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Beersheba Attacker Identified As Bedouin Citizen Of Israel

Ten people wounded in attack; Eritrean migrant and Israeli soldier killed.

10/18/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The assailant in an attack on the Beersheba Central Bus Station that left an Israeli soldier and an Eritrean migrant dead has been identified as a Bedouin-Israeli from southern Israel.

The attack by a Bedouin-Israeli on the Beersheba bus station is captured on a surveillance camera, Oct. 18, 2015. JTA

U.S. Ambassador To Israel: Israeli Actions Not Excessive

10/15/2015 - 20:00

The United States’ ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said Washington does not view Israel’s recent actions to curb Palestinian violence as excessive and supports Israel right to defend its citizens.

Daniel Shapiro

Joseph’s Tomb Torched

Abbas calls incident 'obscene,' promises to investigate.

10/15/2015 - 20:00

Palestinian rioters set fire to the compound of the Tomb of Joseph near Nablus.

Joseph's Tomb is in the West Bank and under control of the Palestinian Authority. JTA

Israel Accuses Abbas Of Incitement After Claim That Teen Attacker Was ‘Executed’

10/14/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of incitement after he accused Israel of “executing” a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who took part in a stabbing attack.

Ahmed Mansra, 13, eating in his bed at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. JTA

U.S. Jewish Movements Observing Sabbath Of Solidarity With Israel

10/14/2015 - 20:00

The major Jewish movements in the United States will observe a Sabbath of Solidarity with Israel amid the country’s wave of terror attacks.

Hoenlein meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, (Hoenlein is sitting in the middle with his head lowered). Wikimedia Commons

Palestinian Shot Dead After Stabbing Woman, 70, At Jerusalem Bus Station

10/14/2015 - 20:00

A Palestinian man stabbed a 70-year-old woman at Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station before being shot to death by police.

Jerusalem officials cleaning the scene of a terror attack where a Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli before he was killed. JTA

‘You Don’t Know Where An Attack Could Come From’

Fear and helplessness in an embattled Jerusalem.

10/12/2015 - 20:00
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Jerusalem — Just last month, the plaza outside the entrance to Damascus Gate was full of toy merchants selling gifts for the Muslim festival of Eid el Adha. 

Columns of Israeli border police patrol in the Muslim Quarter. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Israeli Military Responds After Syrian Mortars Hit Golan

10/12/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The Israel Defense Forces fired at two Syrian military targets in the Golan Heights in response to mortars fired into Israel.

A Sho't tank in a memorial near the Valley of Tears, Golan Heights. Wikimedia Commons

Israeli Teen, 13, Stabbed While Riding His Bike In Jerusalem

10/11/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A 13-year-old Israeli boy who was riding his bike was critically injured in a stabbing attack in north Jerusalem.

Rescue services at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood on Monday, October 12, 2015. JTA

What Syria’s Refugees Think About Israel Might Surprise You

For many Syrians, identity is defined by sectarian affiliation — they're more concerned with divides among Alawites, Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds than between Arab and Jew.

10/08/2015 - 20:00

Berlin — Israel’s government is in cahoots with Syrian President Bashar Assad. America wants to keep the Syrian civil war going for as long as possible. Russia is outmaneuvering the United States on the global stage.

Germany is struggling to process and accommodate the 10,000 refugees streaming into the country every day. JTA
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