Alongside of hundreds of thousands of Haredim, who demonstrated earlier this week (2/3/2014) against forced military recruitment, dozens of activists joined a demonstration in Tel Aviv in solidarity with the ultra-Orthodox. The question is, what drives leftist activists to...
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Israel solidarity rallies were held in venues across the United States as several groups sent missions to Israel to experience the siege on Israel first-hand.
Some 2,000 Chicagoans gathered in downtown Chicago Tuesday to show their solidarity with Israel. The rally was sponsored...
November 12, 2012 | 9:43 am
This weekend, once again, the people of Southern Israel were under attack. Missiles fired from Gaza exploded in the middle of cities, and people were wounded, both physically and mentally. This weekend was also the formal beginning of winter time here. After an everlasting summer,...
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The day after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a widespread public uprising, I found myself presenting a lecture about Solidarity, the mass trade union movement that convulsed Poland 30 years ago and paved the way for the collapse of the Iron Curtain a decade later.
March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Exclusive JewishJournal.com video: Dueling demonstrations --Muslim students led by Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Imam of Masjid Al-Islam in Oakland and a pro-Israel crowd in front of the Israeli Consulate Friday noon. Rabbi Daniel Bouskila leads the singing of "Ya'aseh Shalom."
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February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pmTwo days after Hollywood's biggest night -- the 80th annual Academy Awards -- the Los Angeles Jewish community will be treated to a celebrity-studded red carpet event of its own: Ninette Tayeb, Israel's reigning pop idol (photo, left), as well as Israeli-born hip-hop violinist Miri...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmWhen I was asked by The Jewish Journal whether I'd like to write something funny about the WGA strike, I thought -- hey, there's nothing funny about this: corporate bullies refusing to pay writers for their work. This is serious. But as my friend Rob Lotterstein, creator and...
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villagairosa reassured Eli Moyal, Mayor of Sderot, of his continued support Friday, after Palestinian rocket attacks forced a partial evacuation of the city.
In a letter to Moyal, released by the Mayor's office (full text below), Villagairosa said "the...
April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Amnesia of the past foreshadows amnesia of the future. Forget yesterday's tragedy and the threat to tomorrow is denied. Forget the first genocide of the 20th century -- the murder of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 -- and the memory and atrocities of the first genocide of the 21st...
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When former Democratic Congressman Mel Levine agreed to chair the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), he hoped to infuse it with the passion and purpose of its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In those days, the JCRC -- which is one of the major voices and faces of...
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European Jews have expressed a mixture of anger and frustration as the furor over a Muslim cartoon erupted into violence in Europe and the Middle East.
As frequent targets of anti-Semitic cartoons -- many of them in the Arab press -- Jews on one hand sympathized with the Muslim...
September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Do you know anyone serving in Iraq? I intend to ask this question this year at Yom Kippur services. Of the 1,500 people who will hear it, I expect no more than a handful to say they do. I, for one, do not. Do you?
As it is for most of America, the Iraq war is an abstraction to many...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Don't wear your heart on your sleeve -- wear it on your wrist. And with the new Shalom bracelet, you can. The Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles is distributing 25,000 of the blue elastic bands adorned with a white dove and the word "Shalom" throughout the community.
It carries a...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
It has only been in recent months that I've found the courage to speak to some of my Jewish and non-Jewish friends within the Palestinian solidarity community, and the broader anti-globalization/anti-war movement, about the difficulties I have experienced as a Jew within that...
March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
For the past decade, members of Shaare Shalom, a Persian synagogue in Great Neck, N.Y., have traveled en masse to Miami each Passover.
This year, however, many synagogue members are passing up the Fontainebleau Hilton for the Jewish state -- where they'll combine the springtime...
September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm
"Anybody who supports Israel will be my friend, even though they may be Christian fundamentalists." -- Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin of Stephen S. Wise Temple in Bel Air
As Israel enters the third year of the Al-Aksa Intifada, L.A. Jews are reaching out to pro-Israel Christians to express...
September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Platters of apple slivers prepared for dunking in honey are a holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year.
The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on its way to starting another New Year tradition by again urging residents to buy Israeli-made honey for their own Rosh...
July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Pro-Israel lobbyists are patting themselves on the back these days for yet another congressional resolution declaring solidarity with the embattled State of Israel, and the kudos are justified.
Pro-Israel resolutions these days are routinely passed with only token opposition;...
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Palestinian support for Iraq took on a new dimension this week with a suicide bombing in Israel that Islamic Jihad said was aimed at showing solidarity with Baghdad.
Dozens of people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up March 30 next to a crowded...
March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Yossi Amrani had a difficult phone call to make on Monday.
The consul general of Israel in San Francisco placed a call to Craig and Cynthia Corrie of Charlotte, N.C., to express his condolences over the death of their daughter.
Rachel Corrie, 23, a senior at Evergreen State...