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  • Israel’s land seizure: political favor or West Bank game-changer?

    2 weeks ago

    In the days after the war in Gaza concluded, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to bear left.

    He spoke of a “possible diplomatic horizon” for Israel on Aug. 27 and suggested a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Reports emerged that Netanyahu had met...

  • Time Square billboard generates support for murdered Israeli teens

    July 14, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    A billboard in Times Square in memory of the three kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens has generated support for their families.

    The billboard originally was posted to call for the safe return of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, who were abducted from a junction in...

  • In Israel, mourning turns to anger and despair

    By Simone Wilson

    July 2, 2014 | 9:28 am

    When news broke in Israel at around 7:30 p.m. on June 30 that the dead bodies of the three kidnapped boys had been discovered in a field near to where they disappeared — after 18 days of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) searches, raids and arrests across the West Bank — grief blanketed...
  • In suburban settlement bloc, kidnapping shakes sense of security

    June 24, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    At a shopping center in the middle of Efrat, families eat pizza, a deliveryman unloads a cart and a barista serves coffee. On a passing bus, a banner reads “Gush Etzion — an Israeli home.”

    In many respects it’s a normal, quiet Monday in this settlement that has grown into a large...

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  • Mother of abducted teen Naftali Frenkel to address U.N. council

    June 23, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    The mother of kidnapped Israeli teenager Naftali Frenkel will address the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Rachel Frenkel on Tuesday in Geneva reportedly will implore the United Nations and the world community to do everything it can to find the teens and return them to their...

  • American Jews take up cause of missing Israeli teens

    June 17, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    The Reform movement posted a prayer. Chabad asked followers to pledge to do a mitzvah. The Jewish Federations of North America set up a Web page to express solidarity.

    The disappearance of three Israeli teens in the West Bank last week is being taken as a call to action uniting...

  • Praying for three boys whose plight hits close to home

    June 17, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Four days into the search for three kidnapped Israeli teens, I attended a group prayer session dedicated to their safe return.

    Dozens of women gathered together to read responsively psalms seeking God’s mercy and intervention before the start of our morning Jewish studies...

  • Kidnapped teens’ families have ‘very emotional’ first meeting

    June 17, 2014 | 9:09 am

    The families of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers met together for the first time.

    The parents and other family members of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel met Tuesday morning at the Frenkel home in Nof Ayalon, a city in central Israel near Modiin.

    Israeli...

  • U.S. Consulate issues warning on West Bank travel

    June 16, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    American citizens should take precautions and avoid demonstrations during travel in the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warned.

    The Security Message for U.S. Citizens was emailed Monday to American citizens living in Israel who are registered with the consulate. It...

  • With aunt of kidnapped yeshiva student in attendance, hundreds of L.A. Jews pray for safe return

    By Jared Sichel

    June 15, 2014 | 11:17 pm

    Hundreds of Jews gathered in Los Angeles Sunday evening at Beth Jacob Congregation for a communal prayer service in response to the Jun. 12 kidnappings of three Israeli yeshiva students by Palestinian terrorists near the West Bank towns of Gush Etzion and Alon Shvut.

    As the aunt...

  • Yeshiva students missing, suspected kidnapped by terrorists [VIDEO]

    June 13, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Israeli forces are searching for three Jewish teenagers who went missing in the West Bank late on Thursday, the military said on Friday.

    As media speculated that the three youths might have been abducted, large numbers of Israeli soldiers scoured the countryside around the...

  • Seventy percent of Jewish Israeli teens identify as Zionist

    March 25, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    Approximately 70 percent of Jewish Israeli youth consider themselves Zionists, according to a survey released by the Zionist Council in Israel.

    The findings were presented at the 33rd National Youth Zionist Congress this week in Gush Etzion, the Jerusalem Post reported.

    The...

  • Iron Dome anti-missile system placed in Jerusalem area

    September 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.

    The deployment came on Sunday, according to international news agencies, which also showed photos of the battery in place.

    The Israeli military did not comment on its...

  • Rockets pound Israel for seventh day

    November 20, 2012 | 9:04 am

    More than 80 rockets were fired at southern Israel in the seventh day since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, including two aimed at Jerusalem.

    An air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon; two rockets fell in the Gush Etzion area south of Jerusalem....

  • Construction to resume on West Bank security fence

    July 5, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Construction will resume on Israel’s West Bank security fence five years after it was halted due to budget shortfalls.

    The construction of a segment of the fence around the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem was approved Wednesday by Israel’s Supreme Court, according to reports....

  • Construction to resume on West Bank security fence

    July 5, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Construction will resume on Israel’s West Bank security fence, five years after it was halted due to budget shortfalls.

    The construction of a segment of the barrier around the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem was approved Wednesday by Israel’s Supreme Court, according to reports....

  • Third suspect arrested in mosque arson

    October 24, 2011 | 10:57 am

    A third suspect has been arrested in the arson attack on a mosque in an Israeli-Arab town.

    The suspect, reported to be a 17-year-old resident of Gush Etzion, was arrested Sunday in connection with the Oct. 2 attack on a mosque in the Upper Galilee Bedouin town of Tuba Zanghariya.

    ...
  • Happy 53

    By Rob Eshman

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Some birthdays are better than others, and number 53 is especially tough for Israel.

    Whether or not we in America see it this way, Israel is at war. A recent fax from the office of the mayor of Efrat in Gush Etzion reported, "the current PLO war has taken a tragic toll."

    That's only...

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