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  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • Man wanted in D.C. shooting has ‘Israel’ tattoo

    November 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    A man wanted in an alleged shooting near the White House has “Israel” tattooed on his neck.

    In a Nov. 12 web posting, the U.S. Park Police say they are seeking Oscar Ramiro Ortega, 21, in the Nov. 11 shooting in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue in Washington, between the White...

  • Giffords learns identities of shooting victims

    August 21, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has learned the identities of those killed in a shooting attack during a meet-the-constituents event at which she was also shot.

    Jared Loughner allegedly opened fire Jan. 8 at the event in Tucson, killing 6, including a long-time Giffords aide...

  • Reform cites Giffords shooting in urging clip ban

    April 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The Reform movement cited the attack that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others in urging Congress to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

    “The clips can hold 30, 50 or even 100 rounds, enabling shooters to cause serious casualties before needing to reload,”...

  • Woodland Hills search area one of largest in recent LAPD history

    January 19, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    A shooting in Woodland Hills has caused traffic jams throughout the area as police search for a man who shot a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer this afternoon, the LA Times reports.

    The seven square miles that police are scouring in Woodland Hills is one of the...

  • Giffords’ husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly releases statement about the tragedy in Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 10, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The following is a statement by Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, taken from the congresswoman’s website. For more information on the Arizona shooting, click here.

    “On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’

    January 10, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

    “It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether...

  • New Mumbai Chabad house to memorialize Holtzbergs

    October 20, 2010 | 10:28 am

    Tentative plans for a new Chabad House in Mumbai feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city.

    The plans for the new Nariman House, on the site of the previous Chabad House, are pending consultations with security experts, according to an...

  • Three Iranian Jewish men murdered in West Hollywood

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 29, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s report, on the evening of August 26th three men, now identified as local Iranian Jews, were found murdered inside their apartment located on the 600 block of North Kings Road in West Hollywood.

    The victims, who were found by Sheriff’s...

  • Israel probing Palestinian protester’s fatal shooting

    April 28, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    Israel’s military is investigating the shooting of a Palestinian protester.

    Israeli troops shot at the feet of dozens of protesters who had gathered Wednesday morning at the buffer zone between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel to plant Palestinian flags. Palestinians are barred...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • Security Guard Killed at U.S. Holocaust Museum Attack [VIDEO]

    June 10, 2009 | 3:11 pm

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    An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before being shot by two other museum security guards.

    Stephen Tyrone Johns, who was on the security staff of the museum for six years, died after...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Seattle Jewish Federation shooting case

    June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am

    SEATTLE (JTA)—A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city’s Jewish federation.

    The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The jury said it could not agree on all but...

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Death and violence in the community (taboo?)

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 2, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.


    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • Beverly Hills PD alleges Iranian Jewish man shot brother

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

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    Alfred Hakim, 49, an Iranian Jewish resident of Beverly Hills, was allegedly shot Wednesday night by his 47-year-old brother, Adel.

    According to the Beverly Hills police department, officers responded at 9 p.m. to a call of shots being fired in the 400 block of North...

  • How to love a Jew you hate

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What do you do when you can't stand another Jew? When their political views make you sick, or when you feel completely alienated from their lifestyle -- whether because they are too religious, or too secular, or simply too unfamiliar?

    For that matter, what do you do if another Jew...

  • Arnold stops at Jewish Home for Aging; Cal GOP says ad campaign worked; North Valley JCC shooting la

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One Special Stop on the Campaign Trail

    Even when the gubernatorial election was just two days away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger found time to talk to a large group of senior citizens at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda.

    After arriving nearly an hour late, the governor was met...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...

  • More West Los Angeles Shootings Leave Residents Outraged

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Dotted by temples, community centers and parks, the largely Orthodox Jewish Crestview neighborhood and its adjacent areas in West L.A. don't seem to be a typical battleground for gang bangers. But residents say that is exactly what it's become.

    Little more than a month ago,...

  • Shots Fired in Pico-Robertson

    By Julie G Fax

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the heart of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood late Sunday night left members of the Jewish community rattled and shocked.

    No one was injured when 13-15 shots were fired on the 1600 block of Wooster Street, which is one block east of Robertson...

  • Suit Filed Over Police Shooting of Israeli

    By Jim Crogan

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly 20 months after Assaf Deri, an Israeli national, was shot and killed by Burbank police in a North Hollywood alley, his parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in L.A. Federal Court against Burbank and Los Angeles, both cities' police departments, and officers involved in...

  • Wrongful-Death Claim in Burbank Shooting

    By Howard Blume

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The family of an Israeli immigrant killed by Burbank police is pursuing a $51 million wrongful-death claim against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. Assaf Deri, 25, died a year ago when Burbank undercover police officers shot him in an alley in North Hollywood.

    Attorneys for the...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Court Dismisses Suit in Two Airport Shooting Deaths

    The families of two Israeli Americans killed by a terrorist at Los Angeles International Airport are not due any compensation from the city of Los Angeles, a federal judge has ruled.

    The victims, Yaakov (Jacob) Aminov, 46, and...

  • Community Briefs

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    NVJCC: Five Years Later

    The North Valley Jewish Community Center on Sunday commemorated a traumatic terror attack with remembrances of past horror and hope for the future.

    It was five years ago, on Aug. 10, 1999, that white supremacist Bufford O. Furrow, Jr. burst into the center...

  • Burbank Police Kill Israeli Man

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stunned friends and family members are trying to make sense of the death of Assaf Deri, a 25-year-old Israeli who was shot and killed by Burbank police officers on June 25.

    Friends say the sparse details in the police report do not fit the picture of the man they knew.

    "He never had...

  • Community Briefs

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Spiwak Resigns From UJF; Bernstein From Federation

    The faces of The Jewish Federation's main fundraisers are changing.

    Leo Spiwak, the lay campaign chair of the United Jewish Fund (UJF), has resigned after 3 1¼2 months on the job. A group of past campaign chairs will take...

  • IDF at Odds With Militant Activists

    By Matthew Gutman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The bad blood between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and a group of international pro-Palestinian activists continues to grow as more members of the group are injured in Israeli anti-terror operations.

    A British activist was shot in the head last Friday as a group of foreign and...

  • Death Stalks Family

    By Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A local American Israeli family, which lost a daughter in an airport shooting rampage last July 4, is in renewed mourning for a son who died Nov. 26 following a car accident.

    Nimrod Hen, the 18-year-old victim, was the brother of Victoria "Vicky" Hen, 25. She was one of two people...

  • Respite From Terror

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It is Monday afternoon at Universal Studios, and the place is swarming with camera-toting tourists, screaming children, beleaguered adults and bored-looking park staff. Prison-garbed Beetlejuice is flashing his blackened teeth as he amuses tourists with his banter, and the cheerful...

  • Be Careful With ‘Terrorism’

    By Salam Al-Marayati

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The LAX shooting on the Fourth of July was another test of Muslim-Jewish relations.

    Some Jewish leaders complained that Los Angeles Muslims did not denounce the shooting. That some people didn't hear it, and then accused Muslims of remaining silent, seems to be a common problem in...

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