Hebron

Israeli Official: Hebron Killings Will Impact, but Not ‘Derail' Washington Talks

Terror attack comes on eve of first direct talks in 20 months.

08/31/2010
Staff Writer

It was no coincidence that the terror attack Tuesday in which four Israelis were ambushed in the West Bank and shot dead at point-blank range in their car occurred just two days before direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were to begin in Washington after a 20-month hiatus.

That was the view of Jonathan Peled, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, moments after news of the slayings flashed across Israeli newspaper Web sites.

Four Israelis Killed in Attack Near Hebron

08/31/2010
JTA

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron.

Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on the eve of the opening of peace talks in Washington between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Bourbon Street (Not J Street) - Cartoon on Mosque, Obama & Bibi from New Orleans Times-Picayune

Here's a great cartoon from Steve Kelly at the New Orleans Times-Picayune (download and enlarge for best viewing). The cartoon shows Obama saying of Imam Rauf, "I support the right of religious groups to build on their property..." In the next panel, Obama adds, "Sometimes," holding his "Freeze Settlements" edict while standing next to Israel's Netanyahu.

The End Of Hebron, 1929

08/18/2009
Associate Editor

Israel’s summer has offered a thunderclap of ominous words — “Judenrein,” “ethnic cleansing,” the fears of 1939, 1929, and 2009 entwined in a cyclonic vortex of memories and fear.

When Does Hebron’s Story Begin?

06/25/2008
Associate Editor
When does history begin? When explaining black America, in the wake of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (March 30) looks to America’s “legacy of slavery, Tuskegee and Jim Crow,” context spanning 250 years.
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