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  • What does the International Criminal Court action mean for Israel?

    3 days ago

    On Jan. 16, the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, launched a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.”

    Here is a review of what that means based on interviews with experts on international law and statements by the ICC and Israeli and U.S....

  • Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat

    3 days ago

    For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama vowed to veto further sanctions legislation, saying it would “all but...

  • Admitting Our Faults Out Loud

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am thinking about life, as usual. The difference is I am not obsessed with my life, rather, I am thinking about the lives of others and the world. I was reading David Brooks in the New York Times this week and he was talking about how we either find...

  • War on campus

    3 days ago

    The spring semester on American campuses is beginning. On some campuses anti-Israel groups will be preparing for another round of the so-called Israel Apartheid Week, which will unfold as the aftershocks of this past summer’s Israel-Hamas war are still being felt. 

    Back in August...

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  • Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit

    3 days ago

    Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

    Hadi, a former general, blamed the Houthis' control of...

  • The Many Roads to God.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 days ago

    "Only from the heart can you touch the sky." I often quote Rumi on how to reach God.

    Yet, anyone who has gone around the sun a few times knows that there is no one answer to any of life’s difficult questions.

    Trying to understand God, to use a crude analogy, is like the Hindu...

  • New Saudi king seeks to reassure on succession and policy

    3 days ago

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and moved quickly to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years to come by naming a deputy crown prince from his dynasty's next generation.

    King Abdullah, who died...

  • U.S. says disagreements with Israel do not undermine security commitment

    3 days ago

    Disagreements with Israel over how to contain Iran's nuclear program do not undermine the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

    The United States is negotiating a deal with Iran over its nuclear capabilities, which Israel opposes.

  • Israel’s Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals

    3 days ago

    Four political parties that mostly represent Israel's Arab minority have decided to run together in elections on March 17, creating a potential counter-weight to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies.

    Opinion polls suggest the united Arab list could secure...

  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    3 days ago

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Bo with Rabbi Joel Zeff

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Joel Zeff, leader of the Knesset Israel Torah Center in Sacramento.  Rabbi Zeff holds a BA from UCLA in Hebrew Language, an MS in Jewish History from Yeshiva University, and received Rabbinic Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary...

  • 'Lisette’s List' walks readers through tumultuous, war-torn World War II Europe

    4 days ago

    In her captivating historical novel, “Lisette’s List” (Random House), Susan Vreeland, the New York Times bestselling author of “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” takes readers by the hand and guides them, with assured steps and astute historical knowledge, through the tumultuous, war-torn,...

  • Solving the enigma: Producing Alan Turing’s story, against all odds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    4 days ago

    Sitting in a Beverly Hills cafe the other day, the almost preternaturally youthful Ido Ostrowsky, 35, and Nora Grossman, 31, looked more like college students than the first-time producers who, against all odds, launched the acclaimed and multiple-Oscar-nominated World War II...

  • Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

    4 days ago

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to Salman.

    King Salman has called on the family's Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. 

    ...
  • Turning ‘never again’ into action: the legacy of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    4 days ago

    70 years ago this week, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated. From the ashes of the murdered arose the words “Never Again” – spoken as shorthand for our collective responsibility to act in the face of genocide. However, on the world stage, the words “Never Again” soon...

  • Ohio man accused of plotting government attack pleads not guilty

    4 days ago

    An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in federal court on Thursday.

    Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, is being held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to...

  • Pressure from powerful Houthis proves too much for Yemen’s Hadi, president resigns

    4 days ago

    Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, held virtual prisoner at his home by political adversaries this week, resigned on Thursday, his two-year-old attempt to steer the fragile country to stability exhausted by opposition from Houthi rebels.

    His term as head of state of the...

  • The future is now: Highlights from CES 2015

    By Tom Teicholz

    4 days ago

    The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in “Moby Dick”: Every time you hear about it, it’s getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it; and if you don’t pay close attention, it will upend everything...

  • Moving and shaking: Celebrating MLK Jr., Avraham Fried concert at the Saban Theatre and more

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    The Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) sanctuary was overflowing, every one of the 1,000 seats downstairs and in the balcony filled on Jan. 18 with congregants, friends and guests from Los Angeles churches and other community groups. They came to celebrate the life and legacy of the...

  • As L.A.’s Muslims condemn French attacks, a gap on what’s to blame

    By Jared Sichel

    4 days ago

    Following the recent terror attacks in Paris by Islamic extremists that left 17 dead and 22 wounded at a satirical magazine and kosher market, the debate within the local Muslim community over what to blame and even how to label the ideology behind the attacks has only intensified....

  • Reclaiming Sephardic music, culture on road to Spanish citizenship

    4 days ago

    When Maya and Noa Dori were kids growing up in Israel, they used to spend Shabbat with their grandmother Lisa Romano. One night, as Maya tells it, they walked outside and “started to pinpoint the stars.” Their grandmother quickly swatted Noa’s hand, furious. 

    “She said, ‘It’s...

  • Upward Mobility Act to tax services, boost revenue by $10 billion

    4 days ago

    State Sen. Bob Hertzberg of the San Fernando Valley recently introduced Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), also known as the Upward Mobility Act. It is an attempt to move past standard single-issue, stopgap tax measures, and to jumpstart discussion of a complete overhaul of California’s tax...

  • Nisman mystery: Who killed AMIA prosecutor?

    4 days ago

    The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

    Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in Buenos...

  • Locals remember victims of Paris terror attacks

    4 days ago

    Seventeen yahrzeit candles were displayed on the bimah at Sinai Temple on Jan. 14, where about 300 people gathered to pay homage to lives lost too soon. Each wick represented a victim of the recent attacks in Paris.

    “Living in Los Angeles, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re...

  • J Street, StandWithUs debate best way to support Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    Representatives of StandWithUs (SWU) and J Street — two Jewish organizations with very different takes on Israel — faced off Jan. 13 in a debate on why their respective group is a better friend to the Jewish state.

    The free event, at Temple Judea in Tarzana, featured attorney,...

  • Tobias Picker’s ‘Thérèse Raquin’ has local premiere at Long Beach Opera

    By Rick Schultz

    4 days ago

    What would opera do without tales of adultery, murder and revenge? 

    Just ask composer Tobias Picker, whose adaptation (with librettist Gene Scheer) of Emile Zola’s once-scandalous novel, “Thérèse Raquin,” is being given its local premiere at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro...

  • Anne Frank oratorio at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

    4 days ago

    The Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles — which is mostly Latino, Black and Asian — might seem an odd place to find a cultural experience with Jewish overtones. But this week, the public school’s students will be raising their voices in...

  • ‘Night Will Fall’ lifts a curtain on concentration camp atrocities

    By  Tom Tugend

    4 days ago

    The first time I saw the horrific newsreels of the liberation of the concentration camps, showing mountains of skeletons piled up and skulls staring out of empty eye sockets, was in 1959.

    By a fluke, I had a bit part playing a court translator at a war-crimes trial in the...

  • John Boehner’s crude interference in the Israeli elections or: If you can’t win in Jerusalem, try Paris or Washington

    By Michael Berenbaum

    4 days ago

    The invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress on the question of Iran is a crude interference in Israeli election politics.

    The speech, scheduled for early March, but a fortnight before the...

  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    4 days ago

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

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