen people killed in an explosion Thursday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Massoud Weizman, 32, and his wife Michal, 30, lived in Shanghai, China, but were visiting Massoud’s parents in Casablanca for Passover. They apparently dropped by the cafe...

  • Egypt again halts gas supply to Israel following explosion

    April 27, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Egypt has again shut off its gas supply to Israel following an explosion on its pipeline in the Sinai.

    The explosion early Wednesday morning rocked the area and caused 65-foot flames, according to reports.

    While Egyptian officials would not speculate on the cause of the blast, a...

  • After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

    April 14, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland.

    But when police came Monday and arrested the man, Ron Hirsch, 60, on charges of setting off a bomb next to the Chabad synagogue in Santa Monica,...

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  • [UPDATE] Chabad rabbi discusses explosion suspect + video footage from explosion site

    By Ryan Torok

    April 7, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    For the complete story on the explosion near the Chabad of Santa Monica, click here.

    [UPDATE] On Saturday, April 9:


    Thursday, April 7:

  • Explosion near Chabad of Santa Monica may have been a bomb [UPDATE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 7, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    [UPDATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 8 -- 4:30 p.m.] Explosion Near Chabad Santa Monica may have been malicious

    [UPDATE: 12:07 p.m.] Chabad’s Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, in a release to The Journal, confirmed that Chabad of Santa Monica was not targeted in this morning's incident. "The S....
  • Japan turns to U.S. in face of worsening nuclear crisis

    March 16, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Japan said Wednesday that further assistance from the United States was needed to help keep the nuclear cores at a power plant from overheating, after last week’s quake and tsunami knocked out the plant’s cooling systems.

    Tokyo may also request the help from members of the U.S. military stationed in Japan, government spokesman Yukio Edano said.

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has sent two experts to Japan, and had been asked to send cooling equipment.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Japan braces for potential radiation catastrophe as 140,000 could be affected

    March 15, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Japan faced a potential catastrophe Tuesday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating toward Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies.

    The crisis appeared to escalate late in the...

  • Third explosion rocks earthquake-damaged Japan nuclear plant

    March 14, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    A third explosion in four days rocked the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan early Tuesday, the country’s nuclear safety agency said.

    The blast at Dai-ichi Unit 2 followed two hydrogen explosions at the plant - the latest on Monday - as...

  • Our Soft Underbelly

    By Shira Kaplan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am writing you with a broken heart and tearful eyes. Not attempting to propagandize, not wanting to mislead.

    Just wanting you to know, because this piece of news was excluded from many news agencies, at the request of Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The pictures were simply...

  • Suicide bomb in Jerusalem kills 10

    By Dina Kraft

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (JTA) -- "How will I find anyone alive?" the 21-year-old security guard asked as he broke down the door and climbed onto the charred ruins of bus no. 19,...

  • A Teen Spared From Terror

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Hilla Hayo, 16, was not a victim of the Dolphinarium attack in Tel Aviv on June 1, 2001 -- but she could have been. The teenager, who, along with four classmates, spent 10 days at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills this October as part of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel: U.S. Would Assassinate Saddam

    Israeli officials reportedly believe that if the United States moves against Iraq, it will be to assassinate Saddam Hussein and members of his family. According to an assessment prepared for the prime minister and foreign minister, the...

  • Tunisian Jews Defy Attack

    By Judith Fein

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews here persevered with their annual Lag B'Omer celebration this week in spite of a recent terrorist attack that rocked their tiny island community. The numbers were down from past celebrations, but still hundreds of tourists came to join the 1,000 Jewish Jerbans for the pilgrimage...

  • One Last Chance

    By David Landau

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Yasser Arafat faces what may be his final chance to draw back from the brink of all-out war. After two days of heavy bombardment in retaliation for a series of bloody terror attacks, Israel paused airstrikes Wednesday to give Arafat a few hours to prove that he is serious about...

  • Armageddon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Early Tuesday morning, my wife and I stared dumbly at the television, mumbling words like hijacked, explosion, collapse. My daughter, 5, looked up from her cereal, confused and frustrated. What language are you speaking? she asked. They were words almost unspoken in American living...

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