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  • Suspect in hate crime attack turns himself in

    March 25, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    A second suspect in an alleged hate crime attack against a Jewish man in Eugene, Ore., has turned himself in.

    The suspect was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault in connection with the attack.

    Police first made an arrest in the case Monday.

    The Jewish man, 33, was...

  • Hamas hate at two Irvine synagogues, picketers on Wilshire [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    Police in Irvine are investigating as hate crimes the posting of anti-Israel and pro-Hamas posters at two synagogues.

    Three letter-sized, hand-written signs were discovered Tuesday (12/30) at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation. One poster proclaimed “Gaza—The
    New Shoah” and a...

  • Questions linger about SF death of pro-Israel activist

    December 4, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play.

    “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point,...

  • More Jewish teens attacked in Paris, Adelson gives $30 million to Birthright

    September 11, 2008 | 1:26 am

    Jewish Teens Beaten in Paris Attack

    Three Jewish teenagers were attacked in the same Paris district where another Jewish teen was beaten severely in June.

    The victims, who were wearing kippot, were temporarily hospitalized for minor injuries on Saturday in what some officials are...

  • LAPD seeks tips in identifying synagogue vandals, releases surveillance video

    By Amy Klein

    June 6, 2008 | 2:03 pm

    The video from LAPD

    Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator of synagogue vandalism.

    On November 13, someone spraypainted a devil on the back wall of Congregation Beth Israel at 8056 Beverly Blvd. in the Fairfax district. The vandalism was captured...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Seattle Jewish Federation shooting case

    June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am

    SEATTLE (JTA)—A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city’s Jewish federation.

    The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The jury said it could not agree on all but...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. and California down in 2007, ADL reports

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Continuing its downward trend, the number of anti-Semitic incidents statewide and nationwide dropped last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) annual audit.

    Nationally, the number of reported incidents fell nearly 13 percent from the previous year to 1,358 and...

  • City and Feds offer $95,000 reward for information on Valley firebombings

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 26, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles and Jewish officials announced today that the reward for information about last week's firebombing attacks on The New JCC at Milken and the West Valley residence of a Jewish family has been increased to $95,000.

    The City Council had responded last Friday to the Feb. 18...
  • Villaraigosa condemns Molotov cocktail attack on Milken JCC

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The Molotov cocktail tossed at The New JCC at Milken Monday caused minimal property damage and injured no one, but the community response to the middle-of-the-night attack was pronounced.

    "In a city defined by unparalleled diversity, hate crimes of any kind will not be tolerated,...
  • Letter from France: Battle against anti-Semitism enters new phase with increased legal action and harsher penalties

    By Shirli Sitbon

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    French Jews were relieved to learn of the arrest and conviction of Nizar Ouedrani, a man who assaulted a young Jew wearing a kippah in Paris last July, as the victim was walking toward a synagogue.

    The incident is one among dozens, but for the first time, Jewish leaders noted, the...

  • Briefs: A bright future for Hillel; At-risk teens see Shoah art; Weiss incident wrap-up

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillel Sees Bright Future

    The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life rolled out its big guns last week for lunch with some 70 major local supporters and the message was upbeat.

    During a panel report and discussion at UCLA's Yitzhak Rabin Center, national and international leaders gave a...
  • French Views Split on Halimi’s Murder

    By Brett Kline

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some French remain convinced that the barbaric torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jew, was not an anti-Semitic hate crime.

    The kidnap murder has been declared an anti-Semitic act by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy but also a violent crime whose motive was money....

  • First Person - Documenting Hate

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other

    Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003).

    When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise. But what fascinated me...

  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget

    The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...

  • Backlash Threat

    By Marc Ballon

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As some 20 teens beat 18-year-old Rashid Alam with golf clubs and baseball bats in Yorba Linda on Feb. 22, they allegedly yelled "White Power!" The attack, which Alam's friends said was unprovoked, left the recent high school graduate hospitalized with a fractured jaw and broken...

  • One Year Later

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...

  • A Temple’s Pride

    By Steve Getzug

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In the just-the-facts world of the Los Angeles Police Department, rocks and other objects thrown through stained glass windows at the David Familian Chapel last February were categorized as acts of vandalism motivated by hate.

    But for the Adat Ari El congregation in Valley Village,...

  • Healing’s Many Colors

    By Rob Kutner

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.

    A shock of a different sort awaited them...

  • Furrow Enters Innocent Plea

    By Tom Tugend

    September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A judge entered an innocent plea for Buford O. Furrow Jr. at the white supremacist's arraignment in federal court Monday.

    Furrow has allegedly confessed to killing U.S. postal worker Joseph Ileto and to a shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center, in which five...

  • Pulling Together

    August 26, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The week of Aug. 10 was a horrifying and difficult one for our Jewish community. The unexpected attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center, an important link in the system of communal services provided by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has, we are certain, left all of...

  • Justice, Justice for All

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so...
  • Changing Teens’ Thinking

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 12, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    The fresh-faced teenager looks like the girl next door until she displays her swastika tattoo in an episode of "The Teen Files," which continues this week on UPN. "I think the Holocaust was a good thing," she says, serenely. "[Hitler] probably should have done more."

    But by the end...

  • Why Us?

    By Alan N

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sure that most of you have heard about how three synagogues in my hometown of Sacramento were firebombed early Friday morning. And perhaps you have heard about the pain that so many Jews around the country are feeling. And, of course, these feelings run even deeper among those of...
  • Community

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Vandals Attack Temple Solael


    Valley Hate Crimes on the Rise

    By Wendy Madnick, Valley Editor

    In the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, vandals...

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