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By JTA Staff

August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall

A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept... read full article

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    August 29, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Anti-Israel Protesters Rally Outside Feinstein's Office

    Anti-Israel demonstrators and pro-Israel counterdemonstrators squared off in front of Jewish Sen. Dianne Feinstein's West Los Angeles office last week. Feinstein (D-CA) has a track record of supporting pro-Israel...

  • Poll: College Kids Back Israel

    By Joe Berkofsky

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    U.S. college students back Israel over the Palestinians by a 4-1 margin, according to a new survey.

    The mid-July survey of 300 students found that 43 percent of respondents called themselves supporters of Israel, while only 11 percent backed the Palestinians. Another 29 percent did...

  • Community Briefs

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dems Take Breather in Bel Air

    Instead of debating the finer points of the Oslo peace accords or discussing the impact of Sept. 11 on Jewish America, Democrats for Israel-Los Angeles (DFI-LA) will focus their attention instead on enjoying some kosher food and congenial...

  • Education Briefs

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    New Yeshiva for Learning Disabled and Gifted Students

    Rashi Hebrew Academy, a new yeshiva for learning disabled and gifted children, will open Sept. 3 at Congregation Shaarei Tefila on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. The school is accepting students from different...

  • The New Middle East Battleground: College Campuses

    By Mike Levy

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The signs on campus read, "Zionism equals Nazism" and "Why do Israelis love to kill Palestinian children?" One simply showed an Israeli flag dripping blood.

    When Sarah Tolkoff returned to UC Irvine from her Birthright Israel trip last year, she says, "I realized the anti-Israel...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Captures Hebrew U. Bombing Suspects

    Israel arrested a Hamas cell believed responsible for several suicide bombings, including one late last month at Hebrew University. The men, East Jerusalem residents whose Israeli ID cards allowed them to travel the country freely,...

  • Community Briefs

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Daniel Pearl Laid to Rest

    Family and close friends buried slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl Sunday morning and vowed that his example would continue to inspire "millions of friends and strangers touched by his life and death."

    Pearl, 38, was kidnapped and killed...

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