A Tel Aviv court sentenced four of five defendants to jail sentences of up to 21 months for their role in a bridge collapse at the 1997 Maccabiah Games. The defendants had already been found guilty of negligence in connection with the collapse, which left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured. The father of one of the Australian athletes injured in the tragedy called the sentences too lenient.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.