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  • Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded

    RAFAH Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Egypt's decision to shut its border with the Gaza Strip has stranded thousands of Palestinians on the Egyptian side of the border while around a thousand people in Gaza are desperate to get out for medical treatment in Egypt,...
  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks. Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was...
  • Gaza conflict sparked sharp rise in German anti-semitism, survey shows

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German anti-semitism and resentment towards Israel has risen sharply in recent months, with more than one in four respondents in a new poll equating the Jewish state's treatment of Palestinians to Nazi persecution of Jews during World...
  • Israel to cooperate with U.N. Gaza war inquiry

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer's Gaza war and the use of U.N. sites by Palestinian militants to store weapons. Last week,...
  • Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a real man of God'

    Shimon Kraft met Kalman Levine on the first day of second grade when they were carpooling to a new Jewish day school in Kansas City. Even after Levine moved to Los Angeles and then Israel — rarely to return — they remained close friends....
  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a...
  • Tragedy in Jerusalem

    Tragedy in Jerusalem
    There can be no excuse, no explanation, no reasoned or even plausible justification for the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four rabbis and an Israeli police officer dead. The assailants, two Palestinian militants armed with...
  • Israeli demolition of Palestinian home follows synagogue attack

    A thunderous explosion and the crunch of collapsing masonry early Wednesday heralded the revival of what had been a largely abandoned Israeli tactic: the demolition of family homes of Palestinians who stage attacks against Jews. Less than 24 hours after...
  • Israel promises tough measures to stop wave of attacks in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM Israeli security forces demolished Wednesday the family home of a Palestinian who carried out a lethal car attack in Jerusalem last month as the government sought to demonstrate a tough response after a deadly assault on a synagogue. Prime...
  • Daniel Gordis: After synagogue attack, Jerusalem's new holy war

    Daniel Gordis: After synagogue attack, Jerusalem's new holy war
    There are terror attacks, and there are pogroms. The attack at a Jerusalem synagogue this week that killed four rabbis was a pogrom. It was an attack motivated not by politics but by religious hatred; it was directed not at Israelis but at Jews. The...
  • Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead

    Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead
    — In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that....