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  • Sephardi chief rabbi spurns proposed conversion solution

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 13 (JTA) — Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi has rejected a proposed resolution of a crisis over conversions performed in Israel. Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron’s rejection of the reported proposal was a major setback for the Ne’eman Committee, which has sought for months to find a compromise satisfactory to all streams of Judaism on the…

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    A Palestinian court sentenced three Palestinians to prison terms for killing an Israeli cab driver. Two received life sentences, while the other received 17 years. They did not appear to be politically motivated. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dispatched a close aide to thank Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat for his help in apprehending the…

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    A government-appointed committee chared with finding a way to resolve a crisis over conversions in Israel will make another bid to break its deadlock. The committee failed to come up with a recommended solution by last Friday’s deadline, but plans to convene again Thursday to discuss whether to extend the deadline. þ A Palestinian court…

  • A chronology of suicide bombings

    NEW YORK, July 30 (JTA) — Following is a list of suicide bombings carried out against Israel since Israel and the Palestinians signed peace accords in September 1993. It does not include the numerous drive-by shootings and stabbings. The death tolls refer only to the victims and do not include the bombers. 1994 April 6:…

  • Chronology of recent developments

    NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (JTA) — The following is a chronology of key events leading up to this week’s agreement for Israel to turn over most of the West Bank town of Hebron to Palestinian control. * Sept. 13 — Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat exchange a historic handshake…

  • List of Israeli crash victims

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 5 (JTA) — The following is the list of soldiers killed in Tuesday’s military helicopter crash in Israel. The list includes all those names released for publication as Staff Sgt. Idan Alper, 20, of Bat Yam Sgt. Maj. Saguy Arazi, 22, of Kfar Yona Staff Sgt. Emil Azulai, 20, of Eilat Lt. Alon…