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IDF Mission Arrives in Haiti

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and News Agencies

As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and three-quarters of the capital, Port-au-Prince, will need to be rebuilt, authorities in the Caribbean country said on Friday.Read More

Israeli Aid Workers Have Trouble Reaching Haiti


Israeli relief workers on their way to Haiti are having trouble getting into the earthquake-stricken country.Read More

Report: Jordan Arrests Taxi Driver in Bombing of Israeli Convoy

By Amos Harel and Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Agencies

Jordanian authorities arrested overnight Thursday in Amman a taxi driver suspected of involvement in Thursday’s bomb attack on an Israeli embassy convoy in Jordan, Arabic-language news network Al-Arabiya reported.Read More

Israel Is Due, and Ill Prepared, for Major Earthquake

By Zafrir Renat (Haaretz)

The magnitude of the earthquake that struck Port au Prince was 7.0 on the Richter scale, with an epicenter 15 kilometers from the city and at a depth of 10 kilometers. In 1770 a powerful earthquake occurred, destroying the city, but many years have passed and it has slipped from Haiti’s national memory.Read More

Israeli Diplomats Apparent Targets of Jordan Bombings

By Amos Harel and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Two bombs exploded near a convoy of cars carrying three Israeli diplomats in Jordan on Thursday but none were hurt.Read More

Jewish Groups Mobilize in Wake of Devastating Haiti Quake

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

As the death toll mounts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.Read More

Iranians Link Killing of Nuclear Scientist to Israel

By Haaretz

Days before the assassination of a university scientist, Iran had received information that Israeli and American intelligence intended to carry out terrorist acts in Tehran, claimed Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament. In a statement on January 13, one day after the attack, he blamed the two countries for it.Read More

Rabbi Murray Saltzman, Civil Rights Leader, Is Dead at 80


Rabbi Murray Saltzman, a national figure in the civil rights movement and spiritual leader at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation for nearly two decades, has died.Read More

Pressure Building To Re-start Peace Talks


Calls are mounting in Washington for the launch of new Israeli-Palestinian talks.Read More

U.S. Contractor Held in Cuba Assisted Jews


A U.S. contractor held in Cuba since early December provided communications equipment to Cuba’s Jewish community to help them access the internet and connect with world Jewry.Read More

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