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  • Israel OKs more eastern Jerusalem construction

    June 18, 2014 | 3:15 pm

    Israel approved the construction of 172 new dwellings in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem City Councilman Yosef Pepe Alalu of the Meretz party, who opposes the construction, announced the approval Wednesday morning in an interview with the French...

  • To live and pray on Wilshire Boulevard

    By Rob Eshman

    July 31, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    My old office, on the 15th floor at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Kingsley Drive, looked directly at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. It would have been an ideal location to set up a time-lapse camera to document the slow but historic changes that have taken place there over the...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will build in Jerusalem despite criticism

    December 19, 2012 | 8:59 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday his government would press ahead with expanding Jewish settlements around Jerusalem despite Western criticism of its plan to build 6,000 more homes in territory Palestinians seek for a state.

    In addition to several...

  • Israel to expand settlements after U.N.‘s Palestine vote

    November 30, 2012 | 8:20 am

    Israel plans to build thousands of new homes for its settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an Israeli official said on Friday, defying a U.N. vote that implicitly recognized Palestinian statehood there.

    The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Prime Minister...

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  • The Architect and the Rabbi: Wilshire Boulevard Renovation is a Collaboration, History Lesson

    By Susan Freudenheim

    August 1, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Early on a recent Wednesday morning, architect Brenda Levin bounded up the metal steps temporarily installed at the center of the historic sanctuary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Leading the way up 10 flights — that’s 100 feet — she climbed to the normally inaccessible domed...

  • Construction to resume on West Bank security fence

    July 5, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Construction will resume on Israel’s West Bank security fence, five years after it was halted due to budget shortfalls.

    The construction of a segment of the barrier around the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem was approved Wednesday by Israel’s Supreme Court, according to reports....

  • [UPDATED] Minus the eruv, no excuses

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    UPDATE: According to the Web site laeruv.com, the Los Angeles eruv is down again for Shabbat, beginning June 22 and continuing June 23.

    UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, the Web site laeruv.com is now reporting, the Los Angeles eruv is back up, in time for Shabbat.

    When...

  • Palestinian leaders reject Netanyahu letter to Abbas

    May 14, 2012 | 8:28 am

    Palestinian leaders reportedly have rejected the contents of a letter delivered by Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal envoy Isaac Molho to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

    “The content of [Netanyahu’s] letter did not represent grounds for returning to...

  • Olmert indicted in Holyland scandal

    January 5, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on bribery charges in one of Israel’s largest corruption scandals.

    The indictment filed Thursday accuses Olmert of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes during the construction of the Holyland apartment...

  • Jerusalem committee approves new Gilo housing

    December 28, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of 130 new apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

    The construction must still be approved by the government’s Interior Ministry. It will be about three years before ground will be broken on the project,...

  • U.N. Security Council states condemn Israel over housing

    December 21, 2011 | 9:20 am

    Members of the U.N. Security Council criticized Israel’s decision to construct additional housing in the settlements and the United States for blocking a vote to condemn the action.

    The four European Union nations on the council—Britain, France, Germany and Portugal—issued a joint...

  • Israel closes Jerusalem holy compound footbridge

    December 12, 2011 | 8:21 am

    Israel on Monday closed a footbridge it deemed unsafe at Jerusalem’s holiest and most volatile religious site after fears that demolition of the structure, used mainly by non-Muslim tourists, could spark Arab anger.

    The wooden ramp was erected by Israeli authorities as a stopgap...

  • Netanyahu rejects widespread criticism of homes plan

    September 28, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Western and Arab complaints that the planned construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo on annexed land close to Jerusalem would complicate Middle East peace efforts.

    “Gilo is not a settlement nor an outpost. It is a...

  • 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...

  • Israel permits construction of 1,200 new homes in Gaza Strip

    June 21, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Israel has authorized the construction of 1,200 new homes and 18 schools in the southern Gaza Strip.

    It will be one of the largest building projects in Gaza in years.

    Israel’s Civil Administration made the announcement Tuesday, the AP reported.

    The homes will replace some of the...

  • Words of Wisdom or something like it.

    By Julia Bendis

    March 21, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    - When people say that they are only 5 minutes away, they are really 20 minutes away.

    - If your Doctor’s appointment is at 3 p.m., show up at 3:15 to skip sitting in the waiting room.  It works like a charm!

    - When your kid is going on and on about something, and the story doesn’t...

  • E. Jerusalem apartment construction begins

    December 15, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    Construction began on apartment buildings in eastern Jerusalem for married students attending a nearby yeshiva.

    Work clearing the land for the three buildings for Yeshivat Beit Orot, funded by American businessman Irving Moskowitz, began Wednesday. The 24 apartments on the Mount of...

  • Abbas speaks against settlements at Arafat memorial

    November 11, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Mahmoud Abbas told thousands of Palestinians gathered for a Yasser Arafat memorial that “The Palestinian state will arise when it is cleared of settlements.”

    The Palestinian Authority president also told the crowd in Ramallah marking the sixth anniversary of Arafat’s death that he...

  • Housing construction announced for eastern Jerusalem

    November 8, 2010 | 10:21 pm

    A Jerusalem municipal committee has approved the construction of more than 1,000 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem.

    The announcement of the program’s details came Monday, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the United States to speak at a gathering of Jewish leaders and...

  • Netanyahu trying to convince top ministers to extend settlement freeze

    October 4, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his forum of top ministers on Tuesday afternoon to debate extending Israel’s moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements for 60 days.

    The concession would be made in exchange for a series of reported U.S. guarantees in Israel’s...

  • Construction begins on E. Jerusalem Jewish homes

    June 29, 2010 | 9:44 am

    Construction began on a Jewish housing project in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

    A construction crew arrived Sunday at the Shepherd Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah to begin drilling as part of engineering testing on the site, according to reports.

    Twenty new Jewish homes are set to be...

  • Report: Israel has frozen E. Jerusalem construction

    April 26, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Israel has frozen new Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that building would not stop, according to municipal officials.

    The Associated Press cited two Jerusalem city officials in an article released Monday as saying that a de...

  • Netanyahu: Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is justified

    April 19, 2010 | 11:46 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that Israel would not accept Palestinian demands that it stop building settlements in East Jerusalem.

    Appearing in an interview broadcast Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, Netanyahu called the Palestinian demand that Israel stop...

  • Israel Supreme Court OKs Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem project

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2008 | 5:31 pm

    JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Simon Wiesenthal Center can build its long-planned Center for Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance on a contested site in the middle of Jerusalem.

    The decision came eight years after the initial announcement that famed...
  • Malibu Shul Begins Building—Finally

    By Julie G Fax

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Construction crews broke ground at the site of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue (MJCS) last week -- two and a half years after the congregation held a gala groundbreaking celebration for the new $10 million building.

    "Building in Malibu is legendary -- it's very difficult to...

  • Valley Cities JCC Slated to Shut Down

    By Marc Ballon

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For more than 50 years, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) has served as a magnet for San Fernando Valley Jews, a one-stop shop that offers a panoply of services, ranging from nursery school for the young to lectures for seniors.

    Thousands of Jews have kibitzed, made...

  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.

    Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...

  • Meet Me at Third and Fairfax

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    These days, Third and Fairfax is pure traffic mayhem. Bulldozers, big rigs and construction workers jam the city streets and block available driveways. Trying to park at Farmers Market, the historical market and eatery that has drawn locals and tourists for 68 years, is like entering...

  • Building Toward a New Future

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's a clear, sunny weekday in May. A man wearing a hardhat shaped like a Stetson materializes from a construction site. His name is Rodney Freeman, and he is a member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Real Estate & Construction Division. He is also on the committee...

  • A Hi-Tech Jewish High

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Milken Community High School celebrated the completion of its campus construction Sunday, putting the final touches on the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school -- and its most high-tech -- bar none.

    Families of the school's 700 students marveled at the classrooms, each...

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