Michele Chabin |
Jerusalem — Israel’s malls were packed this week with Jewish and Arab shoppers gearing up for Rosh HaShanah and Eid al Fitr, the culmination of Ramadan. Parents tried their best to rein in boisterous kids while shopping for new clothes, traditional holiday foods and heaping gift baskets.
Gazing at the frenetic scene, one would think that Israelis had nothing more to worry about than whether to cook a lamb or a brisket.
Amid mixed signals from Palestinian leaders about the prospects of reaching a peace agreement with Israel in the next year, Israeli analysts were generally pessimistic as the talks were set to resume Tuesday in Egypt.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A settlers' umbrella group unilaterally ended the West Bank construction moratorium in response to the terrorist attack near Hebron.
Hundreds of settlers gathered at sites throughout the West Bank to begin construction on several structures whose building was delayed by the freeze on building in the West Bank, which began in late November 2009 and is to end Sept. 26.
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.