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  • Israelis advised to ‘be alert’ in Britain

    August 11, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a travel advisory for citizens visiting Britain.

    The advisory issued Wednesday because of rioting in the London area recommends that Israelis “be alert, avoid gatherings of groups of youths and areas of unrest, and obey police and other local...

  • A fifth of Irish would bar Israelis from becoming citizens

    May 27, 2011 | 10:31 am

    More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland.

    The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude...

  • Hamas response to Obama speech: Still won’t recognize Israel

    May 23, 2011 | 7:48 am

    Hamas condemned President Obama’s AIPAC speech, saying it will not recognize Israel despite the United States president’s demand.

    The Obama administration is “not a friend to the people of the region,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told the Ma’an Palestinian news service.

    Abu...

  • Israelis seek promised wave in Costa Rica

    By Orit Arfa

    April 5, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Zula is a delightful beachside restaurant where you can breathe in the salty air as Eyal Golan songs play in the background. It also advertises the best falafel in town, made with local garbanzo beans.

    Only Zula, Israeli slang for “relaxation,” is not located in Tel Aviv. It’s...

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  • Prominent Israelis to unveil peace initiative

    April 5, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A group of leading Israelis, including former heads of the country’s secret services and the military, will put forth a peace initiative, The New York Times reported.

    The authors of the two-page Israeli Peace Initiative hope the document, which they are calling a direct response to...

  • Israelis observe five minutes for Shalit

    March 15, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Israelis observed five minutes of silence in honor of captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The country came to a halt Tuesday morning as Israelis observed one minute for every year that Shalit has been held captive by Hamas in Gaza.

    Cars on the street and people walking on sidewalks...

  • Several Israelis still missing in New Zealand

    February 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.

    On Wednesday, Israel’s consul to New Zealand, Teddy Poplinger, said that his staff is working to contact all Israelis who were reported to be in the area of the quake when it...

  • Poll: Most Palestinians support direct negotiations with Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 19, 2010 | 11:28 am

    A poll of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza conducted last month by a research firm for the Israel Project, a nonprofit education organization, found that a majority of Palestinians support direct peace negotiations with Israel and a two-state solution to the conflict.

    Only 30...

  • Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico

    October 18, 2010 | 10:40 am

    An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence.

    The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sunday by volunteers for the ZAKA international rescue unit.

    Moshe Aruh, 60, and his daughter Sapir,...

  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • Amar: Non-Orthodox Jews taking over Israel

    August 12, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi wrote that he is concerned that non-Orthodox Jews are taking over Israel.

    In a letter sent to Israeli rabbis to mark the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul, a time of spiritual preparation for the High Holidays, Rabbi Shlomo Amar said Jews must...

  • My interview in Mumbai with Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 15, 2008 | 7:13 pm

    In the past couple of weeks since the tragedy in Mumbai, I have read many accounts of what happened at the Chabad House.

    I, like many, was horrified by the murder of the young couple running the Chabad House. But it took a Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter to remind me that I...

  • What Israel means to me

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Tovah Feldshuh

    "I love, admire, and will eternally raise money for Israel because I am well aware that she takes bullets for me. She is my life insurance."

    Judd Hirsch

    "It's not easy to understand how a nation can reclaim itself after 5,000 years of banishment, occupation, and...

  • Roots, reality and Israel’s 60th

    By Jacob Dayan

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It is a proud and glorious week as Israel, her 7.2 million citizens and millions of friends around the world celebrate the 60th anniversary of Israel's birth as a modern, democratic nation.

    This week, world leaders will join us in joyful ceremonies; flags will fly, anthems will play...

  • Rabbis work to build ties of U.S. Jews to Israel

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Twelve years ago, newly arrived at the Reconstructionist Malibu Jewish Center, Rabbi Judith Halevy gave a sermon about her long-term commitment to Israel, about how much she cares about the Jewish state.

    "The only thing I really worry about is that you won't care," she told her new...

  • N.J. man accused of spying for Israel

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The arrest this week of a retired a New Jersey man on charges of transmitting classified information to Israel two decades ago shows how the Jonathan Pollard spy case continues to haunt the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Ben-Ami Kadish, a former U.S. Army engineer, was scheduled to appear...

  • Hello, Shalom

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 13, 2008 | 5:53 pm

    I had no desire to see Shalom Hanoch in concert. I had never even heard of the guy.

    But my co-worker, an Israeli ex-pat who was a young woman during Hanoch’s heydey, insisted that I come with her to his Saturday night, March 8 concert at the Avalon in Hollywood. She wanted to...

  • Egypt-Israel love fatwa highlights split on peace

    By al-Qatb

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    An Israeli Arab woman sent an e-mail some weeks ago to Sheikh Farahat Al-Mongy, an Islamic scholar from Egypt, complaining that her Egyptian husband, who used to live with her in Israel, had decided to break up their marriage and leave Israel for good.

    News of the broken marriage...

  • OneVoice, one heart, one mind

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    OneVoice

    Arthur Cohn's recent guest opinion on OneVoice and Mideast peace is hopelessly rooted in the thinking of past generations ("OneVoice Speaks Mistakenly on Achieving Peace," Nov. 16).

    The idea that Palestinians intentionally kill innocent Israelis, but Israelis only...
  • Attention Israelis: Please stop kvetching

    By Larry Derfner

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Excerpt from Israeli TV show "Ktzarim": some troubled people meet for group therapy.
    In Hebrew with English subtitles.
    Click on the BIG ARROW to view.

    ::::::::::::::::::::: Security in Israel now is about as good as it gets. Suicide bombings have become a rarity; just the threat...
  • Israelis, Palestinians deserve US/Euro push for peace

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The other day, I read excerpts from a speech given in Israel by professor Robert Aumann, an Israeli who emigrated from the United States and who won last year's Nobel Prize in Economics.

    The thrust of Aumann's speech was that he doubted that Israel would survive another half...

  • Book Review: Tools to fight terror: big dreams, good friends

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide," by Jeff Goldberg (Knopf, $25).
     
    The full title of Jeffrey Goldberg's new book, "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide," immediately conjures up notions of a Pinteresque power struggle between two...
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah: swastika flags fly over SoCal, Florida highways

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Swastikas were found flying from highway overpasses in Los Angeles and northern San Diego County, as well as in Orlando, Fla., just before the Jewish New Year. Calls began coming in to law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles at around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, saying flags with...
  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • Finding Deeper Truths in Fiction—the Best About Israel

    By Alana Newhouse

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In recent weeks, many of us "Diaspora Jews" kept ourselves neck-deep in news from the Middle East: jumping out of bed to check the front page, keeping the television on all night, refreshing Web sites for the latest headlines. Of course, our routine paled in comparison to many...

  • Gunter Grass Admits to SS Past

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Gunter Grass Admits to SS Past

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass' admission that he was an SS member has drawn both rage and defenses of the writer.

    While some say the revelation devalues his life's work, others are showing more understanding for the pressures faced by the...

  • For Ilan, a Eulogy

    By Judea Pearl

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This week marks the shloshim, the 30th day following the death of Ilan Halimi, murdered by French anti-Semites in a Paris suburb.

    "Pour Ilan" -- this is what the sign says, held by demonstrators in a quiet march, in Paris, in your memory. Pour Ilan, Ilan Halimi, my newly fallen...

  • Harmony on the Table at Interfaith Events

    By Reina V. Slutske

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At the Islamic Center of Southern California, each table had a word. There was "family," "social action," "prayer," "rituals" and "holidays." Participants were asked to move to the table that reflected how they viewed their faith.

    The exercise was part of the second annual...

  • U.S. Studios Court Israeli Programmers

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Danna Stern, head of acquisitions at YES, Israel's only television satellite company, was surprised to see that Mark Burnett, reality TV guru and producer of hit shows like "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," had only one framed press clipping in his office: a feature on him that had...

  • Q & A With Bruce Feiler

    By Gaby Friedman

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion" by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, $26.95).

    With daily reports of suicide bombings in Iraq, never-ending violence between Israelis and Palestinians and Iran's nuclear threat, it can be hard to imagine the Middle East as...

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