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  • Poll: Half of U.S. voters back strike on nuclear Iran

    February 9, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    A poll showed that nearly half of likely voters believed the United States should use military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

    According to the poll, published this week in The Hill, a newspaper that specializes in Congress,  49 percent of respondents stated...

  • Israel public sector strike headed for third day

    February 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Israel’s banks, ports and stock market were closed in the second day of a general strike on Thursday that threatened to drag on for another 24 hours after negotiations between unions and government hit new obstacles.

    The strike called by the Histadrut labor federation, an umbrella...

  • Israeli workers launch massive strike

    February 8, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Israeli workers launched an open-ended general strike.

    The strike launched Wednesday by the Histadrut, Israel’s main labor union, closed down the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, stopped trains across the country and caused major delays at Ben Gurion Airport. The crippling strike also...

  • Fear, speculation in Iran over military strike

    December 8, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    The threat of military strikes on Iran has upturned the quiet and comfortable lives once enjoyed by many Iranians, ushering in a new era of struggle and fear.

    Like many Iranians, Maryam Sofi says the West and Iran are locked in a dangerous game. “I don’t think we can know just yet...

  • Israel’s Iran strategy: Bombs? Bluff? Both?

    December 7, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    If Washington is perplexed by Israeli “opacity” on whether it might attack Iran, that is no accident, since Israel’s leaders are themselves torn - but also content to let fears of bluff and double-bluff play to their advantage.

    Aware of daunting military difficulties and potential...

  • Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei warns U.S., Israel on atom site attacks

    November 10, 2011 | 8:22 am

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with “iron fists,” state television reported.

    Tension over Iran’s nuclear program has increased since Tuesday...

  • Israeli workers strike cut short by court

    November 7, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israel’s main labor union ended a brief strike that shut down major sectors of the economy on Monday, following a labor court injunction that limited the action to just four hours.

    The Histadrut Labour Federation, the umbrella body for hundreds of thousands of public sector workers,...

  • Israel union goes on strike, court limits scope

    November 6, 2011 | 11:46 pm

    Israel’s main labor union declared a general strike on Monday, shutting down major sectors of the country’s economy, but a labor court intervened issuing an injunction that limited the strike to just four hours, officials said.

    The Histadrut Labour Federation, the umbrella...

  • Iran warns against rumored Israeli military strike

    November 2, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Iran’s top military chief warned that his country would retaliate harshly against an Israeli strike on its nuclear sites, as Israel successfully test fired a new ballistic missile.

    Responding to reports that Israel was preparing to launch an attack against Iran, the Islamic...

  • Doctors in Israel end strike amid economic protests

    August 25, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    Doctors in Israel ended a strike on Thursday that had hamstrung the public health sector for nearly half a year, relieving some pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who faces an unprecedented wave of cost of living protests nationwide.

    The doctors strike, which focused on...

  • Israeli protesters join general strike

    August 1, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Municipal employees throughout Israel went on a one-day strike in support of social justice.

    The Union of Local Authorities in Israel authorized the municipal workers to close their offices in support of a Facebook-organized general strike on Monday. There was also no garbage collection or street cleaning. The local authority in Jerusalem declined to join the strike.

    More than 23,500 Israeli Facebook users indicated that they would participate in the strike.

  • As strike wears on, top doc says he’ll go hungry

    July 25, 2011 | 11:46 am

    The head of the Israel Medical Association went on a hunger strike to ramp up doctors’ demands for better wages.

    Dr. Leonid Eidelman announced Monday that he would fast until the long-deadlocked negotiations between the medical association and the Treasury were resolved.

    Now in...

  • Schechter Institute employees return to work

    June 27, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Employees at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem returned to work following a seven-week walkout.

    A settlement between the institute’s management and workers was ratified at a general meeting of the workers and signed last Friday. The employees returned to work...

  • Israel attacks Hamas terror squad, killing 3

    April 3, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said was a terror squad planning to kidnap Israelis over the Passover holiday, killing three.

    The Israeli military stuck the men riding in a car in southern Gaza early Saturday morning.

    The IDF said in a statement that the three men killed in the...

  • Netanyahu says Israel ‘regrets’ hitting Palestinian civilians

    March 22, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he regretted the accidental killing of four members of a Palestinian family in their Gaza home by Israeli tank fire.

    Netanyahu in a statement Tuesday from the Prime Minister’s Office emphasized that the shooting was in response to fire by Hamas...

  • Israeli diplomats end strike

    January 24, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry employees that caused the cancellation of visits by foreign delegations has ended.

    An agreement reached Monday means that a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and several ministers to attend the annual joint Israel-Germany Cabinet session...

  • Russian president nixes Israel visit over strike

    January 3, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev canceled a planned visit to Israel due to a strike by Foreign Ministry employees.

    The striking workers had threatened to embarrass the Russian leader during his visit, which was scheduled for the middle of January. The workers gave interviews in...

  • Israel hits Gaza weapons storage facilities

    September 16, 2010 | 11:54 am

    Israel’s Air Force struck two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

    The attacks early Thursday morning were in response to the nine rockets and shells fired from Gaza at southern Israel on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces.

    Two of the mortar...

  • Survey: U.S. Jews favor strike on Iran, denominations split on Obama

    September 30, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons—a significant increase from a year ago.

    Fifty-six percent of American Jews would support the “United States taking military action against...

  • Israel and U.S. groups push forward on Iran

    July 7, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    The aftermath of Iran’s election presents the United States, Israel and pro-Israel advocates here with a dilemma worthy of a medical melodrama: Advocates for radical surgery, notwithstanding the dangers it poses, have the upper hand and the scalpel is ready—and then the patient shows...

  • Report: Israel fears U.S. ‘no’ on Iran attack

    July 7, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    Israeli leaders have not asked the United States for approval to attack Iran for fear Washington will turn them down, according to a news report.

    The Washington Times reported Tuesday that two unnamed Israeli officials close to Benjamin Netanyahu said the prime minister is concerned...

  • U.S. denies giving Israel ‘green light’ to strike Iran

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 7, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Vice President Joe Biden’s statement that Israel can decide on its own whether to strike Iran’s nuclear sites should not be construed as an American “green light” for such an action, the State Department said on Monday.

    “We are certainly not going to give a green light to any kind of military strike, but Israel is a sovereign country and we’re not going to dictate its actions,” State Department spokesperson Ian Kelly said on Monday. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Is SAG’s Rosenberg Serving the Cause, or Wreaking Havoc?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 18, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Alan Rosenberg was once known as a charming, hard-working actor with a passion for his craft. He had a knack for playing softhearted roles — the slightly schlubby boy-next-door whose vulnerability was so endearing, you immediately loved him. He got his break as the intellectual...

  • VIDEO: It’s Not Fair - Let The Jews In Hollywood!

    February 15, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    Someone named grossdog1 posted this video on YouTube during the Writer’s Strike.

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


  • Israel’s teacher strike highlights cracks in the system

    By Michele Chabin

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As much as he's been wanting to complete his master's degree in history, David Graniewitz would rather be standing in front of a classroom, teaching history or English to junior high and high school students.

    Instead Graniewitz, who has taught in Israeli secondary schools for almost...

  • Berries, Pizza and a Smile

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I walked into Trader Joe's last Sunday and spent $54 on a gallon of milk. Truth be told, it was the strawberries, frozen pizza, extra dog treats, new kind of low-fat cheese and that tempting bottle of Prosecco wine that drove up the bill -- none of which I'd intended to buy, and all...
  • Briefs: Carter condemns, Ban meets, students protest

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Carter: Israel backers demand 'subservience'

    Mideast peace is possible only with forceful U.S. engagement, former President Jimmy Carter said as he received the Ridenhour Courage Prize for speaking out on controversial topics. Carter -- whose recent book, "Palestine: Peace Not...
  • Is L.A. in the market for another grocery strike?

    By Naomi Glauberman

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the Jewish community nears the end of Passover on April 9, the second contract extension between the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and Southern California's major supermarkets -- Supervalu Inc.'s Albertsons, Kroger Co.'s Ralphs and Safeway Inc.'s Vons -- is set to...
  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    This month's Political Journal is a tale of two labor disputes. One is dragging on and on; the other has come to a peaceful conclusion just when it seemed there might be a strike ahead.

    Hotels Battle Continues

    A protracted 11-month debacle continues between UNITE HERE, Local 11,...

  • Jews in Venezuela: A Vanishing Community?

    By Julie Drucker

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    These are sad days for the Jewish community in Venezuela as many begin to question whether this country, once so hospitable to Jewish life, can still be called home.

    As the country faces nearly its sixth week of a devastating strike calling for early elections or the resignation of...

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