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Fright Night In Israeli Cinema

05/10/2016 - 16:17

On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to fight for his life, using everything from a gun to a knife to a desk lamp, until he’s left with blood dripping down his face.

A scene from the Israeli horror film “JeruZalem.” Courtesy of “JeruZalem”

3 Out Of 4 Of Israeli Jews Say There Is No Occupation, Survey Finds

05/10/2016 - 10:31

Jerusalem — Nearly three-quarters of Israeli Jews, 71.5 percent percent, do not view Israel’s control of the West Bank as “occupation,” a monthly survey found.

Israeli Border Police guarding a checkpoint in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, Oct. 15, 2015. JTA

Two Elderly Women Stabbed During Walk On Jerusalem Promenade

05/10/2016 - 10:15

Jerusalem — Two elderly women were stabbed by two masked assailants while out for a walk on a popular promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack.

Police search Jerusalem for stabbing suspects. Getty Images

‘To Salvage The Stories Of The Rescued’

Mounting urgency at Yad Vashem to find Righteous Gentiles, aided by technology.

05/04/2016 - 09:10
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — It’s a race against the clock, and against flagging memories.

But for the historical researchers — detectives, really — at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, museum and national archive, technology is giving them a big leg up in the race to identify and vet the stories of Righteous Gentiles.

Names of Righteous Gentiles are etched into a wall at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Wikimedia Commons

Man Stabbed In Jerusalem’s Old City

05/03/2016 - 11:01

Israeli police are hunting for the attacker who stabbed a man in Jerusalem’s Old City, moderately injuring him.

Palestinian women passing an Israeli police checkpoint in Jerusalem, Oct. 8, 2015. JTA

Palestinian Teen Convicted In Murder Of Israeli Mother Of 6

05/03/2016 - 10:53

Jerusalem — A Palestinian teenager was convicted in the murder of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, in her West Bank home.

Husband and children of Dafna Meir grieving at her funeral in Jerusalem the day after her stabbing death in the West Bank. JTA

Netanyahu Calls For ‘Direct, Bilateral Negotiations’ With Palestinians

05/02/2016 - 14:27

Jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is ready to start “direct, bilateral negotiations” with the Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu leading the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, April 3, 2016. JTA

Pressing Pluralism In The Knesset

MK Merav Michaeli wants Israel to be a place where every Jew can be a Jew ‘whichever way they should be Jewish.’

04/26/2016 - 16:37

Washington — When a pro-Israel U.S. lawmaker greeted a member of Israel’s Knesset here recently, the former may not have anticipated the candor of the latter.

“I’m an Israeli member of Parliament,” Michaeli says. “I have a responsibility for how Israel treats human beings.” Michal Fatta

Bus Bombing Rocks Jerusalem, At Least 21 Injured

04/19/2016 - 11:15

Jerusalem — At least 21 people were injured in a bus bombing in Jerusalem, police said, in the first such attack in Israel in years.

Firefighters and rescue personnel at the scene of a bus bombing in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem, April 18, 2016. JTA

At Least 15 Reportedly Injured In Jerusalem Bus Explosion

04/18/2016 - 14:03

Jerusalem — At least 15 people are reported injured in an explosion Monday afternoon on a public bus in Jerusalem that is being investigated as a bombing or an engine malfunction.

Firefighters and rescue personnel responding to a bus explosion in jerusalem, April 18, 2016. JTA
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