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  • Jewish groups join coalition against anti-Muslim subway ads in D.C.

    October 16, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Some national Jewish organizations joined a coalition of religious groups calling on the Washington Metro system to donate profits from an anti-Islam ad to charity.

    “The placing of offensive, anti-Muslim ads in the D.C. Metro system is an important opportunity to affirm our...

  • Jewish, Christian groups in N.Y. subway ads urging tolerance

    October 8, 2012 | 9:53 am

    A Jewish group and a Christian group are hanging ads in the New York subway system urging tolerance.

    The ads being placed by Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and Sojourners, led by the Christian author and social justice advocate Jim Wallis, will go up on Monday and aim to...

  • ‘Savage’ jihad ad debuts in New York City subway

    September 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

    The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom...

  • N.Y. transit authority weighs options on anti-Islam subway ad

    September 19, 2012 | 10:01 am

    New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is considering its options after a U.S. District Court ordered the authority to run an advertisement that reads "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

    The MTA's quandary comes in the wake of recent protests in Arab countries and in...

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  • Metro study backs Century City stop for Westside subway

    March 20, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    On Monday, L.A. Metro’s long-awaited Westside Subway Extension reached an important milestone with the release of the project’s final environmental impact statement and report. According to a recent article in The Source — “What Makes This Westside Subway Proposal Different...

  • A chosen rail line?

    October 26, 2011 | 7:27 pm

    In a city where nothing ever seems to come easy, the arrival this summer of Jerusalem’s long-delayed light-rail Red Line was seen by some as nothing short of a miracle. At many points over the past 10-plus years of construction, it looked as though the Messiah would pass through...

  • Report from Beijing: Security, it’s not just for airports anymore

    By Alison Klayman

    August 13, 2008 | 1:35 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Security checks no longer just for airports in Beijing

    Olympic security is no easy task. It’s not just about the sports venues — attention must be paid to the entire city’s infrastructure, hot spots and transportation systems.

    One of the transitions that I think...

  • Subway takes a ride through kashrut

    By Jay Firestone

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    We all remember the first time Subway went Jewish -- his name was Jared Fogle. Through a program of turkey club sandwiches for lunch and veggie subs for dinner as well as exercise, this overweight Jew's story helped Subway's sales skyrocket.

    Well, it seems that the ubiquitous...

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