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  • The 1967 explanation of why Jews can’t pray at their holiest site

    November 19, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Why did Israel gain control over the Temple Mount in 1967 and not establish any religious or cultural presence on Judaism's holiest site? 

    Like many conflicts in Israeli society, this intriguing conundrum involves a mix of Jewish legal disputes, politics, and the ongoing...

  • British lawmaker calls for labeling of non-stunned animal’s meat

    November 4, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Meat sold in Britain should be labeled if the animal has not been stunned before slaughter, a British lawmaker said.

    Neil Parish, who heads the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beef and Lamb, made the call on Monday for the increased stunning of animals undergoing ritual...

  • Why is criticism of Islam forbidden?

    By Dennis Prager

    October 29, 2014 | 10:21 am

    There is apparently no amount of mass murder, no number of innocents tortured or women raped, no amount of female degradation, no number of people enslaved, no number of Christians expelled from or murdered in the Middle East, no amount of Nazi-like Jew-hatred in its societies, no...

  • Sinai attack reverberates around Israel, Middle East

    October 27, 2014 | 10:49 am

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The deadliest attack on Egyptian soldiers since the new government of Abdel Fatteh Al-Sisi took office is affecting not only Egypt, but Israel and the Palestinians as well. After an attacker drove a car rigged with explosives...

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  • Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned

    October 22, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

    The survey was released Tuesday, the day before a parliamentary hearing believed to be a potential first step in implementing a circumcision ban. Two Danish...

  • Good Malala, bad Malala

    By Mahim Maher

    October 14, 2014 | 12:24 am

    We are giving a famous and well-respected foreign journalist a tour of the newsroom’s art department. He stares at the screen where one of our guys is working on art for our BIG MALALA LEDE.

    “‘Gee, getting shot was the best thing that ever happened to me’… you guys should put...

  • Coexist?

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 3, 2014 | 6:11 pm

  • Gaza cease-fire holding on second day, talks under way

    August 6, 2014 | 11:22 am

    A Gaza cease-fire was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave.

    Egypt's intelligence chief met a Palestinian Authority delegation in...

  • Changing the world, one step at a time - Q&A with advocate Brigitte Gabriel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Brigitte Gabriel (49,) a bestselling author, activist, a leading expert on global Islamic terrorism, and founder and President of ACT! for America, has one fascinating life story. She was born in Lebanon to a Maronite Christian family, and spent her childhood in amid the Lebanese...

  • Israel debates efficacy of military ground operation

    July 15, 2014 | 10:24 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Standing in a well-furnished bomb-shelter in the southern town of Sderot, former deputy Israeli army chief-of-staff Uzi Dayan says that a large-scale ground invasion of the Gaza Strip is the only way to ensure that Israel completes...

  • Obama does not rule out air strikes against Iraq insurgents

    June 12, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    The United States is not ruling out air strikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, raising the possibility of the first American military intervention in Iraq since the end of the U.S.-led war.

    ...
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad, Iraq

    June 12, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    President Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

    Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the chaos to take...

  • Asking the Qur’an

    By Mahim Maher

    June 6, 2014 | 7:53 am

    I was born in London and from 1976 to 1984 I thought I was a Christian. I know the Lord’s Prayer, which remains one of my favourites till today. Whenever I am sick or someone I love is sick, I get down on my knees with Head Nurse Maria at South City Hospital where my father works...

  • Nigeria’s neglected Israeli drones won’t help find girls

    May 20, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Nigeria bought Israeli surveillance drones years ago that might have been used to hunt for more than 200 girls held by Islamist rebels, but poor maintenance has left them grounded, two official sources and the aircraft's manufacturer said.

    "To the best of our knowledge, these...

  • Israeli strike injures bystanders after missing Islamic Jihad operative

    April 23, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    An Israeli airstrike missed its target — an Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip — and injured bystanders.

    The operative was riding a motorcycle with a passenger on Wednesday who reportedly was about to launch a rocket attack on Israel. The Palestinian Maan news agency put...

  • Brandeis University drops plan to honor critic of Islam

    April 10, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Brandeis University has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women's rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and "a nihilistic cult of death."

    The private university outside Boston said it had decided not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a...

  • Moving and Shaking: 12th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, Rabbi David Baron honored

    By Ryan Torok

    February 26, 2014 | 6:43 pm

    The 12th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, honoring the life and legacy of the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in 2002, was held on Feb. 23 at UCLA. Samantha Power, United States ambassador to the United Nations, delivered the lecture and...

  • Report: Indonesia’s last synagogue destroyed

    October 4, 2013 | 9:29 am

    Indonesia’s last synagogue has been destroyed, a Dutch news site reported last week.

    Unidentified persons demolished the Beith Shalom synagogue in Surabaya on the island of Java to its foundations sometime earlier this year, according to a report on Indoweb.nl.

    The synagogue...

  • An accidental theologist tackles Muhammad bio

    By Roberto Loiederman

    August 7, 2013 | 10:33 am

    In 2010, Lesley Hazleton was asked to give a brief talk about the Quran. 

    “As far as I was concerned, I was talking to those several hundred people in the hall,” Hazleton said in a recent phone interview. “I certainly had no idea that a nine-minute video about reading the Quran...

  • July 29, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

     

    Headline: U.S. House set to vote on tough Iran sanctions bill this week

    To Read: Pew's Bruce Stokes writes about the decline in America's global popularity-

    The decline is in no way comparable to the collapse of U.S. standing in the first decade of this century....

  • No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 16, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    With great chutzpah and an undercurrent of antisemitism the Polish Parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the government to permit Kosher and Halal ritual slaughter. As has been the case in other European countries that have banned kosher slaughter, the process is deemed...

  • Inevitability, Mr. Anderson?

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 4, 2013 | 8:45 pm

    No writer in Hollywood could have gotten it better. Revolution in Egypt: a season finale shocker.

    For decades it was common knowledge that Hosni Mobarak is sitting on a barrel of Islamist explosive, that only his firm hand is keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from taking over the...

  • Pamela Geller barred from Britain over anti-Islam views

    June 27, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller was banned from entering Britain. 

    Geller on Wednesday posted a copy of a letter from Home Secretary Theresa May dated June 25 on her anti-Islam blog Atlas Shrugs that informs her that she is barred from entering the country.

    The...

  • Blood and hate are flooding Europe

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Muslim communities in Europe are not something new. Many people suffered in middle-eastern lands, went searching for a new home where there is freedom of speech and equal rights, and started to settle in various European countries.  With time, they became more and more noticed. It...

  • Jews barred from Temple Mount

    May 16, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Israel Police barred Israeli Jews and tourists from the Temple Mount following threats of Muslim violence.

    The ban on Thursday came a day after violence between a group of Orthodox Jews and Muslim worshippers on the Temple Mount. The group was prevented from entering the Temple...

  • His Holiness

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Before His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, entered the gilded ballroom of the Montage Beverly Hills last Saturday afternoon, a spokesman took the microphone and explained the rules to the 500 or so acolytes, dignitaries and invited guests. 

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  • Letters to the Editor: Monty Hall, Anne Frank, Boston Hero, Syria

    May 8, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    L.A.’s Jewish Presence

    Great cover story (“How the Jews Changed L.A.,” May 3). 
If it were not for the innovative ways of the Jewish people, Los Angeles would not be the entertainment empire it is today. 
In fact, it would be decades behind where it is and Sid Grauman might be...

  • The Islamophobia Myth

    April 23, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    This past week, three of Robin Abcarian's Perspective columns in the Los Angeles Times concerned the "new worries" of some American Muslims that the "torrent of post-9/11 harassment and hysteria will be repeated." Abcarian started writing about these "worries" even before the...

  • Criticism is not Islamophobia

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Criticism is the oxygen of journalism. Here at the Jewish Journal, we will criticize anything that we believe deserves criticism, including religion. We will criticize preachers who use Christianity to express hatred and bigotry toward gays as much as we will criticize religious...

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