Israel, U.S. deny account of tense Obama-Netanyahu call
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Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise
Moeen banned from wearing pro-Palestinian wristbands
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In U.S., Gaza conflict reverberates on air and in the streets
Showing some skin for the troops
Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pmConsumer 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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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...
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...
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...