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  • ‘Klinghoffer’ ticket-holders talk back

    2 weeks ago

    By now, the complaints of those protesting the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer” are well known.

    The production—depicting the 1985 of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old...

  • Woolworths of South Africa threatens to sue BDS over protests

    October 6, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Woolworths of South Africa said it may take the BDS lobby to court for threatening its staff and customers.

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has held more than 40 protests at Woolworths stores throughout the country in recent weeks.

    “Our employees, of all faiths...

  • Cops, race and violence

    September 12, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    The recent death of Michael Brown has elicited strong reactions across the political spectrum---from Bill O’Reilly to Louis Farrakhan---everyone seems to have an opinion on how law enforcement interacts with young black males and the likelihood of black males being shot by cops.

    ...
  • City hall in Sweden to play ‘Schindler’s List’ theme for neo-Nazis meeting

    August 26, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    The town hall of a Swedish city will play the theme from the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” before and after a public meeting of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Party of the Swedes was scheduled to hold a public rally in Norrkoping, in central Sweden, on Tuesday.

    The local ruling and...

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  • We Were Bold for Reproductive Justice: Rallying with the Be Bold Road Trip

    By Maya Paley

    August 15, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    This blog post was originally posted on the NCJW Insider Blog.

    I spent this past Saturday at the first stop of the All Above All Be Bold Road Trip, a national campaign to speak out for reproductive justice and bring attention to the need to guarantee abortion coverage for low...

  • Will Pakistan’s govt fall today?

    By Mahim Maher

    August 14, 2014 | 1:01 am

    Today, Aug 14, is Pakistan’s 68th birthday but instead of celebrating we’re wondering if we’ll have a government by the end of the day.

    Two anti-government forces are trying to march on the capital of Islamabad to get the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, to resign. Pakistanis are...

  • Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

    July 25, 2014 | 11:37 am

    In a joint statement the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

    Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini met in...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    July 25, 2014 | 10:17 am

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • Exodus to Egypt? Why African migrants marched on Israel’s border

    July 1, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    For two years, Israel’s government has been encouraging its population of African migrants to leave the country.

    But when 1,000 Eritreans and Sudanese marched on Israel’s southwestern border on Friday, they couldn’t get through to Egypt. After two days of camping out in protest...

  • Turkey’s Islamists protest, Gezi Park rioters draw police

    By Simone Wilson

    June 4, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    A growing divide between secular and religious factions in Turkey was starkly illustrated by two crosstown protests in Istanbul on May 31.

    The first, covered minute-to-minute by the international media, was held to mark the first anniversary of Turkey’s historic anti-government...

  • English Language Social Order Magazine: Democracy and the Israeli Knesset

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 30, 2014 | 6:00 am

    In this edition of the Social Order Magazine, we take you to the drama that unfolded on the Knesset floor prior to the close of the winter legislative session. Bibi's coalition government brought 3 controversial bills in a package deal for votes. The bills, in the order they were...

  • Looking at Kiev, through blood and fire

    February 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    The scenes from Kiev are reminiscent of Cairo in 2011 — or perhaps the Battle of Stalingrad or revolutionary Paris. A ring of burning barricades surrounds the stage on which opposition leaders, European Union parliament members and protesters speak. Images in the news are filled...

  • We care about Ukraine

    January 27, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    We Jews cannot forget millennium-long atrocities and persecutions, and we shall never forget about the Holocaust. But we also remember our struggle for freedom and independence. Zionism is a Jewish national movement that proved to be able to revive the Jewish national state on its...

  • Obama expresses deep concern to Egypt’s Morsi about violence

    December 6, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday to express his "deep concern" about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt and said dialogue between opposing sides should be held without preconditions, the White House said.

    "The president...

  • 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...

  • Protests Spring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Last year, the world entered a new phase of protests calling for social justice. It probably existed earlier, that longing for equality in the society, but last summer, the entire world felt it simultaneously. Israel, of course, took a meaningful part in the summer of protests. I am...

  • Egypt Islamists expect gains in post-Mubarak poll

    November 29, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Egyptians voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who took over from President Hosni Mubarak have yet to step aside.

    The election, the first since a revolt ousted Mubarak on February 11, unfolded...

  • Three U.S. students held in Egypt over protests

    November 22, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Three U.S. students were paraded on Egyptian television on Tuesday after being accused of throwing petrol bombs at police during protests near Cairo’s Tahrir Square where demonstrators have been demanding an end to military rule.

    State television did not give their identities,...

  • Israeli summer: Hoping for change, calling for violence [WEB EXCLUSIVE]

    October 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” John F. Kennedy wisely put forth in a 1962 speech. As I write this, the Occupy Wall Street movement is in full swing, and I can’t help but be reminded of my summer covering the social and...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Trajtenberg report

    October 9, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Israeli Cabinet approved the Trajtenberg report, which proposes solutions to Israel’s socioeconomic problems.

    The Cabinet approved the report Sunday by a vote of 21 to 8. The vote reportedly came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the Yisrael Beiteinu party a deal...

  • Israel holds suspects in settler deaths, mosque fire

    October 6, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Israel said on Thursday it had arrested five Palestinians in the West Bank in connection with the stoning of a vehicle that overturned, killing a Jewish settler and his baby late last month.

    Their arrest earlier this month was announced after Israel said it was holding a Jewish...

  • L.A. Jewish group rallies against U.S. veto at U.N.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 16, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    On Sept. 16, just hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would take the bid for official recognition of statehood directly to the United Nations Security Council, a group of about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Building in...

  • Israeli ambassador returns to Jordan after demonstration

    September 16, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israel’s ambassador to Jordan returned to Amman after being withdrawn in advance of an anti-Israel protest.

    The ambassador returned Friday, two days after Israel withdrew its embassy staff from the Jordanian capital as a safety precaution.

    According to reports, only about 200...

  • Big climax to Israel’s summer of protest — but then what?

    September 6, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Demonstrations on Sept. 3 by more than 400,000 Israelis calling for social justice represented a powerful climax to an unprecedented summer of protests and activism.

    The nationwide protests, billed as the March of the Million, have been called the largest demonstration in Israel’s...

  • U.S. Jews sign petition backing Israel’s social justice movement

    September 6, 2011 | 10:42 am

    Nearly 4,000 American Jews have signed a petition from the New Israel Fund in support of Israel’s social justice movement.

    The petition was published Sept. 2 in the International Herald Tribune in advance of the movement’s major demonstration on Sept. 3, which brought out 400,000...

  • A transformational revolution

    By Noa Tishby

    August 9, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    I am reading the status updates, Tweets, interviews and articles.I read them and I DO believe what I read.

    I believe what I read because I knew that we were changing, I just didn’t realize the level of how powerfully inspiring and creatively driven the burst of change would be.
    And...

  • Reform movement backing Israeli protests

    August 8, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    The Reform movement’s international arm is supporting social justice protesters in Israel.

    The World Union for Progressive Judaism in a statement Monday said it “stands with all in the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and every tent city established to say that the Israel for which we...

  • Knesset to meet during recess over protests

    August 8, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s Knesset will meet in a special session on the rash of protests sweeping the nation despite being on summer recess.

    The debate scheduled for next week was announced Monday, after 50 opposition lawmakers signed a petition calling for the session titled “Netanyahu’s tax...

  • Knesset to take summer break despite protests

    August 1, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Israeli lawmakers voted to take their summer recess despite a wave of protests over social and economic issues.

    The Knesset presidium on Monday voted down a proposal to delay the Aug. 7 start of the parliament’s summer recess, a proposal that had garnered support from lawmakers in...

  • Al-Qaeda to Syrian protesters: Israel’s next

    July 28, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Al-Qaeda urged Syrian rebels to save some of their anger for Israel and the United States.

    Ayman al-Zawahri, the successor to the slain leader Osama bin Laden, in a video posting Wednesday denounced Syrian President Bashar Assad as “America’s partner in the war on Islam in the name...

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