Turkey requests Israeli earthquake aid after all

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—More than three days after a devastating earthquake struck northeastern Turkey, the Turkish government has reversed its refusal of the aid Israel immediately offered and … [Read more...]


JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Emory University law student Ilan Grapel landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 6:30 p.m. this evening, after four months' detention in Egypt accused of spying for … [Read more...]

Hamas: Shalit deal a turning point in struggle against Israel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh last night told a rally of some 200,000 Gazans celebrating yesterday’s prisoner exchange that the deal is just another victory in the … [Read more...]

SLIDESHOW: Gilad Shalit returns to Israel

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JERUSALEM (JWN)—St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit was released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip this morning, in the first stage of an exchange for 1,027 convicted Palestinian terrorists held in Israel. He … [Read more...]

Shalit to be freed on Tuesday

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit, kidnapped from Israel by Hamas five years ago and held incommunicado since then somewhere in the Gaza Strip, is to be freed in a prisoner exchange … [Read more...]

Shalit swap called best deal possible

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—About 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners are to be exchanged for the freedom of St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit, who was abducted by Hamas more than five years ago. News of the … [Read more...]

Israel shutting down for Yom Kippur

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Public transportation, broadcasting media, and border crossings are just a few of the normal daily activities that will halt for 24 hours from late Friday afternoon, as Israel observes … [Read more...]

Ahmadinejad: Turkey’s missile shield won’t save Zionist regime

TEHRAN (JWN and agencies)—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Turkey of agreeing to install an early warning system that is designed to protect Israel against Iranian missile attack if … [Read more...]

Christians throughout world pray for Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Hundreds of evangelical Christians gathered on Sunday at Jerusalem’s Haas Promenade overlooking the capital's Old City to pray for the peace of the city. The event was televised live … [Read more...]

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