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  • Protesting African migrants sent back to Israeli detention center

    December 17, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Israeli police on Tuesday sent back to custody about 150 African migrants who had abandoned a desert detention center in protest against a new law allowing them to be kept there indefinitely.

    Aided by rights groups, the migrants had travelled to Jerusalem to demonstrate outside...

  • The truth about settlements

    By Arthur Cohn

    June 26, 2013 | 6:09 pm

    Whenever the Middle East peace process is a topic in the news or in discussions, its factual stagnation is almost automatically blamed on the Israeli settlement development. It is one of the most controversial issues in the Middle East conflict. Even friends of Israel dissociate...

  • Jahalin Bedouin fear new Israeli transfer plan

    April 18, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Id Khamis Jahalin sits in his sparsely furnished, illegally-built shack, and worries about his future. A father of seven, he was born in this community of tents and shacks about ten miles east of Jerusalem.

    Sitting on a thin mattress that substitutes for a couch during the day...

  • Are critics of Israeli occupation getting nervous?

    By David Suissa

    March 19, 2013 | 10:25 am

    It’s a sure sign of nervousness when people start using the vocabulary of absolute certainty — when they refuse to allow for even the possibility of debate.

    That’s precisely what Hussein Ibish did in his response in Daily Beast/Open Zion to my column last week where I suggested...

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  • Illegal Israeli mall workers drawing attention from U.S. law enforcement

    February 26, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story implied that Rami Feinstein was an undocumented worker in the United States. Feinstein is in fact a U.S. citizen. The story has been amended to reflect this.


    In 2006, aspiring Israeli singer Rami Feinstein faced a big-time dilemma:...

  • Migron must be evacuated in a week, Israel’s high court rules

    August 29, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

    All 50 families must leave the outpost, the court ruled Wednesday in response to a petition filed by the families requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built...

  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

  • Opinion: Israel must criminalize purchase of sex

    February 8, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    In Israel, an estimated 15,000 individuals are involved in prostitution, including 5,000 under the age of 18, according to reports shared with the Task Force on Human Trafficking by Knesset member Orit Zuaretz of the Kadima Party, as well as other experts and activists. The reports...

  • Israel demolishes third illegal outpost this week

    January 12, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Israeli security forces demolished an illegal West Bank outpost, the third this week.

    Israel Defense Forces troops and Civil Administration inspectors early Thursday morning evacuated and demolished the Mitzpe Avichai outpost near Kiryat Arba. The outpost was home to nine families,...

  • Knesset approves bill to deter illegal migrants

    January 10, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Knesset approved a bill that would allow authorities to arrest and hold illegal migrants for up to three years.

    The bill passed on its second and third readings Monday night by a vote of 37 to 8. The bill also metes out a jail sentence of up to 15 years for anyone who...

  • Agreement could save illegal West Bank outpost

    December 20, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    A pending agreement between the settlers’ council and the Israeli government will prevent the destruction of the Ramat Gilad outpost in the West Bank.

    Under the agreement, the outpost in the northern West Bank would become part of the Karnei Shomron municipality and five of its 10...

  • Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin denied new trial


    September 21, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied a new trial by a U.S. appeals court.
 The St. Louis Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 16 that Rubashkin did not prove in his bid for a new trial that the presiding judge in the original case, Linda Reade of the U.S. District...

  • Israel begins building barrier on Egyptian border

    November 22, 2010 | 8:19 am

    Israel began construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt.

    Engineers were scheduled to fan out along Israel’s southern border Monday and prepare the ground of for the construction of the barrier and electronic fence.

    The nearly $375 million, 155-mile project is being...

  • Move over Madoff, L.A. gets its own indicted philanthropist

    By Adam Wills

    March 5, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    Sherman Oaks-based mortgage banker Bruce Friedman, whose Friedman Charitable Foundation committed $10 million to the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and $1 million to Brandon’s Village, a special-needs park in Calabasas, was indicted on securities fraud charges today by the...

  • More Information on Getting That Visa

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Visa Violations

    The U.S. government estimates that about 40 percent of people who are in this country illegally arrived on a legal visa but lost their legal status either by overstaying or otherwise violating the terms of their visa. These are sometimes referred to as "nonimmigrant...

  • Living and Working [Il]legally in America—It’s Not Just for Latinos Anymore

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Hardly a day goes by without some news about them -- the undocumented. Congress debates the issue of how to handle them, and pundits argue even as the number of illegal immigrants grows. Supposedly, there are more than 12 million of them in the United States. Thinking about them, we...

  • The Slop Sink

    By Rob Eshman

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    At the heart of the tenement kitchen was the slop sink, a metal basin maybe a foot shorter than a standard bathtub, but a few inches deeper. Here the woman of the house washed vegetables and clothes, and on occasion herself and her children. Before indoor plumbing, that water came...

  • U.N. Failing in Conflict-Resolution Role

    By James D. Besser

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Indiana in the 1960s, billboards proclaimed a central message of the John Birch Society: "U.S. Out of the U.N."

    The United Nations, the right-wing crusaders believed, was part of a communist plot to undermine our sovereignty. Soon, Americans would be slaves to the puppet masters...

  • Bombing Adds Insult to Ruling on Fence

    By Dan Baron

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The International Court of Justice may have ruled it illegal, but Israel's West Bank security barrier has at least one new supporter.

    For Sammy Masrawa, it was more baptism by fire than conversion, after Masrawa witnessed a bombing that killed an Israeli woman and wounded at least...

  • Settlers Struggle to Hold Biblical Israel

    By Dina Kraft

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A battered shipping container was Itai Harel's first home on this steep, windswept hilltop.

    Now he lives in a trailer with running water and electricity, and land has been leveled for more permanent housing in this illegal settlement outpost. He and his fellow young settlers are...

  • Credibility Gap

    By David Landau

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ehud Barak and his closest political allies have been scrambling to limit the damage to their government following a scathing report on the financing behind Barak's election campaign last year.

    The effort at damage control comes as Barak needs all the public support he...

  • Sewing Controversy At Museum of Tolerance

    By Eric Roth

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to the Museum of Tolerance expect to encounter evidence of brutality and organized evil. The current third floor exhibit, built around a reconstruction of a slave factory with barbed wire, and featuring video testimonials from survivors, seems predictable enough.

    Yet the...

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