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  • ‘Filthy Jewish Terrorists’ site back on the web

    December 22, 2010 | 11:02 am

    A website in Canada that advocated the mass killing of Jews is back online after being shut down.

    “Filthy Jewish Terrorists,” operated by former Toronto college student Salman An-Noor Hossain, reportedly is using a host in Switzerland. Its Canadian web provider had shut down the...

  • Body of American tourist, allegedly killed by Arabs, found near Jerusalem

    December 19, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    The body of an American tourist was found near Jerusalem a day after she was attacked and kidnapped, allegedly by Arab assailants.

    Christine Logan’s body was identified Sunday morning by Jerusalem police. Her hometown in the United States has not yet been reported.

    Logan and a...

  • Israel begins building barrier on Egyptian border

    November 22, 2010 | 8:19 am

    Israel began construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt.

    Engineers were scheduled to fan out along Israel’s southern border Monday and prepare the ground of for the construction of the barrier and electronic fence.

    The nearly $375 million, 155-mile project is being...

  • Jewish institutions reassess security following bomb attempt

    November 2, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday’s mail bombing attempt of two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

    On Tuesday, some 200 representatives of Jewish community institutions took part in a conference call with FBI experts...

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  • Ramallah street named for terrorist

    April 8, 2010 | 10:35 am

    A street in Ramallah has been named after a Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis.

    The Ramallah street, on which the P.A. presidential compound is located, is named after Yehiyeh Ayash, also known as “the engineer,” who was responsible for several...

  • Starving the murderers

    By David Suissa

    December 4, 2008 | 1:49 am

    I was at a Thanksgiving dinner at my sister's house in Orange County, sitting next to a woman who couldn't take her eyes off her BlackBerry®. The woman wasn't being rude; she was texting back and forth with her friend Peggi Sturm, who was holed up in one of the hotels under siege in...
  • Chabad rabbi and rebbetzin dead in Mumbai attack

    November 28, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    (JTA) – A Chabad rabbi and his wife were among the dead after Indian forces retook a Jewish center in Mumbai, India from terrorist gunmen.

    The deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, were confirmed Friday by the director of...

  • McCain campaign to L.A. Times: Release Obama-Khalidi tape [VIDEO]

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 12:11 am

    John McCain and his vice presidential running mate continued Wednesday to accuse the Los Angeles Times of protecting Barack Obama by not releasing the video of 2003 celebration Obama attended for a Palestinian-American scholar and critic of Israel. The newspaper has refused to make...
  • ANALYSIS: Rough race takes toll on McCain’s image

    October 27, 2008 | 7:23 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—When John McCain stopped in New York one Tuesday in October 2007 to make his pre-primaries pitch to a room full of Jewish bigwigs, he spent virtually all his time discussing foreign policy—but only after an emotional introduction from James Tisch that focused less on...

  • A clash of two birthdays

    By Judea Pearl

    September 17, 2008 | 11:26 pm

    Last month, in my column titled, "Al-Jazeera and the Glorification of Barbarity", I described Al-Jazeera's royal celebration of the birthday of Samir

    Kuntar, the unrepentant child-killer psychopath and called on the network to "publicly apologize to its viewers in the Arab world for...

  • Al-Jazeera and the glorification of barbarity

    By Judea Pearl

    August 21, 2008 | 12:46 am

    I have often wondered why some of the best thinkers of our time refuse to believe in human progress. After all, there was a time when tens of thousands of ordinary citizens flocked to the gates of the Roman Coliseum to enjoy the sight of wild beasts tearing human beings to pieces....
  • ‘24’  producer Howard Gordon : Our only politics is to have an exciting show

    By Tom Tugend

    August 6, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    Howard Gordon, 47, is an Emmy Award winner and executive producer of the hit action series, "24," which portrays the life of Jack Bauer, an agent in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Counter Terrorist Unit.

    Later this year, the American Jewish Congress, Western Region will give...

  • Munich massacre survivor still carries Olympic scars

    July 31, 2008 | 1:50 am

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—The Munich Olympics were meant to be a defining moment in Dan Alon’s life—but not the way they turned out.

    Alon was one of five Israeli athletes who escaped the 1972 massacre of Israel’s Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists.

    Thirty-six years later, he still...

  • Three dead in Jerusalem terrorist bulldozer attack

    By Roy Eitan

    July 2, 2008 | 9:53 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The deadly terrorist attack by an Arab bulldozer driver on a crowded street here Wednesday raised questions anew about how Israeli authorities can protect against attacks by lone assailants from eastern Jerusalem.

    At least three people were killed and dozens...

  • Homegrown terrorist who planned Los Angeles attacks sentenced to 22 years

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2008 | 11:47 am

    A member of a four-man homegrown terrorist cell that planned to attack Israeli and Jewish targets three years ago in Los Angeles was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Monday.

    Levar Haney Washington, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through...

  • Letter from Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Silent slideshow shows images of the funeral in Jerusalem


    Condolence visits are part of a rabbi's life, but no one ever taught us how to make nine visits in a 48-hour period.

    We arrived in Israel on the morning of Tuesday, March 11, and left Israel the following night. Our mission,...

  • Is there a way to stop rockets and avoid a Gaza fight?

    By Uri Dromi

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Sderot is a city in the south of Israel, very close to the Gaza Strip. In the year 2007, it has been hit by 1,000 Qassam rockets and 1,200 mortar shells launched by the Palestinians.

    Life in Sderot has become hell, but Israel finds it very difficult to defend it, because the people...

  • ‘War on terror’ needs Muslims to be part of solution

    By Mona Eltahawy

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine for a moment a Muslim teenager somewhere in Europe, "with the Internet in his living room, the world in his mind and his heart torn apart by a million identities," as Swiss-born Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan described him.

    How do you prevent that young Muslim from being...

  • Briefs: Hebron settlers removed, Olmert plans land swap, Romney backs off Hezbollah

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Illegal Hebron Settlers Evicted

    Israeli security forces evicted Jewish settlers who had taken over disputed properties in Hebron. Thousands of soldiers and police descended on the West Bank city Tuesday to remove two Israeli families squatting in abandoned apartments. The evictions...

  • Los Angeles mom pleads for life of son kidnapped in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Why is the world so silent -- why are Jews so silent about the plight of Jews being held captive in Iran?" Elana Tehrani, an Iranian-born Jewish woman now living in Los Angeles asked a crowd during a speech at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills.

    Tehrani believes her son...

  • Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX; Education Programs Get Multimillion Dollar Boost

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Security Offers Pointers to LAX

    Three Israeli security experts received warm praise from local city officials after concluding a four-day recent inspection tour of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) recently.

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement during his Asia...

  • State of Humanity Forum: ‘Darfur silence is lethal’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In opening the inaugural State of Humanity Forum, held Oct. 17 at Valley Beth Shalom, Marcy Rainey, VBS chair of Jewish World Watch (JWW), spoke of the atrocities in Darfur, proclaiming: "Silence is lethal, and meekness is inexcusable."
     
    Despite the brutality of the genocide, in...
  • Box-office politics

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm



    Trailer for 'Suicide Killers.' Click on the big arrow to play.

    The first person I met at the Liberty Film Festival preview was a riled up Asian American man with a pompadour, who quickly explained to me what was wrong with Hollywood: It is a vast liberal conspiracy.

    "But the...

  • Jewish emergency info card a hit with LAPD; Postcard and dog tag campaign seeks release of Israeli

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish emergency info card a hit With LAPD

    LAPD patrol officers in the San Fernando Valley are now packing a powerful resource small enough to fit into a breast pocket. The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance has teamed up with Deputy Chief Michael Moore and LAPD chaplain Kenneth...

  • L.A. Times violates journalistic ethics in Anaheim City Council election coverage

    By Steven Emerson

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a race for a seat on Anaheim's City Council garners little attention beyond Anaheim. But this year, one candidate is drawing some outside attention.

    Bill Dalati, a Syrian-born insurance agent, is running for a spot on Anaheim's City Council. His candidacy has come under...

  • Book Review: Tools to fight terror: big dreams, good friends

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide," by Jeff Goldberg (Knopf, $25).
     
    The full title of Jeffrey Goldberg's new book, "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide," immediately conjures up notions of a Pinteresque power struggle between two...
  • Moves to reform Israel’s political system on the rise

    By Tom Tugend

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Are Israelis constitutionally incapable of agreeing on a constitution to govern their country?
     
    Possibly.
     
    "Throughout Jewish history, we have always been a disputatious people, and in Israel, everyone thinks he or she is a prime minister. It's part of our nature," observed...
  • At-risk youth; Much more Mathout; Donkeys vs. Elephants—the beef goes on

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Custody Battle
     
    Wendy Jaffe's cover story on divorce focused primarily on the custody battles while neglecting alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, which can lead to far more peaceful results ("Who Gets the Shul?" Oct. 6).
     
    In my role as a divorce mediator,...
  • Muslims and Jews must move on and strengthen ties

    By Omar Ricci

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Muslim-Jewish relations in Los Angeles have undoubtedly undergone a test the past several weeks, the outcome of which is still unclear. But out of an acrimonious political battle, many Muslims would like to move on and attempt to re-establish discussion and dialogue with our fellow...
  • Bittersweet symphonies: the Pearls struggle to find life after Daniel’s death

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eight days after Yom Kippur, Judea and Ruth Pearl will commemorate what would have been the 43rd birthday of their son, Daniel. As on every Oct. 10 for the last five years, it will be a day of intensely personal reflection and remembrance by the couple and their daughters, Tamara and...
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