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  • A split nation - united with hope for the boys to return home

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    During the past week, a feeling of unity has spread amid our divided nation. The abduction of Naftali, Eyal and Gil-Ad last Thursday shared us all with a wish of heart for their return. In the past week, all splits in the Israeli society were sewn back together.


    During the past...

  • Our freedom from ourselves

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 9, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    Passover is a time of tacky text messages and Facebook statuses. Just like every other holiday, I find myself being carried away through a swirl of wishes and witty sentences which combine holiday songs' lyrics. This year, though, a status written by a good friend of mine caught my...

  • International holocaust day 2014: Holocaust denial - becoming scarily reliable

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 28, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    How positive you are that the Holocaust really occurred? That it is not one big fraud planned by the US and its allies? That the pictures that you see of piles of dead bodies are not just the bodies of Jews who fled to Europe from communist Russia and died from typhus disease? That...

  • Welcome to the world of the New Anti- Semitism

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 25, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Welcome to the world of the New anti-Semitism. While it does not replace the classical Anti-Semitism, which is well-known for its caricatures and the association between Jews and money, it rather adds a more modern touch to it, adjusting it to a broader audience who are clueless to...

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  • Leaving Israel is becoming a trend, so why do I choose to stay?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 23, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    After spending Friday nights in Tel-Aviv and calling each other “brother” or “sister,” comes the most recent Israeli trend: leaving Israel.

    It is now THE Israeli thing to do: pack, fly, start anew abroad. This phenomenon is not new, but it has recently become impossible to...

  • Gilad Shalit- two years later

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 15, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    Two years ago, the people of Israel finally sighed. Gilad Shalit has returned home.

    It took more than five years and a great fuss for the Israeli Government and Shalit's captors (the terror organization: Hamas) to sign on this controversial deal. Some would say we gave up on too...

  • So what is the Jewish Holiday season like here in Israel?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 18, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Israel- a Jewish and Democratic state. Most of the year, this definition is complicated and disrupting, but during a few weeks every year – it is beautifully simple and unifying. It happens during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, when we mention Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. ...

  • Egypt army seeks national unity as crisis mounts

    December 11, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Egypt's army chief called for talks on national unity to end the country's mounting political crisis after a vital loan from the IMF was delayed and thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets.

    The meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was called...

  • Team of Rivals

    May 9, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    Stability and order, those are the pillars that enable a democratically elected politician to successfully pursue their agenda. And stability and order are exactly what Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, has guaranteed for himself and for his party by creating a new...

  • Israelis protest new government

    May 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated against the new coalition government.

    More than 1,000 protested in Tel Aviv, and hundreds in Jerusalem, against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition Kadima Party. A protest also was held in Beersheba.

    Former...

  • Meeting fails to solve Palestinian unity plans

    May 3, 2012 | 10:23 am

    A meeting in Cairo between representatives of Hamas and Fatah did not bring a Palestinian national unity government any closer.

    Khaled Mashaal, chief of Hamas, and senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed concluded a meeting Wednesday night that “produced nothing new,” the French news...

  • Prime Minister Fayyad: ‘Unity and Non-violence’ requisites for statehood

    November 29, 2011 | 9:55 am

    With skepticism rife over a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement and the Hamas demand to replace him, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the man credited with energizing the movement toward statehood and the man Western governments want holding the PA’s purse strings, discusses the...

  • Fayyad may quit for sake of Palestinian unity

    November 14, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad signaled on Monday he is ready to step aside to help reconcile the two rival factions of the Palestinian national movement and pave the way for presidential and parliamentary elections.

    The departure of the U.S.-educated former World...

  • Palestinians will continue to negotiate peace, Abbas says

    April 28, 2011 | 9:02 am

    The Palestinians will continue to negotiate peace with Israel despite a unity agreement with the terrorist Hamas organization, Mahmoud Abbas said.

    Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, told reporters Thursday that the Palestine Liberation Organization that he heads will...

  • Palestinians to renew unity talks

    March 29, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah will renew unity talks.

    The talks will be held in Cairo next month, the Jerusalem Post reported.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, said he was planning to visit Gaza to talk with Hamas leaders. But the trip,...

  • Hamas, Fatah talk unity

    September 27, 2010 | 11:11 am

    Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah met to continue reconciliation talks.

    Fatah, the party led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, met in Damascus last Friday night to for unity talks.

    The groups...

  • A New Jewish Agenda

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 2008 | 1:57 am

    "Behold, cometh this dreamer." (Genesis 37:19)

    Jewish Americans voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama -- 77 percent to 23 percent.

    They chose Obama for the same reason most voters did, only more so. They were appalled at the state of the nation after eight years of a Republican...

  • Yes, we Cain

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 26, 2008 | 5:50 pm

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  • Israel: A work in progress

    By Glenn Yago

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    From the birth of the Zionist movement more than a century ago through its 60 years as a Jewish state, Israel has come of age amid a vastly changing world: two world wars, the technological revolution and economic globalization with all its attendant challenges.

    The creation of...

  • So many singles, so few tables

    By David Suissa

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This is not a sob story. There is no hunger or homelessness, there are no kids with cancer.

    Rather, it's the story of single Jews in Los Angeles who, once in a while, would love to gather around a family Shabbat table. They're not desperate for company. Many don't have family here,...

  • Full circle

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My daughter, the animal lover, has a father who isn't. A hamster is the biggest pet I've gotten talked into so far. It lives in her room, and basically I wouldn't even know it was there except for one thing -- it's nocturnal.
     
    All night long I could hear Ruby the hamster running in...
  • Spectator - Teens Band Together in Music Battle

    By Ali Austerlitz

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is nothing like a battle to bring a people together.

    At least this is the hope of Brian Greene, executive director of the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC), as he plans the Los Angeles area's first citywide Jewish Battle of the Bands.

    "I believe that there needs to be a...

  • Abbas-Hamas Showdown Looms

    By Leslie Susser

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Three and a half months after fundamentalists swept to power in the Palestinian elections, the Islamicist Hamas and the secular Fatah are on the brink of a major showdown that could have far-reaching implications for Israel and the government's plans for a unilateral withdrawal from...

  • Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen: Kindness Starts at Home

    By Julie G Fax

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the doorbell rings at the Cohens' Pico-Robertson home -- or more accurately when the door edges open, since it's almost never locked -- the littlest of Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen's six kids grab their shoes. If it's someone dropping off donated food or clothing, they...

  • David Karp: A Guide for Unity in Scouting

    By Marc Ballon

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    When attorney David Karp reminisces about his time in the Cub and Boy Scouts, the good memories come flooding back. He remembers taking long nature hikes, making close friends and fashioning a pinewood derby car from a block of wood, four nails and four wheels. The Scouts,...

  • Jennifer Chadorchi: The Hunger to Help

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    At 6:30 p.m. on a chilly Wednesday night in December, more than 30 young Jewish professionals gathered on the corner of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street in West Hollywood to feed homeless people waiting in line for a hot meal.

    There on behalf of the Greater West...

  • Our first annual big list o’ mensches

    By Photographs by Kevin Scanlon

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    To its detractors, Los Angeles seems very much like a modern-day Sodom or Gomorrah -- besotting civilization with a trash culture of celebrity murder trials, reality TV and movies that trade on violence and superficiality. Even to Angelenos, the city can be trying and...

  • Political Centrism Stirring Up Interest

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Political centrism is in the air these days. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, under fire from Likud for the withdrawal from Gaza, and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, defeated in his bid to remain as leader of Labor, have joined forces to form a new centrist party. Suddenly, the...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • Iranian Community Mourns Its ‘Anchor’

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More than 2,000 mourners packed the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills this summer to bid farewell to Hacham Yedidia Shofet. During the funeral, the powerful sound of the shofar blended with the recorded voice of Shofet, who at his own request, led a prayer at his funeral. His...

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