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  • For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

    10 hours ago

    Sean Carmeli, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was stationed in Israel’s South awaiting possible orders to enter Gaza.

    He was exchanging Facebook messages with his friend Ian Benisti, a U.S. Marine reservist who was visiting Israel from California. The two had planned to get...

  • Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office [VIDEO]

    10 hours ago

    Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

    Some two dozen protesters gathered for the “die-in” at FIDF’s New York office on Tuesday. The incident was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace...

  • Cease-fire or reoccupy? Israeli leaders split on Gaza endgame

    16 hours ago

    The air war has become a ground war. The Israeli population, always on edge, has become a nation in mourning.

    And a military operation that nearly ended after eight days has become a bloody invasion of Gaza that could last weeks and has Israeli officials divided over how it ought...

  • Dan Markel, legal scholar, dies at 41

    1 day ago

    Legal scholar and Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel died on July 19, after being fatally shot in his Florida home on July 18. Much has been said of his prominence in the legal community, which was on its way to legend. But too little has been said about...

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  • Consul General David Siegel on the death of Max Steinberg

    1 day ago

    We are heartbroken by the death of Max Donald Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Golani Infantry Brigade. On July 20th, Max valiantly fell in the line of duty on the frontline of Operation Protective Edge. The people...

  • Slain Americans in Gaza among long line from U.S. to fight for Israel

    2 days ago

    Three days before he was killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, American Nissim Sean Carmeli sprained his ankle, and a doctor asked the Texan if he wanted to heal before going into action.

    He refused, according to Maya Kadosh, Israel's deputy consul for the U.S. Southwest.

    "He...

  • Argentine boxer Carolina Duer defends bantamweight crown

    2 days ago

    Carolina Raquel Duer of Argentina defended her World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the second time.

    Duer, popularly known as “The Turk,” defeated Ana Maria Lozano of Venezuela by unanimous decision on Friday night in Lanus, a city in Buenos Aires Province, to take...

  • Israel U.N. envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza

    2 days ago

    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

    "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," Prosor told reporters at the United Nations as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis between Israel and Palestinians.

    Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Michael Urquhart

  • Celebrities in the Israel-Gaza Twitter crossfire

    5 days ago

    First, there were the celebrity tweeter and deleters. Now it’s the misogynistic tweet.

    As the Israel-Gaza conflict continues to spark a proxy war on Twitter and other social media, numerous celebrities are getting themselves caught in the crossfire.

    Earlier this week, both...

  • Fighting Against the “Terrorist” Within

    By Beit T'shuvah

    5 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here at the computer thinking about what am I going to write about, I am conflicted. As always, when conflicted, I speak to my wife, Harriet Rossetto, and she gives me her advice and take on things. I know that Harriet wants me to enthusiastically...

  • U.S. asks Israel to do more to protect Gaza civilians

    6 days ago

    The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants after four children were killed on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

    Even while stepping up U.S. pressure for Israeli restraint, State Department...

  • Obama: Using all resources to get to cease-fire

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    6 days ago

    President Obama said his administration is using all its resources to arrive at a cease-fire in the Gaza conflict and again upheld Israel’s right to self-defense.

    “As I’ve said repeatedly, Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks that terrorize the Israeli people,”...

  • Florida teen detained in Israeli-Palestinian conflict returns home

    6 days ago

    A Florida teenager who was detained in Israel and apparently beaten by police returned home on Wednesday, eager to seek medical care and put behind him a summer trip that drew renewed world attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Tariq Khdeir, 15, was greeted by cheering...

  • Not criticism, anti-Semitism

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    6 days ago

    So many people around the world lost their lives in armed conflicts, but all eyes are on Israel, which is often being compared to the Nazis. This is where criticism becomes anti-Semitism.

    In the past couple of weeks, hundreds of people died in Yemen, as a result of clashes...

  • When Hate Metastasizes, Plant Love.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    6 days ago

    where milk and honey once flowed
    three boys were killed
    and one burned
    rockets fell
    bombs replaced the night stars
    echos from distant lands
    from ovens filled with ash
    the language of love used in shame
    fans cool Facebook heat, twitter on texts
    no dialogues, just parallel...

  • Telltale Tattoos

    Kerry Swartz

    1 week ago

    One of the most prevalent myths about Jewish death pertains to tattoos: should you have them, you can’t have a Jewish funeral or be buried in a Jewish cemetery. This is simply not true. Indeed, this is the single most frequent tweet I make as a response for Kavod v’Nichum....

  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    1 week ago

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.

    Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to...

  • If an app can make you cry

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    1 week ago

    Yes, that’s a direct “steal” from Daniel Gordis’ memoir of life in Israel, If A Place Can Make You Cry. http://www.amazon.com/Place-Can-Make-You-Cry-ebook/dp/B000QCSA1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405435927&sr=8-1&keywords=gordis+make+you+cry

    Along with every other feeling known to...

  • The Audacity of Hope: Raising Little Messiahs.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    1 week ago

    “Seventy years ago these beautiful men would likely have been members of the Nazi party” emailed me a friend while watching Germany battle for the World Cup. 

    I saw another perspective.  As I watched many fellow Jews cheer for Germany, I realized one day peace is possible.

    ...
  • How to shrink your day school tuition bill by $163,000

    1 week ago

    When the parents of three school-age children sat down with their financial adviser to try to figure out how to minimize their anticipated private school tuition bill of $810,000 through high school, they came up with a plan that shrunk the bill by $163,000.

    How’d they do...

  • Gaza conflict disrupts airplane travel – in Florida

    1 week ago

    A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger.

    The Jewish woman, physician Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was asked to leave the July 7 John F. Kennedy Airport-bound flight from Palm Beach International...

  • New Iron Dome battery goes operational

    1 week ago

    More Iron Dome batteries will become operational and be deployed in the coming days, the Israeli government said.

    A seventh missile defense battery was put into service last week and immediately intercepted five rockets from Gaza, according to Defense News.

    Israel’s defense...

  • Pro-Israel rally at Federal Building to begin at 4 p.m.

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    A pro-Israel rally at the Wilshire Federal Building, located on Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards, on Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Click here for more information. Organizations 30 Years After; Stand With Us; and Israeli American Council; and others are sponsoring the event, and if...

  • Community Solidarity Rally for Israel on July 13

    2 weeks ago

    Join Los Angeles Jewish groups on Sunday to show the world: 

    We stand united with Israel and support its right to protect its citizens.

    Please invite your friends and family.

     

    Date: Sunday, July 13

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Federal Building (Wilshire Blvd. &...

  • Commited to Doing Life

    By Beit T'shuvah

    2 weeks ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am worried! I am worried about what is happening in Israel. I am worried about what is happening in America. I am worried about what is happening in my work and in my life. I am worried about today and I am worried about tomorrow.

    My truth is that I am...

  • Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

    2 weeks ago

    Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that battled Israel seven years ago and is engaged...

  • Israel’s effort to spare Gaza civilians is exemplary

    2 weeks ago

    According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority....

  • UC Regents plan to confirm pro-Israel UCLA student

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    The University of California’s Board of Regents announced on July 9 that it will move forward with its confirmation of Jewish pro-Israel student Avi Oved as student regent-designate, even as the student association that previously supported him recently voted 10-0 to delay Oved’s...

  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    2 weeks ago

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Israel pursues punishing Gaza offensive for a third day

    2 weeks ago

    Israel pressed on with a punishing aerial offensive in Gaza for a third day on Thursday, killing eight members of a family including five children in a predawn strike, Palestinian officials said, while militants fired rockets at Israeli cities.

    The Israeli military had no...

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