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  • United Teachers Los Angeles just says ‘no’ to Israel divestment push by union commitee

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Under a tidal wave of pressure from the local Jewish community, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has decided to deny use of its headquarters to a UTLA committee planning to host a meeting to discuss the launch of a local boycott of sanctions against and divestment from Israel....
  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
     
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
  • Truth Trumps Presbyterian Divestment Resolution

    By Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, delegates to the Presbyterian Church USA's (PCUSA) General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., voted to undo their hateful 2004 anti-Israel divestment resolution. Understanding its significance requires a crash course in obscure acronyms.

    The first is BDS, which stands for...

  • Seeing Red Over Green’s Israel Policy

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Local leaders of the Green Party are working to overturn an anti-Israel resolution that has become official party policy. Resolution 190, which passed in November, calls for a boycott of and divestment from Israel until "the full individual and collective rights of the Palestinian...

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  • Divestment Bad for Israelis, Palestinians

    By Rev. Mark D. Stuart

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the past year, several mainline American church bodies have favored divesting their assets from companies doing business with Israel. As an

    Anglican priest, I find this very disturbing, especially so when my own American branch of Anglicanism (The Episcopal Church) has considered...

  • Letters

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Smart Card

    The idea that in medieval Europe, among Christians, the smartest people generally practiced celibacy, while, among Jews, the scholars and rabbis had big families, had occurred to me some time ago ("Are Jews Smarter?" June 10).

    Another possible reason for Jewish...

  • Briefs

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid

    President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

  • Cutting Israel Ties Sparks U.K. Outrage

    By Daniella Peled

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The backlash against the decision by a union of British university lecturers to sever ties with two Israeli universities began almost as soon as the controversial motion was passed.

    A wave of condemnation met the decision by the 48,000-member Association of University Teachers...

  • NATION & WORLD BRIEFS

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    House OKs Palestinian Aid

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. The House voted 389-43 Wednesday on an $81 billion supplemental package, which is mostly for the war in Iraq, but with $200 million in fast-track aid for the...

  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget

    The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...

  • Briefs

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Hate Crimes Down; Jews Still Target

    The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County was lower in 2003 than 2002, and while that decrease is part of a 12-year decline, Jews remain a highly visible, often-targeted religious group.

    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human...

  • Israel Can’t Ignore Divestment Threats

    By James D. Besser

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    American Jewish leaders see it as a dire threat, but in Jerusalem, the current push for divestment by mainline Protestant groups eager to punish the Jewish state is a nonissue -- so much so that at a recent conference, Israel's foreign minister admitted he didn't have a clue about...

  • Body Shop Sorry for Palestinian Award

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Body Shop, a British-based retailer of personal care products, is apologizing for a 2002 human rights award it gave to a Palestinian group. The action comes after a Los Angeles-based boycott campaign caught the attention of The Body Shop and Jewish leaders.

    Jewish activists...

  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare. "Obviously one of our fears when the...
  • Presbyterians Ignite Divestment Uproar

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Before the sermon at each of the three services at Bel Air Presbyterian Church last Sunday, the Rev. Mark Allan Brewer did something unusual -- he protested. Speaking in a clear, forceful voice, the reverend denounced the 216th annual General Assembly of the Presbyterian church's...

  • State Fund to Keep Israel Investments

    By Buzzy Gordon

    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...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall

    A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept the offer from the group, which is affiliated with UNESCO. In a letter to Israeli Prime...

  • Disney, Boycotts and the Hollywood Elite

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to feel sorry for the Walt Disney Company, a multibillion-dollar mouse-forged empire that seems to own a part of most children's hearts, including that of my own 2 1/2-year-old. Yet, in recent weeks, the venerable Burbank entertainment giant has been subjected to two major...
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