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  • Debate rages over filmed confrontation between Palestinian activists and Israeli soldier

    2 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Images of an Israeli soldier grabbing a Palestinian child around the neck and pinning him to the ground, during an arrest in the West Bank have gone viral on the Internet. One version of the video, on the Tamimi Press Facebook page,...

  • Letter to the editor: Dueling lawsuits

    2 days ago

    Dear Rob,

    I have just sent the following email to your reporter, and am now sending it to you.

    Regarding your story, “Will dueling op-eds turn into dueling lawsuits?” I find it highly objectionable that you used quotes made by me in confidential emails with the parties.  

    Let...

  • Campaign to push Islamic State from Anbar Province in Iraq intensifies

    2 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    One month after the Iraqi government announced a new initiative to take back Anbar province in western Iraq, analysts and diplomats say the campaign is beginning to take root and Iraqi troops have regained control of some...

  • Can an Israeli teacher protest the IDF?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Let’s suppose that the school your child attends gets a new principal. And let’s  suppose — you’ll soon see why — that this new principal just signed a petition that calls on citizens to cheat on their tax forms because he believes taxes are immoral or he is not satisfied with the...

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  • The Betzavta Method: Turning Conflict into an Opportunity for Growth

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    2 days ago

    "Conflict is a different form of aliveness" ~ Wendel Meldrum

    After gaining invaluable experiences and skills in conflict resolution, my perception of everyday conflicts and misunderstandings is increasingly met as a chance for gaining greater self-awareness, self-transformation,...

  • Turkish court charges Vice News reporters with terrorism links

    3 days ago

    A Turkish court on Monday formally charged three employees of Vice News with having links to a terrorist organization, the online news channel said, days after they were detained while reporting from the mainly Kurdish southeast.

    Security sources and local media identified the...

  • KC Shooter found guilty of capital murder

    3 days ago

    A jury found guilty of capital murder the white supremacist who killed three people outside two Jewish facilities in a suburb of Kansas City.

    The Johnson County, Kan. jury took less than two hours to arrive at its determination in the trial of Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as...

  • Los Angeles police hand out body cameras to first patrol division

    3 days ago

    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building public trust in law...

  • Former Jewish lawmakers urge backing for Iran nuclear deal

    3 days ago

    Jane Harman, a former Jewish lawmaker who once was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among 75 ex-Congress members who signed a letter urging their sitting colleagues to support the Iran nuclear deal.

    “We know of no viable alternatives to the Joint...

  • Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

    3 days ago

    In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds.

    For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding...

  • Iran has not softened position on Israel, says supreme leader’s advisor

    3 days ago

    Iran has not softened its position on Israel, a top aide to Iran’s supreme leader said.

    “Iran will not recognize Israel. We still emphasize that Israel is a usurper and occupying regime and we will not come along with it,” Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser on international affairs...

  • Parents of Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff reflect on first anniversary of his slaying

    3 days ago

    The parents of slain Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff said they had held out hope for his survival because his grandparents are Holocaust survivors and he “comes from survivors’ blood.”

    In an interview with the Miami Herald on the eve of the anniversary of their son’s Sept. 2,...

  • Facing declining numbers and a bad economy, Italian Jews stay upbeat

    3 days ago

    Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the center of this city’s old Jewish ghetto.

    A painter who sometimes stares at the stones for inspiration, De Canino claims that...

  • Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

    3 days ago

    A man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday.

    Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed...

  • Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

    3 days ago

    Israel will allow a soccer match in the West Bank between a Palestinian team and a squad from the United Arab Emirates.

    The Sept. 8 match at the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on...

  • U.S. national industrial union endorses BDS of Israel

    3 days ago

    A U.S. national industrial union accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

    The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union voted on the resolutions on Aug. 20 during its national convention, the union reported...

  • Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast

    3 days ago

    An Italian energy group said it discovered the largest known natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast.

    The Zohr field could hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas and covers an area of about 100 square kilometers, or 38.6 square miles, the Eni firm announced...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    3 days ago

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

  • NHL lawyer excels for league and family – can she make history?

    3 days ago

    Several years ago, Jessica Berman and her husband, Brad, bumped into her high school boyfriend.

    “If you aren’t working as a lawyer in hockey, I’d be amazed,” Berman recalled him saying.

    The ex had her pegged. Berman, 37, has been employed by the National Hockey League for...

  • #myLAcommute You have to start from zero in a new country

    3 days ago

    EVELYN PALACIOS

    I’m from El Salvador, I moved to East Los Angeles five years ago. I was here on my own. You have to start from zero in a new country. You have to speak a new language and leave your family behind. It was really hard at first, but it’s gotten better.

    I have three...

  • New $3 million initiative for intermarried outreach honors Michael Douglas

    3 days ago

    The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3.3 million matching grant program to fund an intermarried outreach initiative.

    The program launched Monday in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize laureate Michael Douglas aims to foster a culture of acceptance for...

  • Will dueling op-eds turn into dueling lawsuits?

    3 days ago

    A war of words between one of the country’s leading Israel-related organizations, the New Israel Fund (NIF), and Ronn Torossian, a scrappy public relations man who has been campaigning against the organization for the better part of a year, is now on the cusp of becoming a legal...

  • Neither Trump nor ISIS is going away soon

    3 days ago

    There are three things most young men want – need really – so much so that it’s seemingly part of their DNA:  1) to feel relevant, to have status of some sort; 2) to be able to give vent to their aggressive tendencies, up to and including sometimes, killing; 3) to have sex, pretty...

  • Israeli injured in West Bank drive-by shooting

    3 days ago

    A Jewish-Israeli man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the northern West Bank.

    The car of the victim, who lives in an Israeli settlement, was fired upon Sunday near the Kedumim settlement. The victim received emergency treatment at the scene for an injury to his hand before...

  • Bernie Sanders closing gap on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, poll shows

    3 days ago

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is closing the gap in Iowa on front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic race for president, according to a poll.

    Clinton leads Sanders, who is Jewish, by a margin of 37 percent to 30 percent among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa,...

  • Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

    3 days ago

    Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

    Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit "Scream," died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles...

  • Israeli rabbinical group to host 55,000 secular Jews for holiday services

    3 days ago

    The Tzohar rabbinical organization will host more than 55,000 people at 295 locations throughout Israel for Yom Kippur services.

    In addition, the group for the first time will host the “Listening Together” shofar program for Rosh Hashanah in community centers and schools.

    ...
  • Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

    3 days ago

    A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.

    "These two people were sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Revolutionary...

  • Auschwitz ‘showers’ for tourists cool off some, offend others

    3 days ago

    Out of all places on planet Earth, where is one of the last locations many would expect to see a shower of any kind – even one that just shoots mists of cold water for overheated visitors?

    Probably the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

    However, that was the scene this...

  • Wasserman Schultz reportedly nixed Dems’ vote on backing Iran deal, praising Obama

    3 days ago

    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that praised President Barack Obama and offered backing for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Washington Post report on Saturday, which cited...

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