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  • Threatening caller to Toulouse school gets jail term

    September 25, 2013 | 9:49 am

    A man who made death threats against the Jewish school in Toulouse where Mohammed Merah killed four people last year was ordered jailed for a year.

    Lucien Abdelrhafor, 20, in an expedited court procedure Monday also received an additional year’s suspended jail term for phoning in...

  • Belarus Jewish leader convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to time served

    March 29, 2013 | 8:12 am

    Yuri Dorn, a Jewish community leader in Belarus, was convicted for tax evasion but set free after a year in jail.

    Dorn, president of the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations in Belarus, was arrested in March 2012 on allegations that he had mismanaged the community’s property...

  • Anat Kamm wants compensation from Haaretz for revealing identity

    February 4, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    Anat Kamm, who was jailed for turning classified military documents over to a reporter, is seeking compensation from Haaretz for revealing her identity.

    Kamm, a former Israeli soldier, is asking the newspaper for more than $540,000, according to Haaretz.

    “Kamm views you and...

  • Jailed in Israel, Marwan Barghouti says he’ll be president of Palestine

    December 27, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Marwan Barghouti, a convicted terrorist jailed in Israel, said he will be the president of a Palestinian state.

    Barghouti also said in an interview reported Wednesday night on Israel's Channel 10 and conducted jointly with the Haaretz newspaper that he would not promise that...

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  • Jailed Gross calls for U.S. to sign pact with Cuba

    December 3, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross asked the U.S. government to sign a non-belligerency pact with Cuba in an effort to obtain his release from a military hospital there.

    In a meeting with a Cuba specialist from a non-profit research center in Washington, Gross asked that the...

  • Palestinians escalate hunger-strike in Israel jails

    May 11, 2012 | 8:07 am

    Hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails said on Friday they would shun vitamin supplements and prison clinics in an escalation of their mass protest against detention conditions.

    “We swear we will not retreat. We are potential martyrs. Either we live in dignity or...

  • ‘Son of Sam’ denied parole for sixth time

    May 9, 2012 | 9:49 am

    David Berkowitz, the New York serial killer known as “Son of Sam,” was denied parole for a sixth time.

    A New York prison parole board made the decision on Tuesday to deny Berkowitz, 58, who has spent 35 years behind bars. He will be eligible for another parole hearing in two years....

  • Jewish school teacher arrested on possession of child pornography

    May 4, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A teacher at a Jewish elementary school in the New York area has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

    Evan Zauder, a sixth grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J., was arrested after the FBI reportedly raided his Manhattan...

  • Former Palestinian hunger striker released from Israeli jail

    April 18, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Khader Adnan, a Palestinian who went on a 63-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, was released from an Israeli jail to his home in the West Bank.

    Hundreds of Palestinian supporters came out late Tuesday night to greet Adnan, who first stopped to meet with the...

  • Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike

    April 17, 2012 | 10:00 am

    At least 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended hunger strike.

    The hunger strikes began Tuesday, on what the Palestinians observe as Prisoners’ Day, which honors prisoners being held in Israeli jails.

    Another 2,300 prisoners declared that they...

  • Palestinians in Israeli jails set to launch hunger strike

    April 16, 2012 | 9:34 am

    More than 1,600 Palestinians in Israeli jails reportedly are set to launch a hunger strike on what is called Palestinian Prisoners Day.

    The coordinated hunger strike is scheduled to begin Tuesday, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. But it is unclear whether Fatah and Hamas...

  • Alan Gross’ wife hoping Cubans reciprocate humanitarian gesture

    March 20, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    The wife of Alan Gross welcomed a judge’s decision to temporarily release a convicted Cuban spy to visit his ailing brother and said she hoped the Cuban government would grant a similar request to her husband.

    “I empathize with Rene Gonzalez’s need to visit a dying family...

  • Gross visited Cuba at least five times, court document says

    January 19, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross visited Cuba at least five times in one year to set up wireless Internet connections, according to a report citing leaked court documents.

    The report Thursday by The Associated Press comes two days after Juan Lamigueiro of the Cuban...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Hate Jews?  For John Galliano, it’s $8500.00

    By Ilana Angel

    September 8, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Designer John Galliano finally had his day in court.  By “day”, of course I mean a whopping 6 minutes.  Galliano lost his job at Dior after he was caught on tape in a drunken stupor, bashing Jews, and today he was found guilty of “public insults toward persons on the basis of...

  • Holocaust fund scammer gets a year in slammer

    August 8, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    A Russian Jewish immigrant was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for scamming thousands from a fund benefiting Holocaust victims.

    Polina Anoshina, 63, of the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, also received two years probation when she was sentenced Monday in U.S. District...

  • Prosecutors appeal Demjanjuk’s release from jail

    May 16, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Munich state prosecutors appealed a district court’s decision to release convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk from prison pending his appeal.

    Monday’s appeal of Demjanjuk’s release, following his conviction on war crimes on May 12, also appealed the five-year sentence handed...

  • Protesting in the U.S.A. - A waste of time?

    By Julia Bendis

    May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue.  Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...

  • Passover in Prison

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    A few weeks before Passover, there was a moment when Shirley Friedman looked worried that there might not be enough food for everybody.

    Friedman, who calls herself “a full-time grandmother,” is expecting to feed three dozen people over the first two nights of Passover at her...

  • Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav receives seven-year prison sentence

    March 22, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was found guilty of rape and sexual assault, was sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay compensation to two of his victims.

    A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly five years...

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • Gross marks year in Cuban jail

    December 3, 2010 | 10:47 am

    Alan Gross, a contractor that the U.S. State Department says was assisting Cuban Jews, marked a year in a Cuban jail.

    Cuban authorities detained Gross on Dec, 3 2009 on his way out of the country.

    Gross’ family and State Department officials says he was in the country on a U.S....

  • Inmates’ rights were violated on kosher meals, judge rules

    November 8, 2010 | 9:31 am

    The Indiana Department of Corrections violated federal law when it substituted vegan meals for kosher for its inmates, a federal judge ruled.

    U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson made the ruling last week in Indianapolis in response to a class-action suit filed last year...

  • Segregated school affair: Fathers arrive in jail, mothers fail to show

    June 17, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    Thirty five men, fathers to Ashkenazi girls attending an illegally segregated school in the West Bank settlement of Immanuel, arrived at the Ma’asiyahu prison Thursday evening to serve a two-week sentence.

    Parents of European, or Ashkenazi, descent at the all girls’ school don’t...

  • West Bank haredi parents ordered to jail

    June 16, 2010 | 12:37 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered haredi Ashkenazi parents who refused to send their daughters to school with Sephardi girls to go to jail.

    The Slonim Chasidim kept their daughters segregated from other girls at the school in the West Bank settlement of Emanuel, going so far as to...

  • Inmates Celebrate B’not Mitzvah

    September 9, 2009 | 4:56 am

    Two women, identified as Carol and Pamela — not their real names — became b’not mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 5. Both are inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Corona, located about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The event is believed to be the first bat...

  • Bernie Madoff Reportedly Dying of Cancer

    August 24, 2009 | 12:29 pm

    From NYPost.com:

    Madoff, who is serving 150 years at a North Carolina federal prison after pleading guilty to swindling more than $65 billion, has been telling fellow inmate he doesn’t have much longer to live.

    “He’s been taking about 20 pills a day for his cancer,” one inmate told the newspaper. “He talks about it all the time. He’s not doing very well.”

    Read the full story here.

  • Madoff Gets 150 Years in Prison

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 29, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    by Jacob Berkman, JTA

    Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in jail, the maximum sentence allowed for his crimes.

    U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin during Monday’s sentencing called Madoff’s crimes “staggering.”

    Madoff, 71, confessed to bilking investors of up to $65...

  • The Sentencing of Bernie Madoff

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 29, 2009 | 12:20 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Victims who lost millions of dollars in the multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff described their ruined lives Monday to the judge sentencing the 71-year-old former Nasdaq stock market chairman.

    Madoff, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and a tie, sat and listened as emotional witnesses described how he spoiled their security, and they urged U.S. District Judge Denny Chin to send him to prison for life. Read the full story at HuffingtonPost.com.

  • A Seder Is Not a Seder Is Not a Seder…

    April 2, 2009 | 1:10 pm

    My Passover odyssey began in 1991, when I decided to organize a community seder. It would be homemade affair in a rented room, with my children, cousins and friends creating the decorations, skits, music and conversation topics.

    Even after I had to close registration at 95 people,...

  • Arrested development: Young Jewish activists voluntarily go to jail in support of union rights

    By Alex Collins-Shotwell

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Leiber Church and Laura Podolsky had big plans for the evening of Sept. 28 -- getting arrested.
     
    They were part of a protest march that took place along Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport aimed at hotels that allegedly have been preventing employees from...
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