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  • Protesters Block Entrances to Israeli Consulate [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    January 14, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone


    At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, six people from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together using piping chain-link to blockade the entrance to the Israeli Consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard on Los Angeles’ Westside.

    Police...

  • VIDEO: Pro-Israel demonstrators at Federal Building on Sunday

    By The Web Guy

    January 12, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    Large numbers of pro-Israel demonstrators crowded the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave. in Westwood on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11 to support Israel’s recent actions in Gaza.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members from...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 11, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone

    Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January 11 to support Israel and the recent actions against Hamas.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 7, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 8, 2009 | 1:46 pm

    A pro-Israel rally in Westwood brings adults and teenagers together in ruach, advocacy and support for Israel. Though no counter protest was present, several pro-Palestinian rallies are expected to occur throughout the weekend. 

    Brad Greenberg reports from Westwood.

    Video By Jay Firestone and Brad Greenberg

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  • VIDEO: Youth rally supports Israel at Federal Building in Westwood

    By The Web Guy

    January 8, 2009 | 12:28 am

    Brad A. Greenberg reports from today’s pro-Israel rally outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and Brad Greenberg

  • Rallies and Villagairosa appearance highlight local support for Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 7, 2009 | 3:22 pm

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    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials joined with leaders of the Jewish community and pro-Israel demonstrators this week in a show of solidarity with Israel during its Gaza operation.

    "[Israel] must act against the Hamas leaders targeting the innocent. And it must...

  • Thousands protest Ahmadinejad in New York—no Clinton, no Palin [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 22, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly.

    “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s...

  • Politicizing Iran:
    GOP spikes Obama sanctions bill, Dems scuttle Palin's rally gig

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 19, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Just when you thought it was safe to put the issue of Iran back in the bipartisan closet, out it roars into a food fight between the Republicans and Democrats.

    The two parties are tussling over who should have appeared at a Jewish-sponsored anti-Iran rally next week...

  • Ahmadinejad at the UN: Palin, elected officials disinvited from rally amid controversy

    By Ben Harris

    September 19, 2008 | 12:25 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Sarah Palin is being disinvited from the Jewish-sponsored Iran rally, sources told JTA.

    The move follows two days of controversy for organizers of Monday’s rally to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.

    The controversy erupted after...

  • Briefs: Community shares grief at Standing in Unity rally, Federation board to be streamlined?

    March 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Community Shares Grief During Standing in Unity Rally

    The recent massacre at the Mercaz Harav seminary in Jerusalem prompted young community leaders to galvanize support for Israel with a nondenominational, nonpartisan rally on March 17 at Sinai Temple in Westwood. Standing in...

  • UCLA students rally for captured Israeli soldiers

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Some 300 UCLA students rallied Tuesday (Oct. 30) on campus to demand the safe return of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit.

    The noontime rally at Bruin Plaza, the traditional site for student protests, was part of about 1,000 similar...
  • Darfur becomes part of Israeli vocabulary

    By Jenny Hazan

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When 18-year-olds Seraphya Berrin from New York, and Arielle Perlow from Melbourne, Australia, arrived in Israel last fall after spending a week in Poland as part of their B'nei Akiva year abroad program, they were inspired to take action on the world's current genocide, taking place...
  • Shutting Jewish Mouths

    By Rob Eshman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Twenty years ago at a park in Beverly Hills, actor Richard Dreyfuss, feminist Betty Friedan and Yael Dayan, the daughter of the late Israeli leader Moshe Dayan, stood before a crowd of some 300 people and called for a two-state solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

    Many in...

  • Could Pride rally tension put gay issues on Israel’s agenda?

    By Dina Kraft

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Gay issues have never been at the forefront of Israeli domestic politics -- unlike in the United States -- but some wonder if that will change after ultra-Orthodox protesters used violence to prevent a gay pride parade. Confrontations with police and threats of worse violence to...
  • Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers
     
    The U.S. Congress rescinded language in Pentagon orders that allowed military chaplains to mention Jesus in official prayers. Controversy over including similar language in the Defense...
  • Thousands Rally in L.A. to Support Israel

    By Marc Ballon

    July 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm here to show this country, my family and friends in Israel that we Jews will be there forever," said 14-year-old Elad Menna, a Los Angeles resident who emigrated with his family from the West Bank five years ago. "Although I live here, my heart is in Israel."

    The boy spoke...

  • First Person - Will You Be at Peace?

    By Rabbi Ken Chasen

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I always knew that it would be very difficult to stop a genocide. I just never appreciated how difficult it would be merely to demonstrate against a genocide.

    I was among a group of nearly 100 Los Angeles Jews who traveled to San Francisco on Sunday, April 30, to participate in the...

  • At Save Darfur Rally: ‘Never Again, Again’

    By Rachel Silverman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Some, like Seattle resident Julie Margulies, 50, flew thousands of miles to the nation's capital to attend. Others, like high school student Adam Zuckerman, 18, from Portland, Maine, raised money to help bring friends -- both Darfuri and Jewish -- to Washington for the big day.

    ...
  • Why the iPod Generation Cares About Darfur

    By Jeff Goodman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The car horns sounded like a shofar practice session, a cacophony of long blasts and short toots with no particular meaning or purpose. And, thankfully, there was no traffic accident to be found.

    The blaring noise was instead a response to scores of protesters at the Federal Building...

  • Jewish Groups Take Pro-Immigrant Stand

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You didn't see many Jews amid the sea of Mexican and American flags during the recent pro-immigrant rallies that filled city streets, but Jews and Jewish groups, in largely liberal Los Angeles, have been advocating on behalf of immigrants, mostly outside the view of television...

  • French Rally Against Jew’s Torture Death

    By Brett Kline

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Paris -- The brutal murder of a young Jewish man in Paris is roiling the community and reviving questions over whether France is a safe place for Jews.

    In an incident that has dominated headlines across the country, Ilan Halimi, 23, was lured away from the store where he sold mobile...

  • With Us—Always

    By Rob Eshman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The communitywide memorial rally held in Los Angeles just days after the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was heart-wrenching, tearful, agonizing and awful.

    But it was also good.

    The police cordoned off Wilshire Boulevard between La Cienega and San Vicente...

  • Gaza Protests in L.A., N.Y. Prove Mild

    By David Finnigan

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A rally planned for last weekend outside the Los Angeles Israeli consulate to protest this week's Gaza settler pullout was canceled, but in its place arose a somber gathering of about 70 people.

    "Nothing organized -- just people coming together and crying together and expressing pain...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Possible Terror List Contains Israeli Consulate, 2 Temples

    FBI counterterrorism agents are investigating whether two American Muslim converts planned to attack the Israeli consulate general, two synagogues and other targets in Los Angeles.

    Yariv Ovadia, Israeli consul for public...

  • The Battle Over Gaza in America

    By Marc Ballon

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It all started with a dream.

    One night in March, Jon Hambourger slipped into a deep sleep and envisioned a train rolling through history. The 47-year-old Los Angeles mortgage broker said he had a choice: jump on or risk irrelevance.

    The next morning, the Orthodox father of one told...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel-U.S. Anti-Terror Fund Planned

    Israel and the United States hope to establish a $50 million counterterrorism research and development fund. Each country would contribute half of the fund, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon said on Tuesday. Congress and the Israeli Treasury...

  • Just a Peace Rally? Read the Fine Print

    By David Finnigan

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday's "End Occupation" rally in Hollywood has led Jewish watchdog groups to be concerned about the increasing anti-Semitism of the antiwar movement.

    "How did the antiwar movement become anti-Semitic?" asked Amanda Susskind, regional director of the Pacific Southwest Region...

  • Students Seek Justice for Americans in Israel

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armed with reams of notebook paper and plenty of pens, 600 yeshiva students rallied for legislation that would support American families whose loved ones have died in Israel at the hands of Palestinian terrorists.

    In honor of Yom HaZikaron (the Jewish Day of Remembrance), students...

  • Silence on Tolerance Issue Stirs Concern

    By James D. Besser

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders were uncharacteristically silent last week as Islamic groups raged against a Department of Defense decision to allow a notorious Islam basher to deliver a Good Friday sermon at the Pentagon.

    Part of that silence was an accident of timing: the controversy erupted at...

  • Anti-Semitism Taints Anti-War Movement

    By Daniel Sokatch

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As Jews who question our nation's march to war in Iraq, we are deeply disturbed by events surrounding last month's massive protest demonstration in San Francisco.

    Allegations that Rabbi Michael Lerner, a prominent peace activist and editor of Tikkun magazine, was asked not to speak...

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