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  • Herschel Grynszpan: ‘The Boy Avenger’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 7, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Like stills from a film noir, the black-and-white photographs of a 17-year-old boy named Herschel Grynszpan that have come down to us — police mug shots, newspaper photos, a souvenir snapshot taken at a Paris street fair — capture the various faces that he presented to the public...

  • My family’s terror at the N.J. Garden State Mall

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 5, 2013 | 9:40 am

    I have just finished buying electronics at Best Buy at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey. I have our three young children with me, ages 12, 7 and 5. It is about 9:10 p.m. I have brought the kids with me because, due to the statewide elections the following day, they have no...

  • Accused as sex-abuser, Mendel Tevel appears in L.A. court

    By Jared Sichel

    October 31, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, Mendel Tevel appeared in a Los Angeles Superior Court for the first time since his arrest two days earlier by Beverly Hills police acting on a warrant issued by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Tevel, a rabbi and youth worker, is accused of...

  • Sherman Oaks arsonist remains at large

    By Ryan Torok

    September 26, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    On Thursday, Itzchik Weinstein, walking on his way to Chabad of Sherman Oaks, passed by The Hair Studio, an upscale salon on Ventura Boulevard, between Colbath and Stern Avenues in Sherman Oaks, that had nearly caught on fire on the evening of Sept 25.

    "Some lunatic --...

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  • Muslim Brotherhood says police fired on Cairo march

    August 13, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    The Muslim Brotherhood said on Tuesday that Egyptian policemen dressed in plain clothes opened fire on one of its marches in Cairo, wounding five people in violence that risks worsening political turmoil.

    A security source said seven protesters had been wounded but added that it...

  • Stand our ground

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    I’m outraged at the Trayvon Martin case, but not because a jury found George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin, not guilty.

    When you read through the state’s case and the witness testimony, when you stop to understand the trial the way the jurors did, when you go over the...

  • Far from Kotel, Women of the Wall pray with police protection

    July 8, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Women of the Wall conducted its monthly prayer service at the Western Wall plaza with an occasional disturbance from protesters, but the worshipers were kept far from the wall itself.

    The women, who came to the holy site Monday morning to mark the beginning of the Hebrew month of...

  • Bribery? Fraud? Israeli police question chief rabbi on graft allegations

    June 20, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Police questioned one of Israel's top religious officials, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, on Thursday on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering, a police spokesman said.

    Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld gave no details about the allegations against Metzger and three other suspects...

  • Murder victim related to temple founder

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    A Porter Ranch woman, who authorities said was shot and killed early Friday morning when a domestic dispute escalated, was the daughter of a founding member of Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) in Northridge, according to a family member of the deceased.

    The victim — identified as Risa...

  • Gezi Park rebuilds, digs in for more clashes

    June 13, 2013 | 9:50 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    By nightfall the Gezi Park protesters had cleaned up the trampled tents and trash left behind from crowds fleeing police during clashes in adjacent Taksim Square.

    Thousands joined together again in song as a local musician...

  • Turkish police battle protesters in Istanbul square

    June 11, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

    The governor of Istanbul went on television to...

  • Gunman kills five in Santa Monica, shot dead by police

    June 7, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    A gunman dressed in black killed five people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law enforcement officials said.

    Five other people were wounded, one of them...

  • Gun violence in America: Scandal!

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Two years after his mother was shot and killed, Dallas Sonnier received a phone call from the police: His father had just been shot and killed.

    Sonnier’s parents had divorced long before. That both were murdered was sheer coincidence — as if gun violence in America isn’t common...

  • Bombing suspects in dramatic shootout and manhunt [TIMELINE]

    April 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Police emptied the streets of suburban Watertown on Friday in a house-by-house search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the day after killing his brother in a shootout.

    The night of shooting and explosions in the streets followed the authorities' release...

  • L.A.’s top cop debates gun laws

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 6, 2013 | 5:36 am

    In the ongoing debate over proposed laws aimed at reducing gun violence, the main decision-makers work in Washington, D.C. In cities and state capitols across the country, legislators, advocates and lobbyists push for new limits on gun ownership or advocate for a broad...

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills...

  • Arson being probed in bus fires in Arab-Israeli town

    March 5, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Police are investigating possible arson to two buses belonging to a company that began offering special bus lines to transport West Bank Palestinian passengers.

    The buses belonging to the Afikim bus company caught fire Monday night in Kfar Kassem, an Arab-Israeli town about 20...

  • Two arrested on suspicion they aided Toulouse killer Merah

    February 27, 2013 | 9:55 am

    French police arrested two men on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah in two killing sprees in the Toulouse area last year, including at a Jewish school.

    The two were arrested separately on Tuesday in Toulouse, according to Le Monde.

    Merah, a 23-year-old radical Muslim,...

  • Terror warning puts Jerusalem on high alert

    February 12, 2013 | 8:19 am

    Security forces in Jerusalem went on high alert in response to intelligence reports of a possible terror attack in the city.

    The alert level was raised on Tuesday, affecting police, firefighters and Magen David Adom emergency crews, among others. Police conducted security checks on cars entering Jerusalem at several points.

    No details were released by Jerusalem police on the contents of the intelligence information. It reportedly was the first time the level was raised in more than a year.

  • Egyptian protesters defy curfew, attack police stations

    January 28, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

    At least two men died in overnight...

  • Hundreds of Jewish gravestones found in Greece

    December 21, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Police in northern Greece have recovered hundreds of headstones from Jewish graves destroyed during the Holocaust.

    The 668 fragments were found buried in a plot of land in central Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, following a 70-year search for the remains of graves...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple target of bomb threats

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 18, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    UPDATE (DEC. 20): Man arrested in connection with L.A. synagogue bomb threats

    DEC. 18: Police responded to multiple bomb threats targeting the Koreatown home of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and a police squad car parked adjacent to the campus on Dec. 18, disrupting life for...

  • BREAKING: LAPD investigating bomb threat near Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    By JewishJournal

    December 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE: 5:00 pm] Suspect in custody in bomb threat investigation, says Wilshire Blvd. Temple statement.

    MORE ON THIS STORY: Wilshire Blvd. Temple target of bomb threats

    [UPDATE: 2:45 pm] "[The vehicle] was rendered safe. No device was found in or around the vehicle," said...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • Joe Sherwood: Honoring good police work

    By Rachel Heller

    November 20, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    It started with the morning paper. Every day, when Joe Sherwood read the news, he was struck by an imbalance he saw in law-enforcement reporting. 

    “Anytime there was a bad cop, it would be front-page news,” recalled Sherwood, 95. “They never talked about all the good police work...

  • Iranian police clash with protesters over currency plunge

    October 3, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Riot police clashed with demonstrators and arrested money changers in Tehran on Wednesday in disturbances over the collapse of the Iranian currency, which has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

    Police fired tear gas to disperse the...

  • Police dispute details in alleged anti-Semitic stapler attack

    August 30, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    Local police have indicated that witness accounts do not corroborate allegations of a hate crime by Michigan State student Zachary Tennen, whose jaw was surgically repaired following a recent assault.

    Detectives from the East Lansing Police Department who are investigating the...

  • Bulgarian police release photo of bomb attack accomplice

    August 16, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Bulgarian police released a computer-generated image and a fake driver’s license photo of a man believed to be an accomplice in the bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas that killed six.

    The fake Michigan driver’s license is registered to Jacques Philippe Martin, but...

  • Manicures, Guns & Living Life Out Loud

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    I had an appointment to get my nails done yesterday.  I have been going to the same salon for years and my nail girl, Julie, is the best.  She makes my nails look beautiful and I won’t let anyone else do my manicures.  I really love her and she has become a friend of mine.  She is...

  • New York tightens security around Jewish venues

    July 20, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Up to 100 critical response vehicles have been deployed in New York Jewish neighborhoods and around synagogues following the terrorist bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israelis.

    There are no specific known threats against New York Jewish venues, security officials said.

    Wednesday’s...

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