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  • Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

    6 days ago

    The Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir has been indicted for assault against a minor.

    The indictment against the border policeman, who was suspended in July, was filed Wednesday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

    Tariq,...

  • Israel quarantines Nigerian tourist feared infected with Ebola

    2 weeks ago

    A Nigerian visiting Israel was quarantined in Jerusalem for fear she may have contracted the Ebola virus.

    The patient, a tourist who works as a nurse in Nigeria and arrived in Israel several days ago, was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with fever, Israel...

  • Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.

    In a briefing at its headquarters in...

  • Sofer case means draft Charedim

    3 weeks ago

    The disappearance of Aaron Sofer in the Jerusalem forest is of course alarming.

    But far more important is the instruction of Rav Aharon Shteinman shlita, today’s leading Lithuanian haredi rabbi, that Israeli students at the monumental Mir yeshiva put down their Talmuds and search...

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  • Why didn’t Gazans use the IDF field hospital?

    By Simone Wilson

    3 weeks ago

    For those few Gaza hospitals not bombed or evacuated during the Gaza war, the influx of wounded and dead made for a hellish 24/7 chaos in their halls, as well as growing refugee camps on their perimeters. At the height of fighting in late July and early August, doctors and...

  • Israel is: A departing reflection

    3 weeks ago

    Israel is…

    Where I visit once a year even though I have no family there. Where I found myself. Where I went from being Jew(ish) to a proud Jew. Where those around me share a similar family past of pogroms, emigrations, anti-Semitism, and perseverance.

    Where I ate my first Bamba...

  • Israeli rabbi attacked visiting mall in Australia

    3 weeks ago

    A visiting rabbi from Jerusalem was threatened and verbally abused by a gang of youths in a shopping mall in Western Australia on Monday.

    Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam, known as the Stropkover Rebbe, is visiting Australia on a lecture tour. On Monday he and his assistant were...

  • God created a broken world so we would learn to fix it

    August 20, 2014 | 9:19 am

    I have just returned from Israel, where I visited more than 600 teen participants on Young Judaea programs this summer. While there, I was handed a note from Mrs. Warshawsky, one of the elderly neighbors living next door our campus situated in the heart of Baka, Jerusalem. I opened...

  • Missiles over Jerusalem experienced by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    August 19, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    24 hours ago, almost everyone in Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah thought they had a deal for a long-time truce in Gaza. Just before midnight on Aug. 20, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, experienced up close and personal what a promise from Hamas means....

  • Hillel, Tisha b’Av and the war in Gaza

    August 5, 2014 | 9:04 am

    Tisha b’Av, the day in the calendar that commemorates the evil that has been done to the Jewish people over time (most especially the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem) is nearly upon us. Each of us responds differently to the day. Many Jews will use Tisha b'Av as an...
  • Guard at checkpoint near Jerusalem stabbed in apparent terror attack

    August 5, 2014 | 8:44 am

    A guard at a security checkpoint outside Jerusalem was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in a suspected terror attack.

    The attacker fled toward the nearby Arab village of Kfar Azriya following the Tuesday afternoon stabbing near Maaleh Adumim. Police were searching for the assailant in the area. The guard shot at his attacker as he fled.

    The guard is hospitalized in moderate condition, according to Israel Police.

    The attack comes a day after two apparent terror attacks in Jerusalem in which one person was killed and another was seriously injured

  • Deadly tractor incident in Jerusalem called terror attack

    August 4, 2014 | 8:36 am

    A tractor rammed a bus and a car, killing one, in Jerusalem, in what police are calling a terrorist attack.

    Police shot and killed the driver of the industrial digger, reportedly a Palestinian man, in the incident Monday on Shmuel HaNavi Street, in north-center Jerusalem.

    The...

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    July 30, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

    ...
  • One group’s proposal for Mideast peace? Build the Third Temple

    July 28, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    As Egypt, Qatar, the U.S. and the U.N. write proposals for Israel-Hamas cease-fires, one organization based in Jerusalem’s Old City hopes to compose a peace plan of a different kind: a detailed architectural blueprint for the Third Jewish Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    The...

  • Meshaal: We don’t fight Jews because they’re Jews

    July 28, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he does not know whether his organization will ever recognize Israel’s right to exist, but cannot even think about it until there is a Palestinian state.

    “When we have a Palestinian state then the Palestinian state will decide on its policies. You...

  • A chance for empathy and compassion

    July 16, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    I arrived in Israel on June 30.  Just a week later, life was turned upside down as we searched for answers and for hope.

    After concluding a week of vacation in Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, I joined a mission with 19 rabbis sponsored by the AIPAC...

  • Anxiety, hope, unity, grief, outrage, fear, trauma, uncertainty …

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    July 16, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    I landed in Israel just a few days after the abduction of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. I had been here two weeks earlier, in an Israel that was celebrating Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague Basketball Championship. I spent quality time with my son Ilan and his...

  • Birthright in a new light

    July 16, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    Before my Birthright trip, when I pictured Israel, I saw myself riding camels, visiting the Western Wall, hiking Masada, floating on the Dead Sea. ... I never imagined rockets exploding in the air, running barefoot to a bomb shelter or sirens wailing in the streets of Jerusalem....

  • Israeli tech sector continues investment surge with nearly $1B quarter

    July 16, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Israeli high-tech firms raised $930 million in the second quarter of 2014, the sector’s strongest quarter in more than a decade.

    The figure, drawn from a survey by the Israeli Venture Capital Research Center and financial firm KMPG, was the highest quarterly figure since 2000 and...

  • Reflections on being in Israel

    July 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

    It's different this time.  Even though it seems that Israel has faced this kind of situation before with Gaza. It is different this time.  The people of S'derot, Ashdod, and even Beer Sheva have bravely faced the barrage of rockets.  Living and courageously carrying on their lives...

  • Jerusalem targeted anew by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

    July 10, 2014 | 2:41 pm

    As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room.

    Two of the rockets fired Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome and two landed in open areas.

    The armed wings of...

  • 3 suspects in murder of Palestinian teen released to house arrest

    July 10, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Three of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of an eastern Jerusalem teen, Muhammad Khdeir, have been released to house arrest.

    The three, who police concluded did not take part in the killing, were released Thursday by the Petach Tikvah Magistrate’s Court. The...

  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    July 10, 2014 | 6:30 am

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • On the threshold of a Third Intifada

    By Simone Wilson

    July 8, 2014 | 3:13 pm

    The shocking kidnap-murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel in the West Bank on June 12, followed by the brutal revenge killing of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on July 1, have bred a level of anger and mistrust between Jews and...

  • Warning sirens sound across southern and central Israel, rocket hits Jerusalem

    July 8, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Code Red warning sirens sounded throughout Israel’s center and south, and a rocket hit Jerusalem.

    The sirens were heard in Netanya, Kfar Saba, Raanana and areas around Tel Aviv including  Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam, Holon and Bnei Brak at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, as well as in...

  • Israel says no casualties after reported Hamas rocket fire on cities

    July 8, 2014 | 12:40 pm

    Israel said it knew of no casualties from a long-range Palestinian rocket salvo on Tuesday that Hamas said targeted cities including central Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as Haifa in the north.

    "We are not getting reports of casualties from any of the impact areas," the chief military spokesman, Brigadier-General Motti Almoz, told Israel's Channel 10 television. He did not elaborate on the locations.

    Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich

  • Air raid sirens, explosions in Jerusalem

    July 8, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Air raid sirens sounded in Jerusalem followed by thuds that could have been explosions from rockets, Reuters witnesses said.

    Israeli media also reported that sirens heard in Binyamina, northern Israel, appeared to have been falsely triggered.

    Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich

  • Beaten U.S. teen denies participating in eastern Jerusalem riot

    July 7, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    The American teenager who was shown in a video being beaten by Israeli police denied being involved in eastern Jerusalem rioting.

    Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Fla., maintained in interviews with international media that he had been watching protests of the murder of his...

  • Top 10 reasons Israeli summer is the best in the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Lately, it seems as if Israel is nothing but a war-zone. With its security threat escalating, missiles being fired from Gaza and the recent tragedy regarding the three kidnapped teens, one can easily forget the true beauty of this country. True, it’s scalding hot and you sometimes...

  • The agenda behind New York Times headline

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 3, 2014 | 7:45 am

    A headline – few short words that frame a whole story. Earlier today, The New York Times published an article referring to the rockets being fired from Gaza to Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces' response. In what appeared to be an objective headline, lies a very specific...

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