Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli officers on Sunday sealed off the Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman who killed seven people outside a synagogue on the outskirts of the city, police said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “a swift response”. Seven people including a 14-year-old were shot dead on Friday in the attack on … Read more

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli military said on Saturday it was boosting forces in the occupied West Bank, a day after a Palestinian gunman shot seven people dead near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem.     “Following an IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) situational assessment, it was decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) … Read more

Auschwitz Director Cites ‘Sick Megalomania’ in Ukraine War at Commemoration

Auschwitz Director Cites 'Sick Megalomania' in Ukraine War at Commemoration

WARSAW (Reuters) – The director of the Auschwitz Memorial on Friday compared the deaths of people in Ukraine to the suffering in World War Two during commemorations marking the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp by Soviet troops. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial preserves the Auschwitz death camp set up … Read more

Saudi Arabia Condemns Israeli Raid in Jenin

Saudi Arabia Condemns Israeli Raid in Jenin

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Thursday strongly condemned a raid by Israeli commandos on the Palestinian town of Jenin that killed seven people and injured two, state news agency SPA reported. The Saudi foreign ministry said it denounced Israeli forces’ “storming of the city” that led to “the fall of a number of victims”. The … Read more

Race Against the Clock for Germany’s Top Nazi Hunter

Race Against the Clock for Germany's Top Nazi Hunter

LUDWIGSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s top Nazi hunter, Thomas Will, is hopeful of securing further convictions over the Holocaust even as the remaining suspects, many now in their late 90s, die. Will told Reuters that he has handed over five cases to local prosecutors in Germany that he believes still have a chance of going … Read more

Gaza Fisherman Gets New Outboard Engine After a Decade’s Wait, as Israel Relaxes Curbs

Gaza Fisherman Gets New Outboard Engine After a Decade's Wait, as Israel Relaxes Curbs

GAZA (Reuters) – Marooned for a decade by engine failure, Palestinian fisherman Falah Abu Reyala will finally be able to return to sea with a new outboard motor for his boat after Israel eased curbs on the supply of parts to Gaza it feared could be used to make weapons. After the Islamist group Hamas … Read more

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in West Bank, Palestinians Say

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli forces on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said, after, according to the Israeli military, he tried to stab Jewish residents. An individual tried to stab a resident of the Jewish Sde Efraim farm and was prevented, a statement from the Israeli military … Read more

Israel Says Has Not Found a Link Between Pfizer COVID Shot and Stroke

Israel Says Has Not Found a Link Between Pfizer COVID Shot and Stroke

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has not identified any evidence linking strokes to an updated coronavirus vaccine made by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE, according to a health ministry official. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said that a safety monitoring … Read more

White House Adviser Sullivan Will Support Two-State Solution in Israel Trip -Kirby

White House Adviser Sullivan Will Support Two-State Solution in Israel Trip -Kirby

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan was holding meetings in Israel on Wednesday and will stress the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestinian dispute during his visit, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday. Sullivan will also underscore the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and … Read more

Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu’s Legal Reforms

Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu's Legal Reforms

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reform plans, with organisers accusing him of undermining democratic rule weeks after his reelection. Bestriding a religious-nationalist coalition with a solid parliamentary majority, Netanyahu, now in his sixth term, wants to rein in the Supreme Court in … Read more