Israel Brief December 22, 2013: Bomb explodes on bus near Tel Aviv; no one hurt

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Bomb explodes on bus near Tel Aviv; no one hurt

Source: JTA, 12-22-13

A bomb exploded on a public bus in Bat Yam, a city neighboring Tel Aviv, after the passengers had been removed….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 30, 2013: Iron Dome deployed in Tel Aviv as US moves closer to Syria strike

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Iron Dome deployed in Tel Aviv as U.S. moves closer to Syria strike

Source: JTA, 8-30-13

The Israeli army has deployed the Iron Dome rocket interception system around Tel Aviv in preparation for a possible strike by Syria….READ MORE

Israel Brief July 14, 2013: Thousands rally in Tel Aviv for social justice protests

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv for social justice

Source: JTA, 7-14-13

More than 3,000 Israelis marked the two-year anniversary of the social justice protest movement and protested current government economic policy during a rally in Tel Aviv….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 13, 2013: President Barack Obama extends Jerusalem embassy waiver

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Obama extends Jerusalem embassy waiver

Source: Jweekly.com, 6-13-13‎

President Barack Obama extended for six months a waiver on a 1990s law that would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 2, 2013: Tel Aviv bus bomb mastermind indicted

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Tel Aviv bus bomb mastermind indicted

Source: JTA, 1-2-13

Israel’s military prosecutor filed an indictment against the head of a Palestinian terrorist cell who organized the bombing of a bus in Tel Aviv….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 23, 2012: Palestinians, Arab-Israeli arrested for Tel Aviv bus bombing

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Palestinians, Arab-Israeli arrested for Tel Aviv bus bombing

Source: JTA, 11-23-12

Israel’s domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv….READ MORE

Israel Brief November 21, 2012: Tel Aviv bus bombed in apparent terror attack, 10 wounded

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Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in apparent terror attack

Source: JTA, 11-21-12

A bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what police believe was a terrorist attack. Read more »

10 wounded in blast aboard Tel Aviv bus

Source: WaPo, 11-21-12

Ten people were wounded Wednesday morning after an explosion inside a bus in central Tel Aviv, authorities said. At least three were taken to a hospital with critical injuries….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 21, 2012: 1,408 Missiles in 8 Days Fired by Gaza at Israel

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1,408 Missiles in 8 Days Fired by Gaza at Israel

As the 8-day holiday of Hanukkah approaches, Israel marks the eighth day of Operation Pillar of Defense by counting the missiles fired.

Source: INN, 11-21-12

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorists and affiliated terrorist groups have fired 1,408 missiles and rockets at Israel since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, eight days ago.

Of those fired, 56 missiles have struck populated areas in Israel, and 412 have been intercepted and shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

They have varied in ranges from the short-range “homemade” Kassam rockets that reach close to 20-25 kilometers (12.5-15 miles), to medium-range Grad Katyusha missiles that reach up to 40 kilometers (25 miles), and now also include the Iranian Fajr-5 missiles, with a range of 75-80 kilometers (45-48 miles)….READ MORE

Israel Brief November 19, 2012: Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

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Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

Source: JTA, 11-19-12

The flight path of planes arriving at and departing from Ben Gurion Airport have been rerouted from regular takeoff and landing paths to protect them from Iron Dome….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 17, 2012: Newly placed Iron Dome battery intercepts rocket fired at Tel Aviv

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Newly placed Iron Dome battery intercepts rocket fired at Tel Aviv

Source: JTA, 11-17-12

A fifth Iron Dome missile defense system was deployed in the Tel Aviv area, and shortly afterwards intercepted a rocket aimed at the major Israeli city….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

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Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Source: NBC News, 11-16-12

On the third day of escalating violence between Israel and Gaza, air raid sirens cried out in Israel’s two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as residents moved into underground shelters, NBC reporters on the scene said.

At least one rocket fired from Gaza toward Jerusalem landed outside the city, which is more than 60 miles from the Gaza Strip, according to NBC’s Martin Fletcher. There were no injuries or damage. This was the first Palestinian rocket to reach the vicinity of Jerusalem since 1970.

Earlier, at least one rocket fired toward coastal Tel Aviv fell into the sea.

“The rocket landed off the shores of Tel Aviv,” a police spokesman told Reuters. This was the second attack on Tel Aviv in as many days, with rockets nearly hitting the city on Thursday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 15, 2012: Explosion heard in Tel Aviv as Gaza clashes mount

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Explosion heard in Tel Aviv as Gaza clashes mount

Source:  CBS News, 11-15-12

Palestinian militants barraged Israel with nearly 150 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 15, 2012: Israel launches retaliation strikes against Hamas rocket attacks

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Israel launches retaliation strikes against Hamas rocket attacks

Source: Fox News, 11-15-12

Israel moved closer to an all-out ground war with Hamas Thursday, as Israeli planes, tanks and gunboats pounded suspected militant positions in Gaza in retaliation for another day of Hamas rocket attacks that left at least three Israelis dead….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 15, 2012: Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv

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Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv

Source: JTA, 11-15-12

A rocket fired from Gaza struck the metropolitan Tel Aviv area….READ MORE

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