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US ambassador accuses unnamed Palestinian leaders of praising deadly stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman accused unnamed Palestinian leaders of praising a terror attack that left an Israeli father of four dead.

David Friedman did not say which Palestinian leaders he was referring to in the tweet on Tuesday morning, the day after the stabbing. No members of the Palestinian Authority leadership have praised the attack. A spokesman for Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, lauded the attack as “a continuation of the resistance to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.”

Friedman’s tweet said: “20 years ago I gave an ambulance to Har Bracha hoping it would be…

Palestinian stabs Israeli father of 4 to death in West Bank

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli father of four was fatally stabbed in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Israeli security forces are searching the area for the Palestinian assailant in the Monday afternoon attack, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman said. An IDF officer who identified the attacker began to pursue him in his vehicle and hit him, but the attacker still was able to flee, according to the IDF.

The attacker’s backpack was found on the scene containing a change of clothes and his identification card, as well as personal items. Hebrew-language media later reported that the attacker, Ais Abed…

Zionist group’s president visits Qatar, meets with its leaders

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The president of the Zionist Organization of America is the latest pro-Israel figure to visit Qatar and meet with its leader.

“They invited me to go a number of times – in September, October, November and December,” Morton Klein told Haaretz on Monday, confirming his visit earlier this month. “At first I refused because of their support for Hamas and the anti-Semitism being broadcast on Al Jazeera television. But over time, I saw that more and more Jewish leaders were going there, and I realized that at this point, they won’t be able to use me for…

Britian’s Labour Party ignoring complaints of anti-Semitism in its ranks, Jewish leader alleges

(JTA) — The head of the Jewish Labour Movement in Britain accused the Labour Party leadership of failing to deal with “a vast backlog” of complaints about anti-Semitism in the party ranks.

Jeremy Newmark, the national chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, on Saturday night also accused the party of letting a second investigation into former London Mayor Ken Livingstone get “stuck in the system” ahead of local elections in May. Livingstone’s two-year suspension from a previous investigation into his anti-Semitic comments, including that the Nazis were Zionists, ends in April.

“We will be closely monitoring the outcomes of a…

Israeli troops kill man in raid looking for gunman who shot dead a West Bank rabbi

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was killed and two Israeli soldiers were injured in a West Bank raid to capture the suspect responsible for the drive-by shooting death of an Israeli rabbi.

Hamas and the Palestinian Health Ministry misidentified the man shot dead in the late Wednesday night raid in Jenin as Ahmed Nasser Jarrar, 22, the son of a senior West Bank Hamas official killed in 2002. Jarrar is believed to be behind the attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of Gilad Farm, who was shot as he drove his car near the northern West Bank outpost…