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  • Palestinian investigators: Israel only suspect in Arafat ‘killing’

    November 8, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Palestinian investigators named Israel the “only suspect” in the death of Yasser Arafat after laboratory tests suggested the Palestinian leader died of poisoning.

    “We say that Israel is the prime and only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat’s assassination, and we will continue...

  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK ‘White Widow’

    September 26, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people.

    The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the...

  • FBI identifies two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing [PHOTOS]

    April 18, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying two backpack-toting men photographed on the crowded sidewalk on Monday before bombs exploded near the finish line.

    The blasts that killed three...

  • Israel army closes probe into deadly 2009 shelling

    May 1, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Israel’s military on Tuesday closed an investigation into a 2009 shelling of a house in Gaza that killed 21 members of a Palestinian family, saying it did not constitute a war crime and that the civilians had not been targeted purposefully.

    The incident occurred during a three-week...

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  • Israeli officer who hit activist suspended pending investigation

    April 16, 2012 | 9:40 am

    A senior Israeli military officer caught on tape hitting an activist in the face with the butt of his rifle has been suspended pending the results of an investigation.

    The International Solidarity Movement posted on YouTube a video of the incident, which took place Saturday during a...

  • Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat

    April 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.

    Police responding to a noise complaint early Monday morning discovered the Boston University students in the basement of the Alpha Epsilon...

  • Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

    March 22, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

    Police found Merah’s passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is believed that he tried to...

  • France fears Jewish school gunman could strike again

    March 20, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    French police stepped up the search on Tuesday for a gunman who apparently filmed the scene as he shot dead three children and a rabbi at point-blank range in a Jewish school, warning that he had already killed twice last week and could strike again soon.

    Authorities believe the...

  • Israel moves to ease strains with Egypt

    August 25, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Israel offered on Thursday to investigate jointly with Egypt the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders a week ago, violence that has strained relations with Cairo’s new rulers.

    “Israel is ready to hold a joint...

  • Outpost evacuation handled appropriately, Israeli probe finds

    March 7, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Israeli police forces acted appropriately and proportionately in evacuating a West Bank outpost, a police investigation found.

    The investigation released Sunday found that last week’s demolition of three illegal structures at the Gilad Farm outpost in the northern West Bank, which...

  • Questions linger about SF death of pro-Israel activist

    December 4, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play.

    “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point,...

  • Rubashkin son arrested, Agriprocessors fined $10 million in kosher slaughterhouse probe

    October 30, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    POSTVILLE, IOWA (JTA) -- The former manager of Agriprocessors was arrested today on charges related to the hiring of illegal workers.

    Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested by immigration officials and was due to appear in federal court later today.

    Documents filed with the court...
  • Debate rages over attack on Jewish soldier at Ft. Benning

    October 13, 2008 | 8:30 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—All sides agree that a beating last month left a Jewish U.S. Army trainee, Pvt. Michael Handman, with facial wounds, severe oral injuries and a concussion. What’s in dispute is whether the assault—at the base in Fort Benning, Ga.—was carried out by multiple...

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    September 17, 2008 | 8:55 pm

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  • Ehud Olmert should be indicted, Israeli police tell prosecutors

    September 8, 2008 | 4:17 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ehud Olmert should be indicted on corruption charges, Israeli police recommended Sunday.

    Bribery is the most serious of the charges that police recommended against the prime minister to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Others include fraud, breach of trust and money...

  • All signs point to Olmert’s ouster

    By Leslie Susser

    June 2, 2008 | 2:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The media and the political establishment in Israel already have decided: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is through.

    The cover on Ma’ariv’s weekend political magazine shows a framed portrait of a sad-looking Olmert on the wall of a government office with the caption...

  • C.S.I.: Dating

    By Amy Klein

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some people say you can learn everything you need to know about a person on the first date.

    That's when people reveal themselves, because it's before they feel something is at stake. Will she like me? What will he think of me? I hope I make a good impression.

    The beginning -- the...

  • Another Tendler Steps Down

    By Amy Klein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The longtime principal of one of Los Angeles' largest Jewish high schools is leaving to start a new school. Rabbi Sholom Tendler resigned last week as Hebrew principal of Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA) and as rabbi of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. He said he plans to open a new...

  • A Guilty Plea in AIPAC Case

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Pentagon analyst at the center of an investigation that has rocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will plead guilty.

    Edward Adams, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., announced last week that Lawrence Franklin had scheduled a guilty...

  • List, Muslim Gangs Prompt Terror Probe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.

    The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...

  • AIPAC—Let the Sun Shine In

    By James D. Besser

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    By most measures, last week's policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was a success.

    The sessions were substantive and well-led; the speakers top-rank. The large number of under-40 delegates suggested the organization's future is strong.

    Despite...

  • Washington Watch

    By James D. Besser

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Air Force Fight Moves to the Hill

    The issue of religious coercion at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is starting to reverberate on Capitol Hill -- with what one Jewish legislator said are ugly overtones.

    And a chaplain who was fired for raising the issue of...

  • Rabbi Expelled Over Sex Abuse Claims

    By Chanan Tigay

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The decision of a leading association of centrist Orthodox rabbis to expel one of its members has highlighted for some in the community the difficulties of addressing sexual abuse in the Orthodox world.

    Following an investigation into allegations from several women of sexual...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • Is FBI Watching Other Groups?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    New twists and turns in the case of alleged wrongdoing by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have left many in the Jewish community baffled.

    A week after allegations first broke suggesting that AIPAC was involved in the exchange of classified information from the...

  • Jewish Arsonist Worked for Paris Center

    By Philip Carmel

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    French Jewish leaders fear they may have cried wolf once too often after a Jew was arrested in connection with the well-publicized arson of a Jewish community center in central Paris.

    Paris police say a 52-year-old Jewish man arrested Monday morning in connection with the Aug. 22...

  • Burbank Police Kill Israeli Man

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stunned friends and family members are trying to make sense of the death of Assaf Deri, a 25-year-old Israeli who was shot and killed by Burbank police officers on June 25.

    Friends say the sparse details in the police report do not fit the picture of the man they knew.

    "He never had...

  • Doc Links Teacher to Mysterious Death

    By Magnus Bennett

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Czech officials plan to shelve an investigation into the mysterious death of a top American Jewish official nearly 40 years ago, despite suspicions that he may have been murdered.

    The Office for the Documentation and Investigation of Communist Crimes is considering dropping the case...

  • Hillel Head, Writer Clash on Campus

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Having Alan Dershowitz speak on behalf of Israel at a university event was meant to be provocative, but nobody could have predicted the fracas that erupted after the prominent author and attorney spoke.

    Outside the auditorium, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, director of UCLA Hillel,...

  • Journalistic Fake-Out Before Blair

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In spring 1999, filmmaker Billy Ray asked Charles Lane to retrace one of the strangest treks in modern journalism.

    In May 1998, Lane -- then editor of The New Republic -- had made the same trip with Stephen Glass, a young rising star at the magazine. At 25, the Jewish Glass was...

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