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  • Five dead, suspect held in Canada school shooting

    3 weeks ago

    Five people were killed in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday and a suspect is in custody, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. 

    Two people are in critical condition after the shooting in La Loche, which is about 600 km (375 miles) north of the...

  • One father loves Israel, the other hates it. Guess which one is Arab?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 5, 2016 | 5:14 pm

    I was struck by the contrasting reactions of the fathers of two accused terrorists, both Israelis. One son shot up a Tel Aviv pub, murdering two and wounding seven, while the other firebombed a house killing an infant boy and his parents and severely injuring his 4-year-old...

  • With gunman still at large, Tel Aviv streets go quiet

    January 4, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Until Friday, this city had been largely untouched by the recent wave of near-daily attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians.

    Several incidents had struck Tel Aviv — a soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver outside Israel Defense Forces headquarters in October and, the...

  • Cartoon: San Bernardinohmygod

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 3, 2015 | 12:05 pm

  • ADL: Searching for motives in the San Bernardino shooting

    December 3, 2015 | 11:45 am

    The motive for yesterday’s shoot­ing in San Bernardino, CA remains unknown. In the spec­u­la­tion for causes, though, sev­eral details stand out.

    That one of the alleged shoot­ers, Syed Rizwan Farooq, appar­ently tar­geted his pro­fes­sional col­leagues, might indi­cate an...

  • Elan Carr on the San Bernardino shooting

    December 3, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Like all Americans, Dahlia and I are outraged and heartbroken over yesterday’s murders in San Bernardino. Our prayers are with the many families affected by this heinous attack.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and we pray...

  • Beyond prayer, we must take action on gun violence

    December 3, 2015 | 10:42 am

    We are in anguish in the aftermath of another mass shooting – this one in our own backyard. To our community members who live, work or have family in San Bernardino, we stand with you in sorrow, grieving for the souls of the victims and praying for healing for those wounded.


  • A prayer of healing from tragedy

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    December 3, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Our hearts are breaking, God,
    As our nation buries the innocent and the brave.
    The loss is overwhelming.
    Send comfort and strength, God, to grieving parents,
    To siblings, family and friends in this time of shock and mourning.
    Shield them from despair.
    Send healing to the...

  • Shooting rampage at California social services agency leaves 14 dead, 17 wounded

    December 2, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    Gunmen opened fire on a holiday party on Wednesday at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 others, then fled the scene, triggering an intense manhunt and a shootout with police, authorities said.

    One suspect was struck by...

  • Three suspects sought in deadly San Bernardino, California shooting

    December 2, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    A manhunt was under way for up to three suspects who shot as many as 20 people, some of them fatally, at a holiday party at a social services agency in the Southern California city of San Bernardino, authorities said.

    San Bernardino Police Lieutenant Richard Lawhead told a local...

  • Obama calls for bipartisan effort to address shootings

    December 2, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a bipartisan effort "at every level of government" to address mass shootings, such as the one that injured as many as 20 people in San Bernardino, Calif.

    "We don't yet know what the motives of the shooters are, but what we do know is...

  • Police: Up to 14 people dead, up to 14 wounded, 1-3 suspects in San Bernardino shooting

    December 2, 2015 | 11:39 am

    This story is developing.



  • A Twitter Yizkor: Memorial for Israeli Victims of Terror Launched on Twitter

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    November 18, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    The double murder of Rabbi Yaakov (44) and Natanel Litman (18) on Friday, November 13th, was quickly overshadowed by the immense and horrific massacres across Paris later that night.

    But even without the massacre, the names and stories of Israelis murdered in the past few months...

  • At least 140 killed in Paris attacks

    November 13, 2015 | 1:22 pm


    Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on Friday, killing dozens of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented...

  • Ben Carson, a skilled brain surgeon

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 21, 2015 | 2:54 pm

  • Soldier and Eritrean migrant killed, 11 people wounded in Beersheba attack

    October 19, 2015 | 8:44 am

    An Israeli soldier and Eritrean migrant were killed and at least 11 people were wounded in a shooting and stabbing terror attack at the Central Bus Station in Beersheba.

    Police said the Palestinian assailant stabbed a soldier and grabbed his M-16 rifle, then opened fire on the...

  • One killed, one wounded in shooting near Texas Southern University

    October 9, 2015 | 11:49 am

    One person was fatally shot on Friday and another person was wounded in a shooting an apartment complex adjacent to the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston, and a suspect has been taken into custody, police said.

    The school, with about 9,700 students, was placed on...

  • Obama: gun laws must be changed, gun owners must speak up

    October 1, 2015 | 3:41 pm

    President Barack Obama on Thursday angrily called for stricter U.S. gun laws after the latest mass murder in Oregon and took aim at the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby for blocking reform.

    Appearing in the White House briefing room with a grim expression and an...

  • Two Israelis shot dead in West Bank terror attack

    October 1, 2015 | 11:59 am

    An Israeli couple was shot dead while driving through the West Bank late on Thursday and Israeli forces were searching the area for the suspected Palestinian attackers, authorities said.

    The couple's four children, aged between four-months and nine-years old, were also in the car...

  • Two seconds: An exploration of racial (in)justice and privilege in the United States

    September 17, 2015 | 4:19 pm

    On Friday July 10, at 7:22 a.m., Steve Julian, the host of KPCC’s Morning Edition reported the following, “About 20 minutes ago a Color Guard in South Carolina lowered the Confederate flag at the state capitol, stretched it out, rolled it up, tied a string around it. That flag no...

  • Suspect in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

    August 26, 2015 | 2:39 pm

    The suspected gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

    While authorities said they...

  • Colorado movie gunman Holmes to be formally sentenced to life

    August 24, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes will be sentenced to life with no chance of parole at a three-day hearing that begins on Monday following his conviction last month for murdering 12 people and wounding 70 in his rampage.

    While the murder convictions carry mandatory...

  • France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

    August 23, 2015 | 8:31 am

    Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.

    Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

  • Stop! Don’t Shoot!

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 9, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    Another day, another senseless shooting.

    We bring you this summer's blockbuster season of random shootings in our nation's movie theaters! See guns discharged by madmen in quiet suburbs of Tennessee and Louisiana! (The message may be a rerun, but it's no less frightening.)...

  • Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theater, kills 3, injures 7

    July 23, 2015 | 10:14 pm

    A lone gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring seven others before taking his own life, police said.

    The gunfire erupted during a 7 p.m. CDT showing of the film "Trainwreck" and took place...

  • Probe of Chattanooga shooting suspect focuses on Mideast travel

    July 17, 2015 | 11:27 am

    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez,...

  • Four Marines and gunman killed in Tennessee shootings

    July 16, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Four Marines were killed on Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot in an attack officials called a brazen, brutal act of domestic terrorism.

    The FBI named the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24,...

  • Beyond Charleston: All lives matter

    By David Suissa

    June 22, 2015 | 2:31 pm

    As moving as it was to see the national reaction of grief, sadness and outrage at the horrific mass killing that occurred at a Black church in Charleston last week, there was something that bothered me.

    What about all the other victims of homicide throughout America who are...

  • Reflections on the Charleston murders from Berlin: A conscience

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    June 22, 2015 | 1:35 pm

    I was sitting at the lunch tables yesterday here at the language school in Berlin, checking the news, when I read of the massacre at Emanuel AME in Charleston. My heart stopped in grief, thinking of the horror in that church. A very deep sadness came over me, for the victims and...

  • Charleston Church Shooting is a Crime Against all of America

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 19, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and community. My prayers are especially with the African American community, and their spiritual leaders and communities; they work hard to bring Godliness into the world. These shining examples of selflessness and Godliness...

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