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  • Why is this Gaza conflict different? Dead children.

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    I was a guest on Warren Olney’s “Which Way, L.A.?” on KCRW-FM this past Monday afternoon when the host stumped me. He was speaking with me about the response of the Los Angeles Jewish community to the Gaza war. 

    “Is the reaction any different than in the last two Gaza...

  • After unity and then calls for revenge, Israelis look inward for answers

    July 8, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    For many Israelis, eyes are turning south watching yet another conflict unfold with Hamas. Yet thoughts are also turned inward, contemplating the sense of national solidarity occasioned by the abduction and murder of three teenagers and then shattered by the murder of a fourth.

    ...
  • What women know of war

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 8, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    I was 15 the first time I saw a mother grieve for her son.

    It was my freshman year of high school, just after the homecoming dance, when our community was rocked by the death of 18-year-old Alan Epstein, a heartthrob jock who coached girls’ basketball, mentored his younger...

  • Jewish summer camps grappling with murders of Israeli teens

    July 8, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    On the morning of June 30, the children began arriving at Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, Wash., ready for a fun-filled summer.

    But shortly before the first little feet descended the bus steps, the sleepaway camp’s Israeli counselors learned from back home about the discovery...

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  • Netanyahu: Mideast turmoil necessitates Israeli presence in West Bank

    June 30, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said turmoil in neighboring Arab countries counted out the removal of Israeli forces from the West Bank for “a very long time.”

    Netanyahu, speaking Monday to the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv on the next steps in...

  • A Commitment to Justice

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 27, 2014 | 9:51 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    All week I have been thinking about this blog. I am upset, frustrated and angry. All this has to do with what is happening both inside of me and outside of me. Inside, I am upset, angry and frustrated that my message is getting lost because of my bombastic...

  • 10 Palestinians injured in clashes with IDF

    June 27, 2014 | 8:48 am

    Israeli troops injured ten Palestinians in raids carried out in the West Bank and in shelling on targets near Gaza, Palestinian sources said.

    The West Bank casualties were wounded on Friday morning in clashes between Palestinians and Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the Balata...

  • Arabs menace Jewish group on Temple Mount

    June 26, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Hundreds of Arabs chanting anti-Jewish epithets surrounded a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount.

    Many of the Arabs also held up three fingers, a triumphant sign of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, during Wednesday’s incident.

    Muslim children at a summer camp accosted...

  • Israel to downscale operation searching for kidnapped teens

    June 25, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet agreed to reduce the presence of the country’s military in the West Bank and limit its incursions into Palestinian areas 12 days after the kidnapping of three Israeli teens.

    The operation to locate and return the teens, called Operation Brother’s Keeper, now will...

  • Open letter from Leehy Shaar

    June 20, 2014 | 6:50 pm

    To My American Friends,

    I’m writing this letter to all the fathers in the United States who have teenage boys, who can identify with the feeling that a parent feels as they wait for their child to come home from school.

    You and my older brother, Ofir, have something in...

  • Palestinian teen dies in clashes with IDF troops

    June 20, 2014 | 9:02 am

    A Palestinian teenager was killed in a clash with Israeli troops searching for three abducted Israeli youths in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.

    The Palestinian identified as Mahmoud Jihad Muhammad Dudeen was killed early on Friday in the southern West Bank village of...

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