Jerusalem's Zion Square, located in the city center, where rallies mobilize, concerts convene, street fairs assemble, and pedestrians abound, caught the attention of local media and became the topic weekend table talk when it was learned that 17-year old Jamal Julani, an Israeli Arab from east Jerusalem who went to meet a friend who was working at a local restaurant nearby, nearly died from a savage beating unleashed by a gang of Jewish "tough teens," who were out cruising the streets, apparently looking for a victim.
Jamal Julani, 17, lies in his bed in Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem but doesn't remember anything that happened around midnight four days before. He knows that he was beaten up by a group of Jewish youths and that he lost consciousness.
A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager.
A Baltimore judge denied an alleged victim's request to drop criminal charges against two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating the black teen.
Director of national advocacy and organizing for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, leading local and regional campaigns around issues of food insecurity and access. He is also a research associate at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at University of Southern California.
All sides agree that a beating last month left a Jewish U.S. Army trainee, Private Michael Handman, with facial wounds, severe oral injuries and a concussion. What's in dispute is whether the assault -- at the base in Fort Benning, Ga. -- was carried out by multiple attackers, and if it was the product of an anti-Semitic campaign waged by Handman's superiors.