Israel douses blazes after mass evacuations, vows to find arsonists

Nov 28, 2016

Israel douses blazes after mass evacuations, vows to find arsonists

Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks. There were no deaths but 122 people were treated for injuries, mainly smoke inhalation, ...

Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

Nov 25, 2016

Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze. Spreading quickly due to dry, windy weather, the ...

Oct 25, 2016

Israeli church officials say shrine to Jesus robbed, vandalized

A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalized, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday. Church officials believe the motive for Monday’s incident was robbery and not Jewish ...

Oct 3, 2016

Shimon Peres passes on

As the world remembers Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, it is important that his committment to peace not be forgotten or left unfulfilled.