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  • Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack

    November 22, 2014 | 12:39 am

    Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.

    It was not immediately clear who the attackers were.

    "Bandits ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi at dawn and killed 28 passengers...

  • Israeli NGOs bringing their expertise to meet Africa’s needs

    February 27, 2014 | 10:09 am

    When they first arrived in northern Kenya in 2011 at the height of a massive drought, the Israeli refugee aid organization IsraAid planned to offer food and other core necessities to the 100,000 residents of the Kakuma refugee camp.

    When the drought subsided a year later,...

  • From Nairobi to Pakistan religicide rears its ugly head

    October 10, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    The carnage at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, the homicide bombers massacre of worshipers at an historic church in Peshawar, deposed Muslim Brotherhood loyalists torch scores of Coptic churches in Egypt, a series of vicious attacks against Nigerian Christians and churches...

    Nigeria’s...

  • Between past and future: Israel, Africa and the Apartheid Canard

    October 10, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    Israelis were not surprised by the terrorist attack by last month’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, killing 67 people. They had been on alert against such dangers since two attacks on Israeli targets in Mombasa in 2002. Indeed, there were reports that Israeli...

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  • We Had a Guide Named Moses

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    October 2, 2013 | 1:30 am

    For Sukkot for the last several years, I have helped to build the two sukkot (temporary huts) at the synagogue, and on occasion I shook the lulav, and I usually ate at least once each year in a sukkah. But that was about it. I never slept in one.

    Sukkot is supposed to remind us...

  • 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...

  • Kenyan police search mall wreckage after militant attack

    September 25, 2013 | 10:02 am

    Bomb disposal experts and investigators searched through the wreckage of a Kenyan shopping mall on Wednesday after a four-day attack by Islamist militants that killed at least 72 people.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta declared three days of mourning after troops defeated the al...

  • Netayahu offers condolences to Kenya as Nairobi mall crisis nears end

    September 24, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his condolences to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta over the al-Qaida-linked terror attack on a mall in Nairobi.

    “Israel empathizes with the Kenyan people’s pain and with your own personal loss due to the terror attack. We value...

  • Obama pledges U.S. support after Kenya ‘outrage’

    September 23, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday condemned an attack at a mall in Kenya as he prepared for a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in which he will call for international solidarity against a fresh wave of violence from Islamist extremists.

    Obama immersed himself into...

  • Smoke pours from Kenya mall as forces ‘close in’

    September 23, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia's al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.

    It remained unclear how many gunmen and...

  • Kenya jails two Iranians for life for plotting attacks

    May 6, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Two Iranian men were sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court on Monday for planning to carry out bombings in Nairobi and other cities last year.

    Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi were found guilty last week of planning the attacks and also possessing 33 lb of explosives....

  • East Africans, American clinch six top spots in Jerusalem race

    March 1, 2013 | 6:36 am

    East African runners and a U.S. Air Force captain won the six top spots in the annual Jerusalem marathon, which drew over 20,000 participants from 52 nations.

    Abraham Kabeto Ketla of Ethiopia won with a time of 2:16:29.25, a new record for the Jerusalem Winner International...

  • Ethiopian immigrant is top Jewish finisher in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon

    March 18, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Ashrat “Assaf” Mamo is such a common sight when he pounds the pavement in Jerusalem that he’s on a first-name basis with city bus drivers who, he said, always “ask me about the marathon and encourage me.”

    On Friday, Mamo, a 27-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, became the...

  • Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making the world a better place. 

    “There are people in America who are absolutely desperate right now, who have no means to support their families, who have...

  • Marathon’s wrong turn, Dylan’s return, underground hospital

    April 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed:

    Race to the (wrong) finish

    With all the twists and turns in Jerusalem, perhaps it was no surprise that the first three runners to complete the city’s first official marathon ended up at the wrong finish line.

    ...
  • Three Kenyans take Jerusalem marathon

    March 25, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Three Kenyans won first, second and third place in Jerusalem’s first marathon.

    Raymond Kipkoechh, 34, was first to cross the finish line Friday with a time of 2:26:44.

    Second place was taken by Mutai Kopkorir, 24 with a time of 2:26:55 and third was Kiman Njorage, 33 at 2:27:19.

    ...
  • My Kenya Adventure: Volcanic ash and existential angst

    May 4, 2010 | 4:58 pm

    A women’s delegation to a microfinance conference, headed by writer and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, was what initially brought me to Nairobi, Kenya, on April 5, but it was volcanic ash that kept me in Kenya indefinitely.

    Three days after the cancellation of my Virgin...

  • Volunteers seek Jewish way to serve in Africa [SLIDESHOW]

    August 25, 2009 | 5:00 am

    Here in this humid and leafy village in eastern Uganda 20 minutes from the Kenyan border, 16 American college students sit in a circle. They are protected by the shade of a straw thatch structure adjacent to the complex where they have been living for the past month.

    It is the...

  • Kenya crisis puts Jews on alert

    By Jacob Berkman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    While the Jews of Kenya seem unscathed by the country's political crisis, Jewish nongovernmental agencies that work there and elsewhere in Africa are bracing for the long-term effects of the sudden outbreak of violence.

    Interethnic violence erupted Dec. 27 after the incumbent...

  • Teen makes a difference for orphans in Kenya slum

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Instead of splurging on a Wii or a state-of-the-art laptop, Ryan Silver, of Manhattan Beach, donated a portion of his gift money to orphans in a Nairobi slum.

    "I think the best thing you can do is help another person," said Silver, 13. "I have a better life than the kids [in the...

  • Terrorism of ‘70s Forced Israeli Move

    By Hirsh Goodman

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The dates and times are all one blur. What remains crystal clear, however, is what it was like to be an Israeli in the early 1970s, when the phenomenon of international terror began: Japanese terrorists landing at Lod Airport and gunning down dozens of pilgrims just arrived from...

  • Kenya Attacks Blur Lines of Terrorism

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya are not expected to divert the United States from a possible war with Iraq -- or change U.S. limits on Israel's response to Palestinian terror. One immediate effect of the Nov. 28 attacks, thought to be the work of Al Qaeda, may be a subtle...

  • The Reality of Desert Life

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Draped in a deep, earthen-red shukah, adorned with circles of brightly beaded necklaces and head-to-toe with body paint made from ochre and sheep fat, the Masai warrior keeps a silent vigil in the midst of the relentless equatorial heat of East Africa. His life is a mission from his...
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