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  • Blogger held for threatening Senator Lieberman

    August 10, 2011 | 10:33 am

    The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

    Dmitry Dyatlov, 23, was charged Tuesday for making the threat on his blog against Lieberman (I-Conn.). He was arrested Aug. 2, and bail was set at $500,000. According to reports, Dyatlov...

  • FBI report calls Demjanjuk evidence a forgery

    April 14, 2011 | 11:17 am

    A secret FBI report from 1985 suggests a key piece of evidence in the trial of accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk in Munich may have been a KGB forgery.

    The German court announced Thursday that it would not suspend the trial over the document, and critics say the old report...

  • FBI: JDL extorted from rappers

    April 14, 2011 | 11:12 am

    FBI records say the agency believed the Jewish Defense League extorted money from rappers by threatening violence.

    The JDL has been “extorting money from various rap music stars via death threats,” according to a report Thursday in Haaretz on the release of FBI files surrounding the...

  • Rep. King asked to hold hearings on FBI’s illegal surveillance of Muslims

    March 8, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    As Representative Peter King (R-NY) launches congressional hearings on Muslims and radicalization this week, we wonder at the expenditure of time to examine an issue whose conclusion has long been self-evident: that American Muslims have worked tirelessly alongside fellow Americans...

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  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Did Former JDL Boss Confess to Bomb Plots?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Looking briefly at this, the “news” seems to be that Rubin admitted to what the government charged (and Krugel admitted), i.e, they planned to blow up the mosque and Issa’s office. I think few people, other than Irv’s wife, thought otherwise.

    What’s more intriguing to me, if the...

  • Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in ‘Numb3rs’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 7, 2009 | 8:25 pm

    On location in Los Angeles with CBS's "Numb3rs," actor Rob Morrow sat for an interview in his trailer, puffing on a Cuban cigar, a gardenia-scented candle wafting from a table as he discussed his interest in the "Bhagavad Gita" and the works of progressive Jewish author Douglas...
  • Is Bernie Madoff Jewish?  Very. Oy.

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.

    "It's all just one big lie."

    With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters

    The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.

    The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

  • Homegrown terrorist who planned Los Angeles attacks sentenced to 22 years

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2008 | 11:47 am

    A member of a four-man homegrown terrorist cell that planned to attack Israeli and Jewish targets three years ago in Los Angeles was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Monday.

    Levar Haney Washington, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through...

  • List, Muslim Gangs Prompt Terror Probe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.

    The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • AIPAC Staffers Go to Grand Jury

    By Edwin Black

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Top officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have appeared before a grand jury and two senior staffers have been placed on paid leave in the latest developments in the federal investigation of the pro-Israel lobby for allegedly passing classified...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • FBI Stings Seen as Part of Policy ‘War’

    By Edwin Black

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Last June, leading neoconservative Richard Perle received an unexpected phone call at his home. It was Larry Franklin calling. Franklin is the veteran Iran specialist in the Pentagon's Near East South Asia office and the key Iraq War planner who had been pressured by the FBI into...

  • FBI Delay Raises AIPAC Case Issues

    By Edwin Black

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The FBI's investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) did not go into high gear until more than a year after the Pentagon's top Iran analyst allegedly passed foreign policy strategy information to two AIPAC officials.

    The investigation only intensified in...

  • Did Feith Cross the Pro-Israel Line?

    By Leonard Fein

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    However the sordid facts play out in the current FBI investigation of a senior Pentagon analyst's alleged spying on Israel's behalf, they raise a raft of nettlesome questions -- and memories.

    Recall, for example, that the heart of Jonathan Pollard's self-justification was that he...

  • Did Feith Cross the Pro-Israel Line?

    By Leonard Fein

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    However the sordid facts play out in the current FBI investigation of a senior Pentagon analyst's alleged spying on Israel's behalf, they raise a raft of nettlesome questions -- and memories.

    Recall, for example, that the heart of Jonathan Pollard's self-justification was that he...

  • World Briefs

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Syrians Struggle at U.N.

    A Syrian-led draft resolution condemning Israel is not getting support at the U.N. Security Council. Syria has been unable to convince Security Council members to vote on the resolution. Introduced Sunday, it criticizes Israel's attack that morning on a...

  • Kidnapped Dreams

    By Avner Hofstein

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ben Wertzberger dreamed of moving to Las Vegas to start a new life. Tired, sick and impoverished, the 24-year-old Israeli packed his DJ equipment on Dec. 2, 2002, and together with his childhood friend, Adar Neeman, prepared to head to the Las Vegas to break into the club scene.

    But...

  • FBI Investigated LAX Attack as Terrorism

    By Tom Tugend

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The FBI is nearing the end of its investigation of the July 4 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport and has acknowledged that the attack may have been an act of terrorism.

    The attack at the El Al check-in counter claimed the lives of two American Israelis, Victoria Hen and...

  • LAX Trail Cold

    By Tom Tugend

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As the families of Victoria Hen and Yaakov Aminov continued their mourning during the 30-day sheloshim period, the FBI continued its tight-lipped investigation into their July 4 murder at the Los Angeles International Airport.

    "There have been no new developments and we will not...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Hungry Mob

    It was a moment that the members of Women's Department of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Business and Professional Division will never forget: a kitchen full of young women learning about and noshing on the Sicilian culinary stylings of chef Henry Hill....

  • JDL’s Rubin, Krugel Indicted

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Lawyers for Jewish Defense League (JDL) National Chairman Irv Rubin, 56, and Earl Krugel, 59, say that an FBI informant provoked the charges against the men, which led to a nine-count federal indictment last week. The two are accused of allegedly plotting to blow up a Culver City...

  • The Man Behind the JDL

    By Tom Tugend

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the FBI's dossier he is listed as Irving David Rubin, 56, a self-described conservative Republican, Air Force veteran, married for 21 years and the father of two children.

    To everyone else he is Irv Rubin, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, an acute embarrassment to most...

  • Our Gang

    September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A reputed gangster who calls himself "a simple Jew from Kiev" has emerged as the central suspect in an international bank-fraud probe that investigators term the biggest money-laundering case in history.

    The case involves an apparent scheme by Russian mobsters to launder billions of...

  • White Hate Group Strongly Suspected in Synagogue Fires

    By Rebecca Rosen Lum

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    As investigators hone in on an "abundance of evidence" culled from the scenes of the June 18 arson attacks on three Sacramento-area synagogues, signs point increasingly to a white supremacist group.

    Federal agents are tracking a number of hate groups with chapters in the area. High on...

  • Weathering the Crisis

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    City of Hope is the largest provider of bonemarrow transplantation services in California. Here Dr. Stephen J.Forman attends to a patient.

    The City of Hope, the esteemed charity, cancerhospital and research center, is under attack. But supporters of thecharity, whose roots run deep...

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