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  • Syria rights group: At least 400 civilians killed in crackdown on protesters

    April 26, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 400 civilians in their campaign to crush month-long pro-democracy protests, the Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah said on Tuesday.

    The group, founded by jailed human rights lawyer Mohannad al-Hassani, said the United Nations...

  • U.S. plans sanctions on Syria in wake of brutal crackdowns

    April 25, 2011 | 8:19 am

    The Obama administration may level sanctions against Syria as punishment for President Bashar Assad’s government’s violent crackdown on protesters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

    The U.S. is currently drafting an executive order that will empower President Obama to...

  • Libya security forces on guard as anti-government protests break out in Tripoli

    March 4, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Several hundred opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi spilled out of a mosque in the capital after prayers on Friday and started chanting: “Gadhafi is the enemy of God!”

    Initially there was no sign of any security presence at the protest but pro-Gadhafi militias armed with...

  • Arab unrest alters power balance in as yet unseen ways

    March 1, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    They were the devils they knew.

    Though Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by countries whose leaders or people wish its destruction, over the years it had adjusted to the status quo, more or less figuring out how to get by while keeping an eye on gradual change.

  • Egypt Debrief: Social media lessons for Jewish community

    February 23, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    As seen in The Jewish Week

    With the Internet playing such a high profile role in the events in the Middle East, what can we learn about more effectively leveraging social media? How can we use social media to foster a more engaged and activated Jewish community? We consulted with...

  • L.A.’s Iranian Americans keep tabs on new freedom protests in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 22, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    In the wake of the Feb. 14 Iranian protests for greater freedom, which took place throughout that country, Iranian Americans of various religious backgrounds in Southern California have been closely monitoring the developments and voicing support for those seeking democracy.


  • A King’s Speech

    By David Suissa

    February 22, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    To read a response to this essay by Jordan Elgrably, click here.

    Read this article in Arabic here.

    If I were advising the president or prime minister of Israel, I would suggest he go on Al Jazeera this week and deliver this message to the people of the Middle East:

    Dear Neighbors:...

  • Some Talk, Lots of Action

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Council of Israeli Community (CIC), an organization primarily known for planning the annual Israeli Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles, is moving in new directions in the wake of the current Middle East crisis.

    According to Vice President Haim Linder, the CIC (originally...

  • Clueless In Jerusalem

    By James D. Besser

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's one thing you can take to the bank: Every time a new Middle East crisis explodes on the world's front pages, there's another hue and cry in the Jewish world about the need for better hasbara (public relations).

    Commissions study the issue, politicians blame their rivals and...