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  • Anti-Semitism in Pakistan—hate on a sliding scale

    December 11, 2008 | 3:04 am



    This is the second of two parts on Pakistan and terror. Previously: Pakistan Reaction: Something dark is growing in our own backyard

    Right in the middle of Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, stands one of the most recognized symbols of Judaism: the Star of David. It adorns, in relief,...
  • Remember the victims, hate their killers

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 4, 2008 | 1:45 am

    All terrorism is monstrous, but the murder of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivkah, by religious Islamic extremists stands out for its unspeakable infamy.

    The deliberate targeting of a small Jewish center and its married young directors, whose only purpose it was to provide...

  • Pakistan Reaction: Something dark is growing in our own backyard

    December 4, 2008 | 12:38 am



    This is the first of two parts on Pakistan and terror. Next week: Anti-Semitism and Pakistan.

    "Abhi India me pat'ta bhi nahi hil sakega."

    "Now even a leaf will need permission to stir in India," remarked R, a young Indian woman at an expat dinner off London's Baker Street on the...

  • Grim news from Mumbai hits home

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 30, 2008 | 5:04 pm

    complete coverage on mumbai chabad attackNEW YORK (JTA)—Until confirmation finally came that the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai were among the more than 170 victims killed in this week’s terrorist attacks in India, Chabad Chasidim and emissaries the world over prayed for the best while fearing for the worst.

    By the morning of...

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  • Chabad rabbi and rebbetzin dead in Mumbai attack

    November 28, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    (JTA) – A Chabad rabbi and his wife were among the dead after Indian forces retook a Jewish center in Mumbai, India from terrorist gunmen.

    The deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, were confirmed Friday by the director of...

  • Jews recall Musharraf ties and wonder what comes next

    August 21, 2008 | 12:35 am

    With control of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state up in the air, many Jewish and Israeli observers are watching the political turmoil in Pakistan with unease.

    Pervez Musharraf, who resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday, might not have been a great friend of the Jewish...

  • Israel cabinet to vote on Hezbollah swap, Canada downplays reports of Hezbollah sleepers

    June 25, 2008 | 8:53 pm

    Cabinet to Vote on Hezbollah Swap

    Ehud Olmert will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve a prisoner swap with Hezbollah.

    Karnit Goldwasser, whose husband, Ehud, and fellow Israeli soldier Eldad Regev were abducted by the Lebanese militia in a July 2006 border raid, said Tuesday...

  • Homegrown terrorist who planned Los Angeles attacks sentenced to 22 years

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2008 | 11:47 am

    A member of a four-man homegrown terrorist cell that planned to attack Israeli and Jewish targets three years ago in Los Angeles was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Monday.

    Levar Haney Washington, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through...

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