| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed five people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.
Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"You've got to be taught to hate..." (Oscar Hammerstein, "South Pacific")
The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm.
"Another Yom Kippur," he said. "Another 500 children of Gaza...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country’s domestic security agency said Thursday.
The targets were to include Jerusalem’s...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The older I get, the more my childhood memories fade, but I still vividly remember the morning of Sunday, July 4, 1976.
I was eight years old at the time, spending Shabbat with my grandparents at their house in London. Early on that Sunday, I woke to...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:54 PM
(JTA) — When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Israeli forces “brazenly flouted the laws of war” and showed “callous indifference to the carnage” caused by attacks on civilian targets during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, according to a report released by Amnesty...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Letter writer Fred Lebert asks why Israel hasn't joined the fight against ISIS ("Why isn't Israel joining the fight against ISIS?" Oct. 21).
The first and most obvious answer is that the U.S. has formed an Arab coalition that includes enemies of Israel,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
It is deplorable that The Sun, which was so out front depicting the casualties and damage this summer in Gaza during the war started by Hamas, decided to bury news of the murder of a Jewish baby (and American citizen) by a Palestinian terrorist in...