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  • Changing the world, one step at a time - Q&A with advocate Brigitte Gabriel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    Brigitte Gabriel (49,) a bestselling author, activist, a leading expert on global Islamic terrorism, and founder and President of ACT! for America, has one fascinating life story. She was born in Lebanon to a Maronite Christian family, and spent her childhood in amid the Lebanese...

  • The legacy of 9/11 hero Danny Lewin

    October 9, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    At the center of the 9/11 attacks against the United States by Islamofascist terror, an unlikely hero played a largely unknown role. He sacrificed his life in an attempt to stop the hijacking of one of the planes that later crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He...

  • Moving and Shaking: 9/11 memorial, Dr. Kenneth Bernstein and Michelle Wolf honored

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Consul General David Siegel thanking the men of the LAFD Fire Station 88. Courtesy of the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles.

    In honor of 9/11, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel took part in a private visit to Los Angeles Fire Station 88, where he met...

  • Hacking groups calling for 9/11 cyber attacks against Israel, U.S. [VIDEO]

    September 10, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    International computer hacking groups called on Muslim hackers to attack U.S. and Israeli websites and other Internet presences on 9/11.

    The threat for Wednesday was posted last week in a YouTube video by the hacker groups Anonymous, AnonGhost and Fallaga. The groups are...

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  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads ‘not guilty’ to attack

    July 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring the death penalty.

    The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen spoke clearly in court, repeatedly answering that he was "not...

  • Some Information for David Suissa

    By Aryeh Cohen

    April 23, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    David Suissa bemoans the "fact" that Muslims are not self-critical, nor do they condemn terror attacks loudly enough. 

    So for general edification I spent 5 minutes on Google and came up with this list. 

    9/11http://kurzman.unc.edu/islamic-statements-against-terrorism/

    ...

  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • Criticism is not Islamophobia

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Criticism is the oxygen of journalism. Here at the Jewish Journal, we will criticize anything that we believe deserves criticism, including religion. We will criticize preachers who use Christianity to express hatred and bigotry toward gays as much as we will criticize religious...

  • ‘Zero Dark’ writer faces the controversy

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 19, 2013 | 11:32 am

    The time: 2003. The place: Black Site — Undisclosed Location. A battered man strung up by his wrists is being questioned by an interrogator. When he refuses to answer, he is forced to the ground and held down by three men wearing ski masks. A black towel is wrapped around his face,...

  • Hollywood’s history lesson: What counts when truth gets in the way

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 19, 2013 | 7:04 am

    The year is 2063. In a Los Angeles classroom, a group of history students awaits the day’s lesson on the Civil War period. The teacher announces that instead of reading from a textbook, the class will watch the movie “Lincoln,” by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner. The lights dim,...

  • My 9/11

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 11, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    I was only 11 at the time, but 9/11 is a date I'll never forget. I was at home alone, busy with my homework, when the phone rang. I picked it up, and on the other side was my aunt, and she sounded hysterical: "Noga! Where is your father?" –"Abroad", I replied. "Somewhere In the...

  • Kenneth Feinberg: The 9/11 mediator who listens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    When massive tragedy strikes in the United States, when half a dozen or a score or thousands of people are killed in a single incident, when disaster hits a region, Kenneth Feinberg often gets a call.

    The Washington attorney is perhaps best known for his work as the administrator...

  • Shapiro at 9/11 ceremony: U.S. won’t allow Iran to have nuclear weapon

    September 11, 2012 | 11:42 am

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said that the United States “would not permit Iran to be armed with a nuclear weapon.”

    He made his remarks Tuesday during a ceremony near Jerusalem to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The ceremony by the U.S. Embassy in...

  • September 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2012 | 1:53 am

    In-depth

    Jews Question Their Future in Germany

    The bitterness of the debate over circumcision and ongoing anti-Semitic attacks have made some in Germany's 100,000-strong Jewish community question their presence in the country, says Der Spiegel.   

    The main synagogue of the...

  • September 11

    By Ilana Angel

    September 10, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    On September 11, 2001, 2,819 people were killed in the attacks on America.  We must never forget what happened, or those that were lost. These are the names of people who died on that horrible day.  Remember.  Pray.  Keep the faith.

    WORLD TRADE CENTER Gordon M. Aamoth,...

  • Religious groups urge understanding following Sikh Temple shooting

    August 6, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Religious groups are calling for tolerance after six people were killed in a shooting attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

    The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, the...

  • Iran, Taliban and al-Qaida owe $6 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, U.S. court says

    August 1, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A U.S. district court recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    The symbolic decision came Monday in New York as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by...

  • Up close and personal with the TSA

    May 15, 2012 | 10:07 pm

    Recent days have been full of continually unfolding reports about a new intercepted underwear bomb intended to be carried aboard a U.S.-bound plane by an al-Qaida agent. That agent, said to be British, turned out to be working simultaneously with Saudi and U.S. intelligence, and...

  • Arrests in France, Sarkozy compares shooting trauma to 9/11

    March 30, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Following a sweep of arrests of suspected Islamic militants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy compared the fatal attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse to the trauma of 9/11.

    The trauma was “very deep in our country,” said Sarkozy, who is facing an uphill reelection battle....

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Opinion: How can we be better humans?

    By David Suissa

    September 14, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    I spent the long Sunday of 9/11 at events that had nothing to do with 9/11, but there was no way to avoid that day’s ominous shadow. All three events I attended were connected to Judaism in some way, and they showed me how much Jews can teach the world about how to react to the...

  • Letters to the Editor: America, George Bush, Israel

    September 14, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    How Did We Get Here?

    Marty Kaplan’s “How Did This Happen to America?” (Sept. 9) is a searing piece of journalism. Money has clearly infected our democratic system of government. What Kaplan does is articulate when the line was crossed when cynicism became the norm. Somehow we...

  • ADL supports World Trade Center cross

    September 14, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League said it supports the inclusion of the World Trade Center cross in the permanent memorial to 9/11 victims at Ground Zero.

    The American Atheists organization, which advocates an “absolute separation” of government and religion, filed a lawsuit last month...

  • Iowa Jewish Federation pulls out of 9/11 event over flag

    September 14, 2011 | 11:29 am

    A Jewish organization in Iowa pulled out of a multifaith prayer service commemorating the 9/11 attacks because the event did not display an American flag.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines withdrew from the Sept. 11 event sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa when...

  • At a rebuilt AMIA Jewish center, Argentinians remember 9/11 victims

    September 13, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    A 9/11 memorial ceremony at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires called for common cause in halting terrorist attacks.

    Among those attending the commemoration ceremony Monday at the rebuilt AMIA headquarters were the U.S. ambassador in Argentina, Vilma Martinez; representatives...

  • For Jon Stewart, 9/11 ‘commemoration’ more about 9/13

    September 13, 2011 | 11:47 am

    While perusing my Facebook wall this summer, I got word that a bunch of tickets to a taping of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” was available for the taking. Fingers be nimble, I snapped them up.

    It wasn’t just any taping but the one for Sept. 12, the...

  • 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...

  • D.C. temple hosts 9/11 commemoration

    September 12, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    More than 1,000 people gathered at the Washington Hebrew Congregation for a religious event to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    The event was hosted by the Washington National Cathedral, but could not be held there due to damage from last month’s earthquake.

    ...
  • Australian rabbi blows shofar at 9/11 ceremony

    September 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    A Sydney rabbi sounded the shofar in a major cathedral in the Australian city to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

    Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, senior rabbi of the Great Synagogue, blew the shofar in St. Mary’s Cathedral Sunday as part of the anniversary commemorations for the victims...

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