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  • How Jewish reporters in Muslim lands hide their identity

    2 weeks ago

    Don’t bring it up. If it comes up, change the subject. If you can’t change the subject, consider an outright denial.

    Those are some of the strategies used by Jewish reporters working in the Arab and Muslim Middle East to conceal their religious heritage.

    The dangers facing...

  • Letters to the editor: Elon Gold, Daniel Pearl, ISIS and Israeli field hospitals

    2 weeks ago

    A War at Home

    Having just read “Drive-by Hate” (Aug. 29), as a Protestant of Italian descent, it occurred to me that everyone should read this, then close their eyes and imagine the scene, the Gold family happily enjoying Shabbat and their time together, when this happened). Try...

  • What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    After a few years of the cold shoulder, I finally heard from my Syrian friend, Ramy Mansour, and his message couldn’t have been more clear: “I told you so.”

    Ramy didn’t use exactly those words. But his Facebook message to me, after years of silence, essentially summarized what...

  • Pearl Foundation: The pragmatic fight against evil

    By Susan Freudenheim

    3 weeks ago

    As the online video of an ISIS militant’s murder of American freelance journalist James Foley went viral on the Internet last week, the gruesome scene recalled another journalist’s murder more than 12 years ago. In 2002, al-Qaida member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed killed Daniel Pearl,...

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  • UN Ambassador addresses BDS, hails Pearl Foundation

    By Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2014 | 5:44 pm

    The United States firmly opposes any boycotts of Israeli institutions and products “as disruptive of the peace process,” Ambassador Samantha Power, the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations, declared Sunday evening, Feb. 23, at UCLA.

    Power also spoke out against the...

  • Boycott Israel? Not on my campus

    By Judea Pearl

    January 3, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    There are many good reasons to oppose the American Studies Association (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli universities. But there are some bad reasons as well. Many arguments against the boycott play exactly into the hands of the pro-boycott propagandists and give them the...

  • Judea Pearl reaches out to young Jews

    By Ryan Torok

    October 23, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    “I look at young Jewish boys as the army of the future, the elite force of the army of decency.”

    With these strong words, Judea Pearl — activist, scholar and father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl — used an Oct. 17 lecture to a group of Millennials to emphasize...

  • Calendar: October 19-25

    By Laura Donney

    October 16, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    SAT | OCT 19

    ANNIE KORZEN

    Forget the “Seinfeld” reruns, and come laugh live! “Tales From the Mouth: Failures, Fiascos & Other Triumphs” will get you giggling, guffawing and getting it. Whether you love Korzen for her role as Doris Klompus, her National Public Radio humor or as...

  • Engraver etches wrong birth year on Ed Koch tombstone

    June 18, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A tombstone engraver made Ed Koch nearly two decades younger after carving the wrong birth year into the New York City mayor’s granite slab.

    Tommy Flynn of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers Inc. transposed two numbers in Koch’s birth year, making him born in 1942 rather...

  • Judea Pearl reflects: A father’s words

    By Judea Pearl

    May 1, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    This is an excerpt of Judea Pearl’s speech made on April 17 at the inauguration of the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute, at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

    Eleven years ago, when tragedy blackened our skies, and millions of people resonated with...

  • ‘I’m a Jew’

    By David Suissa

    April 18, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish.” Those are the words uttered by American journalist Daniel Pearl in the moment before he was murdered by jihadis in 2002. Those same words were recalled last week by Judea Pearl as he lit a flame in his son’s honor in Jerusalem.

    ...
  • Daniel Pearl’s ‘Litmus Test’ seed of Israel-based institute

    April 18, 2013 | 12:52 pm

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Adam Pearl, now ten-years old, never met his father, Daniel — a heroic journalist who family and friends say gave his life for truth. Pearl was serving as The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief in 2002 when he was...

  • ADL: Imagine a World Without Hate (Official Video)

    Jewish Journal

    March 21, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League 'imagines' a world where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard and others did not take place.

  • Pakistan arrests suspect in murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

    March 19, 2013 | 5:11 am

    Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security officials said on Monday.

    Qari Abdul Hai, once a leader of the outlawed Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), was arrested on Sunday...

  • March 19, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2013 | 3:07 am

    The US

    Headline:  Syrian Rebels Pick U.S. Citizen to Lead Interim Government

    To Read: According to David Rothkopf, Obama's advisors are far too confident about- and therefore far too focused on- their empty symbolism and photo ops:

    The president is seen too often by those...

  • Rice dissects American policies

    By Tom Tugend

    March 6, 2013 | 5:29 am

    For people with a palate for intellectual, social and physical nourishment, the annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA is a not-to-be-missed event.

    The lecture is one of the global events sponsored by the Daniel Pearl Foundation, established by Judea and Ruth Pearl after...

  • Honoring Daniel Pearl with music

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    “Open your mind, and you will see the garden of the world.” Fifth- through eighth-grade students from New Horizon School, a Muslim day school in Pasadena, sang these words loudly and in unison from the stage of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, while a boy in the audience, whose...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Oct. 13-19, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    October 10, 2012 | 9:44 am

    SUN OCT 14

     

    11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days

    Dedicated to the life and memory of journalist Daniel Pearl, this October music month features concerts across the globe, including today’s performance of “Songs of Salomone Rossi: Harmony for Humanity” by Tesserae at...

  • The anti-drones

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2012 | 5:24 pm

    One of the highlights of my year is moderating an annual discussion with visiting Muslim journalists.

    For them, it’s a chance to talk about what they’ve learned about America and American journalism. For me, it’s a chance to fill in the yawning gaps in my understanding of places...

  • Danny and Marie

    By Rob Eshman

    February 29, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    Tuesday, Feb. 21, marked the 10-year anniversary of the day we learned that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl had been murdered by terrorists in Pakistan.

    That morning I drove to the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Van Nuys, where I was to moderate a panel discussion...

  • Daniel Pearl posthumously baptized by Mormons

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 29, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Daniel Pearl’s famous last words left know doubt about who he was: “I am Jewish.”

    Mormons, though, appear to want to leave the door open for Pearl to change his mind from the grave. Via JTA:

    Daniel Pearl was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a prominent...

  • Daniel Pearl baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

    February 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Daniel Pearl was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a prominent deceased Jew discovered to have been baptized posthumously in recent weeks.

    Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, was baptized by...

  • The Lions' Den

    By Judea Pearl

    February 23, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Daniel Pearl’s murder by terrorists was made public on Feb. 21, 2002. Author Judea Pearl is a professor at UCLA, president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (danielpearl.org) and a co-editor of “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl” (Jewish...

  • Pearl lecture features New Yorker editor Remnick

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 1, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    “I learned a lot from WikiLeaks,” David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine, told a full auditorium at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management when he spoke on Jan. 30 at the 10th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Pearl Foundation, in partnership with...

  • For Daniel Pearl, music circles the earth one more time

    By Mahim Maher

    October 31, 2011 | 2:46 am

    Each year an invitation lands on my desk from the US consulate in Karachi for the Daniel Pearl Music Day. And each year I marvel at this phenomenon. Even my sister, who was up by the time I got back from this year’s concert, remarked: “Man, I don’t know how his parents do it....

  • Wikileaks: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed says he beheaded Daniel Pearl despite warnings

    April 26, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    From LATimes.com:

    A senior Al Qaeda military commander strongly warned Khalid Shaikh Mohammed not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, cautioning him “it would not be wise to murder Pearl” and that he should “be returned back to one of the previous groups who...

  • Pearl’s passions: magnet honors slain journalist

    By Rachel Heller

    February 15, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Ask anyone who knew him: Daniel Pearl loved music. He joined bands in Atlanta, Paris and Mumbai, relishing the way a good melody can draw people together.

    So imagine how the slain Wall Street Journal reporter, killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, might have felt watching the...

  • Wrong people convicted in Daniel Pearl murder, new report asserts

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2011 | 7:00 pm

    Who really killed Daniel Pearl?

    The basic facts are known. Nine years ago, on Jan. 23, 2002, Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, while checking out leads on a terrorist network.

    While Pakistani and United...

  • Pearl’s real murderer was 9/11 mastermind, probe says

    January 20, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Four men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl nine years ago, while the actual killer is the suspected mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks, a new investigation alleges.

    The revelations, which include the allegation that a dozen...

  • Report points to real Daniel Pearl killers

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 20, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    The wrong men were allegedly convicted in the grisly beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl nine years ago, while a dozen terrorists involved in the actual killing are still at large and operating.

    The startling revelations are based on a three-year investigation by...

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