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  • Community Briefs: Southern California News

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rocket Attacks in Sderot Interrupt Efforts by Villaraigosa to Speak With City's Mayor

    Early on the morning of July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a longtime supporter of Israel, was interrupted twice in attempts to place a call to Eli Moyal, mayor of the Israeli city...

  • National and World News Briefs from JTA

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rallies Demand Gilad Shalit's Return

    Thousands of Jews around the world gathered Monday to protest the recent kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian gunmen. The largest gathering was in New York City, where a crowd of several hundred, including Jewish leaders and their...

  • Advice and Reality Face a Moment of Truth in Israel

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Just don't take the bus."

    As I left on a trip to Israel a couple months ago, this was the advice I got from everyone. Even then, a time of relative peace, the ersatz front-page pictures of terror-torn Israeli commuter buses surrounded by wounded people being moved to ambulances...

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  • Is U.S. Silence on Gaza Sign of Friendship or Weakness?

    By Ron Kampeas

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Is U.S. silence in the face of Israel's massive counterattack on the Gaza Strip a function of friendship or weakness?

    The United States largely has refrained from criticizing the Israeli strikes on Gaza that began June 28, days after gunmen affiliated with Hamas, the terrorist...

  • Worst Fears Come to Pass for Foes of Gaza Pullout

    By Marc Ballon

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Librarian Stephanie Wells so opposed Israel's unilateral withdrawal from 21 Jewish settlements in Gaza last summer that she moved to the disputed territory just three weeks before troops moved in. She stayed to the bitter end.

    Among the most committed in the fight against the...

  • Protestors at Israeli Consulate Face Off Over Gaza Actions

    By Amy Klein

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Anti-apartheid!" a young man wearing a kaffiyeh yelled into a megaphone, rallying a crowd of anti-Israel protesters marching in a circle in front of the Israeli consulate on June 29 to protest Israel's action in Gaza. "Anti-oppression!" he shouted.

    Last Thursday afternoon, ANSWER...

  • Sderot Attack Interrupts Villaraigosa’s Call

    By Marc Ballon

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a longtime supporter of Israel, was interrupted twice in attempts to place a call to Eli Moyal, mayor of the Israeli city of Sderot.

    Palestinian terrorists have been attacking the city almost daily with Kassam...

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