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  • Suspect charged with Boston Marathon bombing

    April 22, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen...

  • Israeli court dismisses charges in Rachel Corrie civil suit

    August 28, 2012 | 8:42 am

    An Israeli court dismissed all charges against the state in a civil suit brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed in Gaza after being run over by an Israeli military bulldozer.

    In his verdict Tuesday, Haifa District Court Judge Oded Gershon ruled that...

  • 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...

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  • Girls admit to syrup swastikas, mother could face charge

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Three teenaged girls admitted on April 4 to defacing a Northridge home with swastikas, but will not face criminal charges, according to investigators with the LAPD’s Devonshire Division. However, the mother of one girl could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for driving...

  • Egypt demands prisoner exchange for Grapel

    October 11, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Egypt is calling for the release of dozens of Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons in return for alleged spy Ilan Grapel.

    Seventy-eight Egyptians are now held in Israeli prisons, accused of infiltrating the border, the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported. Other demands...

  • Drop charges against 'Irvine 11,' Jewish faculty urges

    March 9, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    Thirty University of California Jewish studies faculty members asked the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students.

    The faculty members, from seven University of California campuses, are the second Jewish group to come out in support of the...

  • Al-Manar TV has Australia mulling broadcasting changes

    December 13, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    Australia’s media regulator is proposing to prohibit content that advocates terror after an investigation found that a radical Islamic TV station breached the broadcasting standards code.

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority said in its report Dec. 9 that...

  • What makes Kobe so L.A.?

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 14, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Saw this sign at Los Angeles International Airpot, and I’m still trying to figure out what it means. Just what, exactly, is “so L.A.” about Kobe Bryant? Is it his talent? His competitive drive? His being accused of a felony only to have all charges mysteriously dropped?

  • Car Wash Brothers Face Labor Abuse Charges

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 23, 2009 | 1:13 am

    Since two local Iranian Jewish brothers were charged with a 176-count criminal complaint by the L.A. City Attorney’s Office in February for alleged labor law violations at their car washes, many area Iranian Jewish business owners are quietly expressing support for the pair. And...

  • Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 26, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week dismissed the criminal case against four Iranian American Jews. One woman and three men were accused of kidnapping and holding for ransom a man the defendants claimed had cheated them out of $100,000 in a business deal.

    Judge Karen...

  • Report: Respect for religious freedom down in Israel; Grandfather, mother charged in girl's murder

    September 24, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Report: Respect for Religious Freedom Fell in Israel

    Respect for religious freedom in Israel has declined, according to a new U.S. State Department report.

    An increase in "societal abuses and discrimination" against "some evangelical Christian groups as well as Messianic Jews" has...

  • PETA hidden camera exposé costs Agriprocessors support of key expert [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 17, 2008 | 1:09 am

    An undercover video shot last month at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant has raised new questions about the company's slaughtering practices and cost it the support of one of the country's leading experts on animal welfare.

    Temple Grandin, an animal scientist who has served...

  • Iranian Jews stand by their man Katsav in rape and sexual harassment case

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Despite a flurry of criticism directed at Israeli President Moshe Katsav over rape and sexual harassment allegations, support for Israel's embattled president remains strong among Southern California's Iranian Jews.

    "Many in the community here know President Katsav on a personal...

  • A Guilty Plea in AIPAC Case

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Pentagon analyst at the center of an investigation that has rocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will plead guilty.

    Edward Adams, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., announced last week that Lawrence Franklin had scheduled a guilty...

  • Briefs

    By Community Briefs

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Assists in OC White Supremacists Arrest

    Orange County authorities arrested two white supremacist leaders this week, and charged them with having bomb-making materials in 1999, including enough gasoline – 50 gallons worth – to blow up the Anaheim apartment building in...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel: U.S. Would Assassinate Saddam

    Israeli officials reportedly believe that if the United States moves against Iraq, it will be to assassinate Saddam Hussein and members of his family. According to an assessment prepared for the prime minister and foreign minister, the...

  • JDL Trial Set for October

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The trial of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel on criminal conspiracy charges in the alleged plot to detonate bombs at a mosque and a congressman's office is scheduled to begin in October. As Rubin and Krugel await their trial in a shared cell at the...

  • JDL’s Rubin, Krugel Indicted

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Lawyers for Jewish Defense League (JDL) National Chairman Irv Rubin, 56, and Earl Krugel, 59, say that an FBI informant provoked the charges against the men, which led to a nine-count federal indictment last week. The two are accused of allegedly plotting to blow up a Culver City...

  • Cleared of Charges?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Charges against a Brooklyn Chassidic rabbi of groping a 15-year-old girl during a transpacific flight were part of an extortion plot and will be dismissed by federal prosecutors.

    So states prominent Washington attorney Nathan Lewin, who's representing Rabbi Israel Grunwald, leader of...