Several minor earthquakes shake Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has been hit by four minor earthquakes over the past several days.
Two earthquakes on Sunday were felt in the area of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee — one at noon and the second a few hours later. They both measured about 3.6 on the Richter scale.
The previous day, an earthquake of the same magnitude hit northern Israel, with its epicenter between the Hula Nature Reserve and the Sea of Galilee. A 3.5 magnitude quake occurred late last week, also near Tiberias.
It is not known what the string of mild earthquakes means and if it is a precursor of a larger earthquake in the region.
The Sea of Galilee is located on the Great Syria-African Rift, which has been the center of several earthquakes.
Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes.
The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call between the two leaders referred …