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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...
March 25, 2012 | 11:52 am
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...
January 3, 2012 | 10:43 am
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 26, 2008 | 6:36 pmWhen 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...
August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Briefs: Holocaust denial resolution goes to U.N.; Swiss admit Israel-Syria mediation; Survivors owed
January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pmHolocaust 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
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...
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,...