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  • Woman in red becomes leitmotif for Istanbul’s female protesters

    June 4, 2013 | 10:04 am

    In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing teargas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.

    Endlessly shared on social...

  • Celebrate Israel Festival’s top Jews of L.A.

    By JewishJournal

    April 22, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    See yourself or someone you know? Tag them on our Facebook page!

  • Images from Israel Independence Day

    By JewishJournal

    April 16, 2013 | 11:27 am

  • Photo of dead Palestinian children wins international prize

    February 15, 2013 | 6:48 am

    A Swede won the 2012 World Press Photo prize for a photograph of two Palestinian children who were killed during Israel's operation in Gaza.

    Paul Hansen, a photographer for the daily Dagens Nyheter, won the prize on Friday , the Associated Press reported. According to the report,...

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  • Iran has photos of Israeli restricted areas, lawmaker says

    October 29, 2012 | 9:55 am

    An Iranian lawmaker said that Iran has photos of Israeli military bases and other restricted areas.

    Esmail Kowsari, chairman of the Iranian Parliament's defense committee, told the Iranian Arabic-language Al-Alam that a drone that breached Israeli airspace earlier this month...

  • IDF Pride photo was staged, Israeli news site reports

    June 14, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    A photo posted on the Israel Defense Forces website in honor of Pride Month showing two male soldiers in uniform holding hands was staged, according to an Israeli news website.

    Only one of the soldiers is gay and both work for the IDF Spokesman’s Office, The Times of Israel reported...

  • ‘Jerusalem will be united when it’s divided again’

    May 30, 2012 | 11:51 am

    June 5 marks the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War, a turning point in Israeli history that, in the popular recollection, brought the new nation a swift, almost painless, victory marked by brilliant Israeli strategy and planning.

    The reality on the ground in 1967 was quite...

  • Philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz celebrated by West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch

    By JewishJournal

    March 8, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    The largest gathering of rabbis in West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch history celebrated philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz and his wife, Tamar. On March 4, Chabad’s more than 260 emissaries on the West Coast gathered for its 40th West Coast Kinus HaShluchim convention at Chabad’s Westwood headquarters.  The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Chesed Award to Rechnitz (right). Photo by David Miller

     

  • Marines’ SS photo condemned by Jewish groups

    February 10, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups.

    In the picture, taken in Afghanistan, American Marines are shown with a flag that reads “SS” in a manner similar to the logo of the...

  • Count Something Important (video)

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    February 6, 2012 | 9:50 am

    Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited.

    ...
  • Halftime at the University of Iran?

    By Jay Firestone

    November 10, 2011 | 10:34 am

    I couldn’t help but think of my college years at Camp Randall, watching the Wisconsin Badgers totally demolish some unknown Midwestern school, like Akron or Western Illinois.  Of course, the Ayatollah is no Barry Alvarez or Bret Bielema

    I wonder what they’ll play…‘Twist and Shout’ or ‘Swing Town’?

    Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran on Nov. 10. Photo by REUTERS/Khamenei.ir/Handout

  • The laws according to a Super Model, Gisele Bündchen!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 9, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Have you heard the breaking news?

    Gisele Bündchen, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel and a wife of pretty-boy NFL star Tom Brady has announced that she would like to pass a law mandating Mothers having to Breastfeed their babies for a minimum of six (6) months!  Yes, the skinny...

  • [VIDEO] Holocaust Survivor Identifies Herself in Museum Photo

    By Jay Firestone

    March 5, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    It’s not so unusual to casually surf websites like Facebook and MySpace and find random photos of yourself on other people’s profiles.  But when it’s not a social networking site, but a Holocaust exhibit, it’s a little different. 

    Video by Jay Firestone.  Interviews by Julie...

  • Skirball photo exhibit shows Pope John Paul II’s lifetime of outreach to Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:33 pm

    A large photo in the exhibition "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" shows a smiling Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome, warmly welcoming the pontiff to Rome's Great Synagogue in 1986.

    Today, when interfaith meetings and celebrations are routine, it...

  • Photo exhibition reveals challenges, dreams of teen immigrants

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 11, 2008 | 3:13 am

    Arsim Mustafa, a 14-year-old boy who immigrated with his parents from Kosovo to the United States, is leaning against a paint-spattered wall, arms loosely crossed as they rest on the oversized T-shirt he is wearing. He looks like any American teen, wearing baggy pants and high-top...
  • Briefs: Cancer helps Olmert poll numbers, Mrs. El Presidente in Argentina—still good for the Jews

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert's Popularity Buoyed by Cancer

    Ehud Olmert's disclosure that he has prostate cancer edged up his approval ratings. A poll commissioned by Yediot Achronot after Olmert's surprise announcement Monday found that 41 percent of Israelis "appreciate" his performance as prime...

  • Israeli photo application promises more beautiful you

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the camera could lie, would you let it?

    Three Israeli computer scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed the ultimate enhancement tool for retouching digital images. Called the Beauty Function, their program scans an image of your face, studies it and produces a...

  • Photo exhibit of Persian Jewry on exhibit at Huntington

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Since arriving in Southern California more than 25 years ago, the Persian Jewish community has been tight-knit and has largely chosen to be closed off from the rest of the greater Jewish community and American society. Yet with an undying curiosity and persistence, local Jewish...

  • Ghanaian Kicks It Up for Israel Fans

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    World Cup viewers were confronted with more than one big surprise on Saturday when Ghana defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in what was perhaps the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The second shocker came when Ghanaian defender John Pantsil pulled an Israeli flag out of his sock...

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