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  • Israel to withhold Palestinian Authority funds until March

    December 12, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel's foreign minister said.

    Under interim peace deals, Israel collects some $100 million a...

  • U.S. warned European governments not to support Palestinian state

    October 3, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    The United States reportedly warned European governments in a memorandum not to support a Palestinian bid for increased status at the United Nations.

    The memorandum, which was seen by the British newspaper the Guardian, called giving the Palestinians enhanced non-member state...

  • Israel transfers money to PA to ease economic crisis

    September 12, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the transfer of some $63 million to the Palestinian Authority to help ease its economic crisis.

    The transfer Tuesday evening came after Netanyahu consulted on the issue with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, and then asked his...

  • U.S. seizes $150 million in Hezbollah-linked funds

    August 21, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

    The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to...

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  • European Jewish leaders turning to Israel for help

    June 19, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Jozeph Nassi, the vice president of Istanbul’s Jewish community, describes the dilemma facing Europe’s Jewish communities.

    “When the father gives to the son, they both laugh. When the son gives to the father, they both cry,” he said.

    Nassi was speaking of his ambivalence...

  • Obama administration to ask for more Iron Dome funds

    March 27, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    The Obama administration plans to ask Congress to fund additions to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

    “The Department of Defense has been in conversations with the government of Israel about U.S. support for the acquisition of additional Iron Dome systems and intends to request...

  • U.S. releases $40 million to PA

    December 30, 2011 | 11:53 am

    The United States transferred $40 million in foreign assistance to the Palestinians. 

    The Associated Press reported Thursday that congressional lawmakers released the funds, which amount to 20 percent of the $187 million in foreign assistance from fiscal year 2011 that was held up...

  • Israel releases PA funds

    November 30, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Israel released $100 million in tax funds it had withheld from the Palestinian Authority.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday the handover of the money, the transfer of which had been frozen on Nov. 1 in response to the Palestinians’ recognition as a state by...

  • Holocaust Documentary Screening Raises Funds for Japan Earthquake Victims

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    A documentary about Chiune Sempo Sugihara — who saved thousands of Jews while he was vice consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania during World War II — screened at the Skirball Cultural Center on June 23 to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake victims.

    “Conspiracy of...

  • Obama waives laws on P.A. funds, office

    April 8, 2010 | 10:43 am

    President Obama issued waivers allowing the transfer of funds to the Palestinian Authority and extending the the stay of the PLO office in Washington.

    Obama’s waivers, issued late Wednesday, set aside laws dating back to the 1980s banning a Palestine Liberation Organization presence...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • Scandal Could End Sharons Career

    By Leslie Susser

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even if he is reelected, the financial scandal dogging him could spell the end of Ariel Sharon's political career.

    Sharon is accused of taking an illegal loan from a South African friend to pay off other illegal loans to his past political campaigns. The prime minister has not been...

  • Reality For Campus Ills

    By Chaim Seidler-Feller

    December 19, 2002 | 7:01 pm

    During the past year, if you were to mention the campus to anyone involved in Jewish life, you would surely elicit a response that was a mixture of anxiety, contempt and anger.

    Headlines screamed with assertions that our universities were hotbeds of anti-Semitism and that Jewish...

  • Scandal Erupts Over Secret Arafat Funds

    By Gil Sedan

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Those inclined to look on the bright side might say that Israeli-Palestinian cooperation is alive and kicking: Israelis and Palestinians allegedly joined ranks to make big money, until one of them woke up with a bad conscience.

    The joint venture in question began in February 1997,...

  • Trauma System in Critical

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Angelenos in need of emergency care are facing the threat of longer journeys to fewer facilities. Faced with a projected deficit in excess of $700 million in 2005, the L.A. County Department of Health Services has proposed to shut down two of its hospitals, increasing the burden on...

  • Your Letters

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Withholding Funds

    We are writing in support of the opinion expressed by Steve Berman opposing the policy of United Jewish Communities (UJC) supporting settlers living beyond what will be the revised Green Line ("Withholding Our Funds From Territories," Aug. 30).

    For almost 50...

  • Jewish ‘Life’ Comes to Simi

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Having staved off the imminent demise of the area's only Jewish preschool, Simi Valley's Congregation B'nai Emet (CBE) is poised to do far more -- trade land donated to CBE to meet the needs and ensure the future of the area's entire Jewish community.

    Until 1998, the preschool had...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands March for Israel in New York

    Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.

    Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals

    Palestinians reportedly have been holding...

  • Fraudulent Friend

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    After being left a quadriplegic in a car accident in 1993, 53-year-old Alice Wintz received an insurance settlement that she thought would, with careful investing, leave her financially secure for life.

    So she asked money manager Reed Slatkin to invest her settlement. Wintz and her...

  • Rescuing the VCJCC

    By Mike Levy

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, the metaphors were dire. "This is like a horrible accident, and we're the paramedics," Mike Brezner told an advisory committee meeting on Monday night. "All we can do is save the patient's life. We can't worry about scars or what caused...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    America's Sweetheart

    Erin Brockovich was the keynote speaker at the sixth Annual Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) "Women of Action" luncheon, which took place Aug. 8 at the Beverly Hilton.

    ICRF honored five women of outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the...

  • The Hidden Co$t ofJewish Education

    By Jane Ulman

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My husband Larry and I could be creating a retirement portfolio, renting a vacation villa in Tuscany or buying badly needed furniture.

    Instead, we are investing in our four sons, ages 10, 12, 14 and 17. More specifically, we are investing in their Jewish education by shelling out a...

  • Charity Obstacle?

    By Sharon Samber

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With tax cuts the talk of the town, Jewish philanthropic agencies are worried about another part of President Bush's fiscal plan: the repeal of the estate tax.

    Officials of many funds are concerned that charitable giving will suffer if the estate tax, which levies a high tax on the...

  • More than Neutrality?

    By Steven Teitelbaum

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Advocates of President Bush's charitable-choice plan have somehow managed to squeak by a basic premise of their argument -- that there is a unique therapeutic power of religious-based social programs. For this they offer personal anecdotes but no proof. Even Steven Goldsmith finally...

  • Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A Wheel of a Deal

    The Edelstein Family Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 to Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles toward the weekend provision of its home-delivered meals program.

    A Rosy Future

    Everything's coming up roses for 33-year Tournament of Roses volunteer...

  • Process of Payments

    By Stewart Ain

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Virtually all Jews locked up in concentration camps, ghettos and similar places of incarceration during the Holocaust may now apply for compensation from a newly created $5 billion German foundation. And on Feb. 5, the names of 21,000 probable Holocaust victims whose dormant accounts...

  • Chabad’s Big Bash

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad's Big Bash

    The annual telethon offers a mix of celebrities,entertainment and appeals for necessary funds

    By Rob Eshman, Associate Editor

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin will once again be joined by JonVoight (left) and Jan Murray (right), at Chabad's annualtelethon. As sure as the...

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