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  • Lamar Advertising Hosts Anti-Semitic Billboard Funded by Holocaust Deniers

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 29, 2015 | 10:06 pm

    Roni Leibovitch, a 35 year old data-scientist from Detroit, was finishing up some last minute Facebook-ing, when an article caught his eye, “Controversial billboard that reads America first over Israel put up in Detroit”.

    Leibovitch immediately drafted the petition on Change.org...

  • Shalit signs on to petition seeking Pollard’s freedom

    March 12, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit joined the call on President Obama to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    Shalit on Monday signed an online petition asking Obama to commute Pollard's life sentence to time served.

    "I have signed a petition, and call on you to do the...

  • Israeli prosecutor: Yishai’s plan to deport migrants not approved

    October 25, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Israel's state prosecutor, saying the government has not approved a plan to arrest Sudanese asylum seekers, rejected a petition by Israeli human rights organizations to prevent its implementation.

    "So far, no order has been issued to detain the infiltrators from Sudan," the State...

  • Ankie Spitzer leads worldwide minute of silence for Munich 11

    August 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Ankie Spitzer led a minute of silence to honor the Munich 11 that was streamed live around the world.

    Spitzer, the widow of an Israeli coach who was among 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team killed at the 1972 Games, led the minute of silence on Sunday evening at the JCC Maccabi...

  • Germans launch pro-circumcision petition

    July 30, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Two Jews and a Muslim in Germany have started a pro-circumcision campaign to counter a court ruling that bans the practice.

    Last month, a court in in Cologne, Germany ruled against non-medical circumcision on the grounds that circumcision causes grievous bodily harm.

    The petition...

  • Romney joins calls for Olympics moment of silence

    July 23, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    Mitt Romney joined the campaign for a moment of silence at the London Olympics to remember the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

    “Gov. Romney supports the moment of silence in remembrance of the Israeli athletes killed in the Munich Olympic Games,” Andrea Saul, the...

  • How the Munich 11 petition went viral

    July 23, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    It began two years ago as an idea by volunteers at a suburban Jewish community center and turned into a major international campaign, galvanizing everyone from President Obama to the mayor of London.

    And in case you haven’t heard yet about the movement to get the International...

  • National Jewish Democratic Council removes Adelson petition

    July 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

    “Accusations against Mr. Adelson were made not by us, but by others, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ),” said a...

  • Obama celebrates Jewish petitioning of government

    May 30, 2012 | 5:38 pm

    President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “We don’t just celebrate all that American Jews have done for our country; we also look toward the future,” he said.  “And as we do, I...

  • Petition links Peres prize to Pollard

    March 26, 2012 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli petition is demanding that Shimon Peres condition his acceptance of the U.S. Medal of Freedom on clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The online petition, which had garnered more than 10,000 signatures on Monday, praises Israel’s elder statesman for the honor that President...

  • Israeli Supreme Court discusses prisoner exchange appeals

    October 17, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Israelis opposed to a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas sought Supreme Court intervention on Monday to block the release of hundreds of jailed Palestinians in return for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The first phase of the swap, to take place on Tuesday, should bring to a...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court to mull petition against Shalit prisoner swap

    October 16, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court will consider petitions by terror victims’ families to cancel the Shalit prisoner swap deal.

    The court said Sunday it would hold a hearing before a three-justice panel at noon Monday to consider a petition filed by the Almagor Terror Victims Association...

  • 100,000 sign on to anti-statehood petition

    September 20, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    A coalition of Jewish organizations unveiled a petition opposing the unilateral bid for Palestinian statehood with 100,000 signatures.

    The Israel Action Network and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York unveiled the petition Tuesday in a ceremony only a few blocks from...

  • Petition launches to free Alan Gross

    August 30, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    An online petition to free the Jewish American contractor Alan Gross garnered almost 1,000 signatures in its first day.

    The petition launched Monday appeals to Cuba’s leadership to release Gross on humanitarian grounds before the Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh HaShanah on...

  • Petition filed for anti-circumcision measure in Santa Monica

    May 23, 2011 | 10:39 am

    An anti-circumcision group will circulate a petition in Santa Monica, Calif., to place a measure seeking to ban male circumcision on an upcoming ballot.

    A Notice of Intent to Circulate a Petition, proposing a ballot initiative prohibiting “Genital Cutting of Male Minors” for the...

  • Petition requests break between Memorial, Independence days

    May 9, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Bereaved families and their supporters have signed a petition calling for a break between Memorial Day and Independence Day.

    The petition says it is too difficult both emotionally and logistically to have Independence Day immediately follow Memorial Day. The petition points out that...

  • Anti-Islam Petition Fails to Sway UCLA

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    “Islam is NOT a religion.”

    “Please understand the danger that Islam poses to our society.”


    These and many other similar comments appear alongside the names of more than 1,000 signatories to a petition calling for the Muslim Student...

  • $5 Million for Gilad Shalit [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    June 24, 2010 | 6:31 pm

    Nothing the Israeli government has done has freed Gilad Shalit. 

    Rabbi Shmuelly Hecht thinks he can help.

    Things go down better with honey than with vinegar, and the Yale University-based rabbi has a very sweet deal for the residents of Gaza: help free the captured Israeli...

  • Orthodox feminists make little progress on agunot

    By Ben Harris

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    With strident calls for action and threats of "taking to the streets" if the issue is not soon resolved, participants in the 10th anniversary conference of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) ratcheted up the rhetoric around the plight of agunot, "chained women" whose...
  • Remembering Terrorism’s Victims

    By David Margolis

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On this bright September afternoon, Zion Square, at the bottom of Jerusalem's downtown Ben Yehuda outdoor mall, is the usual confusion of pedestrian traffic -- shoppers, students, soldiers, tourists, all hurrying about their business in every direction. A few minutes after 1 p.m., a...
  • Honey, I Want a Divorce

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    On Nov. 27, Jeff Brain, president of Valley VOTE, will be a very happy man. That's the day he gets to turn in the more than 195,000 signatures that will start the ball rolling on the San Fernando Valley seceding from the city of Los Angeles.

    Rumblings of separatism have been heard...