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  • Stand our ground

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    I’m outraged at the Trayvon Martin case, but not because a jury found George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin, not guilty.

    When you read through the state’s case and the witness testimony, when you stop to understand the trial the way the jurors did, when you go over the...

  • Obama: Peres represents Israel’s self-defense, desire for peace

    June 13, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    Awarding Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama said the Israeli president embodied Israel’s need to simultaneously defend itself and to seek peace.

    “Shimon knows the necessity of strength,” Obama said in prepared remarks released to the media before...

  • Karate moms

    By Jay Firestone

    August 7, 2008 | 1:02 pm

    This is hot.  But it’s also extremely scary.  As much as I’m in favor of the idea of self-defense, there’s something very disturbing about a class comprised solely of women (think Stepford Wives 2).  While every woman should learn self defense, do they all have to learn it...

  • Etta Israel Campers Learn Skills for Life

    By Julie G Fax

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Mark Worland -- six-foot-something, dressed in tight black and skinhead bald -- grabs Navid by the arm.

    "Come with me!" he barks.

    "No!" screams Navid, barely 5-feet tall.

    Navid throws himself on his back, locks the bottom of his feet to Worland's knees, and shields his face and head...

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  • It’s Not Our Right to Challenge Israel

    By Avi Davis

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I grew up in Australia in the 1960s and well remember, as a child, sitting by the radio or television anxiously awaiting developments during the Six-Day War.

    I vividly recall scouring the paper for details of troop movements during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and remember being unable...

  • The Necessary Fight

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    With all the discussion, confusion and controversy about the Bush administration's planned actions against Saddam Hussein,it's ironic that President Bush, a born-again Bible reader, appears to have rejected the Christian position and adopted instead the Jewish stance on self-defense...

  • Self-Defense Vitalfor Women

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Each year in January, female friends, co-workers and family members of Nicola Shocket can count on receiving a phone call or e-mail. The message isn't a New Year's greeting or birthday invitation. The 39-year-old executive-search consultant wants them to join her at a four-hour...

  • We Need Self-Defense

    By Michele Goldman

    July 25, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    I'm 16 years old. People often ask me, "How do you feel growing up in this crazy time?"

    "Terrified," I answer.

    In a year replete with terrorism, suicide bombers, serial killers, kidnappers and rapists, my peers and I are horrified -- horrified of what the world is becoming.

    One might...

  • If You Had Her Moves

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Gouging out eyeballs and hitting people with chairs are just some of the actions taught by Wade Allen. For Allen, the director of Krav Maga Worldwide's Hollywood division, it's all in the name of self-defense.

    Krav Maga, (pronounced krahv muh-GAH), was originally developed for the...