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  • Egypt cabinet to meet over violence that kills 24

    October 10, 2011 | 3:04 am

    Christians clashed with military police, leaving at least 24 people dead in Cairo, and the cabinet called an emergency meeting for Monday, vowing the violence would not derail Egypt’s first election since Hosni Mubarak was toppled.

    Christians protesting about an attack on a church...

  • IDF discloses soldier killed by friendly fire in south Israel terror attack

    August 26, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    An Israel Defense Forces investigation into the terrorist attacks on Israel’s south on August 18, has revealed that Golani Brigade soldier, Staff Sgt. Moshe Naftali, who died in the attack, was killed by friendly fire.

    Golani Brigade commander, Colonel Ofek Buchris, met Friday with...

  • Egypt army officer, 2 security men killed in Israeli border raid

    August 18, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    An Egyptian army officer and two security personnel were killed during an Israeli raid on militants along the Egyptian Israeli border, an Egyptian army official told Reuters on Thursday.

    The army officer was a border guard and the two men were from the Central Security force, the...

  • Hamas denies responsibility for Israel attack

    August 18, 2011 | 11:49 am

    A senior Israeli official said the gunmen, unable to cross into Israel through the heavily patrolled border with the Gaza Strip, had gone into the Sinai and then infiltrated from there into southern Israel.

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, condemned the attack, telling...

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  • Aron indicted for Leiby Kletzky’s murder, reportedly gave boy drug cocktail

    July 21, 2011 | 11:17 am

    A grand jury in New York indicted Levi Aron for the murder of 8-year old Leiby Kletzky.

    The eight-count indictment handed down Wednesday afternoon includes two counts of first-degree murder.

    The indictment came hours after New York’s medical examiner said that Leiby was given a...

  • Syria forces kill at least 28 in protests after Friday prayers, activists say

    June 10, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Syrian activists say at least 28 people have been killed in protests and army operations across Syria, half of them in the north, in a widening military crackdown on popular unrest that has sent thousands of civilians fleeing into Turkey this week.

    The Local Coordination Committees,...

  • Famed Jewish pro wrestler, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, killed in car accident

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 20, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    “Macho Man” Randy Savage died this morning in a car accident in Tampa Bay, Fl.  Reuters reports that the Savage, who has had a long career in pro wrestling, “appeared to have lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler for unknown reasons at 9:25 a.m. local time, crash investigators...

  • For Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hamas’ pen is mightier than bin Laden bullet

    May 3, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    The pen that launched the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas is likely to have more of an impact on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than the bullet that ended Osama bin Laden’s life.

    In at least one respect, Sunday’s raid in Pakistan could have an...

  • Our friend Pakistan and other mental pretzels

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 2, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    On the same day that Americans are test-driving the idea that Osama bin Laden lived on the outskirts of Pakistan’s West Point, undetected, for six years, Orly Taitz goes to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to prove that President Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a forgery....

  • U.S. officials: DNA evidence proves Osama bin Laden is dead

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 2, 2011 | 11:41 am

    DNA evidence has proven with 99.9 percent confidence that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead, two officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday.

    The officials did not immediately say where or how the testing was done but the test explains why Obama was...

  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • Osama Bin Laden is Dead - 2,819 Souls May Now Rest in Peace

    By Ilana Angel

    May 2, 2011 | 8:01 am

    Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  We can take comfort in knowing the man behind the tradegy of 9/11 is gone, but let’s please also take a moment to remember the souls lost on 9/11.  May they now be able to rest in peace.  2,819 People were killed. 343 were NYC firefighters and...

  • Report: Over 50 killed in bloody ‘day of rage’ clashes

    April 29, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    At least 50 protesters were killed in in pro-democracy demonstrations throughout Syria on Friday, including 15 in the south Syrian town of Daraa, according to opposition members.

    Casualties have been reported throughout the country in Homs, Latakia and Rastan, in Syria’s latest ‘day...

  • Israeli man killed during visit to Joseph’s Tomb

    April 24, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    One Israeli was killed and at least four injured during a visit to Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city of Nablus.

    The men were part of a group of 15 Breslov Hasidim who arrived early Sunday morning in three cars to worship at the site, which is holy to Jews and is located in West...

  • Israeli-Arab actor fatally shot in Jenin

    April 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Juliano Mer-Khamis, a well-known Israeli-Arab actor, was shot dead by Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank city of Jenin.

    Mer-Khamis, whose mother was an Israeli-Jewish activist for Palestinian rights and father was a Christian Palestinian, was killed Monday after being shot five...

  • Rabbi attacked by African killer bees in Zimbabwe

    April 4, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A rabbi handing out matzah and wine for Passover to Jews in Zimbabwe was attacked by a swarm of African killer bees.

    Moshe Silberhaft, the spiritual leader and executive director of the African Jewish Congress known as “The Traveling Rabbi,” was making a pre-Passover visit to the...

  • 12 killed in attack on U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan [VIDEO]

    April 1, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    Afghan protesters angered by the burning of a Koran by a U.S. pastor killed at least 12 U.N. workers in Mazar-e Sharif, washingtonpost.com reports.

    At least 12 people were killed in Afghanistan Friday, most of them foreigners, when a United Nations compound was stormed by Afghans...

  • At least 30 killed in Libya as Gadhafi forces fight to take back rebel-held town

    March 4, 2011 | 10:04 am

    The Libyan army staged a prolonged artillery barrage on the city of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, on Thursday, with residents saying more than 30 people have been killed.

    “There has been heavy shelling of Zawiyah by (Muammar) Gadhafi’s forces and we are hearing of many casualties,”...

  • Five killed, 600 hurt as violent Cairo clashes run into the night [UPDATE]

    February 3, 2011 | 12:57 am

    Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak early Thursday opened fire on protesters demanding he step down, killing five and wounding dozens more in what many saw as an attempted government-backed crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

    “Most of the casualties were the result of stone...

  • Madoff’s eldest son, Mark, found dead in suicide

    December 11, 2010 | 9:25 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Mark Madoff, the older of Bernard L. Madoff’s two sons, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of the day his father was arrested for running a gigantic Ponzi scheme that shattered thousands of lives around the world.

    ...
  • Top Haifa cop the latest victim of Carmel fire

    December 6, 2010 | 9:40 am

    The number of Israelis killed in a massive fire in the Carmel Forest rose to 42 with the death of Haifa Police Chief Ahuva Tomer.

    Tomer, the the police chief since March 2009 and the highest-ranking female officer in the Israel Police, died Monday.

    She was burned over 90 percent of...

  • Hamas terrorist killed in Israeli arrest bid

    April 26, 2010 | 10:07 am

    A Hamas terrorist responsible for the death of an Israeli policeman was killed during an arrest operation near Hebron.

    Ali Ismail Ahmed Sawiti, 42, was killed early Monday morning after Israel security houses shot at and partially bulldozed the house in which he was hiding in the...

  • Astronaut Ilan Ramon’s son dies in IAF crash

    September 13, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    The son of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was killed in the crash of an Israeli Air Force fighter plane.

    Capt. Assaf Ramon, 20, died Sunday while flying the F-16 aircraft as part of advanced training. He had completed the training course for pilots with honors in June,...

  • Bomber Hits Israeli Shopping Mall

    By Dan Baron

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    An Islamic Jihad terrorist blew himself up Monday outside the Sharon Mall in Netanya, which has seen several such attacks due to its proximity to the West Bank. At least five people were killed and more than 50 wounded. The bomber was identified as a 21-year-old man from the West...

  • $58 Million Sought in 2 Slayings at LAX

    By Tom Tugend

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The city of Los Angeles has been hit with claims of more than $58 million, stemming from the deadly shooting rampage last July 4 at Los Angeles International Airport's El Al check-in counter.

    Killed in the attack were two Israeli Americans, Yaacov (Jacob) Aminov, a 46-year-old owner...

  • Hero Not Forgotten

    By Tom Tugend

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Almost 58 years after U.S. Army dentist Capt. Benjamin Lewis Salomon was killed defending his aid station against Japanese troops, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the American military's highest decoration, by President Bush.

    Salomon, a Los Angeles native, was 29...

  • A ‘Barbaric’ Act

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Was Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl killed because he was Jewish?.

    Several veteran foreign correspondents say all American journalists, regardless of religion, face the same danger in overseas trouble spots -- although they agree that religion is an issue, both for their...

  • A Hero

    By Rob Eshman

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Hero

    As The Journal went to press last week, word came that terrorist kidnappers in Pakistan had brutally murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

    The news broke upon us with a special sting. Even as I write this, almost a week later, the sadness is acute,...

  • Special Night of Music

    By Dr. Rosemary Cohen

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At the end of August 1992, a young man, who had gone out to a bar because he was "bored," struck our car. The drunken driver injured my family and killed Liana, my 18-year-old daughter, as we were returning home from Friday night services. Liana was going to fly out the next day to...

  • Tragedy or Exploitation?

    By Helen Schary Motro

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The photograph of the Palestinian father cradling his terrified son moments before the boy was killed in Gaza this fall was viewed live on television and reproduced on the front pages of newspapers around the globe. Like the photograph of the boy with hands raised standing in the...

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