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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

At Least 2 Killed, 5 Seriously Injured In Shooting Attack In Central Tel Aviv

01/02/2016 - 17:49

JERUSALEM — At least two people were killed and five seriously injured in a shooting in the center of Tel Aviv.

A manhunt was launched in Tel Aviv to find the shooter. JTA

Duma Case Is ‘Moment Of Truth’ For Nationalists

Growing sense that settler violence isn’t just a fringe phenomenon; test for justice system.

12/30/2015 - 08:32
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — For years, Jewish vigilantism has been dismissed in the Israeli mainstream as the work of a tiny and closed group of youths from the settlement outposts in the West Bank.

Israel is dealing with the fallout from the murder of 18-month-old Ali Dawabashe. Getty Images

Family Of Yeshiva Student Ezra Schwartz Visits Site Where He Was Killed

12/28/2015 - 11:53

The parents and four siblings of Ezra Schwartz visited the West Bank spot where the American yeshiva student was killed by a Palestinian terrorist.

On Sunday, Ruth and Ari Schwartz of Sharon, Massachusetts, and their children saw the traffic junction in Gush Etzion where the minivan in which Ezra, 18, and several other yeshiva students were riding on the way to a volunteer project was shot at during a Palestinian terror attack.

Ezra Schwartz. JTA

How A US-born Amputee Fought His Way Back Into The IDF

Ezagui is the only combat soldier with an amputation to serve as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces reserves.

12/28/2015 - 11:07

The hardest part was loading the assault rifle.

Izzy Ezagui, center, and fellow reserve soldiers in 2014. JTA

3 Israelis Injured, 3 Assailants Killed In 3 Attacks In West Bank

12/24/2015 - 11:04

Three Israelis were injured and three of their assailants killed in three separate terror attacks in the West Bank.

Tel Aviv’s Bus Depot Now A Hub For Christmas Trees And Santa Suits

12/23/2015 - 16:00

TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) Just before Christmas, Nicole Perez and her friends went shopping for decorations in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station.

 Tel Aviv Central Bus Station sets up a Christmas market that caters to Christian foreign workers and asylum seekers.Michele Cha

Jewish Agencies Launch Discount Supermarkets’ Project In Sderot

12/23/2015 - 15:57

Israel’s first discount supermarket co-op store — an initiative of Jewish agencies and private donors — opened in the beleaguered city of Sderot.

A public bomb shelter in Sderot. Via

Family Of American-Israeli Jew Supports His Claims Of Torture

12/23/2015 - 15:45

The family of the American-Israeli Jewish teenager who claims he was tortured by Israel in detention supported his claims to the Forward, which identified him as Elisha Odess.

 The body of the 18-month-old baby Ali Saad-Dawabsheh is carried during her funeral in the Palestinian village of Duma.

Israel, Turkey Edging Closer

Rewards of pact would be substantial for both countries, but hurdles remain.

12/23/2015 - 08:51
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — In the first step towards a normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel, Turkey on Monday acceded to Israel’s demand that it expel a senior Hamas representative based in Istanbul, Saleh al-Arouri, the alleged mastermind of the murder of three Israeli teens in June 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan. Getty Images
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