Obituary

  • Violence Again Grips Territories As Jew Dies from Attack in Hebron

    As a Jewish settler killed in a terror attack was buried Sunday, new violence erupted in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The latest explosions of terror activity came as Motti Biton, 32, was laid to rest in Haifa, after his death Friday of gunshot wounds inflicted in the West Bank town of Jenin. In two… More ▸

  • Israeli Soldier Dies in Terrorist Hunt

    A search for terrorists in the Gaza Strip cost the life of an Israeli soldier Thursday. One terrorist was killed, another wounded and seven were captured in the skirmish, the Israel Defense Force announced. The dead soldier was identified as Cpl. Baruch Ben-Shimon, 20, of Safed. The IDF said a patrol searching for wanted terrorists… More ▸

  • Second Arab Dies from Mob Violence; Kidnap Suspect in Another Case Escapes

    A 42-year-old Arab from Silwan village became the second fatal victim of Jewish mob violence in Jerusalem this week. Izzat Halahla died Thursday of injuries inflicted by Jews enraged over the murders of teen-agers Ronen Karamani and Lior Tubol, whose mutilated bodies were found Monday in a ravine in the northern outskirts of the city…. More ▸

  • Last Ex-nazi Held in Dutch Prison Dies Eight Months After Release

    The last ex-Nazi to have been held in a Dutch prison died several days ago in the West German village of Bigge, southeast of Dortmund. Franz Fischer, 87, whose release from the Dutch prison in Breda on Jan. 27 caused much debate and psychological trauma in Holland, was the last survivor of two aged Nazi… More ▸

  • Another Friend from Congress Dies in Mississippi Plane Crash

    U.S. Rep.Larkin Smith, a Mississippi Republican who was killed in a plane crash Sunday, was “a rising star” among Israel’s supporters in Congress, a pro-Israel lobbyist said Monday. News of the death of Smith came a day after pro-Israel forces learned they had lost a longtime friend in the House of Representatives. Rep. Mickey Leland… More ▸

  • Beth Din Rabbi Dies in Jerusalem

    Some 40,000 mourners attended the funeral here Wednesday of Rabbi Yitzhak Yaacov Weiss, doyen of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community. Weiss, who died early Wednesday at the age of 88, presided over the Beth Din (religious court) of the ultra-Orthodox Eda Haredit. Streets were closed to traffic as large crowds gathered in Mea Shearim as soon as… More ▸

  • Another Soldier Dies in Accident

    A reserve soldier was killed Tuesday morning and two other soldiers were injured in the second fatal road accident in two days involving an Israel Defense Force jeep. It occurred in Halhoul, near Hebron in the West Bank, under circumstances that were not immediately clear. The driver is believed to have lost control of the… More ▸

  • Jericho Bus Victim Dies in London

    David Delarosa, 19, a soldier who tried vainly to rescue a woman and children from a firebombed bus near Jericho on Oct. 30, died in London Thursday. He had sustained serious injuries to his heart and lungs from smoke inhalation. Only a heart and lung transplant might have saved his life, and he was flown… More ▸

  • Canadian Said to Be Oldest Jew in World, Dies at 113

    Joseph Joffre died at Maimonides Hospital here Monday at the age of 113. He was possibly the oldest living Jew and one of the oldest men in the world. He succumbed to what were described as natural causes. “He was lucid until the very last moment,” said Minny Greenblatt, the youngest of his 15 children…. More ▸

  • Israeli Dies of Wounds in Bombing; Air Force Retalia Tes in Lebanon

    An Israeli soldier injured in last week’s suicide car-bomb attack in Lebanon died of his wounds Saturday, becoming the eighth fatality in the bloody attack. Motti Steier, a 21-year-old Israel Defense Force captain, succumbed to wounds sustained last Wednesday, when an explosive-laden Toyota blew up in the middle of an IDF convoy patrolling the southern… More ▸