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  • The refugee dilemma: Fighting to defend the defenseless

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 days ago

    On Nov. 19, less than a week after the deadly series of terrorist attacks in Paris, Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, the 134-year-old refugee resettlement organization, was summoned to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress. The...

  • To be a Jew means ‘I love you’

    3 days ago

    On Thursday last week, a suicide bomber murdered forty three human beings in Beirut and injured two hundred and forty. On Friday last week, a suicide bomber murdered nineteen human beings in Bagdad and injured thirty three. In Paris, seven men murdered one hundred twenty three...

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

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Is Islam to blame for the Paris attacks?

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 week ago

    Right after the Paris attacks, still reeling from the cruelty of it all, I emailed a friend.

    “Why Paris?” 

    “The terrorists will always focus on liberal democracies where they can operate freely, exploiting the very freedom and liberty that they want to annihilate,” he wrote...

  • Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

    1 week ago

    Among the dead in last week's Paris attacks were two sisters celebrating a birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a woman shot while out doing some late shopping.

    What they had in common was that they were Muslims killed in the random slaughter carried out by...

  • Terror is terror

    1 week ago

    The international outrage over the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris is absolutely on target. But the absence of an outcry over the weeks of attacks against Jews in Israel — stabbings, shootings and car rammings are among the most common tactics — is equally outrageous.

  • Heads of the Hydra

    1 week ago

    This time it’s Paris. It was already Paris earlier this year. It was also Madrid, London, New York and suburban Washington D.C., and it was the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, and the infamous Moscow theater disaster in 2002. In each case, terrible...

  • Carnage in Paris sends shudders through tourist sector

    1 week ago

    The carnage in Paris has sent shudders through the tourism sector in one of the world's most visited cities with hotel owners, tour operators and others in the industry hoping the expected drop-off in visitors will not last long.

    Shares in tourism companies fell sharply across...

  • How the Paris attacks changed the world

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Terrorism of the kind we saw in Paris last week tends to ignite a strong emotional response, but it does not always prompt a government, or its public, to strong, prolonged visible action.

    Thus, any attempt to predict how France will act in the coming weeks and months is futile;...

  • West Bank violence: Elderly Palestinian woman killed, Israeli seriously injured

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian 72-year-old woman died of wounds she sustained in what Israeli police said was an attempt to kill soldiers.

    Israeli troops stationed outside Hebron shot and seriously injured the woman, whose husband died in clashes with Israeli troops in the 1980s. They said the...

  • Wracked with violence, Israel has full support from majority of L.A. Jews

    By Ryan Torok

    October 21, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Maty Baruch was wearing a hamsa necklace and pushing an overflowing shopping cart down Elat Market’s produce aisle before Shabbat on Oct. 16 when she was approached by a reporter, asking how she feels about the current terrorism in her native Israel. Baruch, a preschool teacher at...

  • Terror is not evenhanded

    By David Suissa

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    There are certain things I read that upset me but also put me right to sleep. One of them is any official statement that is mind-numbingly safe and politically correct. 

    I came across an example last week from the Hillel at UC Irvine, regarding the precarious situation in Israel....

  • Terror in Jerusalem: The merry-go-round

    October 19, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    It was in the middle of Sukkot, that loveliest of holidays in Israel, set aside for family time, when even the most devout and serious yeshiva men can be seen with their entire families visiting the zoo or traipsing through nature trails in Galilee. We had woken up that Friday...

  • Vicious cycle of terrorism is madness

    October 16, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    As I sit in my home in Jerusalem, venturing out only when necessary, shivering with each ping of the cellphone that alerts me to some new horror, I wonder how this place survives and how we come out of it on the other side of despair. I don’t have answers, I have questions.


  • Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

    October 15, 2015 | 9:47 am

    To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse at him. To Israelis, it shows a teenage knife attacker bleeding as police keep angry locals back and wait for an ambulance.

    The two minutes of amateur footage has become one...

  • Israel under the knife

    By David Suissa

    October 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    “The streets are empty, even the main pedestrian walkways are empty,” my friend Selwyn Gerber told me on the phone from Jerusalem. Gerber, who lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Israel, said he’s “never seen Jerusalem like this.” Evidently, the fear of being stabbed...

  • U.S. decries ‘loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:59 am

    The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

    Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Tuesday. Two of the assailants were killed during the attacks, and a...

  • Jerusalem residents try to cope with terrorism

    October 13, 2015 | 8:59 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Yakov Klein, 16, takes the 78 bus every day to school in Armon Hanatziv, a southeastern neighborhood in Jerusalem. This morning, just by chance, he didn’t go to school as his family was traveling to a wedding, and so wasn’t on...

  • Jewish youth stabs 4 Arabs in southern Israel

    October 9, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Israeli Jew stabbed four Arabs in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian terrorism.

    The stabbing victims in the southern Israeli town of Dimona were brought in Friday morning for treatment at Soroka Medical Center in nearby Beersheba. Two of the victims sustained minor...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 8, 2015 | 9:34 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • Yeshiva student stabbed in neck in Jerusalem attack

    October 8, 2015 | 8:40 am

    A yeshiva student was in serious condition after a Palestinian man stabbed him in the neck in an apparent terror attack in Jerusalem.

    The suspected attacker, 19, of eastern Jerusalem, was subdued and arrested by police, and is being questioned, the Israel Police said in a...

  • Terror cell members that killed Israeli couple arrested

    October 6, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The members of a terror cell responsible for the murder of an Israeli couple whose four children were in the car at the time of the attack were arrested.

    The five-member terror cell affiliated with the Hamas terror movement in Nablus in the West Bank were arrested Monday during a...

  • Two Israeli men killed, 2 injured, in Jerusalem stabbing attack

    October 3, 2015 | 11:12 am

    Two Israeli men in their 40s died of their wounds Saturday night after being stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City in a terror attack.

    One of the men’s wife is in serious condition and their two-year-old baby was lightly wounded.

    The men were stabbed in the upper body and were unconscious when paramedics arrived at the scene.

    Read more at timesofisrael.com.

  • 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...

  • Remembering September 11, 2001

    By Ilana Angel

    September 10, 2015 | 7:36 pm

    On September 11, 2001, 2,819 people were murdered during the attacks on America. We must never forget. These are the names of the people who died on that horrible day.  Remember. Pray. Keep the faith.

    Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr.
Edelmiro Abad 
Maria Rose Abad 
Andrew Anthony Abate

  • ISIS looting and destruction of heritage sites has roots in ideology and finance

    September 9, 2015 | 10:22 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The systematic destruction of archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State (ISIS) has appalled and infuriated but failed to motivate the international community to act to prevent the further eradication of the...

  • The unending cost of killing the Iran deal

    August 11, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    In his 2006 book, “The Accidental Empire,” Gershom Gorenberg writes of Israel’s breathtakingly subtle, yet relentlessly evolving occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan.  He points out that a then young Amoz Oz warned of the “moral destruction” and corruption that comes to...

  • Hushed Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation continues

    August 5, 2015 | 4:44 pm

    In the aftermath of back-to-back terrorist attacks – one perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against a Palestinian family, killing an 18-month toddler; and one carried out by a Palestinian terrorist on a mother of three young children – Israeli and Palestinian security officials are...

  • Murder at Jerusalem gay parade triggers introspection and accusation

    August 4, 2015 | 11:07 am

    In the aftermath of the stabbing attack at last week’s Jerusalem Gay Pride parade that left a 16-year old Shiri Banki dead and five other marchers wounded, Israelis find themselves embroiled in an intense debate, the heart of which is the degree to which society is responsible for...

  • Many in Boston unmoved by marathon bomber’s apology

    June 24, 2015 | 5:22 pm

    Before he was sentenced to death on Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized in court for his role in the attack and its aftermath that claimed four lives and injured 264.

    But few in Boston, from the survivors of the April 15, 2013 attack to the city's...

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