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  • LA Pro-Israel rally interrupted by violence

    By Ryan Torok

    14 hours ago

    UPDATE 7:00 a.m. (7/14): The four men were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to NBC4. LA County Sheriffs Department said the weapons were wooden flag poles that the men were holding as they drove through the crowd. Additionally, the shot was allegedly...

  • Pro-Israel rally at Federal Building to begin at 4 p.m.

    By Ryan Torok

    19 hours ago

    A pro-Israel rally at the Wilshire Federal Building, located on Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards, on Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Click here for more information. Organizations 30 Years After; Stand With Us; and Israeli American Council; and others are sponsoring the event, and if...

  • Masters of Sex is back and you should watch it if you want to

    By Melissa Weller

    21 hours ago

    "That question is outside my area of inquiry."

    This is Dr. William Masters’ response to his wife’s curiously hopeful and innocently hopeless question, “Did they fall in love?”

    She and her husband are lying awake in their separate beds after a night in his lab. And “they,” whose...

  • Rocket seriously injures Israeli teen in Ashkelon, dual citizens leave Gaza

    23 hours ago

    An Israeli teenager was seriously injured by a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in Ashkelon.

    Another Israeli man was wounded in the rocket strike on Sunday afternoon in a residential area of the city.

    “Hamas has chosen to attack our cities with massive and indiscriminate...

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  • Hamas calls on Palestinian civilians to remain in homes in face of Israeli warnings

    1 day ago

    Hamas leaders called on Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their homes, and ignore Israeli warnings of an impending military operation.

    “To all of our people who have evacuated their homes – return to them immediately and do not leave the house,” said a...

  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    1 day ago

    Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

    Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

  • Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid

    1 day ago

    Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

    The Israeli force was attacking a site in northern Gaza used...

  • Hamas warns Israel before barrage on Tel Aviv

    2 days ago

    Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The rockets were fired on Tel Aviv after 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour after Hamas warned the operators of the Iron Dome batteries to be...

  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

    2 days ago

    Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people, medics said.

    The Jewish state kept options open...

  • Gaza militant group warns airlines it will target Ben Gurion airport

    2 days ago

    Islamist Hamas's armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport with its rockets from Gaza and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday.

    The airport, Israel's main international aerial gateway, has...

  • Netanyahu considering ‘all options’ in Gaza

    3 days ago

    Israel is considering all options and will not stop targeting Hamas whatever the international pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    On the fourth day of the latest Israel-Gaza war, Netanyahu in a Friday evening briefing with reporters at Israel’s Defense...

  • Community Solidarity Rally for Israel on July 13

    3 days ago

    Join Los Angeles Jewish groups on Sunday to show the world: 

    We stand united with Israel and support its right to protect its citizens.

    Please invite your friends and family.

     

    Date: Sunday, July 13

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Federal Building (Wilshire Blvd. &...

  • U.S. bill would offer $5M reward for capture of Frenkel’s murderers

    3 days ago

    Legislation introduced in Congress would post a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of Naftali Frenkel, the Israeli-American teen abducted with two others and murdered last month in the West Bank.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Co.) authored...

  • Commited to Doing Life

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am worried! I am worried about what is happening in Israel. I am worried about what is happening in America. I am worried about what is happening in my work and in my life. I am worried about today and I am worried about tomorrow.

    My truth is that I am...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The moral quandaries of bunnies

    3 days ago

    We were out weeding squash last week when Fred came over to say he had to show me something but he feared it would lead to an act of violence.

    Regular readers will know Fred is the farm’s sole employee. (I believe the technical term is “farm hand.”) He’s also a devout Hare...

  • Netanyahu says more than 1,000 targets hit in Gaza, sees ‘more to go’

    3 days ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go."

    In remarks to reporters, he said he saw no international pressure on Israel to halt its...

  • Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

    3 days ago

    Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv.

    Savlov was with a customer in the station’s office Thursday morning when a rocket from Gaza was...

  • U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel’s Gaza offensive

    3 days ago

    The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of war.

    International law requires Israel to take...

  • Jewish group leads protests blaming Israel for escalating violence

    3 days ago

    Protests against Israel organized by Jewish Voice for Peace drew 1,000 demonstrators in 15 cities, organizers said.

    Protests took place in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other cities, according to Rabbi Alissa Wise, a a member of the...

  • Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

    3 days ago

    Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that battled Israel seven years ago and is engaged...

  • U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

    3 days ago

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

    “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    3 days ago

    A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

    At least eight Palestinians, including a 10-year-old girl were killed overnight Friday in air strikes, international media reported, quoting Palestinian emergency care officials.

    ...
  • Hamas: Airlines should avoid Israel’s airport

    3 days ago

    Hamas warned airlines to stay away from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, threatening to target it with rockets.

    Friday’s warning by Hamas’ armed wing, reported by Reuters, came on the fourth day of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza. The campaign, Operation Protective Edge, was...

  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

    3 days ago

    Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was unclear who was behind the initial attack.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite...

  • Dating 101: Do you know me?

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    I had a date this week with a man who told me I was prettier in person than in pictures. Before he said hello or nice to meet you, he said I was “surprisingly attractive”. He explained in detail that I don’t take a great picture. As he let me know I was a “pleasant surprise”, and...

  • Israel’s effort to spare Gaza civilians is exemplary

    4 days ago

    According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority....

  • France’s Hollande says concerned about Gaza death toll

    4 days ago

    French President Francois Hollande expressed concern about deaths in Gaza on Thursday, one day after telling Israel it should take "all the necessary measures" to protect itself from militants' rockets.

    Hollande, who was criticised by left-wingers in France for stating solidarity...

  • In phone call with Netanyahu, Obama affirms Israel’s right to defense

    4 days ago

    In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks but called for a de-escalation of the violence.

    “The president reiterated the United States’ strong condemnation of continuing rocket fire...

  • Baruch Lebovits, Brooklyn rabbi charged with sex abuse, gets plea deal

    4 days ago

    Baruch Lebovits, a Brooklyn rabbi convicted of sex abuse in 2010 only to have the conviction overturned on appeal, was sentenced to two years in prison as part of a plea deal.

    The deal was approved Wednesday. Lebovits is expected to serve less than a year of additional jail time...

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