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    Israel’s ambassador to Jordan returned to Amman after being withdrawn in advance of an anti-Israel protest.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

  • 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...

  • Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

    July 26, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv’s version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees.

    The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized a sudden full-scale national protest,...

  • Assad promises elections, complete reform package in Syria within months

    June 20, 2011 | 7:27 am

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that a national dialogue would begin soon, promising parliamentary elections in August and a complete reform package by September, in a speech responding to three months of protests against his rule.

    In a televised address at Damascus...

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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...

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