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    JERUSALEM, Aug. 10 (JTA) — One witness said the streets were filled with blood. Jerusalem’s mayor said, “We are in a war.” Those wounded by nails and shrapnel lay sprawled in the streets, bleeding as they waited for medical attention. Others sat in the street and cried. A popular restaurant was a gutted ruin. A…

  • Bombing in Israel leaves anger, horror in its wake

    Those wounded by Thursday’s suicide bombing in Jerusalem lay sprawled in the streets, bleeding as they waited for medical attention. Others sat in the street and cried after the early afternoon attack at a busy downtown intersection. The bombing killed a

  • Israeli officials debate threat to Arafat’s rule

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (JTA) — Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s regime. The Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported Tuesday that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could lead to chaos in the West Bank and Gaza Strip….

  • U.S. truce effort near collapse

    JERUSALEM, July 2 (JTA) — Israelis and Palestinians alike are rapidly losing all faith in the U.S.-brokered cease-fire that was supposed to put an end to more than nine months of violence. On Monday — the worst day of violence since the cease-fire went into effect on June 13 — media reports in Israel and…

  • Bombs, shooting rock Israel

    JERUSALEM, July 30 (JTA) — Six weeks after Israel and the Palestinian Authority accepted a U.S.-mediated cease-fire, violence is continuing at some of the highest levels since the start of the Palestinian uprising last September. Israeli security forces went on high alert this week following a series of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, none of which…

  • Murdered Israeli teens found in cave

    JERUSALEM, May 9 (JTA) — Israeli-Palestinian violence intensified even further this week as the mutilated bodies of two teen-aged Israelis — one of them also an American citizen — were discovered in a West Bank cave. Ya’akov Mandell, 13, who also held American citizenship, and Yosef Ishran, 14, were found Wednesday after searches were launched…

  • Murdered Israeli teens found in cave

    JERUSALEM, May 9 (JTA) — Israeli-Palestinian violence intensified even further this week as the mutilated bodies of two teen-aged Israelis — one of them also an American citizen — were discovered in a West Bank cave. Ya’akov Mandell, 13, who also held American citizenship, and Yosef Ishran, 14, were found Wednesday after searches were launched…

  • Pressure builds for Mideast violence monitors

    JERUSALEM, July 22 (JTA) — As Israeli-Palestinian violence continues, a push to send international monitors to try to reduce tensions is gaining momentum. The G-8 group of leading economic nations, meeting in Genoa, Italy, over the weekend, endorsed a proposal to dispatch an international peacekeeping team in an effort to end Israeli-Palestinian violence. The United…

  • Pressure builds for Mideast violence monitors

    As Israeli-Palestinian violence continues, a push to send international monitors to the Mideast is gaining momentum. Israel has long opposed the force, claiming such bodies are ineffective and would only provide Palestinian militants cover to continue the

  • Pressure builds for Mideast violence monitors

    JERUSALEM, July 22 (JTA) — As Israeli-Palestinian violence continues, a push to send international monitors to try to reduce tensions is gaining momentum. The G-8 group of leading economic nations, meeting in Genoa, Italy, over the weekend, endorsed a proposal to dispatch an international peacekeeping team in an effort to end Israeli-Palestinian violence. The United…