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Shimon Peres Suffers Mild Heart Attack

01/14/2016 - 12:19

Peres, 92, was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after feeling chest pains. He underwent a cardiac angioplasty at the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to open a blocked artery, according to reports.

Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv, Nov. 30, 2015. JTA

NGO Bill Stirring Up A Storm, Again

Renewed effort to label human rights groups is test of Netanyahu’s coalition.

01/12/2016 - 19:30
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv —  It’s not every day that Israel’s government gets a public slap on the wrist from the U.S. government and the Anti-Defamation League.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is pressing the NGO bill in the face of U.S. criticism. Getty Images

Alleged Tel Aviv Gunman Shot Dead In Northern Israel

01/08/2016 - 12:51

The gunman who allegedly killed three Israelis last week in Tel Aviv was shot and killed by Israeli forces in northern Israel.

Nashat Melhem was shot dead Friday afternoon in a shootout with police near his home in the Umm al-Fahm area. An inaccurate initial report said that he had been shot in a mosque.

Security forces respond to the attack in Tel Aviv. JTA

In Israel, Terrorist Attacks Drop 25 Percent; Shin Bet Adds "Jewish Terrorism" Category

01/08/2016 - 09:18

TEL AVIV — The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis decreased significantly in December over the previous month, Israel’s security agency said.

The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded in December a total of 246 attacks by Palestinians on Israel compared to 326 in November, the organization said in its monthly report released earlier this week.

Attacks in Israel fell in December. JTA

This Romance Is Too Hot

Education Ministry’s move against cross-border love affair novel is new culture war salvo.

01/06/2016 - 09:29
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — It is the love that dare not speak its name — at least not in the tension-laced Israel of early 2016.

Fish out of water? Dorit Rabinyan’s tale of Jewish-Arab love is flying off the shelves. Iris Nesher

Bursting The Tel Aviv ‘Bubble’

Tel Aviv manhunt punctures city’s sense of relative safety; ISIS connection to shooter?

01/05/2016 - 16:16

Tel Aviv — Until Friday, this city had been largely untouched by the recent wave of near-daily attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians.

The search for Nashat Milhem, inset, continued. Getty Images

Father Of Alleged Tel Aviv Gunman Arrested As Accessory

01/05/2016 - 11:28

Jerusalem — The father of the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting on a Tel Aviv bar was arrested in connection with the attack.

Mohammed Melman. JTA

2 Jewish-Israelis Indicted In Deadly Duma Firebombing

01/04/2016 - 11:43

Jerusalem — Two Jewish-Israelis have been indicted in the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian family’s home in the West Bank village of Duma.

Dawabsheh family house after the arson attack. Wikimedia Commons

Report: Israel Asks PA For Help In Capturing Tel Aviv Shooter

01/04/2016 - 11:37

Jerusalem — Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

Nashat Milhem, the susupected gunman. Via

Tel Aviv Shooter Identified As Arab-Israeli With History Of Violence

01/03/2016 - 14:59

 The gunman who shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, was an Arab-Israeli man with a history of violence, Israel Police said.

The attacker was named as Nashat Melhem, 31, of Arara, a village in Wadi Ara in northern Israel. A gag order was lifted on his identity on Saturday evening, the day after the shooting that also injured several people.

The Tel Aviv shooter had history of mental violence. JTA
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