International Battle Over 6-Year-Old Cable-Car Crash Survivor Goes to Court

The fate of Eitan Biran, whose parents were killed on an Italian mountain resort in May, has become an international cause pitting relatives in Israel against those in Italy.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/world/middleeast/eitan-biran-italy-israel-custody.html Read more »

Ex-Principal of Australian School to Stand Trial on Sexual Abuse Charges

Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel after a long battle, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/world/australia/jewish-school-sexual-abuse-malka-leifer.html Read more »

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

Six prisoners had tunneled out of a maximum-security facility on Sept. 6, in an embarrassment for Israel.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/middleeast/israel-prison-escape-palestinians.html Read more »

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killer Robot

Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-fakhrizadeh-assassination-israel.html Read more »

Ida Nudel, ‘Angel’ to Soviet Jews Seeking to Flee, Dies at 90

During the Cold War, she fought for the rights of others and also waged a 16-year fight of her own for an exit visa to Israel. She finally won in 1987. Ida... Read more »

U.S. and Egypt Put Improving Egypt’s Human Rights on the Agenda

Both countries took steps aimed at improving Egypt’s poor human rights record, but rights advocates found them short of the mark. CAIRO — Within days of each other, the United States and... Read more »

Iran Nears an Atomic Milestone

Edging close to a bomb’s worth of fuel is seen as a tactic to pressure the Biden administration into agreeing to a quick renewal of the 2015 nuclear deal. WASHINGTON — Iran... Read more »

Lone Survivor of Italian Cable Car Crash Is Subject of Custody Battle

The grandfather of a 6-year-old boy who survived an accident that killed his parents in May is under investigation after taking him to Israel. ROME — Eitan Biran, the sole survivor of... Read more »

For a Fractured Israel, a Film Offers Ominous Lessons From Ancient Past

An animated epic depicting a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago is being seen as a warning in a deeply divided country. JERUSALEM — A... Read more »

Israel Captures 2 of 6 Palestinian Fugitives Who Escaped Prison

The escape on Monday was seen as a rare humiliation of Israel’s security establishment, and celebrated by Palestinians. The other four inmates remain at large. JERUSALEM — The Israeli police captured Friday... Read more »