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Jerusalem bus explodes in terror attack, injuring 21

April 18, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A bomb exploded on a bus in Jerusalem Monday afternoon, injuring over 20 people as it and other vehicles were engulfed in flames, and ratcheting up tensions in a city just recovering from a months-long wave of violence. Police and rescue officials confirmed 21 people were injured, two of them

For parents of soldiers lost in Gaza, the war never ended

April 7, 2016, by

From the JTA: One family lost their son in late July 2014. The other lost theirs on the first of August in the same year. One family has lobbied the United Nations and crossed an ocean in hopes of bringing their son’s remains back. The other mostly stays home. One family is sure their son is

In Destitute Gaza, Hamas Rides World’s Goodwill All the Way to the Bank

March 17, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: There’s been a lot of talk in the international media about the slow pace of rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, where some 100,000 people still don’t have housing following the summer 2014 war between the IDF and Hamas-led groups in Gaza. But what most people haven’t heard is that new

Hasidic Terror Victim Stabs Attacker—Credits God with Saving Him

March 10, 2016, by

From the Forward: Only after Yonatan Azriaev grabbed the terrorist’s arms and threw him against a wall of soft drinks did he think he was about to die. Azriaev, a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, had been handing out religious pamphlets in the open-air market here when he stepped inside a shop at around

Official Palestinian TV Calls Jaffa Terrorist a ‘Martyr’

March 9, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: The official news station of the Palestinian Authority described the terrorist who went on a stabbing spree in Jaffa Wednesday night as a “martyr” and called his victims “settlers.” On Wednesday night, 22-year-old Palestinian Bashar Massalha killed an American tourist, US army veteran Taylor Force, and injured 10 other people,

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

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

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

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