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  • Betty Hyatt

    By Jane Ulman

    September 3, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    “Mommy, mommy.” Five-year-old Betty Hyatt, then Betty Prins, frightened by the unfamiliar low, rumbling noises in the sky, jumped out of bed and ran screaming for her mother. It was early morning on Friday, May 10, 1940, the day she and her father were planning to travel to Holland...

  • Jews helping Syrians: Never invited, always welcome

    By David Suissa

    August 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    As President Barack Obama and the world deliberate over how to respond to Syria’s murderous decision to use chemical weapons, a group of Israeli Jews have been fighting the humanitarian crisis the old-fashioned way—by smuggling aid into Syria. For these Jews, a life lost is a life...

  • Six Syrian rebels hospitalized in Israel returned to Syria

    February 27, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Six wounded Syrian rebels who were treated in an Israeli hospital after being wounded in their country's civil war were repatriated.

    The men were released Wednesday from Ziv Hospital in Safed and returned at an undisclosed location for their own safety, the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Chanukah lessons in a post-Sandy world

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 5, 2012 | 11:24 am

    Late last month, I was in Breezy Point, the isolated beachfront neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., that has become an iconic image for the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Breezy Point was hit full force twice — first by the storm’s surge and then immediately after by a fire that consumed...

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  • Syria approves new constitution amid bloodshed

    February 27, 2012 | 6:25 pm

    Syrian artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Homs as President Bashar al-Assad’s government announced that voters had overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a referendum derided as a sham by his critics at home and abroad.

    The outside world has proved powerless to halt the...

  • Israel arrests two Hamas officials at Red Cross office

    January 23, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    Israeli police detained on Monday two senior Hamas members who had been sheltering for more than 18 months in the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in East Jerusalem.

    Mohammed Totah, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and Khaled Abu...

  • ‘We’re here to make other people’s lives easier’

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 5, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    Many people avert their eyes when they walk by the homeless.

    Hanne Mintz opens her hand, her heart and her home.

    Four years ago, Mintz, 68, found Ryan, 20, living on a park bench near her house, and after they bonded over her bullmastiff, she took Ryan out to breakfast and offered...

  • Martin Fletcher’s ‘List’ offers hope amidst tragedy

    November 4, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    Martin Fletcher may already be familiar to you from his long career as a television news correspondent. Or you may recall that Fletcher is the author of two books of nonfiction: “Breaking News” (2008) and “Walking Israel” (2010), which won the National Jewish Book Award. Last...

  • Red Cross discusses prisoner swap with Israel, Hamas

    October 13, 2011 | 9:49 am

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has offered to facilitate the exchange of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners and is discussing this with Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, an ICRC spokesman said on Thursday.

    “We are talking to both sides about...

  • 78 Million Reasons to Love the People of Japan

    By Ilana Angel

    August 19, 2011 | 12:30 am

    In a world of chaos, it is hard to look at the recent news stories in London, Israel, or the Sudan, and not feel sadness for humanity.  Human beings are more alike than we are different, and that we are able to so easily hate and hurt each other weighs heavy on my heart.  My life is...

  • Hamas rejects Red Cross demand to prove Shalit is alive

    June 23, 2011 | 7:40 am

    The International Red Cross on Thursday urged Hamas to provide proof abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive, a request which the Islamist group quickly dismissed.

    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters in Gaza “The Red Cross should not get involved...

  • In helping Palestinians, IDF paramedics defy stereotypes

    May 26, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Yana Kisluk tosses her long ponytail over one shoulder and adjusts her M-16 over the other.

    The pretty 21-year-old, who wears diamond stud earrings and perfect eye makeup, looks like any other young Israeli doing her compulsory military service.

    As a paramedic in the Israel Defense...

  • Deceiving the audience and the self

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    “The Führer Gives the Jews a City” must rank as the oddest film fragment in cinematic history.

    The 23 minutes of raw, unedited footage is all that has been found of a Nazi propaganda project to “prove” that the “model” Theresienstadt camp was a veritable paradise for...

  • Japan earthquake relief: How you can help

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 11, 2011 | 11:52 am

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Japan, the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.

    Here are ways you can help:

    Los Angeles Jewish Federation
    You can also make a donation by calling (323) 761-8413, or by mail:
    The...

  • Magen David Adom and the Case for Diplomacy

    By Hillel Neuer

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    GENEVA -- After 75 years, humanitarianism prevailed over rejectionism. Last Thursday, in the early morning hours, delegates to the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, assembled in Geneva from 192 states and 183 relief societies, voted by...

  • Their Spirit Survives

    By Richard Sherman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It was hard to be in Los Angeles in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, perhaps the biggest natural disaster in our history. I had some previous Red Cross training, and, with some additional fast-track prep on disaster response, I was on my way to Louisiana -- first by plane to...

  • City’s Plight Brings Flood of Memories

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In New Orleans, the Jews are the only ones buried in the ground. Others, if their mourners have any means at all, are laid with the expectation of eternal rest in stone crypts to protect them from rising waters. My mother used to say, "Someday, we Jews'll all be floatin' down the...

  • American Red Cross Seeks Image Rehab

    By Marc Ballon

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Howard Parmet is on a mission.

    Parmet, community outreach consultant for the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater Los Angeles, wants to build bridges to a Jewish community that has largely shunned the organization because of a belief that it is anti-Israeli at best and anti-Semitic at...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gift of Life

    When the spring mission of the Men's Division for Israel Bonds went to Israel in June they made a pit stop at Magen David Adom (MDA)'s Blood Center in Ramat Gan so that all the mission participants could donate blood. That stop is now going to become a permanent part...

  • Principled Stand

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's exclusion from the global Red Cross organization appears to have been the pivotal factor in the resignation of the head of the American Red Cross.

    Dr. Bernadine Healy said last Friday that she had been forced out of her job over policy differences with her board. In...