A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she’ll be returned to the Palestinian-controlled territories. The move came as Israeli officials weighed comprehensive legislation with harsh punitive measures against perpetrators of attacks and their families. ———— For the Record Nov.
Nov. 26, 2014 Thomas L Friedman Op-Ed column offers reading recommendations on variety of topics that readers may be interested in talking about over Thanksgiving dinner; highlights issues like importance of preservation of environment in Iran, the world’s growing population, and growing anti-Arab racism in Israel.
Israel’s Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Gaza militants was not feasible anytime soon. The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused “unprecedented” destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire. Vital humanitarian aid poured into Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners
CAIRO: Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday (Nov 26) for the first time since its closure in late on October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. The crossing, which is the only access point to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel, will open for four hours on Wednesday and Thursday, a government official said. “The crossing is being opened for two days to help traffic mainly from Egypt to Gaza,” the official said, suggesting that for now, the reopening was only temporary