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Thursday, December 13, 2018
 
Strasbourg gunman cried ‘Allahu Akbar’ during fatal attack, says prosecutor
By Agencies
Suspected shooter who killed three named as Cherif Chekatt, who has a long criminal record in both France and Germany; authorities say he was radicalized in prison
 
Citing France attack, Trump demands funding for border wall
By TOI staff and Agencies
 
5 detained in Christmas market attack in France
By Agencies
 
After 30 years, once-crumbling Crusader fortress set to open again
By Melanie Lidman
Huge hilltop site near Rosh Haayin, first mentioned by Josephus, was largely built before 12th century; remains from First Temple Period were found under Crusader floor
 
Hosting Italy’s deputy PM, Netanyahu urges stronger action against Hezbollah
By Raphael Ahren
Salvini doubles down on dubbing Lebanese group ‘terrorists,’ despite having been criticized at home for use of the term
 
Far-right Italian minister slams EU for ‘unbalanced’ stance on Israel
By Raphael Ahren
 
US denied Israeli request to slap sanctions on Lebanon, official reportedly says
By TOI staff
 
PM warns Hezbollah of ‘unimaginable blows’ if anti-tunnel operation attacked
By Judah Ari Gross and TOI staff
 
Conservative Movement leader gets death threats at Western Wall
By TOI staff
Yizhar Hess files complaint with police after ultra-Orthodox men tell him he should be murdered for supporting Women of the Wall
 
Rabbi arrested at California interfaith border protest for migrants
By JTA
 
Condition of mother gunned down in terror attack improves, baby still critical
By TOI staff
Hospital says Shira Ish-Ran no longer on respirator or sedated, communicating with those around her; injured husband doing well
 
Seriously wounded victim of Ofra terror attack reunited with husband
By JTA and TOI staff
 
Hoy hoy hoy
This Santa Claus is an Orthodox Jew
Rick Rosenthal — a full-time, professional St. Nick — sees no contradiction between his beliefs and serving as a spiritual figure who provides comfort to young and old
 
Ultra-Orthodox deputy mayor calls for removing Christmas tree from Ashdod mall
By TOI staff and JTA
 
A lot of the bread in the US will no longer be kosher
By Ben Sales
 
Live updates (closed)
IDF forces raid family home of Palestinian suspect in Ofra attack — reports
By Tamar Pileggi
Mayor of Kobar village says Israeli troops operating in hometown of Salih Barghouti, arrested earlier in shootout north of Ramallah
 
Anti-tumor DaRT could point the way to new arsenal in battle against cancer
By Federico Maccioni
Tel Aviv-based startup Alpha Tau Medical says its can demolish cancerous masses by injecting them with radioactive material in a simple needle procedure
 
Tunisia arrests two Bosnians in 2016 killing of Hamas drone expert
By TOI staff
Gaza-based terror group has blamed Israel’s Mossad for the assassination of Mohammed al-Zoari, one of its top scientists
 
Gazan child succumbs to shrapnel wounds from IDF bullet, Hamas official says
By Adam Rasgon
 
Rights group says new video shows no rioting before troops killed Palestinian
By TOI staff
 
Top Ops
 
Gitit Levy-Paz
The new (literary) engagement with Israel
Is American Jewry estranged from Israel? Recent novels by Krauss, Safran Foer, and Englander prove just the opposite
 
Yedidia Z. Stern
If you’re happy and you know it, you must be a religious Zionist
It’s time for the most optimistic group in Israeli society to stop acting as if the courts are persecuting them
 
Israel media review
If Israel builds it, will they come? 8 things to know for December 12
By Joshua Davidovich
A minister is planning a diplomatic quarter in Jerusalem, but it’s not clear who will populate it; and a poll and maps raise worries about peace prospects and Iran
 
At Zippori pool where Judah Hanasi may have bathed, a rare tiny pagan bull found
By Amanda Borschel-Dan
 
Can we handle the uncomfortable truths unearthed in WWII’s Oneg Shabbat archive?
By Matt Lebovic
 
Analysis
3 takeaways from Jared Kushner’s interview with Fox news on Middle East peace
US president’s son-in-law and adviser sounded less hopeful than he may have intended about the prospect of a deal between Israel and the Palestinians
 
Trump invokes ‘Israel’s wall’ in tense exchange over border security
By JTA and TOI staff
 
More Headlines
 
Women protest in major cities against violence; two arrested in Tel Aviv
By Stuart Winer and TOI staff
 
Woman slain in Acre amid national outrage over domestic violence
By TOI staff
 
Police arrest four Jewish teens for ‘price tag’ attack in northern Israel
By Jacob Magid
 
Far-right group plasters West Bank with posters urging Abbas’s assassination
By Jacob Magid
 
The whole love / Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy tells the story of his conversion to Judaism
By JTA
 
Anglers reeling as authorities try to keep illegal fishing at bay
By Melanie Lidman
 
Rabbis force Brooklyn kosher eateries to blackball lesbian Jewish entertainer
By JTA
 
Evelyn Berezin, who brought first word processor to market, dies at 93
By JTA
 
Nazi-themed posters hung at New York college campus
By JTA
 
Defense Ministry ombudsman says IDF ground forces unprepared for war
By TOI staff
 
Why the arrest of a Chinese tech mogul matters for Iran — and Israel
By Ron Kampeas
 
Israeli firm said using US lobbyists to help Congo regime skirt new sanctions
By TOI staff
 
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