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The Grief, Misery and Moments of Joy at Israel's Haiti Hospital

By Nathan Guttman

The lines outside the Israeli field hospital were growing longer with earthquake victims pouring in, some seeking treatment for the first time since the January 12, simply because there was nowhere to go.Read More


Pope Visits Synagogue in Rome in Hopes of Healing Rifts

By Ruth Ellen Gruber (JTA)

When Pope Benedict XVI visited this city’s main synagogue, sparring between the pope and Jewish leaders over Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust grabbed headlines.Read More


Israel's Ben-Gurion University To Establish Yiddish Studies Center

By JTA

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is establishing Israel’s newest center for Yiddish studies.Read More


Israeli Team Assists Haitians; Video From IDF Field Hospital

By JTA

An Israel Defense Forces medical and rescue team has set up a field hospital and begun treating earthquake-stricken Haitians.Read More


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

By JTA

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





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