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  • U.S. academics should boycott Israeli universities

    December 18, 2013 | 3:29 pm

    According to an announcement released Dec. 16, the American Studies Association (ASA), a group of some 5,000 university professors, has endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

    Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott,...

  • UC Irvine student divestment vote rejected by school officials

    By Tom Tugend

    November 15, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” has been rejected by the UCI administration.

    At the same time, leaders of the Orange County Jewish community...

  • Senate committee passes Jewish compensation resolution

    September 20, 2012 | 10:06 am

    A resolution urging the return or compensation of property seized from Jews during the Nazi and communist eras was passed by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    The resolution passed Wednesday calls on European countries such as Poland, Romania, Latvia, Slovenia and...

  • A letter to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 25, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Dear members of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council,

    Let me start by saying how important it is, to me, that there is someone out there who’s job is to protect the most valuable thing in the world: human rights. You are here to make the world a safe place for those who can’t...

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  • For the record: Sherman didn’t flip-flop to attack Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 19, 2012 | 12:05 am

    A correction to our coverage of the debate between Brad Sherman and Howard Berman (Sherman Lays Into Berman in Four-way Congressional Debate, Jan. 13) appears in the print edition of the Jewish Journal that hits newsstands today.

    The problematic sentence in the original article...

  • Be the Change! Be Better!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 3, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions:

    To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen.

    By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George and by January 20 I...

  • A UN resolution against hypocrisy

    By David Suissa

    March 9, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Writing a column protesting the hypocrisy of the United Nations is not really fair. It’s like a turkey shoot. The evidence is so overwhelming that the U.N. is viciously biased against Israel — and ridiculously biased in favor of the Palestinians — that you’re tempted to just...

  • U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution

    February 18, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal.

    The Security Council resolution, which was brought to a vote Friday afternoon, earned the support of the council’s other 14 members.

    The Obama administration, which opposes...

  • Abbas rejects U.S. request to withdraw UN settlement resolution

    February 18, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to turn down Washington’s request to withdraw a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel halt settlement expansion on occupied land.

    Several officials close to Abbas on Friday predicted this would be the consensus of a meeting...

  • Boston-area towns back pro-Palestinian resolutions

    November 4, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    Voters in three Boston-area districts backed a nonbinding resolution supporting Palestinian rights in Israel.

    The ballot question passed with 56.6 percent in favor in Tuesday’s election. Tallies were incomplete in two additional state legislative districts within Boston where the...

  • Angeleno pushes effort on recognizing conversions

    By Julie G Fax

    November 26, 2008 | 6:36 pm

    When Lorin Fife converted to Judaism some 30 years ago, his experience with the Orthodox rabbis who presided over his year of study and conversion ceremony was one of warmth and acceptance.

    Rabbi Shmuel Katz, who spent decades as the head of Los Angeles' Orthodox bet din (rabbinic...

  • Happy New Year—shofar so good!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

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    Whether you spend Rosh Hashanah in services, in the kids' room or in the hallway, when it's time for the shofar to blow everyone listens. Fill in the blanks with the words below and learn more about the shofar (visit jewishjournal.com for the answers):

    The shofar is made from...
  • Briefs: Holocaust denial resolution goes to U.N.; Swiss admit Israel-Syria mediation; Survivors owed

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust Denial Resolution Goes to U.N.

    The United States presented a resolution condemning Holocaust denial to the United Nations General Assembly. The text, introduced Tuesday in advance of the U.N.-designated International Day of Commemoration for victims of the Holocaust on...

  • Truth Trumps Presbyterian Divestment Resolution

    By Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, delegates to the Presbyterian Church USA's (PCUSA) General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., voted to undo their hateful 2004 anti-Israel divestment resolution. Understanding its significance requires a crash course in obscure acronyms.

    The first is BDS, which stands for...

  • Seeing Red Over Green’s Israel Policy

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Local leaders of the Green Party are working to overturn an anti-Israel resolution that has become official party policy. Resolution 190, which passed in November, calls for a boycott of and divestment from Israel until "the full individual and collective rights of the Palestinian...

  • Reform Body Rejects Science Distortion

    By James D. Besser

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest body of religious Jews in the nation, has forcefully come out against the "politicization" of science at a time when the issue is boiling over in state legislatures, churches and classrooms.

    The strong statement came as delegates to...

  • Israeli Wins Nobel for Game Theory

    By Dan Baron

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli who has educated the world on conflict resolution was named last week as the co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in economics.

    Hebrew University professor Robert Aumann, 75, and American scientist Thomas Schelling "enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation...

  • Pullout Seen Really as West Bank Issue

    By Tom Tugend

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Gaza withdrawal in itself plays only a small part in the current face-off between settlers and the Israeli government. Three other and more basic issues are at stake, and they go to the core of what the Jewish state will become, according to Arie Nadler.

    Nadler, a professor of...

  • Concern Grows on Iran Abuses

    By Nooredin Abedian

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Concern is growing among circles of Iranian nationals and expatriates that European countries are turning a blind eye to the regime's human rights atrocities in exchange for trade benefits.

    Late last year, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution criticizing Iran for human...

  • Europe Held Key in U.N. Fence Ruling

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to action at the United Nations, Europe -- considered by many observers to be the organization's moral bellwether -- often decides the course.

    That was the case again this week as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel comply...

  • Sharon Plan Lacks Details on Pullout

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Now that Ariel Sharon has persuaded just about everyone -- the Bush administration, its European and Arab allies and Sharon's own contentious Cabinet -- that it's time for Israel to leave the Gaza Strip, he needs to fill in the details.

    But the devil often lies in those details,...

  • Support Pledged on Marking Historic Ruling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    May 17 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed separate educational facilities as inherently unequal.

    Less well-known is Orange County's role in establishing that historic precedent. In 1947, a group of parents...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Foxman Presses Vatican on Film

    Abraham Foxman wants the Vatican to take a stand on Mel Gibson's controversial film on Jesus. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, met with Vatican officials Tuesday. He urged Vatican officials to tell bishops around the...

  • Hillel Head, Writer Clash on Campus

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Having Alan Dershowitz speak on behalf of Israel at a university event was meant to be provocative, but nobody could have predicted the fracas that erupted after the prominent author and attorney spoke.

    Outside the auditorium, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, director of UCLA Hillel,...

  • Arab Groups Assail Bush Appointment

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish and Arab leaders say President Bush's appointment of Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes to a federal think tank -- despite the objections of Arab groups and some congressional Democrats -- offers a window into White House thinking on Middle East issues.

    Bush's Aug. 22...

  • Rep. Darrell Issa: Ally of Israel

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the interest of balance, The Journal made several unsuccessful attempts to procure an Op-Ed piece on behalf of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) from a Jewish supporter. In lieu of an Op-Ed, the congressman's office provided the following statement concerning his record on Israel and...

  • Love and Loyalty

    By Lia del Sesto

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We would always say that we were the ambassadors of love and happiness, causing people to smile as they passed by us, the chemistry almost touchable.

    At that point, the fact that he was a Jew and I was an Italian Catholic didn't seem to make much difference. We were in love and that...

  • Different Heroes

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Od lo avda tikvataynu."

    A poster of Moshe Dayan hung in my childhood bedroom. Growing up in the light of the Six-Day War, I adored this new Jewish hero -- tough, cocky, a Jew without fear. A generation later, we venerated Yitzchak Rabin -- the warrior peacemaker, the realistic...

  • Ignoring Opposition to War an Old Story

    By Leonard Fein

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What do Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, New Haven, Atlanta, Chicago, Gary, Des Moines, Portland (Maine), Baltimore, Detroit, St. Paul, Newark, Jersey City, Santa Fe, New York City, Syracuse, Cleveland, Akron, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Austin, Burlington,...

  • Jewish Groups Back U.S. Stand on Iraq

    By Matthew E. Berger

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish groups are supporting a resolution from their umbrella organization backing the Bush administration's use of force against Iraq "as a last resort."

    The resolution from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, released Oct. 12, expresses support for...

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