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  • U. of Washington students reject divestment resolution

    May 21, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    The student senate at the University of Washington voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed measure on divestment from Israel.

    The vote Tuesday night of 59 against, 8 in favor and 11 abstentions followed a 3 1/2-hour debate, according to StandWithUs, a pro-Israel campus group....

  • How serious a problem is BDS, and what are Jewish organizations doing about it?

    April 30, 2014 | 10:41 am

    [Related: Should we fear BDS?]

    The authors reached out to a number of leading Jewish organizations, asking each the same two questions regarding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement: How serious a problem is BDS, and what is your organization doing about it?

    American...

  • Facing chaos - Two Israeli soldiers found themselves under the attack of anti-Israel activists

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2014 | 9:19 am

    In recent years, Israel haters spread anti-Israeli propaganda via social networks and during IAW, which is filled with false information and contains mainly lies about the IDF. Truth is, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have over 700,000 citizen soldiers and reservists, who are...

  • Moving and Shaking: Peter Weil named Skirball board chair, Myron Zimmerman honored

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    Los Angeles attorney and longtime Skirball Cultural Center board member Peter Weil has been named the second-ever board chair of the Skirball, succeeding founding board chairman Howard Friedman.

    “In his decade of service to the Skirball board of trustees and record of leadership...

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  • Calif. board votes in student leader of BDS movement as regent

    July 17, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected to serve on the University of California system’s Board of Regents.

    Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, was voted in by the board on Wednesday as a regent...

  • Hate, courtesy of the UN

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 24, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Richard Falk, a UN official, referred to the Boston Marathon in a column he wrote for the Foreign Policy Journal , saying the US "had it coming" because of its policy around the world and specifically in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, that's right. A respected person...

  • L.A. set to celebrate Israel, Jewish community

    April 18, 2013 | 11:12 am

    This year’s Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival will feature plenty of stars when it takes place on April 21, but only one has plans to actually spend time in outer space.

    It’s not quite the Apollo 11 spacecraft — which took Neil Armstrong to his lunar landing — but the...

  • U.C. Riverside student govt. rescinds Israel divestment resolution

    April 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.

    The Associated Student Government's Student Senate on Wednesday voted 10-2 to cancel the March 6 resolution that called on the school to withdraw funds from companies...

  • Path to peace: StandWithUs

    March 28, 2013 | 10:15 am

    On Monday evening, March 11, I had a public discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. The topics included how American Jews should approach pro-Israel advocacy, whether peace is currently attainable between Israel and...

  • J Street, StandWithUs heads tangle at Temple Isaiah

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:43 am

    These are tough times for people hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

    A recent cover story in The New Republic optimistically called the prospects for a two-state solution “not altogether hopeless.” President Barack Obama has made clear that he...

  • Rallies across U.S. supporting Israel’s right to defend itself

    November 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Israel solidarity rallies are scheduled for New York and venues across the United States.

    Meanwhile, on Sunday in Los Angeles, some 1,400 demonstrators voiced their support for Israel's right to defend itself and its ramped-up operation against escalated rocket attacks on its...

  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • L.A. Jews in ‘Forward 50’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 15, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Four Angelenos are among the 50 American Jews selected by the Forward newspaper for its annual list of newsmakers, which was published on the New York-based newspaper’s Web site on Nov. 12. 

    Scooter Braun, manager of teen sensation Justin Bieber; Rabbi Sharon Brous, the spiritual...

  • From Jihad to hasbara

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 15, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    “Who here is Jewish?” Kasim Hafeez asked the audience. Nearly all of the several hundred raised their hands. “Seven years ago,” he added, “I would have wanted to see all of you dead.”

    The audience knew where this was heading, which didn’t make his words any less startling....

  • Jewish groups react swiftly to escalation of Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

    November 15, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Jewish organizations had an outpouring of reaction on Wednesday to the escalation of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel that had started Saturday—conveying their prayers for the safety of southern Israelis, condemning the Hamas terrorism, and affirming the Jewish state’s right to...

  • Israel for a Cure participates in AIDS Walk

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Israel and American men and women of all ages, representatives of Israeli and Jewish community organizations and others turned out to walk with Israel for a Cure, one of approximately 1,700 teams that participated in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles on Oct. 14.

    The Consulate General of...

  • StandWithUs launching new Israel advocacy training for teenagers

    August 8, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs is launching a new program to help train 48 teenagers from around the U.S. as proactive leaders on their future college campuses.

    While StandWithUs has been working with high school students since its founding in 2001,...

  • Anti-Israel aid billboards coming down

    June 26, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A subsidiary of the CBS Corp. removed 23 billboards in the Los Angeles area calling for a stop to U.S. foreign assistance to Israel.

    The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, which sponsored the billboards, said in a statement that it received a letter from CBS Outdoor, a...

  • With an eye on Twitter, StandWithUs releases app for pre-fab pro-Israel messages

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    To celebrate the 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding, StandWithUs released a new social media application that the pro-Israel educational nonprofit hopes will help expand its impact on Twitter and Facebook.

    ShareIsrael, an app designed for iPhones, iPads and devices running the...

  • El Al employees share brighter side of Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    February 23, 2012 | 10:31 am

    As most people who care about Israel know, it’s difficult to have conversations about the Jewish homeland without broaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    This is why StandWithUs, a pro-Israel organization that focuses on on-campus advocacy, along with the Jewish Agency for...

  • Opinion: The new defenders

    January 25, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    How can you defend Israel without being accused of being a tribal loyalist? You know, the type who thinks Israel is unfairly maligned by most of the world, so they’re always pushing “the other side of the story,” which includes — surprise, surprise — a lot of positive items...

  • Israel wants peace - friend request pending [VIDEO]

    September 20, 2011 | 12:39 pm

  • Pro-Israel ads in Bay Area countering anti-U.S. aid campaign

    September 19, 2011 | 11:55 am

    The pro-Israel organization StandWithUs has launched an ad campaign in Bay Area Rapid Transit stations to counter local ads that call for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.

    The posters will be on display Sept. 18 through Nov. 13 at five major stations, as well as on a local...

  • ‘Rachel Corrie’ on stage: agitprop or art?

    By Tom Tugend

    August 23, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    “The American Jewish community has a problem keeping silent,” says scholar Michael Berenbaum, and he ascribes the “problem” to guilt over our collective failure to speak up during the Holocaust.

    In a very different time and on a vastly different scale, the option of silence...

  • Battle of the bulges: Foreskin Man vs. Captain Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 4, 2011 | 10:15 am

    He’s already being parodied, but it was only a matter of time before Foreskin Man got mashed up with some other superhero. Thanks to Arlen Schumer, a Jewish comic book artist based in Westport, Conn., that time is now.

    Behold: Foreskin Man vs. Captain Israel.

    Captain Israel has...

  • Monday Night with Yossi Klein Halevi: The Crisis of Israel’s Delegitimization

    By David Suissa

    June 2, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Who better than one of the world’s most legitimate commentators on the Middle East to discuss the crisis of Israel’s delegitimization? Author and renowned journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will weigh in on this sensitive topic this coming Monday night, June 6, at 7pm, at the Jewish...

  • Fight erupts between right-wing and left-wing activists in San Francisco

    November 17, 2010 | 12:16 pm

    A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics.

    On Sunday, activists associated with San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs disrupted a meeting of Jewish Voice for...

  • L.A.‘s Iranian Jews join Westwood demonstrations supporting Israel

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 19, 2010 | 12:16 am

    With shofars blasting and flags in hand, yesterday nearly 120 Los Angeles area supporters of Israel— including local Iranian Jews and even non-Jews alike weathered the pouring rain by aligning Wilshire Boulevard near the corner of Veteran Street in Westwood to counter-demonstrate...

  • Podcast: Iranian and Standwithus protestors speak out against Ahmadinejad

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 5, 2009 | 11:18 am

    Nearly 400 local Iranians Muslims, human rights activists and members of the L.A.-based Israel educational organization Standwi.com (SWU) held signs outside the Federal Building in Westwood on Sept. 23rd demonstrating against the arrival of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to...

  • Protesters disrupt consulate work flow

    By Jay Firestone

    January 14, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone

    Here’s a look at yet another protest outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Blvd.  Members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at around 8:30 a.m to protest the ongoing war in Gaza....

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