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  • After Gaza conflict, Israel’s Arab minority fears rising discrimination

    September 4, 2014 | 11:56 am

    Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.

    He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory...
  • Ban backtracking on U.N. bias disappoints Israeli officials

    August 21, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Israeli officials said they were disappointed that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon backtracked on his statements that Israel faces bias and discrimination at the world body.

    Unnamed Israeli officials made their comments Tuesday to Israeli media outlets a day after Ban amended...

  • Shangri-La juror said to have hidden her Jewishness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    In court papers filed Jan. 7, attorneys for the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner allege that of 12 members on the jury that unanimously found their clients guilty of discriminating in 2010 against a group of Jewish patrons, one juror concealed her own Jewishness...

  • Shangri-La Hotel owner seeks new trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 2, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its partial-owner, Tehmina Adaya, who in August 2012 were found guilty in a jury trial of unlawfully discriminating against a group of young Jews, have begun the process of requesting a new trial. 

    Attorneys for Adaya and the hotel filed...

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  • Hotel Shangri-La, ZOA find common ground

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 29, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    On Aug. 21, on the heels of a jury decision that found the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, along with one of its part-owners, had discriminated against a group of Jews during an incident in 2010, the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sent out a notice...

  • The story behind the Hotel Shangri-La anti-Semitism trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 22, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    It was late in the afternoon on Aug. 15, a Wednesday, when the jury delivered its verdict to a Santa Monica courtroom. The discrimination case that had been brought against the oceanfront boutique Hotel Shangri-La by a group of young Jews had been going on for nearly four weeks, and...

  • Additional $440,000 in punitive damages imposed on Hotel Shangri-La

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 16, 2012 | 10:56 pm

    One day after it found that the Hotel Shangri-La and its part-owner had discriminated against a group of young Jews in 2010, a jury in California Superior Court ordered the hotel and owner to pay approximately $440,000 in additional punitive damages to the plaintiffs.

    That brings...

  • Jewish plaintiffs win Hotel Shangri-La discrimination lawsuit

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 15, 2012 | 8:38 pm

    The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner illegally discriminated against a group of young Jews, a jury in a California Superior Court found on Aug. 15.

    The verdict in this closely watched case was read late Wednesday afternoon, at the end of the fifth full day of...

  • Third full day of deliberations in FIDF v. Hotel Shangri-La trial ends without a verdict

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 13, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    In the civil case brought by a group of young Jewish members of a pro-Israel group against the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner, before the trial even began, the court was the setting for a three-day process of selecting a jury that a member of the courtroom staff...

  • Closing arguments in Hotel Shangri-La discrimination trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 8, 2012 | 7:15 pm

    Attorneys presented their closing arguments on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the discrimination trial brought by members of a pro-Israel group against the owner of a boutique hotel in Santa Monica.

    After a trial that had lasted nearly 10 days, the jurors listened as lawyers for the two...

  • Hotel Shangri-La trial raises specter of anti-Semitism

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 1, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Is the word “Jew” offensive? What about “f—-ing Jew”?

    That rather provocative question was posed on July 27 by Philip Black, one of the attorneys defending the Muslim owner of the Hotel Shangri-La, a boutique hotel in Santa Monica, against a discrimination lawsuit brought by...

  • ZOA sued for discrimination, national president Morton Klein takes the stand in Beverly Hills courtroom in defense

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 14, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein took the stand Thursday in a Beverly Hills courtroom as the final witness in a sex discrimination and wrongful termination case filed against the ZOA.

    Julie Sager, who worked for the ZOA for seven years, including five years as...

  • Texas Jewish man sues for discrimination

    May 23, 2012 | 10:26 am

    A Jewish man in Texas is suing his former employer over discrimination claims.

    Sheldon Reichstein in his lawsuit against the Youth Advocate Programs Inc. alleges that various employees made discriminatory remarks about his race and religion, according to the Southeast Texas Record....

  • ON TRIAL: John Galliano’s sloshed defense over anti-Semitic remarks

    Lauren Bottner

    June 22, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    If he walks like an anti-Semite, rants like an anti-Semite, looks like an anti-Semite, then maybe…

    John Galliano, former Dior Fashion Designer, went on trial in Paris today for anti-Semitic and racist remarks to local café patrons earlier this spring. Charged with “public...

  • Greater Washington JCC sued for discrimination

    July 23, 2010 | 12:11 pm

    The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington is being sued for violating the American With Disabilities Act.

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said July 20 that it is charging the Rockville, Md. center with demoting, rather than accommodating, an assistant nursery...

  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was...

  • Despite diplomas, Ethiopian Israelis can’t find jobs

    By Dina Kraft

    December 26, 2008 | 12:15 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Asaf Negat, 29, made his way to Israel from Ethiopia as an 11-year-old boy and worked hard to find his way in a new land and learn to speak a new language. Eventually, Negat graduated with a business degree from one of the country's top universities.

    However, since...

  • Where’s the struggle?

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2008 | 2:07 am

    I feel cheated. I've always been told that Judaism is all about the struggle -- the struggle with God, with ourselves, with ideas.

    I've been told that Judaism embraces the tension between opposing views; that a key part of being Jewish is the ability to hold onto, even nurture, this...

  • It can’t happen here

    By Rob Eshman

    November 12, 2008 | 12:29 am

    A coalition of black and Mormon leaders have begun laying the groundwork for a 2012 California ballot initiative that would ban Jews from marrying Jews.

    Flush from the passage of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state, the leaders say they want to extend the ban to...

  • Turning a page in the history books

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 1:07 am

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  • Proposed USC-Dubai journalism school concerns faculty and community

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:27 pm

    Faculty members at the USC Annenberg School for Communications are deep into a controversy that should be of interest to the Jewish community.

    It concerns a proposal from USC for a $3 million contract for Annenberg to work with the American University in Dubai to create a journalism...

  • Will herstory repeat itself?

    By Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein

    July 30, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    With the recent on-court fracas of the WNBA, the historic presidential candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton and the real potential for both parties to nominate a woman for vice president, it's probably worth our while to consider where we have been, where we are and where we may go in...
  • Briefs: Methodists don’t ‘divest,’ Jewish groups mobilize for Myanmar, Reno TV anchor sues

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Methodists Reject Divestment Proposals

    Methodists overwhelmingly defeated measures calling for divestment from companies that allegedly enable Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank. The resolutions, targeting companies like Caterpillar, which manufactures tractors, and Motorola,...

  • ‘Teenism’ gives young adults an undeserved rep

    By Justin Morris

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Teenagers. The word strikes fear into the hearts of most parents and adults. I bet you get shivers down your spine as you're reading this. Though most teenagers are perceived as reckless, raucous, recalcitrant, rowdy and riotous, the truth is that for the most part, teenagers...
  • ‘Jews Only’ JNF land plan counters Israel’s values

    By Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine the following scenario: Italy's Parliament passes a law that restricts the sale of public lands to Christians. Government officials rush to justify the measure, citing historic ties between Italy and the Roman Catholic Church. Nonetheless, the consequences of the legislation...
  • Are magnet schools LAUSD’s last hope to keep Anglo kids in the system?

    By Mark Slavkin

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's not yet clear whether last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on school desegregation will affect the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), but the questions the decision raises certainly resonate across the Jewish community. In the year 2007, is desegregation still a...
  • Conservative Supreme Court rulings vex Jewish advocacy groups

    By Ron Kampeas

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Following a string of conservative rulings in the closing weeks of this year's Supreme Court session, some Jewish officials are suggesting that they may be forced to abandon their decades-long strategy of relying on the courts to protect liberal gains on a host of issues.

    For...

  • Golan’s Druse live with hope and anxiety

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Under a darkening sky in the northernmost corner of the Golan Heights, a small crowd gathers at the town square in this Druse village late in the afternoon and unfurls a few Syrian flags.
     
  • Fight Against Campus Bias Gets Boost

    By Morton A. Klein

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a Jewish college student, you no longer have to tolerate anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing on your campus. You are protected under our federal civil rights laws. These were the landmark conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency that...

  • Tehran Jews Talk of Future in Iran

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A 15-member women's amateur folk dance group composed of Jews from Iran performed in Russia this month and, perhaps most notably, they insisted that there is a Jewish future in Iran.

    The trip was a rare group visit abroad by Iranian Jews, who live in an Islamic community whose...

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