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  • Providing books to Jaffa preschoolers makes Israel stronger

    August 6, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    The children at the Arabic-speaking Ofek preschool in Jaffa spent a lot of time this past year thinking about a mouse named Samsoum, the character in a picture book all the kids have read at home with help from their parents.  

    In class, the kids did a range of Samsoum-related...

  • Small steps on NewGround for Muslims and Jews

    December 30, 2013 | 11:45 am

    On Saturday night, I joined 250 or so of my fellow Muslim and Jewish Angelinos at a storytelling event hosted by Mack Sennett Studios and sponsored by NewGround, an organization working to “replace the current atmosphere of mutual suspicion among Jews and Muslims” with a feeling of...

  • Report: Israel bombed Syrian weapons convoy bound for Lebanon

    October 23, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Israel Air Force jets bombed a convoy carrying advanced missiles from Syria to Lebanon, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The Arabic language Al-Jarida daily cited an unnamed Israeli security official as saying the missiles were intended for the terrorist group Hezbollah.  The...

  • Producer of anti-Muslim film released from L.A. prison

    August 15, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The producer of the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked violence in the Middle East and elsewhere, was released from a Los Angeles prison.

    Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, of Los Angeles, was released to a halfway house to serve the remaining weeks of his prison term....

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  • West Bank Hebrew language study is growing

    March 27, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Listening to Hebrew songs is officially frowned upon by many West Bank residents, but interest in learning the language of the “other society that is very close but still far away” is clearly picking up among Palestinians wishing to understand Israelis. One example is the Mohammed...

  • Two men attack Jewish schoolboy in Paris

    October 24, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Two men hit and threatened a Jewish schoolboy at a Paris bus stop, according to the security unit of France’s Jewish community, SPCJ.

    The two men, both in their 40s, hit the 12-year-old boy with a belt on Oct. 22 and told him to remain silent, SPCJ wrote in a statement on...

  • Anti-Semitic attacks in France rise 45 percent this year

    October 11, 2012 | 9:45 am

    France has seen a 45 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks reported through August from the corresponding period a year ago.

    In one of three recent incidents reported by SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, unidentified assailants near Paris injured a Jewish...

  • Anti-Semitic messages left on Jewish Agency Facebook page

    October 11, 2012 | 9:17 am

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of explicitly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages.

    The attacks earlier this month were confirmed Thursday by the Jewish Agency. The messages were deleted soon after they were discovered, it said.

    The...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad says election, not war, solution for Syria

    October 2, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a national dialogue leading to elections was the way towards a solution to Syria's crisis, in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

    He told Al Jazeera television that war was not the way forward, adding: "There is another way to find a solution,...

  • Tel Aviv council rejects proposal to put Arabic on city emblem

    August 6, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    The Tel Aviv City Council rejected a proposal to include Arabic on the city’s official emblem.

    Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said during the council meeting Monday that Arabs comprise only 4 percent of the city’s population, according to Ynet.

    Councilman Ahmed Mashrawi had initiated...

  • Synagogue vandalized with Arabic sayings

    June 25, 2012 | 10:13 am

    A synagogue in central Israel was defaced with Arabic graffiti.

    The vandalism was discovered June 22 on a synagogue in central Israel’s Moshav Maor.

    The graffiti was from an Islamic prayer and read “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”

    It came days after a West Bank mosque near Ramallah was torched and graffiti protesting the upcoming evacuation of several apartment buildings in the Ulpana neighborhood of the West Bank settlement of Beit El was painted on its walls in what is being considered a price tag attack.

  • Netanyahu chats on Facebook in Arabic

    January 31, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a live Facebook chat with web surfers from the Arab world.

    Netanyahu responded in Arabic to questions from people from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, the Gulf States, northern Africa and the Palestinian Authority, as well as from Israeli Arabs.

    ...
  • A King’s Speech

    By David Suissa

    February 22, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    To read a response to this essay by Jordan Elgrably, click here.

    Read this article in Arabic here.

    If I were advising the president or prime minister of Israel, I would suggest he go on Al Jazeera this week and deliver this message to the people of the Middle East:

    Dear Neighbors:...

  • Some Arab conspiracy theorists seeing WikiLeaks-Israel link

    January 3, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    Unless you’re a reader of Islamist websites, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the WikiLeaks trove of U.S. diplomatic cables is an Israeli conspiracy.

    Wonder why there was so much material about Arab regimes petitioning the United States to contain Iran’s nuclear...

  • VIDEO: Message from people of Israel to people of Gaza (Arabic with English subtitles)

    January 4, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    Message to the residents of Gaza from the people of Israel

    Danielle/Dahlia of Jewlicious.com narrates

    Here is the English:

    Dear Residents of Gaza,

    This is a message from the people of Israel.
    We do not hate you.
    We do not rejoice in your suffering.
    We are not happy when we...

  • VIDEO: Christian Arabs celebrate Christmas in Nazareth, Israel

    By The Web Guy

    December 23, 2008 | 7:17 pm


    Cool video includes ‘Winter Wonderland’ in Arabic! 

    And yet, in U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Christians can’t worship openly.

  • 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,...

  • Shmuel of Arabia

    By David Suissa

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It must have been quite a scene in that little courthouse in Jerusalem. Rav Qapah, a Yemenite Jew who sat on the Jerusalem Beit Din (court of law), was hearing a case involving a commercial dispute between a Jew and an Arab.

    At one point, the beit din heard testimony from an Arab...

  • Left Coast peacemakers mourn 9/11 in many languages

    By Naomi Glauberman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11.
     
    The audience, dressed in...
  • Now Hear This!

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radio station plays hits by Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, and invites listeners to comment on issues such as what they'd do if they discovered a friend was taking drugs.

    It's the type of fare broadcast to young adults from Malibu to Miami. Except the disc jockey is speaking...

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