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  • Anti-Semitism on Upswing in Greece

    By Jean Cohen

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Greece, according to a new report. The Greek Helsinki Monitor, a nongovernmental organization affiliated with the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, said in its report that since the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more than...

  • Jewish Students Versus Palestinian Supporters

    By Rachel Brand

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Free Zaidi," read signs held by pro-Palestinian students at UC Riverside during an on-campus rally May 22 organized in support of fellow student, Nauman Zaidi, who was imprisoned by Israeli authorities May 10 for entering the Church of the Nativity during the recent standoff in...

  • IDF Refuseniks

    By Helen Schary Motro

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Among the more than 60,000 people demonstrating for peace May 11 in Tel-Aviv, was a 44-year-old Israeli who has served two jail terms for refusing to do military service in the occupied territories.

    It was Yuval Lotam's first time in many years at a rally. "I always mean to go, but...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Pray for Peace

    In response to the current crisis in Israel and the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe, several thousand people attended an outdoor prayer rally at Pan Pacific Park on Sunday, April 28. Similar prayer gatherings have taken place in cities across America in the last...

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  • Conflicts on Campus

    By Rachel Brand

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Israel Independence Day, 2002 and Counting..." read the sea of royal blue T-shirts adorning members of the UCLA Jewish Student Union (JSU) -- a positive statement at a time when Jewish students are receiving a great deal of negative publicity on college campuses across the country.

    ...

  • Mixed Message to Bush

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One message from this week's rally at the Capitol was clear -- solidarity with the State of Israel and its people. Much less clear was the message to the Bush administration. Signs, speakers and more than 100,000 demonstrators touted support for the U.S. war on terrorism. But few...

  • Bring the Noise

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An Israel solidarity rally, organized by the grass-roots association Stand With Us, attracted several hundred local Jews and other supporters of Israel to the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran boulevards in Westwood. What made this rally particularly impressive was how large the...

  • United Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine tens of thousands of Angelenos filling the block of Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and La Jolla to show their support for the State of Israel.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Israel, along with more than 40 Jewish...

  • Together

    By Rob Eshman

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Let us now praise Jewish disunity.

    The com-munity-wide rally in solidarity with the people of Israel, this Sunday, is proof that there is power in what many people consider our communal weakness.

    The 40-odd groups that have come together to support the July 22 rally have very...

  • What a Week

    By Tom Tugend

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The official agenda of the Democratic Party may be to nominate Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, but the real business all week seemed to be to party from morn til morn, raise zillions of dollars and tell the Jews what wonderful folks they are.

    President Clinton, addressing nearly 4,000...

  • Waging Peace

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In a small grove of trees on the campus of Pierce College in Woodland Hills this past Sunday, a group of government officials and concerned citizens gathered to honor the victims of hate crimes. About 300 people representing a cross-section of the diverse Los Angeles community...

  • Six Years After

    By Carina Miller

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's a cold Monday morning in Buenos Aires and the loud moans of four shofarot sound in front of the federal courthouse. "The ancient sound of the shofar used to rally the people to listen... Today it rallies the people to demand," explains Enrique Burbinsky to a small crowd of a few...

  • Global Gatherings

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was perhaps the most emotionally potent moment of the evening, as the elderly Rabbi Yedidiah Shofet, addressing his audience in Farsi, broke down and cried, his voice trembling, his frail body shaking.Representing the Nessah Cultural Organization, Shofet was part of a lineup of...

  • Rally for the ‘Iran 13’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Passover theme of liberation took on new meaning when more than 1,000 people rallied Sunday to demand freedom for the 13 Iranian Jews, imprisoned in Shiraz a year ago and facing trial for alleged espionage.

    The vigil in the outdoor memorial court of the Museum of Tolerance...

  • Following the Leader

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Not long after he took over as national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham Foxman was asked to fly to Geneva and head off an international crisis. It set the tone for what's come since.

    It was June 1990. Nelson Mandela, newly released after 27 years in a South...

  • On The Road To Normalcy

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    An estimated 1,000 people gathered at the Unity Rally held Sunday, Aug. 15, at Cal State Northridge. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, the Southern California Board of Rabbis and the Anti-Defamation League, the rally brought together national, state and local officials to honor the heroes and victims of last week's shooting rampage in Granada Hills.
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