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  • Anti-Israel rioters torch cars, throw firebomb at Paris-area synagogue

    July 21, 2014 | 11:07 am

    PARIS (JTA) — Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.

    The riot broke out on Sunday afternoon in Sarcelles after a few hundred people assembled at a local metro station to protest Israel’s...

  • After draft riot, Jerusalem Charedim charged with assaulting police

    July 12, 2013 | 11:02 am

    Israeli prosecutors indicted two Charedi Orthodox men for assaulting police officers called to the scene of a mob attack on a Charedi soldier in Jerusalem.

    The two men, Joseph Braun and Jacob Krischavski, were charged on Thursday with attacking several police officers on Tuesday...

  • Gezi Park rebuilds, digs in for more clashes

    June 13, 2013 | 9:50 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    By nightfall the Gezi Park protesters had cleaned up the trampled tents and trash left behind from crowds fleeing police during clashes in adjacent Taksim Square.

    Thousands joined together again in song as a local musician...

  • Defiant Erdogan denounces riots in Turkish cities

    June 3, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Anti-government protesters responsible for Turkey's worst riots in years are "arm-in-arm with terrorism," Prime Minister Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, in a defiant response to four days of unrest in dozens of cities across the country.

    Hundreds of police and...

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  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • Obama expresses deep concern to Egypt’s Morsi about violence

    December 6, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday to express his "deep concern" about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt and said dialogue between opposing sides should be held without preconditions, the White House said.

    "The president...

  • Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis

    December 5, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation.

    Stones and petrol bombs flew between opposition protesters...

  • Report: Israeli police filmed beating cuffed Palestinian

    October 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Authorities in Israel are reportedly investigating the alleged beating by police of a Palestinian man in cuffs in Jerusalem.

    According to the online edition of Haaretz, the beating took place on Oct. 5 during riots that broke out after the weekly Friday afternoon prayers in East...

  • Vatican steps up condemnation of Libya violence

    September 14, 2012 | 9:39 am

    The Vatican significantly sharpened its condemnation of the violent attack in Libya that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. State Department personnel.

    The comments came as Pope Benedict XVI began a two-day visit to Lebanon on Friday.

    “The very serious...

  • Report: Roadside bomb kills 10 Syrian security personnel near Golan

    April 20, 2012 | 8:18 am

    Ten Syrian security personnel were killed on Friday in a roadside bomb planted by “terrorists” in Sahm al Golan village in the southwest of the country, state television said.

    It said that the bomb weighed 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) but gave no other details.

    This comes as the...

  • Riot/Ride

    By Rob Eshman

    April 18, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    Last Sunday, my wife, our daughter and I hitched our bikes to our car, drove toward downtown and parked just across from MacArthur Park, otherwise known as Langer’s Deli adjacent.

    There, we hopped on our bikes and joined more than 100,000 other bicyclists, walkers,...

  • Soccer fans on the frontline of revolution

    February 8, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Sprinting down a side street in downtown Cairo, the group of young men are outrun by a hissing tear gas canister careening through the air, slamming into the ground beside them. They quickly raise their arms to their mouths in a futile attempt to avoid inhaling the gas. But one of...

  • Police and Los Angeles protesters skirmish, eviction delayed

    November 28, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Police in riot gear held back on clearing out anti-Wall Street protesters who defied a deadline to abandon their 8-week-old encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday but opened streets for morning commuters before pulling back.

    About 2,000 demonstrators remained at the Los...

  • Why I went to Occupy L.A. instead of synagogue

    October 12, 2011 | 11:24 am

    A little more than a month ago, I became a Bat Mitzvah. In Judaism, that means I am now an adult and have pledged to keep the traditions of my faith. And yet it was for those very reasons that I decided to spend Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the Jewish year - joining the protesters...

  • As London burns, riots spread to Jewish communities

    August 9, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    While some Jews in London marked Tisha b’Av on Tuesday by lamenting the burning of the Holy Temples on that day some two millennia ago, other London Jews watched as their city burned amid widespread rioting.

    “Everyone is shocked,” Joel Braunold, a lifelong Londoner, told JTA in a...

  • Egyptian police confront protesters [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 25, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Protesters in the Egyptian capital were met with tear gas and water cannons as police tried to control the crowd Tuesday, the New York Times reports.

    Thousands of protesters clashed with the police in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday as anti-government activists energized by events...

  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

  • French Riots Show Need for Pluralism

    By Ronny Naftaniel

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    For once, it would appear that Jews, Judaism and Jewish interests are not the target of violence in Paris and in so many cities across France.

    After a surge in anti-Semitic hostility and incidents in recent years, that comes as something of a surprise. This time, it appears the...

  • One Day at a Time

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The doors of the 107th Street Elementary School opened at noon; reggae music blared over the sound system and pizza was ready to be served. Soon, mothers pushing strollers, teachers, parents and children began pouring onto the school grounds to participate in Temple Israel of...

  • Israel 101

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The October Violence is the short-hand designation for the deadly sniping, shooting and police action between Palestinians and Israelis, including the unprecedented call-to-arms of Israeli Arabs. If American Jews accept "October Violence" as the title (Palestinians call it "the...

  • Sinking Feeling

    By Avi Machlis

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Supporters of the Oslo peace process have, for seven years, persistently argued that there was no choice but to make peace with the Palestine Liberation Organization, Israel's most bitter of enemies.

    As diplomacy raised and dashed hopes - and bus bombings and Palestinian riots...

  • Yom Kippur II

    By Eric Silver

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I first met Maurice Singer on the far bank of the Suez Canal during the second week of the Yom Kippur War, soon after Israel had counter-attacked across the waterway. The British-born, 28-year-old machine-gunner was grimy and sweating on his clanking, dust-encrusted half-track, the...

  • This Week

    By Rob Eshman

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    This is a tough time for people who believe in Middle East peace. You might as well believe in the Tooth Fairy, or a flat earth. From L.A. to Tel Aviv, the mood among moderates has become grim. When a Woodland Hills rabbi asked congregants during his Yom Kippur sermon to say a...

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