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Palestinian Terrorist Kills US Tourist, Wounds 10 in Jaffa Stabbing Spree

March 8, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: An American tourist was killed and at least 10 people were injured Tuesday evening when a Palestinian man carried out a stabbing spree in Jaffa. Five of the injured were described as being in critical condition. The terrorist stabbed his victims in at least three locations in an attack that

16-Year-Old Danish Girl Charged with Planning to Bomb Jewish School

March 8, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: Copenhagen—A 16-year-old Danish girl has been charged with planning a “terrorist” attack on two schools, one of them Jewish, after acquiring chemicals for bombs, police said on Tuesday. A police press release said the girl’s 24-year-old friend, who local media have said was a former fighter in Syria, had also been

Netanyahu Lashes Arab MKs for Hezbollah support: ‘Have you gone mad?’

March 7, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Monday at Arab MKs who condemned Gulf Arab states for blacklisting the Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah as a terror group. “Countries from the Arab world decided to recognize Hezbollah as a terror group. This is an important development. Even amazing,” Netanyahu said in the

Middle East Drought the Worst in 900 Years

March 7, 2016, by

From the JTA: A recent 14-year dry spell in the Middle East was the worst drought in the past 900 years, according to a new NASA study. The American space agency’s researchers examined records of rings of trees in several Mediterranean countries to determine patterns of dry and wet years across a span of nine centuries.

ISIS on the Rise Among Israeli Arabs

March 3, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A total of 34 Israeli Arabs have been indicted for offenses related to activities on behalf of Islamic State, a TV report said Thursday, adding that the terror group was steadily growing in popularity in Israel. The Channel 10 report said Islamic State has been working relentlessly to encourage a

Yachad Interns Shine in Community Jobs

March 2, 2016, by

Pearl Markovitz reports for the The Jewish Link of New Jersey: Five months into their new headquarters at the Teaneck Jewish Center, Yachad is brimming with exciting new programs. According to Chani Herrmann, Director of New Jersey Yachad, “Our new and expanded facility has added even greater enthusiasm and excitement to our program for staff

Israeli Father of 5 Attacked Outside His Home Saves His Children

March 2, 2016, by

From the JTA: A father of five who was attacked by two Palestinian teens said he managed to shove his assailants out of his West Bank home before they could hurt his family. Roi Harel was heading to army reserve duty in uniform at 5 a.m. Wednesday when the assailants attacked him with clubs and

1,600-Year-Old Wine Press Discovered in Old Jerusalem Army Base

March 2, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: An ancient wine press likely dating from Roman times was uncovered within the grounds of a disused IDF military base in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiques Authority said on Wednesday. The IAA excavated the former Schneller base ahead of the construction of residential buildings on the site for the capital’s ultra-Orthodox

Two Thirds of Americans Favor Israelis Over Palestians

March 1, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Nearly two thirds of Americans (62 percent) favor Israel more than the Palestinians, as they have done for the past seven years, according to a Gallup poll published Monday. Just 15% say their sympathies lie with the Palestinians, up from a 20% peak in 2007. One in five respondents said

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