Marcy Oster (JTA)


Israel Fire Kills 40, A New Tragedy

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

In a country always on guard to prevent the next tragedy born of terrorism or war, an out-of-control forest fire was the culprit in a tragic bus incident that left some 40 people dead in northern Israel.Read More


Four Israelis Killed in Attack Near Hebron

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron.Read More


Multiple Fronts Exist in Fight Over East Jerusalem

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

The day that Zacharia Zigelman, 26, moved into a home in the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in eastern Jerusalem, he got beaten up, he says.Read More


Rosa Rein, World’s Oldest Jew, Dies at 112

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

Switzerland’s oldest resident, believed to be the world’s oldest Jew, died about a month shy of her 113th birthday.Read More


Jewish Terrorist's Arrest Raises Questions About Investigation

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

After the news broke in Israel that a West Bank settler was charged with murdering two Palestinians in 1997 and bombing the home of a prominent Israeli professor last year, many Israelis were asking why it took police so long.Read More



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