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  • Q&A with Yossi Klein Halevi: Jewish extremists endanger Israel’s control of Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    In 1972, when Yossi Klein Halevi began writing a book that 23 years later would become his “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, he was just 19 and allied with the extremist right wing of the Free Soviet Jewry movement. 

    As a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane (assassinated in 1990) and a...

  • France’s soaring anti-Semitism lures Jewish Defense League vigilantes out of shadows

    June 25, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    With scooter helmets in hand, a man called Yohan and six buddies stroll around Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The seven look much like a typical group of French students — until they locate a group of Arab men they suspect of perpetrating an anti-Semitic attack the previous day.

    ...
  • ‘Many in J Street are pro-peace first and pro-Israel second’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 23, 2012 | 4:10 am

    Dr. Gilbert Kahn, professor of political science at Kean University, discusses J Street, its policies and its future.

    J Street is both a political vehicle and a form of identity, how do the two go together - or don’t they?

    J Street has become a form of identification, although at...

  • Did Former JDL Boss Confess to Bomb Plots?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Looking briefly at this, the “news” seems to be that Rubin admitted to what the government charged (and Krugel admitted), i.e, they planned to blow up the mosque and Issa’s office. I think few people, other than Irv’s wife, thought otherwise.

    What’s more intriguing to me, if the...

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  • Ex-JDL member urges faith without fanaticism

    By Amy Klein

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Brad Hirschfield was a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), the militant organization bent on fighting anti-Semitism. He spent time with JDL leader Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose Israeli political party was banned for racism and who was assassinated in 1990. By the time Hirschfield...
  • Briefs: Debate tournament date debated, Weiss out of recall danger, Governor signs Iran divestment bill

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Debate Tourney Date Still Debated

    The Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have turned up pressure on the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) to reschedule the 2008 statewide debate tournament, currently slated for the first...

  • Feds Indict Suspect in Murder of JDL’s Krugel

    By Jim Crogan

    July 23, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.

    The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Judge Voids Krugel Plea Agreement

    Earl Krugel, a former leader of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), might face a longer than anticipated prison sentence, after a federal judge voided a previous plea agreement.

    Krugel, 61, pleaded guilty last year to conspiring with the late Irv...

  • JDL’s Questionable Future

    By Mike Levy

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Kelly Rubin will turn 13 on Nov. 20. His bar mitzvah, already postponed to December, is now on hold as his father, Irv Rubin, lies in critical condition at L.A. County-USC Medical Center.

    Prison and hospital officials say that Rubin, the leader of the Jewish Defense League (JDL),...

  • JDL Trial Set for October

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The trial of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel on criminal conspiracy charges in the alleged plot to detonate bombs at a mosque and a congressman's office is scheduled to begin in October. As Rubin and Krugel await their trial in a shared cell at the...

  • The Man Behind the JDL

    By Tom Tugend

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the FBI's dossier he is listed as Irving David Rubin, 56, a self-described conservative Republican, Air Force veteran, married for 21 years and the father of two children.

    To everyone else he is Irv Rubin, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, an acute embarrassment to most...

  • Follies

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the solar system of Jewish life, Irv Rubin is Pluto.

    The man accused of conspiring to plant a pipe bomb at a mosque and at the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-48) has long operated at the distant edges of greater Los Angeles' Jewish population that numbers some 600,000.

    If you...

  • Acts of Vengeance

    By Eric Silver

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Twenty thousand mourners, seething with anger, followed the bodies of Binyamin and Talia Kahane through downtown Jerusalem to the Givat Shaul cemetery last Sunday night. Most of them were Orthodox yeshiva students, admirers of Meir Kahane, the assassinated founder of the Jewish...

  • Israelis for Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Amidst a sea of Israeli and American flags and elongated balloons decorated with the Star of David, more than 1,000 Israeli residents of Los Angeles rallied in front of the Federal Building in Westwood on Oct. 15 to demonstrate support for their native country in the face of...

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