Mideast Report

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A citizen of Ghana living in Israel was charged with knowingly spreading the AIDS virus.

Chris Sarfo was indicted Tuesday for having unprotected sex with four women and not telling them that he had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Sarfo also is accused of threatening to murder one of the women if she told other women he had the virus and of raping a 9-year-old girl.

Bloomberg makes solidarity visit

JERUSALEM (JTA) — New York City's mayor visited Jerusalem Tuesday on a one-day solidarity mission.

"You can see that America is not letting the terrorists win. We are striking back and that's — I think — what Israel has always done and what I would urge you to continue to do," Michael Bloomberg said during a visit to a Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem, where wounded from an Aug. 19 bus bombing are being treated.