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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Hagai Amir, Yigal’s brother, released from prison

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 4, 2012

Hagai Amir, who helped his brother Yigal Amir plot the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, was released from prison. Authorities at the Ayalon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, released Amir, 43, on Friday morning. He had been in prison 16 years and has...

Hamas member charged in thwarted terror attack

JTA March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A member of Hamas was charged in a thwarted terrorist attack and kidnapping of an Israeli soldier near Eilat. The Shin Bet security agency arrested Muhammad abu-Adarah, 20, last month, it was learned Wednesday after a gag order was lifted...

With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

JTA March 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire. The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several...

As rocket attacks ease, Netanyahu reiterates his Gaza policy

JTA March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterating his policy of responding to Gaza violence, said that Israel "will find" whoever breaks the calm. "Our message is clear: Quiet will bring quiet. Whoever violates it or even tries to violate it...

Report: Egypt has brokered Israel-Hamas ceasefire

JTA March 12, 2012

Egyptian officials told Reuters they had brokered a truce between Israel and Hamas to end four days of cross-border fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The Reuters report late Monday quoted unnamed Egyptian officials. Neither Hamas nor Israel would...

Israels Iron Dome defense system near the Israeli town of Ashdod has intercepted a volley of rockets fired by terrorist groups from the Gaza Strip area, March 11, 2012.

Rockets from Gaza fall for fourth day

JTA March 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- At least two dozen rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on the fourth day of attacks on Israel's southern border. Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted at least eight of the rockets fired at Beersheba and five fired...

Philanthropist Larry Goodman contributes $3 million to Ben-Gurion U.

JTA February 21, 2012

Chicago philanthropist Larry Goodman has contributed $3 million to a housing and community involvement program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Goodman started the program, which provides housing to students in exchange for community involvement,...

Israel strikes Gaza sites after weekend of rockets

JTA February 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Air Force struck two sites in the Gaza Strip after a weekend of rocket attacks on southern Israel. Israeli aircraft late Saturday night struck a weapons manufacturing site in northern Gaza, and a home in Gaza City which a statement...

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