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  • Demonstrators arrested outside of Trump rally in California

    April 29, 2016 | 8:10 am

    Some 20 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in southern California, where the Republican presidential front-runner vowed to his supporters to get tough on illegal immigration if elected.

    Demonstrators smashed the window of a police squad...

  • Family of Ethiopian-Israeli believed held by Hamas rallies for his release

    August 17, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    The family of an Ethiopian Israeli believed to be imprisoned in Gaza by Hamas rallied on his behalf outside an Israeli prison where Palestinian prisoners are held.

    The rally Monday outside the Hadarim Detention Center was the first on behalf of Avera Mengistu, 29, whose family...

  • Pro-Israel, anti-deal crowd rallies at Federal Building

    July 30, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Reality TV celebrity Reza Farahan stood on a platform, sporting aviator glasses and an impressive mustache as he addressed a crowd of nearly 1,000 people on July 26 during a frenzied “Stop Iran” rally at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. 

    “I posted that I would be here on...

  • London neo-Nazi rally overshadowed by counterdemonstration

    July 6, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    A neo-Nazi rally held in central London was dwarfed by a large counterdemonstration staged by Jewish and anti-racism groups.

    About 25 neo-Nazis demonstrated Saturday against “Jewish privilege” and the “Jewification of Great Britain,” while about 200 counterdemonstrators chanted...

  • Tens of thousands gather in Tel Aviv for anti-Netanyahu rally

    March 9, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square calling for a change in the government.

    “Israel Wants Change,” as the anti-Netanyahu rally held Saturday night was titled, attracted up to 40,000 people. The event was organized by the One Million Hands movement, a...

  • 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...

  • Pro-Israel, pro-peace rally draws 3,000 in San Francisco

    August 5, 2014 | 10:01 am

    SAN FRANCISCO (j. weekly) — Some 3,000 Israel supporters turned out in downtown San Francisco for a pro-Israel, pro-peace rally.

    The Bay Stands With Israel solidarity rally on Sunday began across the street from San Francisco City Hall, with speakers from Jewish organizations,...

  • Thousands attend pro-Israel rally in Paris

    July 31, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    Thousands of people attended France’s largest pro-Israel rally since the launch of the Israel Defense Forces’ offensive in Gaza.

    The crowd, estimated by police at 8,000, gathered near Israel’s embassy in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement under heavy police guard Thursday, shouting “long...

  • Community Solidarity Rally for Israel on July 13

    July 11, 2014 | 11:47 am

    Join Los Angeles Jewish groups on Sunday to show the world: 

    We stand united with Israel and support its right to protect its citizens.

    Please invite your friends and family.


    Date: Sunday, July 13

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Federal Building (Wilshire Blvd. &...

  • German man, 83, assaulted at rally for kidnapped Israeli teens

    June 24, 2014 | 11:11 am

    An 83-year-old man was thrown to the ground during a solidarity rally in Germany for three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank.

    The incident took place at a national “Bring Back Our Boys” rally in Hamburg on June 19 organized by the Young Forum of the German-Israel Society...

  • Toulouse anti-racism rally features anti-Zionism chants

    February 24, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Participants in a march against anti-Semitism and other racism in the French city of Toulouse hurled anti-Zionist insults at Jewish fellow demonstrators.

    Some of the insults were directed at Nicole Yardeni, who heads the local chapter of the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish...

  • Hamas to hold rally in West Bank

    December 10, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority reportedly has allowed Hamas to hold a rally in the West Bank.

    Israel’s Army Radio reported Monday that the apparent conciliatory gesture is the first of its kind since Hamas’ 2007 coup d’etat in Gaza that ended the Palestinian...

  • Rallies across U.S. supporting Israel’s right to defend itself

    November 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Israel solidarity rallies are scheduled for New York and venues across the United States.

    Meanwhile, on Sunday in Los Angeles, some 1,400 demonstrators voiced their support for Israel's right to defend itself and its ramped-up operation against escalated rocket attacks on its...

  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • 1,800 rally in South Africa for Israel

    July 2, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Nearly 2,000 people rallied in support of Israel in two South African cities.

    Demonstrators in Pretoria on June 28 and Cape Town the next day protested against the government’s announcement that products originating from Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank will be labeled as such, and not as Israeli products.The gatherings included large numbers of South African Jews and Christians.

    A thousand people, including Zulu leaders, marched in Pretoria, while 800 gathered in front of the South African Parliament in Cape Town.

  • Thousands in Istanbul rally against Israel

    June 1, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Thousands of Turks in Istanbul rallied against Israel Thursday, marking the second anniversary of an Israel Defense Forces raid on the Mavi Marmara ship that was part of a flotilla that claimed to be carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    Israel had determined that the flotilla was...

  • Palestinian held by Israel ends fast, eyes Gaza exile

    March 29, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    A Palestinian woman on hunger strike in protest at her detention without charges by Israel will be deported to the Gaza Strip under a deal ending her fast, boths sides said on Thursday.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group, stopped taking food after Israeli...

  • Tunisian officials decry anti-Semitic chants at rally

    March 28, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Tunisia’s Religious Affairs Ministry condemned anti-Semitic epithets shouted at a rally in Tunis calling for the imposition of Islamic law in the country’s new constitution.

    “The call to fight against the Jews is absurd,” the ministry said in a statement issued Tuesday, according to...

  • Muslim Brotherhood rally calls to ‘kill all Jews’

    November 27, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood held an anti-Israel rally in a Cairo mosque that reportedly called to “one day kill all Jews.”

    Some 5,000 people participated in the Nov. 25 rally, during which they made the call about killing Jews—a quote from the Koran—a reporter for Israel’s daily Yediot...

  • Palestinians hail lopsided swap, call for more

    October 18, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank gave jubilant welcomes on Tuesday to hundreds of prisoners freed by Israel in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, the soldier held for five years by the Gaza’s Islamist rulers, Hamas.

    Delirious crowds in the blockaded Gaza enclave...

  • Why I went to Occupy L.A. instead of synagogue

    October 12, 2011 | 11:24 am

    A little more than a month ago, I became a Bat Mitzvah. In Judaism, that means I am now an adult and have pledged to keep the traditions of my faith. And yet it was for those very reasons that I decided to spend Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the Jewish year - joining the protesters...

  • Jewish activists and clergy to join Occupy L.A. with sukkah outside City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    October 11, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Since the beginning of this month, a group of Angelenos has gathered near downtown’s City Hall as part of Occupy Los Angeles, its version of the much-publicized Occupy Wall Street — a protest movement calling for reforms to the U.S. political and economic systems.

    On Oct. 16...

  • Opponents slam Durban III at rallies, counter-conference

    September 22, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    At rallies, a counter-conference and “dialogue tents,” opponents of the Durban III conference portrayed the U.N. proceedings as hypocritical and deeply flawed.

    The Hudson Institute and Touro College hosted a counter-conference titled “The Perils of Global Intolerance: The United...

  • Palestinians rally for Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid

    September 21, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Flag-waving Palestinians filled the squares of major West Bank cities on Wednesday to rally behind President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations despite U.S. and Israeli objections.

    “We are asking for the most simple of rights, a state like other...

  • Glenn Beck praises Israeli courage at Jerusalem rally [VIDEO]

    August 24, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem’s Old City for broadcaster Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally.

    More than 1,000 people gathered at Wednesday’s rally in a Jewish Quarter archeological park near the southern side of the Temple Mount, The Jerusalem Post reported. Others attended more...

  • Glenn Beck kicks off rallies in Israel

    August 22, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Some 3,000 people turned out for the kickoff event in Israel of conservative American talk-show host Glenn Beck’s four-day rally.

    Beck professed his support for Israel and the Jewish people at the event at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Caesarea on Sunday night. He was joined...

  • Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally program to feature Sarah Palin, other GOP presidential candidates

    June 15, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally in Israel to feature Sarah Palin and other republican presidential candidates, ynetnews.com reports.

    Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live...

  • Israeli intellectuals declare for Palestinian state at rally

    April 21, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    A group of Israel Prize laureates and other notable artists and academics endorsed Palestinian plans to declare independence along 1967 lines at a Tel Aviv ceremony.

    Thursday’s rally was held next to the building where Israel’s founders declared statehood in 1948.

    At an event...

  • Left and right clash at Tel Aviv rally to support Palestinian state

    April 21, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Leading left-wing cultural leaders, including several Israel Prize laureates, were verbally accosted on Thursday during a rally in support of an independent Palestinian state.

    The rally, taking place outside Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall, was reportedly disrupted by right-wing...

  • Jewish group vows to stop neo-Nazi rally

    February 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    A Jewish group is vowing to stop a neo-Nazi rally planned for April in New Jersey.

    The Jewish Defense Organization has promised to shut-down a two-day conference, including a rally at the State House in Trenton, organized by the National Socialist Movement, The Times of Trenton...

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