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  • West Bank settler population rises 4.5 percent to 350,000

    July 26, 2012 | 10:44 am

    More than 350,000 Jews are living in West Bank settlements, a 4.5 percent increase over last year, according to the Israeli government.

    Peace Now, which monitors settlement growth, claimed that the number is inflated.

    According to the Times of Israel, Israel’s Interior Ministry...

  • At What Cost?

    By David Mamet

    July 25, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    It has been suggested that the purpose of a college education is to ease the transition into adulthood. After several decades teaching college-age students, I would agree, only substituting delay and prevent for ease.

    Eric Hoffer wrote in “The Ordeal of Change” (1963) that the...

  • Who knows who L.A.'s Jews are?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Susan Goldberg, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, grew up in nearby Echo Park.

    “There were no Jewish families around when I was growing up,” Goldberg, 38, said. Now that these neighborhoods are being gentrified, and a young, creative crowd is moving...

  • In Supreme Court’s immigration ruling, Jewish groups see progress but have concerns

    June 25, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    Most Jewish groups who have weighed in on Arizona’s controversial immigration law saw progress in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to repeal three of the law’s four parts, but had concerns that law enforcement officials would still be allowed to check the legal immigration status of...

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  • U.S. Jewish groups condemn anti-African violence in Tel Aviv

    May 24, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

    “We hope and expect that the authorities will take effective measures to protect this population from further violence and that legitimate requests by refugees to remain in Israel based on...

  • Israel will solve African migrant problem, Netanyahu assures

    May 24, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried violence against African migrants following a night of violent protest.

    “There is no place for either the expressions or the actions that we witnessed last night,” Netanyahu said Thursday, a day after a demonstration in south Tel...

  • Tel Aviv protest against African migrants turns violent

    May 23, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    A demonstration in south Tel Aviv against illegal African migrants turned violent.

    More than a thousand protesters gathered Wednesday in the Hatikvah neighborhood carrying signs reading “South Tel Aviv a refugee camp” and “Infiltrators, leave our home.”

    Protesters attacked African...

  • Israel, U.S. agree on immigration fast track

    May 18, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The United States and Israel are set to add Israelis to a fast-track immigration system.

    Yediot Achronot reported Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have agreed to add Israel to the “Global Entry” program....

  • Rumors of mass Israeli emigration are much exaggerated

    By Pini Herman

    April 25, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Interviewing Israel’s President Shimon Peres in the April 4 issue of Time magazine, a correspondent quoted the often-cited number in suggesting that 1 million Israelis live outside their native country: “It’s not as if Jews are flocking there [to Israel]. What do these...

  • H-1B Visa Filling Up Fast - Your Strategies & Options

    By Cedric M. Shen

    April 25, 2012 | 10:14 am

    The USCIS began accepting H-1B work visa petitions for the 2013 fiscal year on April 2, 2012. Every year, Congress allots 65,000 H-1B visas for qualified applicants with bachelor’s degrees (regular cap). An additional 20,000 are reserved for applicants with master degrees or higher...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 3- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 15, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    * Aaron Alexander was a victim of a violent event, probably on a hatred basis. On the night of the Seder, as the young man left his synagogue in Ukraine, a group of John Does attacked him with a glass bottle. He suffered severe brain damage caused by bleeding and skull fractures. The...

  • Availability of kosher food aboard Titanic sheds light on immigration via England

    April 12, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Of the 2,225 people aboard Titanic on its maiden voyage, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

    Charles Kennell was among the nearly 700 crew members to die that night. Born in Cape Town, South Africa,...

  • After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

    March 27, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how.

    In the days leading up to the attacks, President Nicolas Sarkozy had...

  • Israel to increase number of Ethiopian immigrants

    February 28, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Israel will increase the number of immigrants from Ethiopia for the next several months after bringing in many fewer than it had promised.

    Some 1,000 Falash Mura, Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity, will be brought to Israel over the next four months,...

  • Berman’s Israeli investor visa bill: a small (and problematic) fix

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 7:12 pm

    This entry takes a closer look at a bill mentioned near the end of the run-down of the race in the 30th district that appears in the newest issue of the Jewish Journal.

    When Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) introduced a bill that would allow certain Israeli entrepreneurs to apply for...

  • Israeli citizenship law: Human rights vs. demographics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 18, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    It was an important decision, and not a trivial one, when Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a law last week that prevents most non-Israeli Arabs who marry Israelis from living in Israel. The court was split almost in half: Six justices sided with the majority ruling, and five justices...

  • Ethiopian Israelis demonstrate against discrimination

    January 11, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent and their supporters protested in the southern Israeli community of Kiryat Malachi against housing discrimination.

    Tuesday night’s demonstration, with estimates of up to 2,500 participants, came after what the Ethiopian residents of the city...

  • Undocumented Israeli in U.S. might face deportation

    By Ryan Torok

    December 8, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    [UPDATE: FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 11:50 A.M.]
    Landazuri’s status update on Facebook that her brother-in-law, Adi Zinder, 32-year-old undocumented Israeli native, is coming home to Los Angeles - following his year-long custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - has prompted...

  • Debate over aliyah erupts at Jewish Agency meeting

    November 18, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Intense debate erupted at a Jewish Agency meeting over a group of Russian Jews who want to emigrate to Israel.

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the chairman of the agency’s Aliya and Rescue Committee, said it was shameful that a $300 million organization had failed to bring 900 would-be...

  • Toronto ‘rabbi’ arrested for immigration fraud in U.S.

    October 14, 2011 | 11:25 am

    A former lawyer who calls himself a rabbi was arrested in Toronto and faces extradition to the United States where authorities allege he ran a massive immigration fraud scheme.

    For years, the man who goes by the name Rabbi Avraham David, 47, lived the life of a rabbi, writing...

  • Justice Dept. board upholds deportation of accused Nazi

    September 21, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    The deportation order for an accused Nazi from the Detroit area was upheld.

    The U.S. Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Detroit immigration judge’s Jan. 31 decision that John (Ivan) Kalymon, 90, should be removed from the United States due to his...

  • Ten years later, terrorists still using immigration loopholes

    September 6, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Terrorism and U.S. immigration policies are closely linked. We have made some progress since terrorists killed 3,000 innocent people in New York and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, but clearly not enough.

    All 19 of the 9/11 hijackers entered the country with...

  • Israeli court delays deportation of migrant worker’s child

    August 17, 2011 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli court delayed the deportation of a 4-year-old girl born in Israel to a Filipino mother.

    The Tel Aviv District Court ordered the stay Tuesday just moments before the girl and her mother were set to board an airplane to the mother’s home country. Also Tuesday, Sara...

  • Undocumented Workers: Good for America? Good for the Jews?

    July 29, 2011 | 11:47 am

    How should the American people treat a population which only has a marginal economic impact yet still manages to stimulate job growth and consumption in the country?  The presumed answer is sadly far from the reality of how America behaves towards “illegal immigrants.” They often...

  • Chicago Jewish population sees 8 percent growth

    July 19, 2011 | 11:05 am

    The Chicago Jewish community grew by 8 percent over the past decade, or more than 21,000 people, according to a new demographic study.

    The study, which the Jewish United Fund and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago commissions every 10 years, found that the number of Jews...

  • Israel’s inclusion on terrorist watch list was a mistake

    July 6, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Israel was included erroneously on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch list, a U.S. official said.

    Gillian Christiansen, a spokeswoman for then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s recent appearance on a list compiled...

  • U.S. immigration includes Israel on watch list

    July 1, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Israel is on a list compiled by U.S. immigration authorities of countries that might harbor terrorists.

    The Department of Homeland Security list of 36 nations does not fault government policies and instead recognizes the likelihood that a suspect traveler from that country might...

  • HIAS urges refugee application under renewed Lautenberg

    April 18, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    The top U.S. Jewish immigrant defense group urged potential refugee status applicants in Iran and the former Soviet Union to apply under an act just extended by Congress.

    “It is extremely important that our former HIAS clients waste no time in notifying relatives in the FSU or Iran...

  • North American immigrants lead in Israel’s nonprofit sector

    March 21, 2011 | 10:35 am

    When David Portowicz was a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn in the 1970s, he began research on poverty in Jaffa that would lead to his life’s work: the creation of a nonprofit organization that now serves thousands of disadvantaged children and their families.

    A doctoral...

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