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  • Activists attack contractors at Ulpana site

    June 13, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Activists threw rocks at contractors inspecting the Ulpana neighborhood in preparation for the evacuation of five apartment buildings there.

    The inspection came as caravillas, or portable homes, were being delivered Wednesday to a military base adjacent to the community where the...

  • Pro- Palestinian ‘fly-in’ protest denied.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 16, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    This Sunday, a group of 1500 participants of ‘Welcome to Palestine’ fly-in protest planned on flying to Tel-Aviv in an act of solidarity with the Palestinians in the West Bank. Their plan, as reported by them online, was to protest against the so called segregation and inequality,...

  • 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...

  • Israel ready to stop boats heading for Gaza

    November 2, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    The Israeli navy will prevent two yachts carrying pro-Palestinian activists which left Turkey on Wednesday from breaching an Israeli blockade and reaching the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military official said.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Avital Leibovich, speaking to reporters by telephone,...

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  • L.A. Jewish group rallies against U.S. veto at U.N.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 16, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    On Sept. 16, just hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would take the bid for official recognition of statehood directly to the United Nations Security Council, a group of about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Building in...

  • Letters to the Editor: Metro, Jewish Activists, Hollywood, Bill Link

    March 1, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Mass Transit Conundrums

    John Mirisch’s critique of L.A.’s current transit plans (“Just What Is Jewish Mass Transit?” Feb. 25) is contradictory and uninformed. On the one hand, he faults Metro’s failure to provide sufficient park-and-ride lots for the Westside subway...

  • Report: U.S. citizen among dead flotilla activists

    June 3, 2010 | 11:35 am

    A dual American-Turkish citizen is reportedly among the activists killed by Israeli soldiers when a Gaza-bound flotilla was intercepted by Israel’s Navy.

    Turkish investigators told the state-run Anatolia news agency that Furkan Dogan, 19, who has both Turkish and U.S. passports,...

  • Activists plan to disrupt Israeli embassy’s opening

    April 6, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Pro-Palestinian activists are mounting a campaign to disrupt the opening of the Israeli Embassy in New Zealand.

    The organization No Israeli Embassy in Wellington was launched last week to oppose the opening this month of an Israeli mission in the capital for the first time since...

  • Anti-Israel activists urge Leonard Cohen to nix T.A. show

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    From HAARETZ.com

    Anti-Israel activists are stepping up efforts to dissuade Leonard Cohen from performing in Israel in September.

    The activists urge supporters to “apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path,” in their most recent appeal, which was circulated on Monday in various pro-Palestinian mailing lists. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

     

  • Arrested development: Young Jewish activists voluntarily go to jail in support of union rights

    By Alex Collins-Shotwell

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Leiber Church and Laura Podolsky had big plans for the evening of Sept. 28 -- getting arrested.
     
    They were part of a protest march that took place along Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport aimed at hotels that allegedly have been preventing employees from...
  • Summit Tackles Iran Nukes, College Strife

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    More than 1,000 pro-Israel activists from across the United States will meet in Los Angeles for the Oct. 30-31 National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    They will join former President Bill Clinton, Los Angeles...

  • Evangelicals Are Not Our ‘Natural Allies’

    By Arlene Stein

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A few years ago, a few moderate American Jewish leaders tried to allay Jewish fears that the Christian right was a threat.

    American Jews had it wrong, they said -- former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, the Rev. Pat Robertson and their ilk really were quite nice, even...

  • Community Briefs

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Gaming Commission Postpones Moskowitz Vote

    The California Gambling Control Commission again has postponed a vote on Dr. Irving Moskowitz's permanent license request for his Hawaiian Gardens Casino card club, which peace activists decry as a funding tool for West Bank settlers.

    ...

  • A Few Jews Focus on Props, Too

    By David Finnigan

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With a few notable exceptions, Jewish politicians, activists and community leaders are getting into the controversies over Propositions 53 and 54 late and lackadaisically, having focused most of their attention and fundraising efforts on the recall election.

    Proposition 54, The...

  • News That’s Fit to Paw Print

    By Melissa Maroff

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1999, Lori Golden left a 25-year career in freelance television production when she found industry changes and "ageism" working against her. Struggling to make ends meet, Golden taught herself desktop publishing and, soon after, The Pet Press was born.

    The paper's primary goals...

  • World Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Police: Suspects Financed Terror Indirectly

    There's no evidence that members of the Islamic Movement arrested this week in Israel used funds to directly finance terror attacks, Israeli police said.

    "We do not claim that the money was used to buy explosive belts" for suicide...

  • Captains of Destiny

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion, Shemot, finds us studying the Book of Exodus for the first time this year. Probing the text, I began to think about the Hebrew word tevah (ark) that is found only twice in the Torah -- in parshat Noah and in this one.

    As Rabbi James Mirel once wrote: "There...

  • Congress Remains Pro-Israel

    By Matthew E. Berger

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Pro-Israel activists say they are confident their legislative priorities will be able to get through the new Congress, which is now under Republican control. In the final election returns, which came early Wednesday morning, a predominance of pro-Israel lawmakers retained their...

  • Mom, Can We Keep Him?

    By Rachel Brand

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If your kids are out of the house and you're experiencing empty-nest syndrome, how about considering adoption? Don't worry though, this adoptee will be pretty low-maintenance -- all he needs is a caring family, food, water and, of course, plenty of fly-repellent gel.

    The adoptees are...

  • Prager vs. Lerner: A Clash of Politics, Values

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Charged."

    That's the atmosphere expected at an upcoming debate between two of the Jewish community's most outspoken activists on each side of the political spectrum.

    In Prager vs. Lerner, conservative talk show host Dennis Prager will debate Michael Lerner, editor of the leftist...

  • Palestinian Supporters Gift-Wrap Message

    By Rachel Pomerance

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United States is considered Israel's last remaining key ally. Aiming to change that, the anti-Israel movement on college campuses has adopted a message rooted in bedrock American ideals.

    The second National Student Conference on the...

  • Gathering for Peace

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last Sunday afternoon, I and about 30 other Angelenos accepted an invitation to gather at the Brentwood home of Joan and Rabbi Leonard Beerman to meet with Nafez and Laila Nazzal, two Palestinian professors who were visiting Los Angeles.

    Of course, we knew what to expect. Beerman,...

  • 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...

  • A District Divided

    By Mike Levy

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As the City Council begins it consideration of Redistricting Commission-drawn district maps, a conflict between Valley activists and Jewish interests seems to have been resolved. But as proposed districts are scrutinized and rescrutinized block by block, the question of whether the...

  • Follies

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the solar system of Jewish life, Irv Rubin is Pluto.

    The man accused of conspiring to plant a pipe bomb at a mosque and at the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-48) has long operated at the distant edges of greater Los Angeles' Jewish population that numbers some 600,000.

    If you...

  • Flourish, Not Fail

    By Rob Eshman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The financial crisis facing Jewish Community Center (JCC) programs and locations this week will come as an awful shock to tens of thousands of area Jews, and it should (see story, page 14).

    JCC officials and Federation lay leaders and staff stress there is no cause for panic. They...

  • Ideological Insults

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As terror struck New York and Washington, D.C., Jewish activists were still recovering from the ideological bomb of a U.N. conference that lashed out at Israel as racist and apartheid.

    The final governmental declaration adopted here last Saturday by the U.N. World Conference Against...

  • Dissenting Opinions

    By Eric Roth

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Congressional leaders, activists and religious leaders invoked biblical notions of justice to spotlight the need to bring about campaign reform, reduce poverty and end the "failed war on drugs." Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisc.) warned the packed Shadow Convention 2000 audience in...