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  • Palestinians erect outpost in E1 area

    January 11, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Palestinian residents erected an outpost in the E1 area east of Jerusalem.

    According to Ynet, approximately 200 Palestinians erected about 50 tents in the area in response to plans announced by the Israeli government in November to build settlements along the E1 corridor which...

  • Jimmy Carter calls Rachel Corrie case ruling ‘unacceptable’

    August 30, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter called “unacceptable” a court ruling that declared the State of Israel is not responsible for the death of an American activist.

    “The killing of an American peace activist is unacceptable. The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity,...

  • Peace activist settles lawsuit with pro-Israel activist

    August 2, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    A peace activist and the man she accused of assault as she protested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress reached a settlement on her lawsuit.

    Attorneys for Rachel Abileah, an activist with Codepink, and her alleged assaulter, Stanley Shulster of...

  • Ulpana activists begin march to Jerusalem

    June 4, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Hundreds of settlement activists began marching Monday from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank toward Jerusalem.

    The protest march is against plans to raze five apartment buildings in Ulpana, which are on land claimed by Palestinian...

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  • Is Prayer for Activists?

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 22, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Our basic premise as activists is human responsibility. We, not someone else, must step up to create change in the world. To turn to others before ourselves is for cynics and critics not change makers. What about prayer? Is it a cop out? I would suggest that prayer offers us three...

  • Young Jewish activist killed in Poland train crash

    March 5, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Maja Brand, a Jewish activist from Krakow, was among the 16 people killed when two trains collided in southern Poland.

    Friends said Brand, who turned 30 on Feb. 22,  was active “in all things Jewish” in Krakow. The head-on collision occurred Saturday night.

    Brand was working on...

  • Activist grapples with aftermath of disfigurement

    June 28, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    “I’m still a little bit broken, but it’s OK,” said Emily Henochowicz, giggling slightly.

    Nearly a month after being struck in the face by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli border police during a demonstration in the West Bank, the 21-year-old sounds chipper as she recuperates in...

  • Harry Weider, “Gay Jewish Dwarf” Activist Killed

    By Rob Eshman

    April 29, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    “Disabled, gay, Jewish, leftist, middle aged dwarf” Hit and Killed by Taxi

    The Gothamist reports that civil rights activist Harry Wieder,  57, was hit and killed by a taxcab in New York city yesterday.

    I read Jimmy Breslin’s Newsday column on Weider many years ago, and found it...

  • ‘West Wing’ Actor Ron Silver Dies at 62

    By Jay Firestone

    March 16, 2009 | 4:42 am

    From CNN.com:

    NEW YORK (CNN)—Actor and political activist Ron Silver, who played a recurring role in TV’s presidential drama “The West Wing,” and who also let his political views play out in real life, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer, according to a...

  • Questions linger about SF death of pro-Israel activist

    December 4, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play.

    “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point,...

  • Briefs: Cancer helps Olmert poll numbers, Mrs. El Presidente in Argentina—still good for the Jews

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert's Popularity Buoyed by Cancer

    Ehud Olmert's disclosure that he has prostate cancer edged up his approval ratings. A poll commissioned by Yediot Achronot after Olmert's surprise announcement Monday found that 41 percent of Israelis "appreciate" his performance as prime...

  • Local Couple Secures Pope’s Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    By Norma Zager

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Local Couple Secures Pope's Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    Civic activists and philanthropists Faith and Jonathan Cookler recently returned from an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Leadership Mission led by Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, to...

  • ‘Catch A Fire’ ignites filmmaker’s memories of anti-apartheid dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Shawn Slovo remembers how her Jewish parents, African National Congress activists, left home in the middle of the night to attend secret meetings. She recalls police regularly raiding their Johannesburg house and arresting her mother and father. All the while, she said, she resented...
  • The Trailblazer’s Toolbox: Programs That Grab

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a brief rundown of the national synagogue revitalization programs that have arisen since the early 1990s.

    • Billed as the first such initiative, the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE) was created in 1992. It strives to popularize Jewish learning among congregants...

  • Letters

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Very Funny

    The funniest part of your recent Purim issue was the article on Rabbi Aron Tendler's departure from Shaarey Zedek Congregation ("Tendler Resigns Under Cloud," March 10). In lieu of any substance, it was filled with rumors and speculation -- a hilarious send-up of real...

  • Parent Wins School Pesticide Battle

    By Idan Ivri

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.

    The law, which took effect last month, grew out of a presentation two years ago before an L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) advisory...

  • Calendars Remove Anti-Israel Day

    By Toby Axelrod

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A campaign by Berlin-based activists has resulted in the erasure of "Al Quds Day" from some interfaith calendars in the United States and United Kingdom.

    As Iran's president was calling for Israel to be wiped off the map, members of Together Against Political Islam and...

  • Sher Cohen’s Law & Order: Justice Unit

    By Gaby Friedman

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Don't call Nancy Sher Cohen at home after 8:30 p.m. "One of two things is usually true," the 54-year-old-litigator said. "Either I am asleep, because I am exhausted [from all the work], or I am out because I am working."

    For other, less-energetic people, an 8:30 nightly collapse from...

  • Twenty-Nine Days to Make Mitzvot

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Aryeh Green and Yosef Abramowitz were sipping tea in a Bedouin tent last year in Sde Boker, a kibbutz in Israel's Negev desert, when they had an idea.

    Participants at a conference of Kol Dor, an organization that seeks to revitalize Jewish activism and unity across the globe, the two...

  • Memoirs From the Orthodox ‘Minefield’

    By Ami Eden

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A quick surf on Amazon.com or a stroll through the local bookstore suggests that we are living in the era of the political memoir. Anyone with enough time to wade through at least a sampling of the abundant "I was there" autobiographies from Beltway vets will end up not only with a...

  • Other People’s Problems

    By Rob Eshman

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    If it wasn't for the fact that America can't chew gum and hold an election at the same time, politicians and the media would have been buzzing about what happened this week in Israel. Well, what happened? Dov Weisglass, a senior aide to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told the Israeli...

  • Q&A With Jamie Court

    By Marc Ballon

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Consumer advocate Jamie Court has seen the enemy, and it is big, powerful and growing. Court, president of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Santa Monica, worries that multinationals are systematically whittling away our privacy, freedoms and safety. Unless society...
  • Monk Could Be Way to Mideast Peace

    By Larry Kasanoff

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Next week, I am sponsoring a group of Israelis and Palestinians to spend a few weeks in a small village in southern France with a Buddhist monk named Thich Nhat Hanh. These two disparate groups of people do not know each other, but often feel hatred toward each other. Some of them...

  • Community Briefs

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hollywood Welcomes Israel Foreign Minister

    Israel Foreign Affairs Minister Silvan Shalom met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bevy of high-powered Hollywood stars, an achievement granted few foreign dignitaries, during a three-day visit to Los Angeles.

    During the 45-minute...

  • Open Debate Preferable to Blind Support

    By David N. Myers

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A recent report in The New York Times captured almost perfectly the thorny questions that stand at the center of relations between the American Jewish community and Israel. Should one be permitted to criticize the government of a foreign country with which one feels a deep affinity,...

  • Rockin’ Against Slavery

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rather than speaking out against slavery, local students are rocking out to show their support. "When our club heard that 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the U.S. for slavery each year, we felt we had to do something," said Rena Stern, the co-president of the Teen...

  • IDF at Odds With Militant Activists

    By Matthew Gutman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The bad blood between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and a group of international pro-Palestinian activists continues to grow as more members of the group are injured in Israeli anti-terror operations.

    A British activist was shot in the head last Friday as a group of foreign and...

  • State Fund to Keep Israel Investments

    By Buzzy Gordon

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, has decided to keep Israel on its list of permissible foreign countries in which to invest, in spite of campaigns spearheaded by groups on several University of California...

  • A Tough Call

    By Alexandra J. Wall

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Amrani had a difficult phone call to make on Monday.

    The consul general of Israel in San Francisco placed a call to Craig and Cynthia Corrie of Charlotte, N.C., to express his condolences over the death of their daughter.

    Rachel Corrie, 23, a senior at Evergreen State...

  • Israel Trip Blossoms Into Philanthropy

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For a self-described spoiled American -- nails unerringly polished, paprika curls without a misdirected loop, ensembles color coordinated -- Blossom Siegel's first visit to Israel was a transformative experience. It also was a boon to Orange County's Jewish community by awakening a...

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