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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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


U.S. Contractor Held in Cuba Assisted Jews

By JTA

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


Israel Sends Aid to Haiti

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said three Israelis are unaccounted for in Haiti, which was struck on Tuesday by the worst earthquake the area has known in the last 200 years.Read More


Camp Foundation Names CEO

By JTA

The Foundation for Jewish Camp has tapped businessman Jeremy Fingerman as its new chief executive officer.Read More


Miep Gies, Hid Anne Frank, Dead at 100

By Ami Eden (JTA)

Miep Gies, the woman who recovered Anne Frank’s diary, has died at 100.Read More





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