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  • Israel warns citizens of terror attacks abroad

    February 17, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Israel warned its citizens of possible terrorist attacks targeting them abroad.

    An unnamed official with Israel’s Counterterrorism Bureau told reporters Friday that intelligence gained from the foiled Iranian attackers in Bangkok indicated that more attacks are in the works, Haaretz...

  • A Textbook Attack

    By Rob Eshman

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It is impossible for me to look at images of the double-decker bus blown apart in last week's terror attacks in London and not think of Bus No. 37.

    Bus No. 37 was the mangled hulk of an Israeli bus that activist brothers Ed and Bernie Massey sent on a tour in November 2003, as part...

  • London’s Jews Carry on After Blasts

    By Daniella Peled

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Barry Marcus spent many years living in Israel, but he never came as close to a terrorist atrocity as he did in London this month.

    Marcus, the rabbi of the Central Synagogue on Great Portland Street, was cycling across Tavistock Square on the morning of July 7, when he heard...

  • A Sept. 11 Parable for Rosh Hashana

    By Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was asked: "What is the right spiritual path, that of sorrow or that of joy?"

    He replied: "There are two kinds of sorrow and two kinds of joy. When a man broods over the misfortunes that have come upon him, that is a bad kind of sorrow. But the grief...

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  • 15 and Counting

    By Rob Eshman

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Washington's official response to the killings of five Americans at Hebrew University can be summed up largely in a word: words.

    True, the attacks came as Congress is in recess and President George W. Bush is between vacations. After a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, a day...

  • ‘No Other Place I’d Rather Be’

    By Marla Bennett

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The following column was written by Marla Bennett, the San Diego woman who was one of the seven victims of the July 31 terrorist attack at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    I've been living in Israel for over a year and a half now, and my favorite thing to do here is go to the grocery...

  • ‘Martyr for Peace’

    By Donald H. Harrison

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Flags of the United States and Israel draped the simple pine coffin of Marla Bennett, the 24-year-old student laid to rest on Monday, at a service that emphasized Jewish solidarity in the face of terrorism.

    More than 1,500 mourners gathered in San Diego to bid farewell to Bennett,...

  • The Money Trail to Israel

    By Mike Levy

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Seven-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars will pay for three medical trauma units at Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center, which has treated 500 casualties of terrorist attacks, including those from the Passover massacre in Netanya. One-million dollars buys bulletproof vests for 1,000...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Italian Journalist Killed

    A freelance journalist was killed in Ramallah. Israeli officials said they were investigating whether Israeli or Palestinian fire caused the death Wednesday of Italian journalist Raffaele Ciriello and the wounding of a French photographer. The officials...

  • Cycle of Bloodshed

    By Larry Derfner

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There is a new rhythm to the terror attacks against Israelis: They are coming in one-two punches, leaving the country staggering.

    On Saturday, March 2, a suicide bomber killed 11 people in Jerusalem, and the following morning, a Palestinian sniper killed 10 soldiers and settlers at...

  • Never the Same

    By Jane Ulman

    March 7, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    Danny, 10, can recite the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage.

    Jeremy, 12, understands the difference between Predator armed drones and Global Hawk surveillance drones; between 500-pound "dumb" gravity bombs and 2,000-pound "smart" precision-guided...

  • Alarmists and Alarms

    By Rob Eshman

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The crowd that turned out in a driving rain last Sunday evening to hear experts discuss the terrorist threat was testament to at least one ongoing fact of life since Sept. 11: we're still scared.

    The question is, are we scared enough to do something besides act scared? We know...

  • Year in Review

    By Rob Eshman

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Remember the fear and trepidation that accompanied the coming of the year 2000? Millennialists ran around like Chicken Little, selling us on bottled water and canned tuna, promising disaster.

    It turns out they were off by a year.

    As it happened, 2001 was Hell Week. Leading up to...

  • Moments of Truth

    By James D. Besser

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On Sunday, with crews still collecting body parts and shredded flesh after three horrific explosions in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell said it is the "moment of truth" for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    He was wrong; that moment has come and gone numerous times, and...

  • Bombers and the Martyr Syndrome

    By Eric Silver

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinian suicide bombers killed a total of 28 bus passengers and young people in a four-day orgy of blood and vengeance that stretched from Haifa and Hadera in the North to Jerusalem in the South.

    The weekend's four human bombs brought to 30 the number of Palestinians who have...

  • Confront and Comfort

    By Judy Gruen

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Avi Schnnur doesn't get a lot of sleep these days. Schnnur, a West Los Angeles physicist who works for the defense industry, now spends nearly all his nonwork hours putting the finishing touches on a communitywide conference he has organized, billed as "Spiritual Responses to...

  • Enemy or Friend?

    By Larry Derfner

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's 1 million Arab citizens have been going through a process of radicalization for the last generation, but since the Al Aqsa Intifada broke out nearly 14 months ago, that process has taken a bitter leap forward. Days after the intifada began and rioting Palestinians were shot...

  • Turkish Delight

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the first joint Turkish-Jewish gala in Los Angeles went ahead almost as planned.

    For security reasons there was a change of venue -- from the residence of the Turkish consul general to a Marina del Rey hotel -- but the organizers felt...

  • Worrysome Headlines

    By James D. Besser

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If ever a president went into a period of national crisis with a surplus of good will, it was George W. Bush.

    The nation responded positively to his leadership after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. There were promises the White House and Congress would now pull together toward a great...

  • To Laugh Again

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, club owners told comedian Marc Maron to lay off the topic. But the premiere alternative comic just couldn't let it alone.

    "The TV spin is all just white noise," says the 38-year-old performer, who'll riff on the attacks on Nov. 5 at the Beverly...

  • People of All Faiths Find Solace in Prayer

    By Julie G Fax

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center seemed to have had the perfect combination of factors needed to dismantle people's religious beliefs: an atrocity committed in the name of religion and God, coupled with so many dead and wounded that even for those of strong...

  • Fundraising Fears

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It is quickly becoming the largest philanthropic campaign ever mounted.

    In just two weeks since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Americans have raised more than $675 million in individual, foundation and corporate gifts toward disaster-relief charities, services and funds assisting...

  • “We” Judaism

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    NOW THAT THE HIGH HOLY days are over, we can begin to appreciate how the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington may alter American Jewish life.

    Like the rest of America we are stunned. Grieving. Angry. Afraid.

    The enormity of loss cast a dark spiritual shadow across the holiest...

  • Censorship of Dancing Streets

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After noon prayers in the mosque last Friday, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims marched in triumph through Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp brandishing portraits of Osama bin Laden, some as big as 15 feet.

    Hamas' anti-American rally was not shown on the world's television screens....

  • New—and Risky—Game for Mideast

    By James D. Besser

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The devastating terrorist attacks in Washington and New York changed everything in America, and the repercussions of what President George W. Bush is calling the "first war of the 21st century" will be felt throughout the Middle East, as well.

    Already, the crisis has knocked the...

  • Unfunny Business

    By J. D. Smith

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I sat down to write my regular column today. I had some pithy observations about a wedding I attended over the summer. It had all the makings of a witty little number. And then the World Trade Center blew up and the world is a vastly different place since when I wrote my last column....

  • Yom Kippur

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    And now comes Yom Kippur. We watch in horror and pain as people search desperately for their loved ones. We mourn as body after body is removed from the rubble. Our hope for recovering survivors diminishes by the hour. Our eyes are full of tears, our hearts are full of pain, and our...

  • Terror, Grief and Awe

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In past Yom Kippurs I've been known to bring a stack of books with me to synagogue, works both historic and intellectual, to focus on when neither prayer nor imagination can fill the time. Not this year.

    The terror, grief and awe of Sept. 11 will preoccupy my thoughts for many long...

  • A New World View

    By Joel Kotkin

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Much of what has been said about the twin disasters in New York and Washington, D.C, last week holds validity. Spiritual revival, national unity and steely resolve are all, in themselves, excellent responses to the recent disturbances.

    But what has not been discussed is anything that...

  • Daniel C. Lewin, 31

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Among the 91 victims aboard American Airlines Flight 11 was Daniel C. Lewin, (left) chief technology officer of the Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies, Inc., a company that modified the process of Internet content delivery.

    Lewin, 31, was born in Denver and raised partly in...

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