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Elite IDF soldier returns money looted in Gaza war

By JewishJournal.com

May 26, 2009 | 4:30 pm

From HAARETZ.com:

An Israel Defense Forces soldier accused of looting a home in the Gaza Strip during the Israeli offensive earlier this year has returned the stolen money along with a letter of apology to the Palestinian owner.

The Givati Brigade soldier confessed to stealing a credit card from the man’s home and withdrawing NIS 1,600 in cash from that account upon his return from Israel. A number of days later, the Palestinian lodged a complaint and the soldier was arrested. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Amos Elon, Israeli Author, Dies at 84

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 26, 2009 | 12:58 pm

    From CNN.com:

    “Amos Elon, an Israeli essayist and author who examined his society’s flaws and myths, explored some of its greatest figures and became for many years its most renowned public intellectual, died Monday in Italy, where he had made his home since 2004. He was 84 [Note: Age corrected from NYTimes article].

    His wife, Beth, said the cause was leukemia.” Read the full story at CNN.com.

    Elon was also a correspondent on European and American affairs for Haaretz.  To read the story on Haaretz.com, click here.

  • CA Election Results Early Analysis

    May 20, 2009 | 3:34 pm

    More election coverage later in the day…

    For our pre-election analysis by Raphael Sonenshein, click here.


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  • Jewish School In Lockdown After Rapper Shot at Beverly Center

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 19, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Maimonides Academy went into lockdown for a short time on Monday afternoon after the rapper Dolla was shot and killed at the Beverly Center on La Cienega... More.

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  • Fiesta Shalom in Photos

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 19, 2009 | 1:44 pm

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    A couple stands inside the historic Breed Street Shul.
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    A tour of the synagogue.
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    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Consul General Yaakov Dayan.
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    Festival speakers
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    A community mural is painted using thumbprints.
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    A klezmer band plays in the street.
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  • Fiesta Shalom: Why One Band Refused to Play [AUDIO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    From FSRN.org

    “A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate.” Click here to listen.

  • Anti-Israel activists urge Leonard Cohen to nix T.A. show

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    From HAARETZ.com

    Anti-Israel activists are stepping up efforts to dissuade Leonard Cohen from performing in Israel in September.

    The activists urge supporters to “apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path,” in their most recent appeal, which was circulated on Monday in various pro-Palestinian mailing lists. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

     

  • New Endangered Species: Israeli Sperm

    By JewishJournal

    May 11, 2009 | 3:40 pm

    The end of Seinfeld? The Bush administration? Global warming?

    All possible reasons for what you are about to read…

    From HAARETZ.com:

    The... More.

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