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  • Where the olives grow

    1 week ago

    For Jews who came of age any time between the 1950’s and the 1980’s, there were plenty of reasons to take to the streets and demonstrate.  In addition to close-to-the-heart causes such as Israel’s very existence in two wars (1967 and 1973) and the effort to free our brothers and...

  • U.N.’s Ban bemoans upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks over Gaza

    August 4, 2014 | 8:55 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “deplored” the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, as a result of Israel’s operation in Gaza.

    Ban “emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could...

  • In U.S., Gaza conflict reverberates on air and in the streets

    July 29, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    In Europe, the fight over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza has prompted violent street battles, firebombs thrown at synagogues and even a mid-game attack against a visiting Israeli soccer team by protesters in Austria.

    In America, it has been more a battle of commentary,...

  • With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for ‘Plan B’

    March 4, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    They left after Venezuelan secret police raided a Jewish club in 2007, and after the local synagogue was ransacked by unidentified thugs two years later.

    They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to Caracas, and when he called on Venezuela’s Jews to...

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  • From Hate to Hoax in Claremont

    By Tom Tugend

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    To many of the 700 Jewish students on the seven Claremont Colleges campuses, it was their first direct encounter with anti-Semitism, and they reacted with rage, fear, confusion and a new sense of solidarity.

    The car of visiting psychology professor Kerri Dunn, who was giving a...

  • Israelis for Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Amidst a sea of Israeli and American flags and elongated balloons decorated with the Star of David, more than 1,000 Israeli residents of Los Angeles rallied in front of the Federal Building in Westwood on Oct. 15 to demonstrate support for their native country in the face of...

  • Lock, Stock and Barrel

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Will downtown be safe? That's the question on the minds of the central city's many employees and business owners as the Democratic National Convention approaches. With the arrest July 31 of eight demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the...

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