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  • Chabad rabbi building ‘1st mikvah in West Africa’ in Nigeria

    May 6, 2016 | 12:37 pm

    An Israeli firm and a Chabad rabbi working in Nigeria are preparing to open the first known Jewish ritual bath, or mikvah, in West Africa.

    Yisroel Ozen, a prominent Chabad emissary based in Nigeria, is supervising the construction of a mikvah for women in the Nigerian capital of...

  • Israel quarantines Nigerian tourist feared infected with Ebola

    September 5, 2014 | 9:32 am

    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...

  • West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

    August 28, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

    The World Health Organisation...

  • Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

    August 25, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    The leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic law", in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection.

    The Nigerian military denied Boko Haram...

  • Los Angeles rabbis’ statement and prayer for the three Israeli kidnapped teens

    June 19, 2014 | 11:37 am

    Last month, the international community expressed its outrage at the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the Radical Muslim Boko Haram. This past week a similarly radical Palestinian group kidnapped three Israeli high school students. We call upon the international...

  • Boko Haram attack kills at least 24 Nigerian security personnel

    May 27, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks simultaneously in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi, killing at least 24 security personnel, security sources and a witness said.

    The attack late on Monday in Yobe state occurred not far from where...

  • Nigeria’s Boko Haram kills 29 in village attack

    May 22, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have shot dead 29 farm workers as they tilled their fields in a village in the remote northeast, a police source said on Thursday.

    The source at police headquarters for Borno state, in the heart of the insurgency, said around 10 more people had been...

  • Nigeria’s neglected Israeli drones won’t help find girls

    May 20, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Nigeria bought Israeli surveillance drones years ago that might have been used to hunt for more than 200 girls held by Islamist rebels, but poor maintenance has left them grounded, two official sources and the aircraft's manufacturer said.

    "To the best of our knowledge, these...

  • Israel sends experts to help search for Nigerian schoolgirls

    May 20, 2014 | 8:54 am

    Israel has sent intelligence experts to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    The team, which the official said included people experienced in dealing with hostage...

  • Helping Nigeria, winning the Euroleague cup, news from Hollywood and more… This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 19, 2014 | 11:35 am

    Lending a hand to Nigeria

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted Israel’s offer of help in rescuing some 200 schoolgirls captured in April by members of the Islamist terror organization Boko Haram. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jonathan: “We are ready to help...

  • Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners

    May 12, 2014 | 11:37 am

    The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen on YouTube.

    About 100 girls wearing full veils and praying are shown in an...

  • Israel offers to help Nigeria find abducted girls

    May 12, 2014 | 9:53 am

    Israel offered Nigeria help on Sunday in locating 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram in an attack that has drawn global condemnation and prompted some Western powers to provide assistance.

    "Israel expresses deep shock at the crime against the...

  • Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man’s ‘darkest impulses’

    May 8, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that "we have not extinguished man's darkest impulses."

    Obama accepted a humanitarian award from director Steven Spielberg at the...

  • Oscars, Razzie, the soldier who irritated Miley Cyrus and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 10, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Big in Japan

    More Japanese companies are looking at the Israeli startup market in search of innovative technologies and investments. Large business organizations including the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Keidanren have recently dispatched research tours to the...

  • 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...


  • Three arrested in Nigeria in alleged Iranian plot on Jewish, Israeli targets

    February 20, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Nigerian authorities arrested three men suspected of staking out U.S and Israeli targets on behalf of Iran.

    The Associated Press quoted Nigerian police as saying Wednesday that the three men -- alleged cell leader Abdullahi Berende, Sulaiman Saka and Saheed Adewumi -- staked out...

  • Clinton forms panel to investigate Benghazi attack

    September 20, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she was forming a panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials.

    The panel, whose creation is generally required by...

  • This past month in the Muslim world

    By Dennis Prager

    July 11, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    Some news items from the Islamic world in the past month:


    June 18 (CNN): “A militant Islamist group [Boko Haram, which means “Western culture is forbidden”] claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people dead...

  • Carnage in Nigerian terror attack that left at least 178 dead

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 22, 2012 | 11:49 pm

    The Islamist attacks that began Friday continued today in the Nigerian city of Kano. So far, at least 178 have been killed.

    The attacks, carried out by Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege” and wants to impose sharia law on the 160 million living in Nigeria, were...

  • Yaroslavsky observes Nigeria’s democratic process

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 26, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Zev Yaroslavsky’s latest nation-building assignment wasn’t easy.  Dispatched to Nigeria as part of an international corps of election observers, he checked on polling places during elections this month in a nation better known for ethnic violence and corruption than orderly...

  • Should Israel be a model for U.S. airport security?

    January 5, 2010 | 3:37 pm

    As U.S. officials try to figure out how to improve airport security in the aftermath of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit, many North Americans are looking to Israel as a model.

    The New York Times opened a forum for readers to discuss...