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  • L.A. Jewish group rallies against U.S. veto at U.N.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 16, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    On Sept. 16, just hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would take the bid for official recognition of statehood directly to the United Nations Security Council, a group of about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Building in... read on

  • House Democrats urge European heads of state to oppose Palestinian U.N. bid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    In a letter sent on Sept. 15, a group of House Democrats urged the heads of 40 “key European countries” to join the United States in opposing the Palestinian effort to unilaterally declare statehood at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting.

    The letter was signed... read on

  • Jonathan Greenblatt to Head White House Innovation Unit

    By JewishJournal.com

    September 15, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    Jonathan Greenblatt, who served as chief executive of the company that oversees Good magazine and helped create All for Good, an online volunteer database, has been named the new director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

    A longtime Jewish... read on

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  • 2 teens sentenced in Calabasas anti-Semitic graffiti case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Two 17-year-old boys admitted in juvenile court on Wednesday to vandalizing the Calabasas High School campus in April, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

    The boys were ordered by Sylmar Juvenile Court Referee Mark Frazin to complete... read on

  • Jewish Agency chairman discusses Palestinian statehood bid

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 13, 2011 | 11:35 pm

    No one knows exactly how things will play out next week when Palestinian leaders make a bid for statehood at the United Nations, but Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, believes the impact will be more rhetorical than practical and that it represents no threat... read on

  • Israeli consulate to move to new L.A. location

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli flag that flew for three years in front of the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles was taken down on Sept. 8.

    According to the Israeli Consulate, the office is preparing to move to a new location in early 2012. The contract with the landlord that allowed the... read on

  • Big Sunday’s day of community service commemorates 9/11

    By Ryan Torok

    September 13, 2011 | 2:30 am

    Families and friends of all ages boxed cans of tuna and beans and boxes of cereal. A former Red Cross volunteer drew a picture of someone inside the rubble of the Twin Towers following the attacks.

    They were volunteers at Big Sunday’s food drive and community breakfast, which... read on

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