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  • Opinion: Security is everyone’s responsibility

    November 21, 2011 | 10:47 am

    The flurry of commentary about an outbreak of hostilities between Iran and the United States or Israel has overlooked a critical issue—the security implications for the American Jewish community. Any military conflict could not only transform the geopolitical situation in the Middle...

  • Israel Police on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

    October 7, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.

    Security forces sealed...

  • Congress looks to punish Palestinians, but cuts to security aid pose dilemma

    October 4, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    If the Palestinians don’t pull back from their statehood push, congressional cuts in aid are inevitable, U.S. lawmakers say. Just how comprehensive such cuts will be, however, could end up depending on Israel’s stance on the issue.

    Lawmakers, lobbyists and congressional staffers...

  • A timely story of oil, its future and political impact

    September 16, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    Tension in the Middle East encompasses lots more than the security of Israel’s borders. That tension is also linked inextricably to oil production and consumption within Israel and its Arab neighboring nations. Every self-proclaimed energy expert knows that, and Daniel Yergin is...

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  • If your gut tells you something seems suspicious, report it

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    On Aug. 30, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual security meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters to advise local Jewish leaders on possible threats facing the community in advance of the High Holy Days.

    United States Postal Inspector Glenn Fiene and ADL civil rights...

  • Opinion: Taking security seriously is a community concern

    August 10, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    We live in an unpredictable world. As Americans, we do our best to cope with threats of terrorism on a daily basis, and we put our faith into the intelligence community, trusting that those who are tasked with keeping us safe are vigilant in their quest.

    We need only look at recent...

  • Flotilla organizers accusing Israel of sabotaging second ship

    June 30, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla accused Israel of sabotaging a second ship, though they have no proof of this claim.

    The engine of the Irish-flagged ship “Saoirse” was seriously damaged Wednesday while docked in Turkey’s territorial waters, Haaretz reporter Amira Hass, who is...

  • Halt Gaza flotilla, Israel’s Security Cabinet orders military

    June 27, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Israel’s Security Cabinet ordered the Israel Defense Forces to prevent the upcoming flotilla to Gaza from reaching the coastal strip.

    The inner cabinet, which is made up of senior members, on Monday also directed the Foreign Ministry to continue its diplomatic efforts to stop the...

  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • Security fence near Bil’in being moved

    April 27, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Work to change the route of the security fence near the Palestinian village of Bil’in, the site of weekly protests, is nearly complete.

    The move, which will place more land under Palestinian control, will be completed in two months, the Israeli army said Wednesday. Israel’s Supreme...

  • Ross: Turmoil sharpens Israeli needs for security guarantees

    April 4, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    The recent Middle East turmoil has sharpened Israeli needs for tangible security guarantees in exchange for concessions to the Palestinians, Dennis Ross said.

    Ross, President Obama’s top Middle East adviser, told the Anti-Defamation League’s annual leadership conference in...

  • Israel beefs up troops on Egyptian border

    February 1, 2011 | 8:36 am

    Israel’s military has increased its presence on the border with Egypt over fears that terrorists and migrants will take advantage of the unrest in Egypt to cross into Israel.

    The army and Border Police also are concerned that large groups of Bedouin living in the Sinai will attempt...

  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • Obama talks Iran with Security Council envoys

    December 14, 2010 | 9:51 am

    President Obama emphasized containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions in a meeting with envoys to the United Nations Security Council.

    Obama “underscored the importance of continued Security Council support for non-proliferation, building on the strong work that has been done to hold North...

  • Trust

    By Misha Henckel

    December 10, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    When clients start working with me, almost invariably, they come seeking a greater sense of control in their lives. The need for control is a very natural inclination for us. Control brings certainty in an uncertain world and with that comes a measure of security. Or so we hope.

    ...
  • Britian to fund security at Jewish schools

    December 10, 2010 | 10:49 am

    Britain’s government will fund extra security for Jewish schools.

    The new funds, for security personnel, will be in addition to the security measures already supplied to government-funded parochial schools, the BBC reported on Thursday. Parents at the Jewish schools until now have...

  • WikiLeaks release not a problem for Israel, Netanyahu says

    November 29, 2010 | 8:39 am

    The secret documents released by WikiLeaks will not negatively affect Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Israeli leaders can feel comfortable with what was revealed in the first batch of documents made public Sunday, Netanyahu said, because there is very little...

  • Acceptance

    By Misha Henckel

    October 19, 2010 | 8:36 pm

    Seems like we are walking through times that are filled with all sorts of difficulties, and it is quite universal. Almost everyone I know is feeling it in one way or another, whether in their pocketbook, their significant relationship or marriage, their health, or with the loss of...

  • Israel facing grim threat assessment for 2009

    By Leslie Susser

    November 26, 2008 | 5:24 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Delivering a grim threat assessment for 2009, the Israeli National Security Council (NSC) said that Israel in 2009 may well find itself alone, facing Iran on the threshold of nuclear power, fighting rocket attacks on two fronts and without a Palestinian partner for...
  • Obama administration must pursue Mideast peace

    November 19, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    Across America, the Jewish community is joining with the rest of the nation to congratulate our next president. President-elect Barack Obama ran a campaign promising change, and Americans have made very clear that they are anxious to take him up on that promise. He will enter the...
  • 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...

  • Federation drops security grants for shuls; Farmar shoots, scores for Chabad

    September 17, 2008 | 10:00 pm

    Federation Drops Grants to Provide Security for High Holy Days at Small Synagogues

    In 2006, in the wake of Israel's war with Hezbollah, Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora were on edge. A lone gunman had already killed one and wounded five at a Seattle Jewish center, and many...

  • Keep our shuls safe but still friendly

    September 17, 2008 | 9:25 pm

    "Open for us the gates at the time of their closing."

    Worshippers conclude their Yom Kippur prayers every year with this refrain -- a final supplication to be sealed in the Book of Life -- during the Neilah Shearim service that closes the holiday.

    Neilah Shearim, more commonly known...

  • Report from Beijing: Security, it’s not just for airports anymore

    By Alison Klayman

    August 13, 2008 | 1:35 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Security checks no longer just for airports in Beijing

    Olympic security is no easy task. It’s not just about the sports venues — attention must be paid to the entire city’s infrastructure, hot spots and transportation systems.

    One of the transitions that I think...

  • From security to the environment — L.A. and Israel exchange ideas

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

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    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Western Wall. Photo courtesy the Mayor's Office


    Last week's emotion-packed visit to Sderot by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with a delegation of senior city officials, leaders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the...

  • Israel: A work in progress

    By Glenn Yago

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    From the birth of the Zionist movement more than a century ago through its 60 years as a Jewish state, Israel has come of age amid a vastly changing world: two world wars, the technological revolution and economic globalization with all its attendant challenges.

    The creation of...

  • Israel faces grim intelligence estimate

    By Leslie Susser

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Last week�(tm)s terrorist attack at a Jerusalem yeshiva and the new Israeli national intelligence assessment presented to the Cabinet on Sunday underscore the acute security problems Israel faces this year and beyond.

    The terrorist shooting spree in the Mercaz Harav yeshiva,...

  • Ashkelon is the new front line in the war with Gaza

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Al-Jazeera TV reports on rockets hitting Ashkelon


    Eighteen-year-old Eden Sharbane awoke before dawn Saturday to the eerie sound of a "red alert" siren in her Ashkelon neighborhood. Glancing outside her window, she saw a red-and-orange blur: A rocket was about to hit her apartment...

  • Crises in Israel energize support from diaspora communities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Gilad Shalit's somber voice sounded like a ghost's on the audiotape released late last month. It was the first anyone had heard from the Israeli soldier since Hamas militants kidnapped him a year before. Shalit's abduction in Gaza, however, was a prelude to the summer's tragedy that...
  • The Second Lebanon War—one year later

    By Leslie Susser

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    One year after the Second Lebanon War, Israel's northern front is quiet, U.N. forces are patrolling the border area and Hezbollah fighters have been pushed back deep inside Lebanese territory.

    That's the good news.

    On the other side of the equation, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is...

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