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  • Jewish-Israeli citizen arrested after saying he helps find Palestinians who sell land to Jews

    January 11, 2016 | 4:20 pm

    A left-wing Jewish-Israeli activist who was recorded saying he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews was arrested.

    Israeli Police arrested Ezra Nawi, 63, at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday as he attempted to leave the country...

  • Silver’s arrest a 2nd strike for N.Y. Orthodox power brokers

    January 23, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    To critics of Albany’s culture of political corruption, the sight of the powerful longtime speaker of New York’s State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, getting arrested Thursday may have been a sign that even the state’s most powerful politicians are not immune from the long hand of the...

  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten arrested at Garner protest

    December 5, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Several prominent rabbis and the president of a national teachers union were arrested Thursday night while protesting police brutality.

    Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum, Jill Jacobs and Shai Held, along with Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, were...

  • More Ponzi in Iranian-Jewish community

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 29, 2013 | 7:52 pm

    Another member of the local Iranian community has been arrested for allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme.

    Shervin Neman, also known as Shervin Davatgarzadeh, a 31-year-old Iranian man, has been accused of defrauding nearly a dozen people — most of them local Iranian Jews — of more...

  • Ten women arrested at Western Wall for praying with prayer shawls

    February 11, 2013 | 3:04 am

    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service with hundreds of worshippers and supporters at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls.

    Those arrested Monday morning included Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, and her...

  • Jewish school teacher arrested on possession of child pornography

    May 4, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A teacher at a Jewish elementary school in the New York area has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

    Evan Zauder, a sixth grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J., was arrested after the FBI reportedly raided his Manhattan...

  • UPDATE: Shooter of Trayvon Martin arrested, charged with murder

    April 11, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    A Florida prosecutor filed a murder charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has captivated the United States and prompted civil rights demonstrations.

    George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested...

  • Awkward: ‘Kony 2012’ filmmaker arrested for public masturbation, vandalism

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Well, this is awkward: The L.A. Times is reporting that filmmaker Jason Russell, whose Youtube video “Kony 2012” about Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony went viral last week, garnering 80 million views and spawning a social justice movement, was reportedly found “masturbating in public...

  • Suspect arrested in mosque arson

    October 6, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Police have arrested an 18-year-old Jewish male in connection with the arson of a mosque in a Bedouin Arab town in northern Israel.

    Police confirmed that they made the arrest several hours after the attack and that the suspect since then has been held in prison, according to...

  • U.N. protesters arrested for blocking traffic [VIDEO]

    September 20, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    A small group of rabbis and protesters was arrested for blocking traffic in front of the United Nations.

    Some 20 protesters, flanked by almost as many journalists, walked into the center of First Avenue between 40th and 41st streets and blocked traffic for nine minutes.

    After being...

  • Moshav resident arrested for accidentally starting Jerusalem fire

    July 19, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A moshav resident was arrested on suspicion of starting a forest fire that led to the evacuation of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

    The fire was likely started by accident as the man, who lives near Jerusalem, burned garbage in his backyard and the wind carried the flames...

  • Islamic Movement head Salah arrested in Britain

    June 29, 2011 | 9:03 am

    The head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, was arrested in London while on a speaking tour and will be deported.

    Salah reportedly entered the country despite being banned from travel to Britain due to his anti-Semitic views.

    Britain’s Home Office told reporters...

  • Australian man arrested in Israel for spying for Hamas

    April 25, 2011 | 10:31 am

    An Australian citizen was arrested by Israel and charged with spying for Hamas.

    Iaad Rashid Abu Arja, 46, a computer expert, was indicted in Petah Tikvah District Court last week, accused of being recruited by the banned Islamic organization.

    Israeli prosecutors allege Abu Arja,...

  • N.J. man arrested for threatening ADL official

    January 27, 2011 | 10:08 am

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening an Anti-Defamation League official.

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening the director of the New York regional office of the...

  • Holocaust archives volunteer arrested for document theft

    January 13, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    A volunteer at a private Holocaust archives in Texas was arrested for stealing documents and selling them online.

    Mansal Denton, 20, was a volunteer for a year-and-a-half at the Mazal Holocaust Library in San Antonio of the largest privately held Holocaust archives in the world, the...

  • Israeli Bedouin arrested for rape by deception

    January 11, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    An Israeli Bedouin was arrested on charges of rape and impersonating a Jewish pilot.

    The man, 43, is an Israel Air Forces reserves officer from northern Israel who reportedly is married with children and comes from a prominent Bedouin family, Haaretz reported. A gag order issued...

  • Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire

    December 6, 2010 | 10:39 am

    A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest.

    The teen reportedly said he was smoking a nargila water pipe and threw a live coal into an open area before returning to school.


  • Worker employed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife is arrested

    November 1, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israeli police arrested a foreign worker accused of being employed illegally by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife.

    The Filipina, known as Virginia, was arrested Sunday in Tel Aviv in a joint raid with the Oz immigration unit, Haaretz reported.

    Barak’s wife, Nili Priel, admitted...

  • Why The New Jersey Rabbi Sting Stings

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    Does it matter that so many of the men arrested today in New Jersey and New York on charges that include money laundering and organ trafficking are Jewish?  And not just Jewish but rabbis and community leaders?

    Of course it matters to Jews.  This is big news from New York to LA,...

  • Report: Defeated Ahmadinejad rival arrested in Iran

    June 13, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi was reportedly arrested Saturday following the reformist’s defeat at the polls by hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Supporters of Mousavi, the main challenger to Ahmadinejad, responded to the election with the most serious unrest in...

  • Charismatic Rabbi Faces Charges

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Ozair is, by many accounts, charming, charismatic and an excellent teacher.

    He is also in jail.

    The once-popular instructor at schools like Shalhevet High School on Fairfax Avenue and Sinai Akiba Academy on Wilshire Boulevard, who was an active participant in the Happy Minyan...

  • The Man Behind the JDL

    By Tom Tugend

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the FBI's dossier he is listed as Irving David Rubin, 56, a self-described conservative Republican, Air Force veteran, married for 21 years and the father of two children.

    To everyone else he is Irv Rubin, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, an acute embarrassment to most...

  • Activism Unites A Community

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The 600 men and women attending Shabbat services at the Eretz Cultural Center stood for a minute's silence as a man on the bema slowly read the names of the 13 Jews arrested as "Zionist spies" by Iran and facing possible death sentences.

    It was a quiet moment for the congregation of...