Daily Archive: March 12, 2017

Mar
12

Jordan Frees Soldier Who Killed 7 Israeli Schoolgirls in ’97 Rampage

On Sunday, almost 20 years after the so-called Island of Peace massacre, the Jordanian authorities released Ahmed Daqamseh from prison.

Mar
12

Israel at the World Baseball Classic: From Curiosity to Contender

A roster filled with career minor leaguers, former major leaguers and baseball misfires now has a chance to make an unlikely trip to the semifinals.

Mar
12

David Jacobi obituary

My friend David Jacobi, who has died aged 54, was a research scientist with a particular expertise in the disposal of radioactive waste and a keen general interest in the environment.

Born in London to Harry, a rabbi, and his wife, Rose (nee Solomon), a secretary and voluntary worker originally from India, David went to Claremont high school in Wembley before studying chemical engineering at Bath University. It was in the West Country that we first met in the early 1980s, when I was at nearby Bristol University. From time to time members of Bath’s tiny Jewish Society used to come over to join our slightly larger society for study and social events. Years later I met him again at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, where his sister, Margaret, was rabbi. After that our paths continued to cross.

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Mar
12

Israel Wins Again in the W.B.C., Beating Cuba to Stay Undefeated

In its first comeback during a magical run in the tournament, Team Israel overcame a one-run deficit in the first game of the second round.