Deadly Jaffa explosion and fire said caused by illegal gas cylinder

By TOI staff An explosion in Jaffa that claimed the lives of at least three people and injured four on Monday night was likely caused by an illegal gas cylinder attached to the building without proper safety measures and inspections, the Tel Aviv Fire and Rescue Service said Tuesday. “It is very likely that there was… Continue reading “Deadly Jaffa explosion and fire said caused by illegal gas cylinder”

UN marks Palestine Day with fresh slew of resolutions condemning Israel

By TOI staff The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed six resolutions described by a watchdog group as “anti-Israel,” marking 70 years since the world body’s partition plan carved Mandate Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state than never came to be. The measures were nearly identical to a yearly slate voted on… Continue reading “UN marks Palestine Day with fresh slew of resolutions condemning Israel”

Meandering from Brooklyn to Samaria, Avraham Herzlich shepherded a dynasty

By Jacob Magid and Video by Luke Tress KFAR TAPUAH, West Bank — Life in the United States was passing by too quickly for Avraham Herzlich. The now 77-year-old Brooklyn native admits he did not know it at the time, but how could he have? Herzlich — then barely of legal age — was driving from… Continue reading “Meandering from Brooklyn to Samaria, Avraham Herzlich shepherded a dynasty”