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  • A Year after Sandy

    Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman

    October 29, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    I had just picked up the kids, and we were en route to their favorite after-school snack spot when we noticed the American flag flying over the post office. "Hey," my daughter asked, "why is the flag only halfway up the pole?" Because, I answered, it's the one-year anniversary of...

  • New Jersey Palestinian flag flap breezes over

    May 21, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    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.

    According to the The Bergen Record, the occasion...

  • Haredi Orthodox burn Israeli flag in Antwerp

    May 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Dozens of haredi Orthodox schoolchildren participated in a Lag b’Omer bonfire in Antwerp that featured the burning of an Israeli flag.

    An eyewitness who photographed the event on May 10 said the boys attended a cheder of the Satmar community—an anti-Zionist Chasidic stream of...

  • Anti-Semitic flags found near Milken Campus

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    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.

    The two small flags featured a painted swastika in place of the Star of David. One flag was found in front of David...

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  • Palestinian flag raised at UNESCO

    December 13, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at a ceremony marking its entrance into the United Nations cultural agency.

    Abbas raised the flag Tuesday at UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris. He was...

  • Cairo embassy rioters given suspended sentences

    November 1, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.

    An Egyptian military court on Monday handed down the six-month suspended sentences to 73 of the protesters for using violence against military officers, according to reports.

    ...
  • Iowa Jewish Federation pulls out of 9/11 event over flag

    September 14, 2011 | 11:29 am

    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 Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines withdrew from the Sept. 11 event sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa when...

  • Israeli flag again flies in Cairo

    August 30, 2011 | 10:20 am

    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 flag was replaced on Monday, flying alongside an Egyptian flag that had been placed there in its absence, according to Ynet.

    Egyptian protester...

  • Egyptian man rewarded for ripping down Israeli flag

    August 25, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    The Egyptian man who ripped down the Israeli flag from the embassy in Cairo has been rewarded for his act.

    Ahmad al-Shahat climbed up the side of the 22-story building last weekend to the cheers of anti-Israel demonstrators and ripped down the flag, two days after several Egyptian...

  • PLO mission raises flag in D.C.

    January 18, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    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...

  • Wave Your Flag

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    May 11, 2010 | 5:04 pm

    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...

  • School vandalism, flag burnings strike Kiev

    April 21, 2010 | 11:45 am

    A Jewish school in Kiev was vandalized, apparently by members of a local neo-Nazi group.

    Vandals broke into the school building Tuesday night, spray-painting swastikas and slogans such as “Death to Jews” and “Death to Israel” on the walls, Chabad.info reported Wednesday. The name of...

  • Looking upon the flag

    November 7, 2008 | 4:56 pm

    Sammy Schatz delivered this speech Sept. 28, when the Israeli flag was raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard.

    "Ure'item oto uzechartem."

    "Looking upon it, you will be reminded."

    When I traveled to Poland last year with the Poland-Israel...

  • Israeli flag flies at consulate for first time

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 10:00 pm

    Maria del Jesus had been waiting under the warm sun for three hours.

    She pressed up against a police barricade for a good look Sunday as the Israeli flag was hoisted ceremoniously on Wilshire Boulevard in front of the Israeli consulate.

    It was the first time the blue-and-white...
  • 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...

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    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 a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Watch Your Words

    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:

    1. Words are very powerful. Be careful about what comes out of your mouth. If it is a put-down or is mean-spirited,...

  • Finding Father in ‘Souvenir’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After her father died in 1990, Louise Steinman found stacks of yellowing airmail envelopes inside a rusty ammunition box in his Fox Hills home. The letters, dated 1941-1945, were in Norman Steinman's handwriting and addressed to his wife, Anne. In a sealed Manila envelope was a...

  • Jewish Fans Fill Dodger Stands

    By Carin Davis

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "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...

  • A-door-able Art

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    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...