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  • U.S. warns citizens to avoid ‘Nakba’ protests

    May 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    The U.S. embassy warned Americans to avoid demonstrations this weekend marking “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians and Israeli Arabs mark their losses in Israel’s Independence War.

    “As always, please be aware of your surroundings and remember that protests intended to be peaceful can...

  • At least 39 said killed and dozens wounded by Syria troops in Daraa

    April 25, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    At least 39 people were killed and 70 wounded Monday by Syrian security forces in the southern city of Daraa, pro-democracy activists said, after the army moved into the city where the current wave of protests began, and fired at protesters.

    “Bodies of the dead and wounded were seen...

  • Death toll in Syria protests climbs to at least 25

    April 22, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Security forces shot dead at least 25 pro-democracy protesters in Syria on Friday, human rights campaigners said,  as protesters flooded into the streets after prayers in at least five major areas across the country.

    The protesters were killed in suburbs and towns surrounding...

  • Ahmadinejad: Arab world conflicts will lead to collapse of Zionist regime

    April 4, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The latest conflicts in the Arab world would eventually lead to the collapse of Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday.

    “The latest conflicts will leave no chance for the Zionist regime [Israel] to survive as all the involved countries are against the occupation of Palestine,” Ahmadinejad said.

    He added that the Arab states should be careful not to rely on the United States and its allies, “as their ultimate aim is to save” Israel.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

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  • U.S.: Violence isn’t the answer to grievances of Syrian people

    April 1, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    The White House on Friday condemned Syria’s violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to promptly take concrete steps toward meaningful reform.

    “The Syrian government has an important opportunity to be responsive to the legitimate...

  • Syria government resigns in effort to appease protesters

    March 29, 2011 | 8:58 am

    Syria’s Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury that erupted more than a week ago and is now threatening President Bashar Assad’s 11-year rule in one of the most authoritarian and closed-off nations in the Middle East.

    Assad, whose family has controlled Syria...

  • At least 30 killed in Libya as Gadhafi forces fight to take back rebel-held town

    March 4, 2011 | 10:04 am

    The Libyan army staged a prolonged artillery barrage on the city of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, on Thursday, with residents saying more than 30 people have been killed.

    “There has been heavy shelling of Zawiyah by (Muammar) Gadhafi’s forces and we are hearing of many casualties,”...

  • Arab unrest alters power balance in as yet unseen ways

    March 1, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    They were the devils they knew.

    Though Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by countries whose leaders or people wish its destruction, over the years it had adjusted to the status quo, more or less figuring out how to get by while keeping an eye on gradual change.

    ...
  • Yemen’s president: Israel planned, funded Arab uprisings

    March 1, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, blamed Israel for planning and funding protests in several Arab states.

    “There is an operations rooms in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world,” Saleh reportedly said Tuesday during a speech at Sanaa University, adding that the...

  • U.S.: “Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to govern”

    March 1, 2011 | 8:09 am

    From Huffingtonpost.com:

    International pressure on Moammar Gadhafi to end a crackdown on opponents escalated Monday as his loyalists fought rebels holding the two cities closest to the capital and his warplanes bombed an ammunition depot in the east. The U.S. moved naval and air...
  • Wisconsin is a Jewish issue

    February 25, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    There are moments – this is one such – when I envy America’s Roman Catholic Church.  I felt that way back in 1983 when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a remarkable pastoral letter on war and peace, and again in 1986 with the USCCB letter on Catholic Social...

  • L.A.’s Iranian Americans keep tabs on new freedom protests in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 22, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    In the wake of the Feb. 14 Iranian protests for greater freedom, which took place throughout that country, Iranian Americans of various religious backgrounds in Southern California have been closely monitoring the developments and voicing support for those seeking democracy.

    The...

  • In Bahrain, at least 3 killed, 231 hurt as army cracks down on protests

    February 17, 2011 | 8:25 am

    The Bahraini army seized control of key parts of capital Manama on Thursday and banned gatherings, after a riot police raid on a protest camp left at least three people dead, 231 wounded and 60 more missing.

    Armed vehicles rumbled through the capital after police stormed the...

  • Iranian officials blame Israel, U.S. for protests

    February 15, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Iranian officials blamed Israel and the United States for protests that broke out in the Islamic Republic, leaving one dead and dozens injured.

    “The parliament condemns the Zionist, American, anti-revolutionary and anti-national action of the misled seditionists,” Iranian Parliament...

  • Amid unrest, rethinking $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt

    February 8, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    The consensus on U.S. assistance to Egypt is that it has delivered bang for its buck: The $1.3 billion in annual defense aid has stabilized a key ally and strengthened America’s profile in the Middle East.

    But in the wake of massive unrest that could unseat Egypt’s autocratic...

  • Egyptian unrest stokes oil fears, but Mideast markets relax

    February 2, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Investors began separating the losers and the gainers from Egyptian unrest on Wednesday, as fears the turmoil would interrupt the world oil trade lifted petroleum prices to their highest level in more than two years while share markets in the Middle East rebounded.

    The price of...

  • Tension erupting

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 2, 2011 | 1:32 pm

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  • Unrest in Egypt could lead to Israel’s worst nightmare

    February 1, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    For Israel, the popular uprising against the Mubarak regime raises the specter of its worst strategic nightmare: collapse of the peace treaty with Egypt, the cornerstone of its regional policy for the past three decades.

    That is not the inevitable outcome of the unrest; a modified...

  • Obama urges Mubarak not to run again

    February 1, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    President Obama reportedly urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak not to run for office again.

    The New York Times, the Al Arabiya news network and other media quoted U.S. officials on Tuesday as saying that Obama relayed the message through Frank Wisner, a former U.S. diplomat.

    ...
  • Dilemma of pro-Israel groups: To talk Egypt or not?

    February 1, 2011 | 11:17 am

    As Egypt convulses, pro-Israel groups and U.S. Congress members are seized by the ancient maternal dilemma: If you have nothing nice to say, should you say anything at all?

    The question of whether to stake a claim in the protests against 30 years of President Hosni Mubarak’s...

  • U.S.: Egypt of ‘deep concern’ [UPDATE]

    January 28, 2011 | 9:19 am

    [UPDATE: 11:15 AM] Events in Egypt are of “deep concern,” the Obama administration said, and its government should show restraint.

    “Events unfolding in Egypt are of deep concern,” P.J. Crowley, the state department spokesman, said Friday through the Twitter social network....

  • German Neo-Nazi parties merge amid protests

    January 19, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Berlin Jews joined hundreds of demonstrators to protest a meeting marking the merger of two neo-Nazi parties.

    Police estimated that fewer than 80 right-wing extremists showed up to the Jan. 15 meeting in which the National Democratic Party (NPD) of Germany and the German People’s...

  • Jewish-led Brazilian protest targets intolerance

    May 17, 2010 | 11:32 am

    A Jewish-led protest at a famous Rio de Janeiro beach called for the respect of human rights in Iran.

    Six thousand paper hands marked with the number 1,000—said to represent the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust—were planted in the sand of Ipanema beach overnight on May...

  • 20 killed at opposition rallies across Iran

    June 16, 2009 | 12:29 pm

    Twenty people were killed at rallies across Iran on Tuesday, as opposition activists demonstrated against the disputed results of last week’s presidential elections, according to various media reports.

    Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi urged his supporters not to attend a planned rally in Tehran on Tuesday in light of the violence, his spokesman said. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Rice Promises More Mideast Presence

    By James D. Besser

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    U.S. Mideast policy during the second Bush administration will be even more focused on the White House, with a new secretary of state who will be more directly involved in implementing the president's policies.

    That was one message Condoleezza Rice, the president's choice to...

  • Community Briefs

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Center Launches Appeal on 12 Jews Missing in Iran

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is asking concerned people around the world to join in a Passover appeal for 12 Jews missing in Iran, some up to 10 years.

    Eleven of the men, ranging in age from 15 to 57 at the time of their...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Report: Saudi Sponsorship Hidden

    Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of an anti-Israel radio campaign in the United States last year was reportedly hidden. The Saudi government, through a Washington public relations firm, Qorvis Communications, spent $679,000 alone on anti-Israel radio...

  • Just Say No to NPR

    By Andrea Levin

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Recent boycotts of media outlets, launched mostly by grass-roots groups concerned about anti-Israel bias, have prompted criticism from a few establishment Jewish organizations that have argued that because the Jews and Israel have been the victims of boycotts, the tactic is...

  • No Shvitz

    By Mike Levy

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Hot on the heels of the Jewish Community Center closings, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles announced in late June that it would close the saunas and steam rooms in seven of the eight centers that still had them. (The Hollywood-Wilshire Y will leave its sauna open on a 90-day trial...

  • Shas Blinks First

    By Eric Silver

    August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ehud Barak last weekend won his first trial of strength with his religious coalition partners. The Israel Electric Corporation defied Orthodox protests and laboriously transported 250 tons of turbine parts over Friday night from a factory in Ramat Hasharon, north of...
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