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  • 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


    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...

  • Biometric sensor makes the Web safer for children

    By Nicky Blackburn

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The statistics are enough to alarm any parent.

    According to a recent survey, one in five children online have been approached by a pedophile and received unwanted sexual solicitations. At the same time, the San Diego Police Department reports that two in five abductions of children...
  • Online social scene clicks with younger set

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    OK, admit it. You've breathed a guilty sigh of relief that your kids are still too young to have been bitten by the MySpace bug. You've relished the reprieve (if only temporary) from the mounting worries of parents of virtual-social-networking-obsessed middle and high schoolers.


  • Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX; Education Programs Get Multimillion Dollar Boost

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX

    Three Israeli security experts received warm praise from local city officials after concluding a four-day recent inspection tour of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) recently.

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement during his Asia...

  • UTLA quashes Israel divestment push

    By Marc Ballon

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Under a tidal wave of pressure from the local Jewish community, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) decided to deny use of its headquarters to the UTLA Human Rights Committee. The committee planned to discuss economic sanctions against Israel, including a boycott and divestment.
  • Controverisal Israeli security approach takes flight in U.S.

    By Sam Ser

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The changes were inevitable. The Sept. 11 hijackers used box cutters as weapons, so box cutters were banned. Richard Reid smuggled explosives onto an American Airlines plane in his shoes, so passengers were ordered to remove their shoes for screening. The recent London air terror plot was predicated on liquid explosives, so now almost all liquids are forbidden, too.
  • Area synagogues weigh benefits, pitfalls of High Holidays security

    By Marc Ballon

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi David Eliezrie has peyos, a beard and wears a black hat and a long black coat. "I look pretty Jewish," quips Eliezrie, senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Meir HaCohen/North County Chabad Center in Yorba Linda.
    If an anti-Semite were intent on lashing out at Jews, Eliezrie...
  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
  • GOP Sees Israel as Way to Woo Democratic Jews

    By Marc Ballon

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For two decades, Nathan Hochman voted exclusively Democratic: Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore -- the 42-year-old former assistant U.S. attorney cast his ballots for them all. To Hochman the Republican Party represented a right-wing amalgam of pro-business, anti-abortion...

  • We Will Not Capitulate or Be Trampled Upon

    By Ben Caspit

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ben Caspit proposes the text for a speech by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that would explain to the world exactly what Israel is fighting for.

    Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of the world, I, the prime minister of Israel, am speaking to you from Jerusalem in the face of the terrible...

  • Washington Now Linking Iraq, Lebanon

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A funny thing is happening on Israel's way into Lebanon: Its war with Hezbollah is converging politically with the civil war now convulsing Iraq.

    In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Shiite marchers swore allegiance last week to their Hezbollah co-religionists; some even pledged their...

  • Groups Rally to Raise Funds for Israel During Crisis

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as supportive Christian groups, are shifting their fundraising efforts into high gear to succor civilians and soldiers in embattled Israel.

    As in past Middle East crises, community response has been outstanding,...

  • Feds Indict Suspect in Prison Murder of JDL’s Krugel

    By Jim Crogan

    July 23, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.

    The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...

  • Summer Tours to Israel Rerouted, But Not By Much

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Most summers, the trip to the Naot Sandal factory on a kibbutz close to Israel's northern border is a highlight of the teen tours run by United Synagogue Youth (USY). But this summer, with the north under constant threat of rocket attacks, the 400 USYers stayed in the central and...

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters Caught Red-Handed

    By Ali Austerlitz

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "No thought control."

    The famed lyrics from rock band Pink Floyd's much beloved "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" make for a powerful statement regardless of context. Scrawled last week in red paint on a concrete segment of Israel's security fence in the Palestinian town of...

  • This Week - The Silent Minority

    By Rob Eshman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We'll march for Israel, we'll march for Darfur and we'll even march for the whales, but for the people who harvest our food and clean our toilets and watch our children -- for them we can't be bothered.

    I didn't join in any of the rallies held to protest the punitive immigration...

  • Israel Tames but Doesn’t Halt Torture

    By Larry Derfner

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Last November, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), while campaigning to ban the U.S. government from using torture, told the "Today" show: "The Israeli Supreme Court outlawed torture, outlawed cruel and inhumane treatment. And I have talked to Israeli officials, and they say they do very...

  • What’s So Bad About Torture?

    By Arnold Steinberg

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose your child were kidnapped.

    She is buried alive with a limited air supply. Police arrest one of the kidnappers. Indeed, he was on a store videotape luring the child and then abducting her. Witnesses saw him put the child in a car. His handwriting is on the ransom note. He...

  • Refugee Chief Faces Toughest Test

    By Michael J. Jordan

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The honeymoon was sure to end sooner or later. Since Karen Koning AbuZayd took the reins nearly a year ago of the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees, Israeli officials had praised her for steering clear of the politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    However, the...

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