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  • Vatican steps up condemnation of Libya violence

    September 14, 2012 | 9:39 am

    The Vatican significantly sharpened its condemnation of the violent attack in Libya that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. State Department personnel.

    The comments came as Pope Benedict XVI began a two-day visit to Lebanon on Friday.

    “The very serious...

  • Gilad Shalit gathering in Los Angeles celebrates the soldier’s return [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    October 18, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Just before the start of a community gathering early Tuesday morning in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Israeli Consul General David Siegel looked toward a set of giant TV screens to watch Gilad Shalit step out of a helicopter on his journey home to Israel.

    “There he...

  • U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warns travelers of violence

    September 22, 2011 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Consulate General has banned its personnel from visiting the Old City of Jerusalem due to fears of violence.

    In an emergency message sent to Americans registered with the consulate who are visiting or living in Israel, the consulate also urged U.S. citizens to avoid “areas...

  • A Farewell for Jacob Dayan

    By Ryan Torok

    May 27, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Jacob Dayan’s term as Israel Consul General of Los Angeles ends this summer—he has served away from Israel for five years, the maximum amount of time a diplomat can remain out of his country, and since late 2007 in Los Angeles—and on Friday, May 27, Los Angeles city marked his...

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  • More indictments in soccer stadium plot

    January 4, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Two eastern Jerusalem residents employed by the British Consulate have been charged in connection with a plan to attack a Jerusalem soccer stadium.

    Israel indicted the men, both Palestinians, on Sunday for arms trafficking for Hamas. A gag order was lifted on the case Sunday.

    The...

  • Protesters disrupt consulate work flow

    By Jay Firestone

    January 14, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone

    Here’s a look at yet another protest outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Blvd.  Members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at around 8:30 a.m to protest the ongoing war in Gaza....

  • Hamas hate at two Irvine synagogues, picketers on Wilshire [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    Police in Irvine are investigating as hate crimes the posting of anti-Israel and pro-Hamas posters at two synagogues.

    Three letter-sized, hand-written signs were discovered Tuesday (12/30) at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation. One poster proclaimed “Gaza—The
    New Shoah” and a...

  • Looking upon the flag

    November 7, 2008 | 4:56 pm

    Sammy Schatz delivered this speech Sept. 28, when the Israeli flag was raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard.

    "Ure'item oto uzechartem."

    "Looking upon it, you will be reminded."

    When I traveled to Poland last year with the Poland-Israel...

  • Israel flag flies,  a Czech surprise, voter fraud, bridge to understanding

    October 10, 2008 | 1:18 am

    Consul General Dayan

    I have been around long enough now to see many Israeli consuls general come and go ("Death to Fanatistan," Oct. 3).

    Some made a big difference; some had almost no discernible impact. But on a warm September day on Wilshire Boulevard, Consul General Yaakov...
  • Israeli flag flies at consulate for first time

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 10:00 pm

    Maria del Jesus had been waiting under the warm sun for three hours.

    She pressed up against a police barricade for a good look Sunday as the Israeli flag was hoisted ceremoniously on Wilshire Boulevard in front of the Israeli consulate.

    It was the first time the blue-and-white...
  • Flag Day

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2008 | 11:22 pm

    What a weird week.

    The presidential race, instead of focusing on the best energy policy, the best Mideast policy, the best health care policy, was all about moose and pigs and pitbulls. The financial companies that once defined stability have teetered or collapsed. The stock...

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28, in a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • Signs of life

    By Rob Eshman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 6, the day Israel announced it was lifting its air and sea blockade against Lebanon, I sat across a conference table at the Israeli consulate from Karnit Goldwasser, and she was livid.

    "I know Resolution 1701 is starting to be implemented," she said. "That means the last...

  • Israeli Diplomats Reach Out to L.A. Iranian Media

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Representatives from Southern California-based Persian-language satellite radio stations and television shows attended a special press conference on Aug. 28, held for them at Los Angeles' Israeli consulate, the first public interaction between the Israeli government and local...

  • Gaza Settler Pullout Protest Draws 500

    By David Finnigan

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More than 500 demonstrators, mostly Orthodox Jews, gathered in front of the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles last weekend to oppose Israel's planned, upcoming pullout of settlers from Gaza.

    The two-hour Sunday afternoon rally drew the largest gathering yet of several recent...

  • Bracelet Bandwagon

    By Emily Pauker

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Don't wear your heart on your sleeve -- wear it on your wrist. And with the new Shalom bracelet, you can. The Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles is distributing 25,000 of the blue elastic bands adorned with a white dove and the word "Shalom" throughout the community.

    It carries a...

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