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  • Palestinians killed in Israeli raid, peace talks continue

    August 26, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians during an early morning raid in a West Bank refugee camp on Monday, hours before negotiators met for another round of peace talks, Palestinian sources said.

    Israeli border police said they entered the Qalandiya camp, near Jerusalem, to...

  • Israel’s refugee crisis: How about a Jewish response?

    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    What shall be done about the large number of non-citizens who dwell in Israel?  This question is no longer merely vexing; it is urgent, inflammatory, sometimes violent, often vulgar.

    The ger has a long and detailed history in Jewish texts and thought.  Its conventional translation...

  • South Sudanese migrants in Israel get reprieve

    March 29, 2012 | 5:52 pm

    South Sudanese migrants will not be forced to leave Israel by the end of the month as planned.

    On Thursday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry recommended that the refugees be permitted to remain in Israel for another six months after the Jerusalem District Court issued an injunction...

  • Bearing witness a world away from L.A.

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Two weeks ago, The Journal published an essay by Janice Kamenir-Reznik, founding president of the nonprofit Jewish World Watch, as she and two other JWW leaders departed for a two-week trip to Chad to visit Darfur refugees. As a coalition of about 60 Los Angeles-area synagogues,...
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  • Staff Loyalties Stir Concern Over Work

    By Michael J. Jordan

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There may be no greater test of the United Nations' vaunted neutrality than to be a Palestinian staffer of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip or West Bank.

    UNRWA has 12,000-plus employees in those areas -- where it's the second-largest employer after the...

  • Bogeymen Unmasked

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Promises" is a beautiful documentary and, in light of the daily body count of Israeli and Palestinian victims, a heartbreaking film.

    Considered a favorite for best documentary at this year's Academy Awards, "Promises" was filmed in and around Jerusalem between 1997 and 2000, while...

  • Censorship of Dancing Streets

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After noon prayers in the mosque last Friday, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims marched in triumph through Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp brandishing portraits of Osama bin Laden, some as big as 15 feet.

    Hamas' anti-American rally was not shown on the world's television screens....