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  • Demonstrations over war on Gaza shut down Wilshire (video)

    By Ryan Torok

    August 10, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    Pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched on Wilshire Boulevard today, closing down the street. Their ultimate destination was the headquarters of the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.

    The Aug. 10 rally drew pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist demonstrators. Photo by Ryan...

  • Celebrities, elected officials, and community leaders celebrate diversity with Fiesta Shalom at Sea

    November 25, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    Last night, the Israeli Consulate hosted Fiesta Shalom at Sea, a historic event bringing together leaders from across the Southland to celebrate community diversity. Celebrities, elected officials, community leaders and member of the diplomatic corps filled the...

  • Israeli-Latino renaissance

    November 20, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    Read the Spanish translation below.

    One day this week, you’ll find me on a yacht in Marina del Rey along with dozens of Jewish and Latino activists, celebrities and politicians from across the Southland. Fiesta Shalom at Sea, an initiative of the Israeli Consulate, aims to...

  • Character reference: Wendy Greuel

    May 15, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    I have known Wendy Greuel for almost 30 years, since she was a young UCLA graduate working for Mayor Tom Bradley. Wendy didn’t just get the tough assignments in the mayor’s office; she sought them out — especially if she could help those less fortunate or those without a voice in...

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  • Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood [UPDATE]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 7, 2013 | 5:25 pm

    [UPDATE, Jan. 7:] According to Detective L. Saiza of the Los Angeles Police Department's missing-person unit, as of Jan. 7 Henri Zimand has not filed a missing-persons report with the LAPD about his son, Syril Zimand.  This despite the fact that Zimand has asked the LAPD, the...

  • In L.A., Shimon Peres advocates patience for Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    In an evening characterized by optimism and not political disagreements, Israeli President Shimon Peres told an audience in Beverly Hills on March 8 that he saw broad agreement between the United States and Israel about what the immediate next steps should be regarding Iran.

    “I...

  • The People of the Children’s Book

    By Orit Arfa

    November 1, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    When Myra Clark-Siegel, wife of Israeli Consulate General David Siegel, packed their things for their Los Angeles mission, she sacrificed a few items. But she couldn’t leave behind her children’s favorite books, no matter that they weighed down the suitcases.

    “We love reading,...

  • Israeli consulate to move to new L.A. location

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli flag that flew for three years in front of the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles was taken down on Sept. 8.

    According to the Israeli Consulate, the office is preparing to move to a new location in early 2012. The contract with the landlord that allowed the...

  • Galit Dayan speaks what’s on her mind — and in her heart

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 26, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    When Galit Dayan first met her future husband in 1987, both were serving in Israeli army intelligence units and she realized right away that nothing would come of the encounter.

    It wasn’t so much their different backgrounds, though his Ashkenazi parents were Lithuanian and Polish,...

  • Fiesta Shalom: Why One Band Refused to Play [AUDIO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    From FSRN.org

    “A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate.” Click here to listen.

  • Protesters Block Entrances to Israeli Consulate [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    January 14, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone


    At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, six people from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together using piping chain-link to blockade the entrance to the Israeli Consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard on Los Angeles’ Westside.

    Police...

  • Death to Fanatistan!

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    By the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
  • Israeli Consulate in L.A. evacuated

    December 17, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A bomb scare prompted the evacuation of the Israeli Consulate offices in Los Angeles this afternoon.

    Several other Jewish organizations in the same building at 6380 Wilshire Blvd. also were evacuated.

    A "very suspicious" package was found Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. PST near the...

  • Holidays, Arrests Add to Terror Fears

    By David Finnigan

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When she looks out from the bimah, Rabbi Zoe Klein of Temple Isaiah sees mostly known faces, but occasionally there is the odd or unknown person who could be trouble.

    For such an occasion, Temple Isaiah and other Southern California synagogues have installed panic button-style...

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