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  • Murder in Orlando

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks ago

    I am stunned, numb, heartbroken, scared, and emotional about the events in Orlando today. I can’t wrap my head around what has happened, why it happened, or the unbearable and unbelievable numbers of those lost and wounded. This mass murder was fueled by a hate I will never...

  • Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian assailant could see charges downgraded from murder

    March 29, 2016 | 3:58 pm

    A soldier caught on video shooting a prone Palestinian terrorist in the head could be charged with manslaughter rather than murder, the military prosecutor said at a hearing.

    “We are trying to decide what he could be charged with, including manslaughter,” the prosecutor said at...

  • Argentine prosecutor: AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

    February 26, 2016 | 11:02 am

    Alberto Nisman was murdered, the attorney general for Argentina’s Criminal Appeals Court said — the first suggestion by the country’s judicial branch that the AMIA special prosecutor’s mysterious death may have been an assassination.

    Ricardo Saenz in a letter to the judges on...

  • Jewish teens found guilty in murder of Palestinian teen who was burned to death

    November 30, 2015 | 8:13 am

    Two Jewish teens were found guilty of the murder of a Palestinian teen who was burned to death in the Jerusalem forest.

    The verdict in the kidnapping and killing of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, was handed down Monday morning in Jerusalem District Court.

    The court also found that...

  • Gay pride parade stabber charged in court with murder, attempted murder

    September 8, 2015 | 9:14 am

    The haredi Orthodox man who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, leaving a 16-year-old girl dead, was charged with murder.

    Yishai Schlissel, 39, was charged Monday in Jerusalem District Court on one count of premeditated murder in the death of Shira Banki along...

  • The Execution of Texas Deputy Sherriff Darren H. Goforth

    By Ilana Angel

    August 29, 2015 | 11:28 pm

    I've tried to write about this murder since I heard about it but haven’t had the words. There are things I want to say but worry I will write the wrong thing. There are a lot of stories being written about what happened in Texas and it will be a while before we know the truth about...

  • Gay pride parade stabber indicted for murder

    August 24, 2015 | 8:41 am

    The haredi Orthodox man who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, leaving a 16-year-old girl dead, was charged with murder.

    Yishai Schlissel, 39, was indicted Monday in Jerusalem District Court on one count of premeditated murder in the death of Shira Banki, six...

  • Justice for Sandra Bland

    By Ilana Angel

    July 25, 2015 | 5:15 am

    I have wanted to write about Sandra Bland since I first heard of her murder. I have wanted to watch her arrest video all the way through but haven’t been able to do it as I start crying and feel sick to my stomach. I am touched by this woman’s murder in a way that is difficult to...

  • Prosecutors seek 2nd trial in Etan Patz case following mistrial

    May 11, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Prosecutors requested a second trial for the accused killer of 6-year-old Etan Patz after a mistrial was declared.

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley declared the mistrial on Friday after twice ordering the jury to continue deliberating when it said it could not...

  • Six Baltimore cops charged in death of Gray, one with murder

    May 1, 2015 | 11:22 am

    A Baltimore police officer was charged with murder and five others with lesser charges in the death of a black man who suffered a critical neck injury while riding inside a police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday.

    Freddie Gray, who died in hospital a week after his...

  • Alleged Kansas City JCC shooter says he’ll change plea to guilty

    April 28, 2015 | 9:21 am

    Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist charged with murdering three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish institutions, said he will change his plea to guilty.

    Miller, suffers from chronic emphysema, told The Associated Press by phone from jail that he wants to speak in...

  • Former Patriots star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    April 15, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

    A Massachusetts jury found Hernandez,...

  • K.C. march marks anniversary of deadly shootings at Jewish sites

    April 14, 2015 | 9:03 am

    Thousands marched in a Kansas City suburb to mark the first anniversary of deadly shootings outside two Jewish institutions.

    The three-mile Peace Walk that began at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, culminated seven days of events...

  • Arizona judge sentences murderer Jodi Arias to life without parole

    April 13, 2015 | 10:53 am

    An Arizona judge sentenced former waitress Jodi Arias to life in prison with no possibility of parole on Monday for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

    Arias, 34, escaped a possible death sentence last month after a lone juror at her sentencing retrial refused to back the death penalty throughout days of deliberations.

  • Suspect arrested in Berlin murder of Israeli man

    April 13, 2015 | 9:47 am

    An Albanian man was arrested in connection with the murder of an Israeli in Berlin.

    The suspect was taken into custody late Friday in the Czech Republic near the German border. Germany will seek to extradite him, The Associated Press reported.

    The victim, who was identified as...

  • Trial begins for Jewishly active N.Y. doctor accused of murdering wife

    March 17, 2015 | 10:31 am

    The jury has been seated in the trial of a Syracuse, N.Y., physician accused of murdering his wife.

    By midday Tuesday, the 12 jurors had been picked in the case of Dr. Robert Neulander, 63, who has been charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. His...

  • Argentine investigator to review evidence suggesting Nisman was murdered

    March 6, 2015 | 8:35 am

    The justice official probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said she would review new findings suggesting that he was murdered.

    Prosecutor Viviana Fein announced the review in speaking to journalists on Friday about the death of Nisman, who on Jan. 18 was found...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 1:39 pm

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

  • Synagogue Slaughter Aforethought

    November 26, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Last Tuesday morning: five Jewish men head to synagogue in Har Nof—to pray for peace. Same morning: two Palestinians head to same synagogue—to murder them. It has been only one week since the tragic day. In fewer than 48 hours, supporters of the Har Nof community rallied online and...

  • Cartoon: I’m so proud of my son

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 25, 2014 | 1:39 pm

  • Thousands mourn U.S.-Israeli rabbi killed in Jerusalem

    November 18, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli rabbi Moshe Twersky, a descendant of two rabbinical dynasties who was killed on Tuesday alongside three other rabbis in a Palestinian attack on a synagogue.

    [Related: Born in Kansas City, transformed...

  • Reeva Steenkamp, Monica Lewinsky, Renee Zellweger

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2014 | 8:16 am

    Reeva Steenkamp

    There are three women in the news this week that I want to comment on. I am fascinated by this group of people and find myself with strong opinions and feelings about all of them. They are all in the news for the wrong reasons and I find myself feeling compassion...

  • Murder of Arab Silwan resident may be related to sale of building to Jews

    October 10, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    An Arab resident of Silwan in eastern Jerusalem was stabbed to death in what could be retaliation for selling an apartment building to Jews.

    Other reports say the early Friday morning murder by a family member was the result of a family feud.

    Neighbors who witnessed the fight...

  • Philadelphia cantor’s former house guest charged in his murder

    October 6, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    A former house guest was charged in the fatal stabbing of Ronald Fischman, an ordained cantor, in Fischman’s Philadelphia home.

    Jonathan Williams, 33, was arrested Thursday — two days after the stabbing — and charged with murder, burglary and other offenses, the Philadelphia...

  • The martyrdom of Steven Sotloff

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 17, 2014 | 10:50 am

    “It is OK to be angry,” a reader scolded in an email I received over the weekend. 

    “When I saw you waxing nostalgic for your friend who was murdered (not killed) by Islamic trash, I wish that you (and others) would show some anger and look into the camera, point a finger, and...

  • Trial begins for main suspect in revenge murder of Palestinian teen

    July 27, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The trial began for the main suspect in the kidnap and revenge murder of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

    Yosef Haim Ben-David reportedly announced in Jerusalem District Court on Sunday that he is “the messiah.”

    Ben-David, 29, of the Adam settlement near Jerusalem is...

  • Dan Markel, legal scholar, dies at 41

    July 21, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Legal scholar and Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel died on July 19, after being fatally shot in his Florida home on July 18. Much has been said of his prominence in the legal community, which was on its way to legend. But too little has been said about...

  • When Jews murder

    By Dennis Prager

    July 9, 2014 | 9:45 am

    With the announcement that six Jews were arrested in the murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, it is difficult to describe the sense of despondence that I (and I presume nearly all Jews) feel. Most Jews have a sense that certain things are truly foreign...

  • Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun, U.S. lab says

    July 9, 2014 | 8:30 am

    Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

    The disclosure clashed with speculation by some...

  • Wolpe on the murder of teens: Don’t say ‘BUT’

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    July 7, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    Please, please don’t say ‘but.’  The words after ‘but’ invalidate everything that comes before – 
“He’s a nice person, but he does steal from the company.”  You see?  “But” is a meaning duster, sweeping all that precedes it.

    So everyone who has written condemning the murder of...

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