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  • ‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews

    24 minutes ago

    Since adapting his Israeli show “Prisoners of War” for U.S. audiences in the form of the Showtime hit “Homeland,” writer and director Gideon Raff has seen his Hollywood career take off.

    After creating the series “Tyrant” for FX and “Dig” for USA, the Israeli Raff has now sold a...

  • Polish governor tamps down expectations of Nazi gold train

    48 minutes ago

    The Polish governor of the province in which a fabled Nazi train loaded with stolen treasures reportedly has been located tried to lower expectations of the discovery.

    Tomasz Smolarz, the provincial governor of Lower Silesia, in southwest Poland, said at a news conference Monday...

  • Democrat Casey becomes 32nd U.S. senator to support Iran nuclear deal

    53 minutes ago

    Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said on Tuesday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    "I believe that this is better for our security and better for Israel's security, without a doubt, short term and long term," the Pennsylvania senator told...

  • Largest Luxembourg supermarket chain stops selling Israeli produce

    1 hour ago

    Cactus, the largest supermarket chain in Luxembourg, has stopped selling produce from Israel until its suppliers verify that it does not originate in the West Bank.

    A pro-Palestinian group has held demonstrations over the last months in front of Cactus stores, spurring the...

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  • Families of Israeli submarine crew receive declassified reports on ’68 sinking

    1 hour ago

    The families of the 69 sailors who died when an Israeli submarine sank nearly a half century ago have received all of the reports generated after the incident.

    The reports on the sinking of the Dakar on Jan. 25, 1968, had remained classified until Monday, when the families met...

  • How Hillary Clinton turned gefilte fish into a hashtag

    2 hours ago

    We are nowhere near Passover season, if there is such a thing, but gefilte fish is trending across the Internet. How this much-maligned fish dish became a social media sensation is a story that’s almost too good to be true — involving Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

  • For Hasidic Jew who consults for Google, no college degree required

    2 hours ago

    When Issamar Ginzberg enters his Jerusalem office on a sweltering summer day, he’s wearing a long black coat tied at the waist and a black hat. His long, scraggly beard and sidecurls, or payos, offer no relief from the heat.

    The office — thank God — is air conditioned, and...

  • Hundreds of Palestinians riot following Israeli raid in West Bank

    2 hours ago

    An Israeli soldier was wounded, possibly by friendly fire, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians following an Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

    Israeli soldiers, as well as officers from the Shin Bet security service officers and Israel Police, came...

  • #myLAcommute I enjoy the food in L.A., but French food is better

    2 hours ago

    PIERRE DESCAMPS

    I’m from a small town near Marseille, France. I’m studying English at a school for international students. I’ve been in L.A. for one week and I will be here for two more weeks. I really like Hollywood because I love cinema. My favorite films are by David Lynch....

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

    3 hours 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

    3 hours 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

    3 hours 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

    8 hours ago

    Let's say that the school your child goes to gets a new principal. And let's say – 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 is not satisfied with the way the...

  • Turkish court charges Vice News reporters with terrorism links

    20 hours 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

    20 hours 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

    21 hours 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

    21 hours 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

    21 hours 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

    21 hours 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

    22 hours 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

    22 hours 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

    22 hours 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

    22 hours 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

    23 hours 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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?

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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?

    1 day 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...

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