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  • Israel convicts six Arab citizens in Jewish gunman’s killing

    July 29, 2013 | 10:54 am

    An Israeli court convicted six Arab citizens on Monday in connection with the mob killing in 2005 of a Jewish gunman after he went on a lethal shooting rampage on a bus in their town.

    While none of the men was found guilty of directly causing the death of Eden Nathan-Zaada, a...

  • Jaffa Mosque bombing plan was to be blamed on right wing Israelis

    May 17, 2011 | 8:09 am

    An Arab-Israeli crime mob planned to bomb a mosque in Jaffa and pass it off as an attack by right-wing settlers, police discovered.

    At least eight people have been under arrest for the last month in the case, from which a gag order was lifted Tuesday, according to reports.

    The plan...

  • Rediscovering gangster Jewish roots

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 25, 2008 | 8:35 pm

    I always thought my gangster roots were on the Italian side of my family. My sister often joked that some distant relative of ours was mobbed up. They weren’t, but considering all the Italians and Jews in my family that came through New York, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone along...

  • Spectator - ‘Soprano’ Sings on Jewish Couch

    By Ami Eden

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A month into the new and perhaps final season of "The Sopranos," it's high time to consider our favorite TV mobster's predilection for Jews.

    Of course, "The Sopranos" features its share of corrupt Jews as well as several marginally anti-Semitic wiseguys. Yet Tony Soprano has evinced...

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  • Gambling Goodman

    By Amy Klein

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar Goodman sure likes his Beefeater.

    So much so that this Las Vegas mayor had proposed to become a spokesman for the gin company for $100,000. The money, Goodman promised, would go to the city coffers.

    On a November Friday afternoon, just a day after news of the Beefeater...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Hungry Mob

    It was a moment that the members of Women's Department of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Business and Professional Division will never forget: a kitchen full of young women learning about and noshing on the Sicilian culinary stylings of chef Henry Hill....

  • Un ‘Common’ Characters

    By Mike Levy

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two garbage bags full of dead birds separate four Brooklyn buddies from their dreams in actor-playwright Matthew Klein's debut production, "The Common Man."

    Japs Peretti (Klein), estranged son of a Mafia don, looks to rival mafioso Joey the Saint for the half-million dollars he...

  • Reputed Gangster Emerges as Suspect in Biggest Money-Laundering Case in History

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A reputed gangster who calls himself "a simple Jew from Kiev" has emerged as the central suspect in an international bank-fraud probe that investigators term the biggest money-laundering case in history.

    The case involves an apparent scheme by Russian mobsters to launder billions of...

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