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3 Injured In Palestinian Stabbing Attack In Central Israel

11/02/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Three Israelis, including an 80-year-old woman, were injured in a stabbing attack in central Israel.

Israeli police and forensic experts inspect the scene of a stabbing attack in the Israeli city Rishon LeZion. Getty images

In Tense Eastern Jerusalem, Arabs And Jews Hunker Down

11/01/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armored van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.

A Jewish-Israeli raising the flag of Israel near the Old City of Jerusalem. The number of Jewish residents in the Old City. JTA

100,000 Gather At Rabin Memorial To Hear Bill Clinton, Obama

11/01/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — An estimated 100,000 people remembered Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a Tel Aviv rally marking the 20th anniversary of his assassination that featured speeches by President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

Some 100,000 attend a rally marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. JTA

Oslo And The Politics Of Meaning

Michael Lerner remembers a tumultuous time.

10/27/2015 - 20:00
Associate Editor

The Oslo years now seem as improbable as a dream, outside of time, headlines from messianic to murder, answered prayers turning to screams. But when Michael Lerner, founder and editor of Tikkun, the leading Jewish leftist journal, sat on the sun-drenched White House lawn, Sept. 13, 1993, invited by the president to witness the signing of the Oslo Accords and the epic handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization – it was vindication, not just for Lerner but for all the peaceniks who for years were mocked for their naiveté.

About the broken shards of Oslo, Lerner says, “You have to speak with compassion to everyone involved in this.” Michael Lerner

Two Decades Later, What If Rabin Had Lived?

Amid current terror spate, left struggles to make ‘peace with security’ not sound naïve.

10/27/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Twenty years after Yigal Amir, a far-right-wing religious nationalist and law student, gunned down Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin at a Tel Aviv peace rally, members of Israel’s peace camp still wonder what might have been.

A young woman mourns Yitzchak Rabin days after his assassination. Getty Images

‘He Was A Soldier Of Peace’

Eitan Haber, Rabin’s closest aide and speechwriter, remembers his boss.

10/26/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Ramat Gan, Israel — He still thinks about his old boss all the time. Still refers to him simply as “Rabin.” Still thinks — “almost every day, all day” — about what Yitzchak Rabin, the slain prime minister, would think of the latest political or military news. What would Rabin think about Iran? About the Israeli budget? About the “quality of life” in Israel today?

Haber doesn’t play the “what if”? game when it comes to Rabin.  Wikimedia Commons

American-Israeli Man Dies Of Wounds From Jerusalem Terror Attack

10/26/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A dual American-Israeli citizen wounded in a terrorist attack on a Jerusalem bus has died.

Rescue workers walking past a victim of a deadly terrorist attack on a Jerusalem bus, Oct. 13, 2015. JTA

Jerusalem Grand Mufti: Temple Mount Never Had Jewish Temple

10/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein, pausing during a media conference in Ramallah, Sept. 19, 2006. JTA

Israeli Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Hebron

10/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — An Israeli soldier is in serious condition after a stabbing attack near the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli soldiers evacuate, on a stretcher, the body of Palestinian Raed Jarradat, who had stabbed an Israeli. Getty Images

Israel And Jordan Agree To Put Surveillance Cameras On Temple Mount

Move could be a 'game changer,' says Secretary of State John Kerry.

10/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan agreed to place surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount in what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “could really be a game changer” in discouraging violence at the Jerusalem holy site.

Muslims seen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on their way to pray on the second day of Ramadan. JTA
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