Jewish Journal

Almost Normal Life?

by Laura Bialis

January 22, 2009 | 1:24 pm

It almost seems like normal life. Things seem to be calming down, or at least continuing in a slower pace. Here in Sderot, there are less rocket attacks.  Yesterday there were only two... read full article

  • Hamas reportedly accepts cease-fire proposal

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 14, 2009 | 3:58 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hamas officials reportedly agreed to an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, though it’s not clear whether Hamas’ leadership in
    Syria agrees.

    Egyptian officials told Arabic-language media that a visiting Hamas delegation accepted the cease-fire proposal Wednesday...

  • Fighting Stirs Up Problems for Egypt, Benefits Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    January 14, 2009 | 1:59 pm

    With Israel’s war in Gaza in its third week, it’s clear the outcome could have far-reaching regional implications.

    If the operation against Hamas is successful, Israel will have struck a blow against the region’s radical anti-Western, Iran-led axis. But scores of angry...

  • VIDEO: Pro-Israel demonstrators at Federal Building on Sunday

    By VideoJew Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    Large numbers of pro-Israel demonstrators crowded the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave. in Westwood on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11 to support Israel’s recent actions in Gaza.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members from...

  • VIDEO: Youth rally supports Israel at Federal Building in Westwood

    By Brad A. Greenberg and VideoJew Jay Firestone

    January 8, 2009 | 12:28 am

    Brad A. Greenberg reports from today’s pro-Israel rally outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and Brad Greenberg

  • ‘We are fighting an Iranian proxy’: Q&A with Israeli Consul General Yaakov Dayan

    By Tom Tugend

    January 7, 2009 | 7:51 pm

    Yaakov Dayan is Israel's consul general for the Southwestern states. He is a 14-year veteran of the Foreign Service, has served in Europe and the United States and has conducted sensitive negotiations with Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian officials. The Jewish Journal interviewed...
  • Pro-Palestinian march in Paris sparks anxiety

    By Devorah Lauter

    January 7, 2009 | 7:26 pm

    PARIS (JTA) -- Deborah, 20, almost didn't attend a rally in support of Israel the day after a massive pro-Palestinian march erupted into a riot in the heart of the French capital's luxury shopping district.

    "After yesterday, I was two seconds away from not coming. You never know what...

  • Death, fear and fighting take toll on both sides of Gaza border

    By David Harris and Hamza El-Attar, The Media Line News Agency

    January 7, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    Damage to a home in Sderot from a Qassam rocket. Photo by The Media Line

    The body, wrapped only in a flag, is lowered into the ground as family members throw themselves toward the grave, screaming in anguish. At that moment, their world has ended.

    For the hundreds standing around...

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