More than 400 rockets hit southern Israel in less than 24 hours, one killed

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

(JTA) – One person was killed and two seriously injured after a rocket fired from Gaza landed on an apartment building, as southern Israel remained under rocket siege for a second day.

The rocket hit the upper floors of a four-story apartment in Ashkelon shortly before midnight on Monday night. The body and one of the injured women were discovered early on Tuesday morning under the debris of a fallen wall. [Read more…]

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‘Our hearts are broken’: The Jewish world reacts to the Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Police respond to a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Police respond to a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Police respond to a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that has left 11 people dead has been described as “horrific,” “heinous” and “devastating” by Jewish leaders, politicians and Israeli leaders.

“Our hearts are broken,” the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh posted on Facebook, saying it was making an exception and using social media on Shabbat. [Read more…]

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Rivlin, at memorial for Yitzhak Rabin, says new generation does not understand danger of polarization

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin remembers the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a ceremony marking hte 23rd anniversary of his assassination (Mark Neiman/GPO)
Israeli president Reuven Rivlin remembers the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a ceremony marking hte 23rd anniversary of his assassination (Mark Neiman/GPO)

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin remembers the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a ceremony marking hte 23rd anniversary of his assassination (Mark Neiman/GPO)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – “Day by day, the generation that did not know Yitzhak grows,” Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said at a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

He expressed concern that the new generation does not understand the seriousness of the polarization and incitement that led to Rabin’s murder. [Read more…]

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2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror attack

Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Haayin, was killed in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, October 7, 2018. (Facebook)
Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Haayin, was killed in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, October 7, 2018. (Facebook)

Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, of Rosh Haayin, was killed in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, October 7, 2018. (Facebook)

Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three from Rishon Lezion, was killed in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, October 7, 2018. (Facebook)

Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three from Rishon Lezion, was killed in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Park, October 7, 2018. (Facebook)

(JTA) – Two Israelis were killed and another injured in a terror attack in a West Bank industrial area that employs thousands of Palestinian and Jewish workers.

The attack in the Barkan Industrial Park factory took place shortly before 8 am Sunday, at the beginning of the work week. The gunman, a 23-year-old Palestinian who remains at large, had been employed at the factory for several months and reportedly knew the two dead victims – a man and a woman from central Israel. Both had been tied up and shot at close range; they died of their injuries at the scene. [Read more…]

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Jewish suspects arrested in beating of three Israeli Arabs at a Haifa beach

(JTA) – Two Jewish suspects have been arrested in an attack on three Israeli Arabs at a Haifa beach.

One of the suspects, 23, a resident of Nesher, located next to Haifa, on Saturday was ordered placed under house arrest for three days. The second suspect, 29, also of Nesher, was arrested on Saturday and appeared on Sunday in Haifa Magistrate’s Court where he also was ordered to house arrest. [Read more…]

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In Israel, Hungary’s Orban gets praise from Netanyahu and protests at Yad Vashem

Prime Ministers Viktor Orban, left, of Hungary and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Jerusalem, July 19, 2018. (Kobi Gideon/Israeli Government Press Office)
Prime Ministers Viktor Orban, left, of Hungary and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Jerusalem, July 19, 2018. (Kobi Gideon/Israeli Government Press Office)

Prime Ministers Viktor Orban, left, of Hungary and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Jerusalem, July 19, 2018. (Kobi Gideon/Israeli Government Press Office)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban, for defending Israel in international forums and for being a “good friend” to his country.

Netanyahu made his remarks before the leaders met Thursday in Jerusalem on the second day of Orban’s two-day visit. Netanyahu went to Hungary a year ago. [Read more…]

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