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  • For southern Israel, start of school is start of ‘rocket season’

    August 27, 2012 | 10:09 am

    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...

  • Iron Dome battery positioned near Eilat

    August 20, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.

    The Iron Dome battery was moved into place Sunday, two days after fragments of a Grad rocket were found north of the popular resort town. It is believed to...

  • April 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 22, 2012 | 4:36 am

    The Gulf and the Arab Spring

    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,...

  • Four short questions about Gaza

    By Shmuel Rosner

    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:

    1.

    Is there a better option for Israel than the one it is using now - namely, to defend Israel’s citizens with the Iron Dome...

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  • Kassams strike southern Israel

    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.

  • Hasbara fellows raise funds for Sderot soup kitchen

    By Ryan Torok

    August 17, 2011 | 11:58 am

    Israel advocacy organization Hasbara Fellowships, which recruits and trains American and Canadian college students to become pro-Israel activists on their campuses, raised $1,000 this past summer for a soup kitchen in Sderot, a southern Israeli town often hit by rocket attacks...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • U.S. to help Israel buy more Iron Dome systems

    May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

    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...

  • Rockets launched into southern Israel

    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...

  • Eyeless in Gaza

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 5, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    First I saw a young protester telling a CNN reporter in Trafalgar Square, "Every single day, as soon as we turn on the TV, we see children there die in the hospitals, adults dying, children dying on the floor. Why, why, why? Why do children have to die? Why do innocent children have...
  • Hold your fire!  Cease fire! Fire!

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 30, 2008 | 3:24 am

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  • Analysis: Israel seeks to change rules of the game with Gaza assault

    By Leslie Susser

    December 29, 2008 | 7:17 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's retaliation against persistent Hamas mortar and rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel was far more ferocious than anyone, including Hamas, expected.

    The first three days of intensive Israel Air Force bombing in Gaza reduced hundreds of Hamas...

  • Gaza operation begins with bombings, Olmert calls for unity, U.S. blames Hamas

    December 27, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    Olmert 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...

  • Analysis: New Hamas Gaza rocket attacks pose dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    JERUSALEM (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...

  • Quiet ends in Sderot as rocket attacks resume

    November 20, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SDEROT, 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...

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28, in a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • Kassams land near mayor of Sderot’s house; Interfaith fellowship group denies missionary ties

    September 17, 2008 | 9:15 pm

    Qassam 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...

  • Saluting Milo, AARP and Waxman, Delshad for Sderot

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 15, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    JVS Dishes Out Scholarships



    More than 180 outstanding Jewish students received $375,000 worth of need-based scholarships from the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) during a ceremony at UCLA Hillel on July 16. The JVS Scholarship Fund has dispensed nearly $4 million to more than 3,000...

  • Sderot welcomes Obama

    By Dina Kraft

    July 25, 2008 | 1:34 am

    SDEROT, Israel (JTA) – At the New Age Beauty Salon in a run-down strip mall here, the manicurist and hairdresser swap opinions of Barack Obama, the latest in a series of high-profile visitors to come through this southern Israeli town.

    "Is there a chance I'll be able to give him a...

  • Obama sounds both hawkish and dovish themes in Israel, Jordan

    July 23, 2008 | 4:49 pm

    SDEROT, Israel (JTA)—During his stops in Jordan and Israel, presidential contender Barack Obama stressed both his backing for tough Israeli security measures and his commitment to advancing the peace process.

    In meetings with several Israeli leaders Wednesday, Obama reaffirmed his...

  • Bill Boyarsky: Calculating the value of Villaraigosa’s trip

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am



    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...

  • Rabbi Zoë Klein: L.A. delegation to Israel returns with wealth of optimism

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Last week I returned from traveling through the land I love with some of our most influential local leaders, all journeying to Israel with the desire and will to help our collective Los Angeles reach its highest potential.

    Sitting in the office of the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yaffo with...

  • Gay marriage, Persian tragedy,  Israel @ 60

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am


    Elias Eshaghian

    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...
  • From security to the environment — L.A. and Israel exchange ideas

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

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    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...

  • L.A. benefits from ties with Israel

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Los 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...
  • Cease-fire with Hamas appears imminent

    By Leslie Susser

    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,”...

  • Photo essay: Mayor Villaraigosa in Israel

    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...

  • In Sderot

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    I don't make a habit of putting myself in harm's way. I buckle up, I don't smoke, I've started on Lipitor and wherever there's a town that's being pounded by randomly fired rockets and mortars each day, I stay away.

    But I couldn't stay away from Sderot.

    We've been running stories...

  • Polished Diamonds

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    One 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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