The city of Paterson, N.J. — whose southern area is called “Little Ramallah” for the large number of Palestinian Arab expats – raised the Palestinian flag above city hall on Sunday May 19 as it proclaimed Palestinian-American Day.
Dozens of haredi Orthodox schoolchildren participated in a Lag b'Omer bonfire in Antwerp that featured the burning of an Israeli flag.
A Milken Community High School official reported the discovery of anti-Semitic renderings of the Israel flag in front of and near its middle school campus on March 1.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at a ceremony marking its entrance into the United Nations cultural agency.
Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.
A Jewish organization in Iowa pulled out of a multifaith prayer service commemorating the 9/11 attacks because the event did not display an American flag.
The Israeli flag is flying again over the country's embassy in Cairo, more than a week after it was ripped down by demonstrators.
The Egyptian man who ripped down the Israeli flag from the embassy in Cairo has been rewarded for his act.
The PLO office in Washington raised a flag for the first time. "It's about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood is raised in the United States," said Palestine Liberation Organization envoy Maen Areikat in a brief ceremony Tuesday outside its Dupont Circle offices. "We hope that this will help in the international efforts to provide recognition for the Palestinian state." The Obama administration granted the delegation, which does not have embassy status, permission to raise the flag last July.
Anyone who has chaperoned high school students knows it can add a few gray hairs. I experienced this very phenomenon a number of years ago while serving as the
rabbinic leader on March of the Living, the annual gathering that takes youth to Poland to commemorate Holocaust Memorial week.
A Jewish school in Kiev was vandalized, apparently by members of a local neo-Nazi group.
The flag is like a tallit. The tallit envelops us in a physical connection to God and to the Jewish people.
The outdoor event, under extensive security, was an old-fashioned lift-your-voices, wave-the-flag celebration, with a little bit of everything. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa rang the rafters, pledging his city's unbreakable bond with Israel and ending with a rousing "Am Yisrael Chai."
It's a fact of life: Israel's blue and white is a red flag for the fanatics. Wave it, and they are likely to charge.
The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28.
In this week's Torah portion, which tells the story of King Balak, the sorcerer Bilam and Bilam's talking donkey, we learn two important lessons.
While Louise Steinman was growing up Reform in Culver City, her father seemed unknowable. A taciturn, workaholic pharmacist, he never spoke of his combat experiences in the Pacific. But Asian food was banned from the house and his four children weren't allowed to cry in front of him. "Reminds him of the war," his wife said.
"Hot dogs! Get your glatt kosher hot dogs."
Not your typical vendor cry? Not your typical Dodgers game.
The fourth annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium boasted an Israeli and American flag color guard, a reserved section filled with as many kippot as baseball caps, and a 10-1 Los Angeles victory over the Montreal Expos. Despite overcast skies, hundreds of Jewish Angelenos turned out on May 19 to enjoy America's favorite pastime.
In these patriotic times, everyone -- from the fashion industry to the jewelry industry -- is capitalizing on the American flag motif.
So it should come as no surprise that someone believes that Jews will want to display the flag too, in the most unlikely of places: religious articles.