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  • ‘Price tag’ attackers put on same legal ground as terrorists

    July 1, 2013 | 1:04 pm

    Planning and carrying out “price tag” attacks in Israel will now be defined as “illegal organizing,” which puts the acts on the same level as Islamic terror groups.

    The new designation announced Monday by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon means that the Jewish perpetrators of...

  • Iran election offers choice, but little change

    June 11, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    Friday's presidential election in Iran is unlikely to bring significant change to the Islamic republic, whose supreme leader has ensured hardline candidates dominate the field. But the sole moderate could yet upset the race.

    World powers embroiled in talks with Iran over its...

  • The Turkic Islamic world uniting with Israel as a sovereign entity

    March 1, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Over the last few years, one of the questions that I have been often asked is: Is Turkey leaving the West? Is Turkey's axis shifting? Is Turkey turning its back on the West? The simple answer is no. Turkey is a democratic, free and secular country with a majority Muslim population,...

  • Despite Morsi changes, Egypt’s opposition protesting draft constitution

    December 10, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohamed Morsi canceled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night, Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

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  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

  • Islamic school loses right to use building over anti-Semitic teachings

    May 17, 2012 | 11:40 am

    A Toronto Islamic school has lost the right to use a public school for its classes after anti-Semitic teachings were discovered in its curriculum and posted on its website.

    One of the lessons taught at the East End Madrassah referred to Jews as “crafty” and “treacherous,” contrasted...

  • French Islamic militants planned to kidnap Jewish judge

    April 3, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Suspected Islamic militants arrested throughout France were planning terrorist attacks including kidnapping a Jewish judge.

    The 13 members of the extremist group Forsane Alizza, or Knights of Pride, were among 19 suspected Islamic militants arrested last week in France. They are...

  • France arrests suspected Islamic militants

    March 30, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Police commandos arrested 19 suspected Islamic militants in raids on Friday in several French cities including Toulouse, where seven people were killed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman this month.

    President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose firm handling of the response to the shooting spree may...

  • Arrests in France, Sarkozy compares shooting trauma to 9/11

    March 30, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Following a sweep of arrests of suspected Islamic militants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy compared the fatal attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse to the trauma of 9/11.

    The trauma was “very deep in our country,” said Sarkozy, who is facing an uphill reelection battle....

  • Santorum spokeswoman: Obama’s ‘radical Islamic policies’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2012 | 3:44 pm

    This about-face didn’t take long: Shortly after Rick Santorum’s national campaign spokeswoman compared President Obama’s ways of running the country to “radical Islamic policies,” she retracted her statement.

    The newly hired Alice Stewart let out the little verbal slip during an...

  • Israel police arrest Hamas lawmaker in East Jerusalem

    September 26, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Israeli police arrested a Hamas lawmaker on Monday who had been sheltering for more than a year in the International Red Cross (ICRC) offices in East Jerusalem, a police spokesman said.

    Ahmad Attoun had taken shelter in the ICRC building along with another Hamas legislator and a...

  • NATION/WORLD Briefs: Netanyahu Asks Peres for Coalition Help, Teachers Reject Israel Boycott

    March 18, 2009 | 4:15 am

    Netanyahu Asks Peres for Coalition Help

    Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu asked President Shimon Peres to help him form a unity government.

    The two Israeli leaders met Monday night after talks between Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Tzipi Livni’s Kadima Party failed to...

  • Escape, exile, rebirth: Iranian Jewish diaspora alive and well in Los Angeles

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Thirty years have passed since the massive and violent demonstrations against the Shah of Iran that began in September 1978, and for many, the start of that country's bloody revolution might seem a faded memory. Yet I have carried those shattering events with me all of my life: I was...
  • Sion Ebrahami: I was taken hostage by the moujahadeen

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:09 am

    If you ask retired Iranian Jewish accountant and author Simon "Sion" Ebrahimi about being held hostage for many months in his office in Tehran during the Iranian revolution, he will tell you the circumstances were a sort of a tragic comedy. Ebrahimi's office was located across the...
  • PBS ‘Resurgence’ documentary explores reappearance of anti-Semitism

    By Tom Tugend

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The PBS documentary, "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence," will discomfit viewers of all stripes.

    Airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. on KCET, the film will annoy those who believe that rising anti-Semitism is a myth fueled by Jewish paranoia and self-serving Jewish defense...

  • ‘Dumb Jews’ react, more politics, more Israel

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Dumb Jews

    Your issue focusing on Jews' Jewish literacy ("Dumb Jews," Oct. 20) could not have been more appropriate. The key to building strong Jewish communities is creating knowledgeable Jews, aware of the meaning, significance and holiness of their tradition.

    Your issue came out...

  • Maher Hathout—partner for peace or anti-Semite in centrist clothing?

    By Marc Ballon

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    To progressive Jews, he is a partner for peace and a moderate Muslim in a world darkened by Islamic extremism. To conservative Jews, he is a strident anti-Israel critic, perhaps even a closet anti-Semite, masquerading as a centrist.
     
    Dr. Maher Hathout, like no other local Muslim...
  • Left Coast peacemakers mourn 9/11 in many languages

    By Naomi Glauberman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11.
     
    The audience, dressed in...
  • Quartet of Movies to Tell Pearl’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Filmmakers are currently wrestling with four different projects to document or dramatize the story of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter beheaded by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002, leaving behind a pregnant wife.

    Pearl's life and tragic death would seem a...

  • Iranian Colored Band Report Discredited

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When the renowned exiled Iranian journalist Amir Taheri reported in a Canadian newspaper last week that Iran had just passed a law requiring Jews to wear yellow bands on their clothing, the world reacted with shock. The story, which also outlined required colored bands for Christians...

  • The Ties That Bind Two Schools of Faith

    By Susan Josephs

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Azmeralda Alfi is the administrator for the Bureau of Islamic Arabic Education (BIAE).

    Aviva Kadosh the director of day school and Hebrew language services for the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE).

    And although on the face of it, it may seem otherwise -- they have a lot in common.

    ...
  • Q & A With Richard Z.Chesnoff

    By Marc Ballon

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his decades as a journalist, foreign correspondent Richard Z. Chesnoff has reported from around the globe, including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Over the years, Chesnoff -- a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, columnist for the New York Daily News and...

  • Immigration Plan Poses Challenges

    By Ira Mehlman

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush's Jan. 7 proposal to dramatically expand immigration to the United States ignited a national debate about this highly emotional issue. While this is a critical policy that will profoundly affect all Americans, it is a policy that must be of particular concern to...

  • Morocco Bombings Shock Emigres

    By Philip Carmel

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For most Parisian Jews with roots in Casablanca, the news that their home community had been targeted by Islamic terrorists came like a bolt from the blue.

    "Sure, it's happened in every other Arab country, in Egypt, even Tunisia, but we never thought it would happen in Morocco,"...

  • Ninth Circuit Misses on Iran

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I once appeared in court to ask that three additional defendants be held liable on a judgment.

    The judge was skeptical -- until I showed him that the additional defendants had forged both a set of articles of incorporation and a doctor's business license.

    The judge looked at the...

  • Get Out Your Crystal Ball

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As the Jewish Exponent went to press with its Rosh Hashana issue last year,

    Islamic terrorists launched their war on the United States on Sept. 11, and everything changed. Among many other far more important things, this also meant that I threw out my annual Jewish pundit quiz...

  • Homeland Insecurity

    By Boaz Ganor

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steven Emerson. (Simon and Schuster, $26).

    In November of 1994, PBS aired nationwide an unforgettable documentary titled, "Jihad in America." Recognizing as it did -- a year after the first attack on the World Trade Center --...

  • Homeland Insecurity

    By Boaz Ganor

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steven Emerson. (Simon and Schuster, $26).

    In November of 1994, PBS aired nationwide an unforgettable documentary titled, "Jihad in America." Recognizing as it did -- a year after the first attack on the World Trade Center --...

  • Control Issues

    By Gil Sedan

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose for a second that Israel strikes a cease-fire deal with Yasser Arafat. Would the Palestinian Authority president be able to deliver? Arafat himself may not know for sure, as the extent of control he retains over the many military factions he has created or allowed to flourish...

  • The Man Who Knows Too Much

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steve Emerson (Simon & Schuster, $26).

    It began by happenstance

    CNN reporter Steve Emerson was stuck in Oklahoma City on Christmas 1992 with nothing to do and wandered by the city's convention center, where a gathering of the...

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