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  • Report: Iran weeks away from nuke

    October 25, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by a top American think tank.

    “Today, Iran could break out most quickly using a three-step process with its installed centrifuges and its low-enriched...

  • Report splits claims group

    July 10, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    The release of a highly anticipated ombudsman’s report about how the Claims Conference missed an opportunity in 2001 to detect a massive fraud scheme is raising serious questions about governance of the organization and pitting the organization’s chief executive against the...

  • Murder-suicide by despondent senior reported in Sherman Oaks

    By Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2013 | 11:57 am

    Burton Levin, an 88-year old Sherman Oaks resident, apparently shot himself Tuesday morning, shortly after phoning relatives to tell them that he had just given a lethal dose of medication to his 85-year old wife Lenore.

    The report from www.shermanoaks.patch.com cited an assessment by Los Angeles police detectives that the couple’s deaths were motivated by despondency over their declining health.

    Police examining the Levin home in the 3500 block of Weslin Ave. found a firearm and medication. No other details are available at this time.

  • Boston bomb suspect spotted on video, no arrest made

    April 17, 2013 | 11:49 am

    Investigators believe they have spotted a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday, but no arrest had yet been made.

    Police may make an appeal to the public for more information at a news conference scheduled for...

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  • Reports that Allen Iverson will play for Maccabi Haifa are false

    October 5, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Reports that retired NBA star Allen Iverson will play for Israel's Maccabi Haifa basketball team in two upcoming exhibition games against NBA teams are false, a Maccabi representative told JTA.

    “The local Israeli press completely made this up,” said Andrew Wilson, director of...

  • Jordan: Reports of attack on Jews in Al Karak are false

    June 11, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    A Jordanian official said that reports in the Arab media of an alleged attack against a group of kipah-clad tourists in the town of Al Karak were false.

    The Arab media accounts last week were reported by the Israeli news site Ynet and noted in a June 5 JTA news item. According to...

  • Reports highlight Jewish issues in Poland, Hungary

    September 15, 2011 | 11:43 am

    Reports released by a Jewish think tank in London highlighted the need for the reform of Jewish infrastructure in Hungary and support for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alternatives in Poland.

    The reports issued Thursday, published by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, assessed...

  • If your gut tells you something seems suspicious, report it

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    On Aug. 30, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual security meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters to advise local Jewish leaders on possible threats facing the community in advance of the High Holy Days.

    United States Postal Inspector Glenn Fiene and ADL civil rights...

  • Goldstone committee members stand by report

    April 14, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Three members of the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza war say they stand by the report.

    Calls to retract the Goldstone report disregard the rights of the victims, the international law experts said in a statement published Thursday in the British newspaper the...

  • Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzvah

    April 15, 2010 | 8:43 am

    {redirect="world/article/goldstone_barred_from_grandsons_bar_mitzvah_20100415/"} South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzvah. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in...
  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters

    The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.

    The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • Under-40s reshape Jewish engagement, report finds

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 25, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    Close to 3,500 people showed up the evening of Dawn, an all-night Shavuot celebration at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum on June 7. Mostly in their 20s and 30s, they'd come ready to spend the night marking a Jewish holiday with performance art, dancing to live bands,...

  • Jewish Poor Fear Stigma of Poverty

    By Marc Ballon

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For Albert Osher, life was good. The co-owner of a Fairfax antique store that registered annual sales of $100,000, he enjoyed romantic dinners with his live-in girlfriend, theater and movies. To prepare for his impending retirement, the now-78-year-old New York native stashed away...

  • Study Points to Big Church-State Shift

    By James D. Besser

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A new study reveals that the Bush administration is succeeding beyond the most optimistic projections of supporters -- and the most pessimistic fears of critics -- in funneling government social service dollars to religious groups, despite the refusal of Congress to pass most of its...

  • Santa Monica Tries to Tread Lightly

    By Idan Ivri

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    How many trees does it take to absorb the emissions from your car's commute? How much land does it take to feed and raise the beef you eat for dinner? How much space on earth does your trash take up?

    The city of Santa Monica has taken up the task of answering those questions in...

  • Sept. 11 Report: Israel Was a Target

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Qaeda was planning terrorist attacks against Israeli and American Jewish sites.

    That, at least, is one conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, which was released Thursday.

    The report shows that American intelligence agencies received signals...

  • Group Releases E.U. Anti-Semitism Study

    By Toby Axelrod

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In an act of defiance against the European Union, the main Jewish body in Europe has released an unpublished report that found rising anti-Semitism among Muslims in Europe.

    Critics who want the study made public said the Vienna-based E.U. Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia...

  • Main Findings in Suppressed Report

    By Toby Axelrod

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The study that the European Union's Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia commissioned was prompted by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe that intensified in the spring of 2002. The report was suppressed, allegedly to avoid offending Europe's large Muslim communities....

  • Turbulence Grows in Weinberg Case

    By Julie G Fax

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Former students and colleagues of Rabbi Matis Weinberg are wearily watching as events swirl around allegations that Weinberg sexually abused students at a California boarding school 20 years ago and more recently at a yeshiva in Israel.

    As alleged victims have come forward in the...

  • Community Briefs

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    ADL Sponsors "Safe Community" Program in Encino

    Earlier this year, a string of arson attacks on five houses of worship rocked the interfaith community. Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sponsored an interfaith forum to prepare the community in case such...

  • Don’t Circle the Wagons

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) just issued a report headlined, "Anti-Semitism on the Rise," announcing that "a strong undercurrent of Jewish hatred persists in America." The report cites data on anti-Semitic attitudes virtually unchanged from a decade ago, but slightly higher than...

  • Y Troubles

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    YMCA leaders in Los Angeles strongly denounced a report by an international YMCA affiliate in Geneva, which accuses Israel of using "massive force against unarmed protesters and completely innocent people" and urges that "the YMCA take the side of the oppressed Palestinian people."

    ...

  • Junk Mail

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    There is no Editor of cyberspace, and that's too bad. The latest e-mail craze to spread like the Melissa virus through the cc: box of various e-mails is the report of a man named Joseph Farah.



    Farah is an Arab-American journalist who has cashed in on some Jewish Americans'...

  • In the Center of Controversy

    September 21, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    Since 1954, the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) has served as a destination for neighborhood Jews. Near the intersection of Olympic and San Vicente boulevards with Fairfax Avenue, the venerable institution - a branch of the Jewish Com-munity Centers of Greater Los Angeles...

  • Washington Report

    By James D

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Since childhood my father had always introduced me as his "Kaddish." It wasn't until my teens that I realized the implication of that honor. Upon his death 53 years ago, I went to a local synagogue morning and night for 11 months. It was a tiny shul near the intersection of La...
  • ADL reports on Hate Group

    By James D

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Hate groups have been out of the news in recent months, but that doesn't mean they are not exploiting recent events--including the tumult on the stock market and the Monica Lewinsky scandal--to expand their base.

    That was the message in a new Anti-Defamation League report on the...

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