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  • Helen Thomas interviewer: Media whitewashes late journalist’s anti-Semitism

    July 30, 2013 | 9:23 am

    On June 1, 2010, the day after the Gaza flotilla incident in which nine Turkish militants were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers aboard the Mavi Marmara, famed reporter Helen Thomas didn’t hide her opinions about Israel in a briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert...

  • The last generation

    April 4, 2013 | 5:23 am

    All my adult life, I have felt a burden to live more than one life. I am a child of survivors and a mourner of many who did not survive. In 1944, my grandparents and more than 700 others were murdered in a little-known massacre in Kremnicka, Slovakia. This, after Max and Alzbeta...

  • Sixty-five found executed in Syria’s Aleppo, activists say

    January 29, 2013 | 11:56 am

    At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday in a "new massacre" in the near two-year revolt against President Bashar Assad, activists said.

    Opposition campaigners blamed the government but it was impossible to...

  • Israel to plant more than 3,000 trees to memorialize Newtown victims

    December 31, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

    Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook...

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  • Sandy Hook: Despair gives way to hope

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    December 19, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    At first it is an anguish so deep that it destroys faith in life. We are witnesses to pain and loss so immense that to yearn for a resting place, to find anything good or hopeful or healing, feels like a betrayal. In the face of such tragedy, do we seek out sparks of hope because...

  • White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

    December 19, 2012 | 11:42 am

    The White House revealed the first steps of a gun-control plan on Wednesday as the United States grieved for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in another wave of funerals.

    President Barack Obama's initiative addressed national outrage over the shootings in...

  • Jewish parent power tools can help kids cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook and beyond

    December 19, 2012 | 11:21 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in the news about what to say to children about the massacre at Sandy Hook.  A steady stream of experts attempting to provide some sort of parental protocol for addressing this unimaginable tragedy with our kids: Find out what our child knows before...

  • An outsider’s viewpoint on the Sandy Hook shooting

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes to the victim's family and friends. This is a terrible loss of innocent people whose only crime was to go to school. Here, in Israel, the story reached the first pages of the newspapers, and shock stroke us all. In the name...

  • At first Newtown funeral, Noah Pozner remembered as loving ‘little man’

    December 18, 2012 | 9:00 am

    It was a eulogy for a life that had only just begun.

    In a small Jewish chapel in Fairfield, Conn., Veronique Pozner remembered her son Noah as a rambunctious, video-game-loving “little man,” a boy with a perpetual smile and twinkly blue eyes who dreamed of becoming a doctor, a...

  • Newtown temple opens fund for family of Noah Pozner

    December 17, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, was remembered at his funeral as a child who liked to explore how things worked mechanically.

    Monday afternoon's funeral for Noah, a Jewish boy who turned 6 in late November, was the first among the 26...

  • Sandy Hook: The cultural phenomenon behind mass shootings

    December 16, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    It has been 13 years since the murders at Columbine High School, when two teenagers killed 13 people and wounded 21 others.  Since that time, ABC reports, there have been 31 school shootings.   In the wake of the Columbine calamity, law enforcement doctrine changed dramatically:...

  • Sandy Hook, Sandy and the politics of learned helplessness

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 16, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    "We have got to get Michelle to make this her priority."

    It was my friend Judith, a wise woman, a mother and grandmother, on the phone from across the country, the evening of the day of the Newtown massacre, trying to figure out how to enlist the first lady in a campaign against...

  • Sandy Hook: Beyond gun control

    By David Suissa

    December 16, 2012 | 11:44 am

    When something happens that overwhelms our emotions — as when a shooter murders 20 schoolchildren in cold blood — we get dizzy and out of balance. The shock and horror are too much to take.

    So we look for something we can hold on to — something that will stabilize us and channel...

  • Jewish 6-year-old youngest of Newtown shooting victims

    December 15, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    A Jewish child was identified as the youngest of the 26 victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

    First grade student Noah Pozner, the youngest of the victims murdered on Friday, had just turned 6 years old Nov. 20; he will be laid to...

  • Jewish glory, frustration mark London Games

    August 13, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews the 2 1/2 weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.

    On the plus side, new medalists such as America’s Aly Raisman gained the spotlight with her grace,...

  • Munich's indelible stains

    July 26, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Under the headline “Indelible Stains,” the Los Angeles Times listed “10 Olympic controversies that forever leave their mark on the Summer Games.”

    Subsequently, the Times published (a part of) my letter written in response to the egregious omission from their article:

    ...
  • Munich widows call for own moment of silence at opening ceremonies

    July 25, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Widows of Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics are asking the crowd at the opening ceremonies of the London Games to stand for a minute of silence, regardless of whether the International Olympic Committee recognizes it.

    “He told us that when he heard the explosions in...

  • L.A.‘s little-known plaque and grove of trees honor ‘Munich 11’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 24, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    In the summer of 1984, when Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, then-Mayor Tom Bradley and the local organizers of the Olympic Games unveiled a large bronze plaque honoring the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. The Israeli Olympic...

  • Where are the Munich elegies?

    July 23, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    This year, Tisha b’Av marks not only the destruction of both Temples, but with the opening ceremony of the London Olympics just a night earlier, the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

    On this day of mourning and fasting, which begins at sundown on Saturday, how can we remember...

  • As London’s Jews prepare for Olympics, Munich 11 on their minds

    July 2, 2012 | 10:50 am

    For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one.

    On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich...

  • A teacher and three students shot dead outside French Jewish school

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 19, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Tragic new from France this morning that evokes images of the North Valley JCC shooting in 1999. JTA reports that three students and a teacher were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France:

    A man riding a motorbike reportedly opened fire Monday morning outside the Ozar...

  • Syria storms out of U.N. rights meeting

    February 28, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva stormed out of the U.N. Human Rights Council Tuesday after demanding angrily that countries stop “inciting sectarianism and providing arms” to opposition forces in his country.

    Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui said sanctions were preventing...

  • Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre anniversary

    October 3, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Ukraine marked the 70th anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar, one of the deadliest of the Holocaust.

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman presided over Monday’s ceremony at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev. Some 33,771 Jews were murdered...

  • Lawmakers from around the world gather at Babi Yar

    September 20, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    International parliamentarians from Europe, Israel, Turkey and other nations gathered at the site of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine.

    The lawmakers marked the 70th anniversary of the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews by the Nazis over the course of two days in September 1941 as...

  • Real Housewives of New York Experience a Massacre

    By Ilana Angel

    September 17, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    Those of us who watch the Real Housewives of NYC have been asking for a shake up and we finally got one.  By “watch” of course I mean we are obsessed.  I have no idea why we are so addicted, but I’m over trying to figure it out.  I watch it, love it, and am not ashamed to admit...

  • Opinion: The Norway massacre and the anti-Zionist smear

    August 9, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    In the aftermath of Anders Breivik’s terrorist rampage in Norway, a “blame the Jews” theme has emerged: assertions that Breivik was driven by fanatical devotion to Israel. Mostly, complaints about the media’s failure to identify Breivik as a Zionist zealot have been confined to...

  • Documentary recalls the horrors of Ma’alot school massacre

    May 3, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Ma’alot-Tarshiha is a quiet Jewish-Arab city in the Galilee within walking distance of Israel’s border with Lebanon. But 37 years ago, it was the scene of a horrific attack by Palestinian terrorists who took more than 100 students hostage in a school building, killing 22 and...

  • Graphic photos chronicle Babi Yar massacre

    November 8, 2010 | 9:33 am

    A graphic photo exhibit chronicling the Nazi massacre of Jews at Babi Yar is on display at a meeting against anti-Semitism in Canada.

    The Interparliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, being held in Ottawa through Tuesday, is focusing on such issues as anti-Semitism,...

  • American to plead guilty to Mumbai charges

    March 17, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    An American citizen of Pakistani origin reportedly has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

    David Headly, 49, is scheduled to appear Thursday in a federal court in Chicago to change his plea from not guilty, according to news reports,...

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