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  • So why is Israel enraging the world by building 1,000 new homes in Jerusalem? 4 answers

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 28, 2014 | 4:51 am

    First, the facts (as reported by the Guardian): "The Israeli government is to advance construction plans for 1,000 housing units to be built in parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians demand for their future state". The plan is for building 400 units in in the city’s southeast...

  • With Kerry coming, Israel to delay announcement of West Bank building

    January 2, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly will wait until after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to announce new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday in a bid to boost the current U.S.-backed...

  • Kerry presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem building

    June 3, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, was asked about such a conversation during the daily briefing...

  • Plan to build in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood is resurrected

    December 3, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    A building plan for eastern Jerusalem that stirred a furor when it was approved during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden has been resurrected.

    On Dec. 17, the Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee will discuss the plan to build more than 1,600 apartments in the...

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  • Iran reportedly installs hundreds of new uranium enrichment machines

    August 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Iran may have installed as many as “hundreds of new” uranium enrichment machines in its underground nuclear facility at Fordow.

    “Our basic understanding is that they were continuing to install,” Reuters quotes an unnamed diplomat based in Vienna as saying.

    The new centrifuges...

  • EU ministers express concerns about Israel’s settlement building

    January 24, 2012 | 10:56 am

    European Union foreign ministers called Israeli settlement building “worrying” as its foreign policy chief left for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders

    In a statement released Monday in Brussels, foreign ministers from the EU’s 27 member countries said that “Against the...

  • Seth Godin’s Wisdom

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 21, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Every entrepreneur needs to follow someone they admire. Why? To get inspired. To have someone to shadow, mentally. I have several people that I admire. One of them is Seth Godin, marketing genius, writer and entrepreneur. In today’s blog post he asks, “what is your competitive...

  • Gilo building plan gets go-ahead

    September 27, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Jerusalem’s district planning committee has approved a construction plan to build 1,100 housing units in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood of 40,000 in eastern Jerusalem.

    The plan also includes public buildings, a school and an industrial zone, Ynet reported. The public has 60 days to...

  • Sydney local council denies permission to build eruv

    August 24, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Jewish leaders in Sydney are irate after a local council denied an application to build an eruv.

    Ku-ring-gai Council, on Sydney’s north shore, voted Tuesday night to reject a plan to build a 12-mile symbolic boundary that would allow Orthodox Jews to push prams and carry objects...

  • Israel approves more eastern Jerusalem housing

    August 11, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Israel’s interior minister gave final approval to a project to build 1,600 housing units in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

    Eli Yishai late Wednesday night approved the housing plan for Ramat Shlomo. In March 2010, the Jerusalem municipality’s approval of the project...

  • State Department criticizes Israel over E. Jerusalem housing approval

    August 10, 2011 | 9:10 am

    The Obama administration criticized Israel over the approval of a new housing project in eastern Jerusalem.

    “The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to housing construction in Jerusalem,” a State Department official said Tuesday during a...

  • Chivalry is Dead!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 16, 2011 | 10:02 am

    What has become of chivalry?  Does it even exist anymore?  Everywhere I go I’m seeing women carrying big packages, pushing bulky strollers, and lugging around overweight toddlers while their men are cruising by without a care in the world!  The thing is that it doesn’t even seem like...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Livni says Israel should freeze settlement building

    December 13, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Israel should have instituted a second settlement building freeze in exchange for U.S. guarantees, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni said on ABC News.

    “In choosing between building more buildings or making peace, I prefer to make peace,” Livni said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week...

  • Sukkahs that captured a city’s imagination to go nationwide

    September 28, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    It was a surprise hit on the cultural roster of a city that may be the most culturally busy city in the nation.

    And even though the Sukkah City architectural competition in New York is being dismantled this week, look for Sukkah City next year in a town near you.

    “Our goal is to...

  • Attack on building is hate crime, N.Y. court rules

    April 1, 2010 | 11:54 am

    A person can be guilty of a hate crime even if his victim is a building and not a person, a New York court found.

    The state’s Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday that Mazin Assi’s conviction under New York’s hate crimes statute for throwing firebombs at a Bronx synagogue in 2000 was...

  • ‘Everybody Knows’ Real Jerusalem Fallacy

    March 24, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    Throughout this month, the world has heard Israeli government officials and their allies in the United States — particularly among the pro-settler crowd —
    defending construction in East Jerusalem settlements on the grounds that “everybody knows” these areas will always be...

  • Quartet condemns east Jerusalem building

    March 19, 2010 | 10:49 am

    The “Quartet” guiding the Middle East peace process condemned Israeli building in eastern Jerusalem but called for a resumption of talks without preconditions.

    The statement issued Friday morning by the grouping, which comprises the United States, Russia, the European Union and the...

  • How to build a sukkah [VIDEO]

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    October 2, 2009 | 3:23 pm

  • What we need: Philanthropreneurship

    By Gary Wexler

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When American Jewish leaders hear I'm consulting in Canada, they often comment that Canadian Jewry is years behind American Jewry. After several years of intensively working with the Toronto Jewish community, I'm not so sure. In fact, I see them as being ahead of us.

    Since 2001...

  • Broad Art Center lifts concrete divide from UCLA

    By Morris Newman

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In remodeling UCLA's old art school building, architects Richard Meier and Michael Palladino have taken a building that was essentially a wall and made it into a window. And the view through the window is good.

    Far more than a facelift of a tired facade, the Broad Arts Center is a...

  • Fate of Santa Monica apartment building embroils rabbi and residents in legal battle

    By Jane Ulman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One late afternoon in October 1978, Hertzel Illulian, a Chabad student from Brooklyn, was silently praying mincha outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Tehran. He took three steps back after reciting the Amidah, the service's central prayer, and found himself surrounded by a wall of...

  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...
  • Building Homes, Building Hope

    By Rabbi Mark S. Diamond

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The prophet Isaiah asks: "What is the house which you would build for Me, and what is the place of My rest?" (Isaiah 66:1). In the days following the Easter and Passover holidays, 41 Angelenos traveled to the Gulf Coast to translate their faith into action. We were rabbis and...

  • Huizar Proposal Would Close Razing Loophole

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An order to investigate the demolition of a historic Jewish Community Center (JCC) building in Boyle Heights is now on the agenda of the Los Angeles City Council.

    Under a motion introduced March 22 by Councilmember Jose Huizar, whose district includes Boyle Heights, municipal...

  • Parent Wins School Pesticide Battle

    By Idan Ivri

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.

    The law, which took effect last month, grew out of a presentation two years ago before an L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) advisory...

  • Attacks on Moscow Synagogues

    By Lev Krichevsky

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Moscow's five functioning synagogues have been repeated targets:

    • Dec. 30, 1993 -- The old wooden building of the Marina Roscha Synagogue burned to the ground in what was considered an arson attack.
    • 1994 -- A hand grenade was thrown at the window of the Bolshaya Bronnaya...
  • Program Tries to Sell Youth on Negev

    By Dina Kraft

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Endless stretches of sand and sky surround the teenagers as they tumble off buses in the Negev Desert.

    "It's really pretty here. It's very different from the Ukraine," said Larisa Protasova, 17, as she posed for a photo on the edge of a sand dune. A recent immigrant to Israel, it was...

  • Zoning Snafus Keep New JCC Empty

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Flashback to last fall, the opening ceremony of YESOD, a first-of-its-kind Jewish community center in the heart of St. Petersburg. This three-story modern stone-and-glass building -- built by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) with funds raised primarily from...

  • Russian City Gets New JCC

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At a time when Jewish Community Centers in the West frequently struggle to survive in prosperous communities with lots of Jews, the small Russian port city of Arkhangelsk near the Arctic Circle is on the verge of getting a brand-new JCC. A local businessman had pledged to build and...

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