As the school year got underway for more than two million Israeli students across the country on Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel—midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon—causing no...
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Mohamed Al-Rumaihi of The Majalla magazine examines why the uprisings in the Arab world have not spread to the Gulf states.
There have been major differences between the radically-changed Arab regimes and the Gulf States. In the Gulf,...
March 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm
As exchanges of fire around Gaza continue (rockets fired on Israel, targets hit in Gaza), here are four questions for which I’m not sure I have an answer:
Is there a better option for Israel than the one it is using now - namely, to defend Israel’s citizens with the Iron Dome...
February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm
At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.
Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.
In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.
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The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.
Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...
November 19, 2010 | 9:47 am
Gaza Strip terrorists launched rockets into Israel.
There were at least two barrages of Kassam rockets before dawn on Friday, Israeli media reported, and the firing of a longer range Grad missile.
No injuries or damage were reported.
Kassams have a range of about 10 kilometers and...
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December 27, 2008 | 11:05 pmOlmert to Israelis: Unite around Gaza operation
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- No country should have to live under constant threat of missile barrages, Ehud Olmert told the Israeli people.
In an address Saturday night, Israel's prime minister, flanked by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and...
December 25, 2008 | 11:55 pmJERUSALEM (JTA) -- The renewal of intense Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas has put Israelis in a somber mood during the usually festive week of Chanukah.
The new fighting erupted Friday -- the day a six-month truce between Hamas and Israel expired and the Islamist...
November 20, 2008 | 3:07 amSDEROT, ISRAEL (JTA) --Elior Levy was trying to get some rest Monday night.
Living in Sderot, the working-class town on the front line of Israel's battle with rockets from Gaza, Levy is no stranger to having his sleep interrupted by middle-of-the-night Qassam salvos. Usually a Code...
September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm
September 17, 2008 | 9:15 pmQassam Lands Near Sderot Mayor's Home
A Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in a residential neighborhood of Sderot.
The rocket landed Sunday not far from the home of Mayor Eli Moyal, Ynet reported, and started a fire that was extinguished quickly by firefighters. No...
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The Mayor, in Israel, lauds green tech and security cooperation initiatives
It would be easy for me to beat up on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his junket to Israel. After all, when I was a reporter, I covered two of our most traveled mayors, Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty.
While I never...
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Your story about Elias Eshaghian's memoirs is a worthy reminder of the powerful commitment to education that Persian Jews brought with them to Los Angeles ("Memoir Recalls Educator's Hardships, Success in Iran," June 20).
As head of a Jewish day school, where a...
June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Western Wall. Photo courtesy the Mayor's Office
Last week's emotion-packed visit to Sderot by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with a delegation of senior city officials, leaders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the...
June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pmLos Angeles has long had a special relationship with the state and the people of Israel. It is a partnership founded on innovation and common hopes; a bond defined by shared dreams for a future of peace, security, and sustainability; a connection that grows stronger each time we...
June 17, 2008 | 3:51 pm
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, due to go into effect Thursday, could help create conditions for wider peacemaking between Israel and the Palestinians.
But there are two huge potential stumbling blocks: Israeli generals doubt whether the “tahadiyeh,”...
June 16, 2008 | 4:22 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa inaugurated a state-of-the-art computer learning program in the besieged Israeli town of Sderot Friday, June 13.
Leading a delegation of community leaders and politicians, Villaraigosa presented the computers to Sderot residents so that they...
June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmOne of the benefits of the creation of the State of Israel is the creativity and industry of the Israeli people ... living in Los Angeles.
Yes, the Zionist ideal is that all Jews would move to Israel, and those born there would grow up to be proud citizens of a noble land, etc., etc....
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