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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a beautiful initiative called Budo for Peace (BFP.) It is a registered Israeli educational NPO which uses traditional martial arts to connect and bring together children and youth from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

    ...

  • It is essential for Muslims to remember the Nazi’s atrocities and to commemorate their victims

    January 27, 2014 | 9:36 am

    It is now a universally acknowledged fact that the Twentieth Century represents one of the darkest and bloodiest centuries in the history of humanity. The idea of Social Darwinism, the basics of which were put forth in the 19th Century, was the main reason that dragged the 20th...

  • Israeli forces clash with Palestinians over Temple Mount visits

    September 27, 2013 | 9:12 am

    Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem's Old City, reflecting growing tensions over an increase in Jewish visits to the al-Aqsa mosque compound.

    Palestinian militants and youth groups have called for a general uprising in response to the entry by Jewish...

  • Is it the time to stop looking back and start looking forward?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 31, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    A few weeks ago, I sat in on a deep conversation with Mahmod, a friend of mine from school, and an Arab who lives in Israel. We talked about the current situation between Jews, Arabs and Palestinians in Israel and exchanged opinions about possible solutions.  Up until then, Mahmod...

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  • Orthodox Jews pledge to guard London mosque

    June 28, 2013 | 9:16 am

    An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.

    The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic institution situated in the...

  • Blood and hate are flooding Europe

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Muslim communities in Europe are not something new. Many people suffered in middle-eastern lands, went searching for a new home where there is freedom of speech and equal rights, and started to settle in various European countries.  With time, they became more and more noticed. It...

  • April 24, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 24, 2013 | 3:30 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. officials not persuaded Syria used chemical weapons

    To Read: Michael Grunwald believes that avoiding death is a good enough reason for occasionally compromising some important freedoms-

    We’re often told that our liberties are under assault. The right...

  • Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart II!

    By Orit Arfa

    March 8, 2013 | 7:13 pm

    Thank you Creative Zionist Coalition member, Sigal Walder, for a great suggestion on an "eviction notice" counter campaign on college campuses following Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee's stunt to intimidate Jewish students and play victim. As I've already reported in my last...

  • Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem vandalized

    February 14, 2013 | 6:24 am

    A historic Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem was vandalized in an apparent price tag attack.

    Stars of David, as well as the phrases "death to Arabs" and "Mohammed is dead" were discovered spray painted on gravestones in the Mamilla Cemetery in central Jerusalem on Thursday, according...

  • Rabbi Uziel’s overture to Muslim leaders

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    November 15, 2012 | 8:19 pm

    During our Sephardic Film Festival this past week, we screened a film telling the intriguing and inspirational life story of Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel, the first Sephardic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. Rabbi Uziel’s motto was “Loving Truth and Peace.” We also screened a...

  • February 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 24, 2012 | 5:01 am

    AIPAC and the Push Toward War

    Robert Wright of The Atlantic looks at the pro-Israel lobby’s support for a new resolution on Iran’s enrichment activity.

    The key is in the way the resolution deals with the question of whether Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium, as it’s been...

  • The big tent:  Jews, Muslims, Christians celebrate spirituality in a shared sacred space

    By Rachel Heller

    December 21, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Whirling Dervishes, an elaborate feast and a lecture by a prominent Muslim scholar – Musallah Tauhid’s joyous celebration of its move to a new home in 2008 heralded good times ahead for the Sufi Muslim worship group. As a friendly gesture, the group invited its new neighbors for...

  • Kosher BBQ competition is a hit among Jews—and some Muslims, too

    September 20, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    If there’s anything that can bring the Jews of Tennessee together, it would be barbecue.

    This past weekend, the 23rd annual Kosher BBQ Contest and Festival drew thousands of Jews from Tennessee and around the country.

    It attracted a group of Muslims, too. Turns out they’re not...

  • Pollsters probe depths of American fear at Museum of Tolerance’s pre-9/11 event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 9:15 am

    A new national poll unveiled at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on Sep. 7 finds Americans are worried about a nuclear Iran, afraid that China presents a military threat to the United States and concerned about the possibility of Islamic terror attacks perpetrated by American-born...

  • For Israel’s Muslims, Ramadan a time to celebrate Islam in the Jewish state

    August 25, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Last week, Muslim and Jewish soldiers gathered after a day’s training to eat a communal iftar, the traditional break-the-fast meal eaten after sunset during the month-long observance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

    “Ramadan isn’t just one day like the 17th of Tammuz or...

  • How to use Facebook to build friendships between French Muslims and Jews

    July 18, 2011 | 11:52 am

    At a glance, the Muslim-Jewish picnic at the peace fountain in Yitzhak Rabin Garden, in this city’s Bercy Park, looks like a reunion of old friends.

    Middle-aged men and women sit on blankets and laugh together, snacking on carrots and Middle Eastern pastries. A circle of women...

  • Jewish Dems blast GOP for singling out Muslims

    June 15, 2011 | 11:03 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council blasted what it said was a Republican “obsession” with Muslims.

    An NJDC statement termed as “utterly unnecessary” a second hearing convened Wednesday by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland...

  • Muslims And Jews Beware, Pig Blood Found In Cigarettes

    March 31, 2010 | 11:44 am

    From ukmedix.com:

    Professor Simon Chapman from the Department of Public Health at the University of Sydney has just come up with yet another reason why many people, especially Jews and Muslims shouldn’t smoke and that is because the cigarette filters could contain pig products.

    ...
  • Holocaust’s untold heroes

    August 31, 2009 | 11:52 pm

    Shahzada Irfan was a Daniel Pearl Fellow for The Houston Chronicle and JewishJournal.com

    When no other European country dared to withstand the wrath of Nazi Germany, it was the Muslims of Albania who saved a large number of Jewish people from extermination.

    Albania, a Muslim majority country in Europe, opened its borders during World War II and took in thousands of Jews fleeing from different countries. They were treated like honored guests, and many were given fake names and even passports.

    Read the full story at The Houston Chronicle.

  • Bosnia genocide unrolls in scroll of shame

    August 6, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    Radovan Karadzic has been arrested. He faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity before the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. It's an occasion to recall the genocide in Bosnia and the shame of those who did not prevent it.

    When Yugoslavia...

  • It’s time to (re)open dialogue with Islam

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    I am a Jew of Islam. Not an Arab Jew, mind you, since that term makes as much sense as Slavic or Baltic or Arian Jew, but a Jew of Islam. It is not only because in my family's veins runs the blood of people who lived in Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, nor because among my...
  • Paris and Rosie

    By Rob Eshman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, I was at the Islamic Center of Southern California on Vermont Avenue, participating in a panel discussion on the "The Image of Muslims in the Media."

    I didn't have to do much preparation - I just had to take the notes I use when I speak to Jewish audiences on the "The...
  • We must stand for victory In Iraq

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's gotten pretty lonely.

    A convention of Democrats who still support the Iraq war could be held, if not in a phone booth, then in a medium-sized walk-in closet.

    The argument among congressional Democrats now is just how fast to withdraw the troops. Even many Republicans have...

  • Muslims and Jews must move on and strengthen ties

    By Omar Ricci

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Muslim-Jewish relations in Los Angeles have undoubtedly undergone a test the past several weeks, the outcome of which is still unclear. But out of an acrimonious political battle, many Muslims would like to move on and attempt to re-establish discussion and dialogue with our fellow...
  • Rabbi Wolpe fights cancer battle; Terror victim becomes advocate for others

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Wolpe Fights Cancer Battle
     
    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple informed his congregation by letter this week that he was recently diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
     
    Although his doctors "have every expectation that the cancer will be put into extended...
  • Controversial Muslim leader Hathout gets award despite opposition

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated...

  • Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance; Shin Bet Seeks High-Tech Experts

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance

    Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed, a Jew and a Muslim, are the joint recipients of a new $100,000 prize for their campaign against intolerance and the roots of terrorism.

    The Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. professors were...

  • Ex-Iran President’s U.S. Visit Is Slap in the Face

    By Pooya Dayanim

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The issuance of a U.S. visa to Mohammad Khatami, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran until he was succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Khatami's presence this week on U.S. soil, is an insult to the American people, a slap in the face to Iran's pro-democracy movement, a...

  • Jewish, Muslim Filmmakers Team Up on Documentary

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With all of the negative images about Jewish-Muslim clashes in the world, it is nice to see a documentary, directed and produced by a Jew and a Muslim, about a Muslim son taking over his father's slaughterhouse business in Queens, N.Y.

    "A Son's Sacrifice," which will be screened...

  • Communities on Alert After Seattle Shootings

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish communities are being urged to remain vigilant, be in touch with police and other law enforcement agencies and review their security arrangements after a fatal shooting at Seattle's Jewish federation offices. The alleged gunman, identified by police as Naveed Afzal Haq, said...

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