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  • South African minister Ebrahim Ebrahim ‘discouraging’ Israel visits

    August 14, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    South Africa’s deputy international relations minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, is “discouraging” his countrymen from visiting Israel.

    “Israel is an occupier country which is oppressing Palestine, so it is not proper for South Africans to associate with Israel” unless the visit is...

  • Syrian minister says gov’t will not use chemical weapons on rebels

    July 23, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Syria will only use its chemical weapons on threats from outside of the country, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said.

    Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday that the country’s chemical weapons are being guarded by the military, and that they would not be used against...

  • Latino clergy get firsthand look at Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Tony Solorzano had dreamed of seeing Israel. At 54, he'd spent countless Sundays at the pulpit and weekdays on Radio Zion talking about the land of Abraham and Jacob and David -- and Jesus.

    A pastor at Llamada Final, a Pentecostal church in Downey and Inglewood, Solorzano got his...

  • Israeli official woos expats -- you <I>can</I> go home again

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The message from the high Israeli official addressing more than 100 Israeli expatriates at Stephen S. Wise Temple was simple and direct.

    "We want you to come back."

    Catchy slogans are one thing, translating them into reality is vastly more complex, Zeev Boim admitted.

    Boim is...

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  • Arab’s nomination to Israel’s Cabinet stirs up simmering controversy

    By Dan Baron

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The naming of the first Arab minister to the Israeli Cabinet was billed as an event underscoring hope of securing racial harmony in the Jewish state, though it may long remain mired in regional conflict.

    But the nomination of Raleb Majadele instead has merely served to uncover...

  • New faces and new places for Consuls General of Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A new Israeli consul general, Yaakov (Jacob) Dayan, will arrive in Los Angeles in November to succeed Ehud Danoch as his country's top diplomat in Southern California, five southwestern states and Hawaii.

    At the same time, it was announced in Jerusalem that two Los Angeles alumni of...

  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, NOV. 12
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
    Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • Trouble Mars Pope’s Trip to Auschwitz

    By Dinah Spritzer

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eleven years ago, at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, misunderstandings between Poles and Jews ran so deep that even a rabbi's desire to say the Mourner's Kaddish reportedly disturbed some Polish politicians.

    In fact, there were so...

  • After the Ashes

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On a rabbinic mission to Israel in 1998, Natan Sharansky, then Israel's minister of industry and trade, addressed our group.

    Sharansky recounted to us how he was invited to visit Russia a year after his election to the Knesset. It was the first time in history that a past prisoner...

  • A Bloody Wait

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With the Palestinian murder of two 14-year-old Jews, Yaakov Nathan Mandell and Yosef Ishran, and the killing by Israeli fire of 4-month-old Iman Hejjo, the cycle of violence in Israel seems primal and unstoppable. Blood cries out for blood, the wails of parents drown the speeches...

  • Estranged Bedfellows

    By Gil Sedan

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Only in Israel would a government minister refrain from singing the national anthem.

    Saleh Tarif, the first Arab appointed to the Cabinet in Israel's history, refused to sing "Hatikvah" during an event at the Tel Aviv fairgrounds at the end of an intensive week of struggle within...

  • Embracing Diaspora

    By Tom Tugend

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The old-time Zionist religion had it that the only good Diaspora Jew was the one who made aliyah and settled in the ancestral land.

    Now, after decades of inner-focused effort to build up the new land and survive, the Jewish state is rediscovering its distant relatives and, what's...

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