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  • Cops, race and violence

    4 days ago

    The recent death of Michael Brown has elicited strong reactions across the political spectrum---from Bill O’Reilly to Louis Farrakhan---everyone seems to have an opinion on how law enforcement interacts with young black males and the likelihood of black males being shot by cops.

    ...
  • ISIS is much worse than Hamas

    2 weeks ago

    Last Friday, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach began an advertising campaign to defend the State of Israel by arguing that Hamas and ISIS are equally vile. According to his press release, "The ad equates ISIS and its execution of American journalist James Foley and Hamas' actions in Gaza." 

    ...
  • A bullet waiting for us all in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    August 4, 2014 | 2:46 am

    I was robbed at gunpoint this week in Karachi. I don’t really want to write about this because the repetitive telling of the story or externalization of the experience feels as if it will give it another life—numb its essence or fetishize it.

    I’ve worked as a journalist in...

  • Hundreds ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

    July 26, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when hundreds of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

    French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address...

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  • Choosing Love Over Fear

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 25, 2014 | 11:19 am

    By Cantor Rachel Goldman 

    I have spent an hour and a half flipping between a blank document in Word and seven tabs in my browser, all open to different articles on “What is going on in Israel right now.”  I feel like every time I see the latest headline, I get thrown or sad and...

  • Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

    July 25, 2014 | 10:23 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza cease-fire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

    Mediators hope any truce in the Gaza Strip can...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

    July 22, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The foreign ministers of GermanyFrance and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

    After 10 days of bombardment, ...

  • L.A. pro-Israel rally interrupted by violence

    July 13, 2014 | 6:34 pm

    UPDATE 9:50 a.m. (7/15):  Jennifer Schirg, 46 and a self-identified "Jewish woman, pro-Zionist, a professional and a resident on the Westside of Los Angeles" wrote in an email to the Journal that she witnessed the unfolding of the violence at the rally: "...the reason the...

  • $90M plan for eastern Jerusalem aims to reduce violence

    June 30, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a $90 million plan for the socioeconomic development of eastern Jerusalem with an eye toward reducing violence.

    The plan approved Sunday will focus on increased security and police there.

    It marked the first time that a comprehensive socioeconomic...

  • Counting Our Blessings

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 13, 2014 | 10:41 am

    By Janice Kaminer Reznik

    It seems to me that the greatest opportunity for personal redemption is by playing a role in the redemption of others.  Never do I feel this more strongly than when I am on a Jewish World Watch mission to Darfur or Congo.  This past week we completed our...

  • Amid violent clashes, Egypt closes border with Gaza

    August 15, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Egypt closed the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip as clashes between its government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued for a second day.

    The Rafah crossing was closed “indefinitely,” the French news agency AFP reported...

  • Kerry: Egypt violence ‘deplorable,’ Egyptians must ‘step back’

    August 14, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    The United States on Wednesday strongly condemned the bloodshed in Egypt after the breakup of opposition protests by Egyptian security forces and urged all sides to seek a political solution.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House told the interim government to...

  • Is it the time to stop looking back and start looking forward?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 31, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    A few weeks ago, I sat in on a deep conversation with Mahmod, a friend of mine from school, and an Arab who lives in Israel. We talked about the current situation between Jews, Arabs and Palestinians in Israel and exchanged opinions about possible solutions.  Up until then, Mahmod...

  • Police fire tear gas in Cairo, U.S. envoy spurned by parties

    July 15, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

    Supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected...

  • Turkish police battle protesters in Istanbul square

    June 11, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

    The governor of Istanbul went on television to...

  • Woman in red becomes leitmotif for Istanbul’s female protesters

    June 4, 2013 | 10:04 am

    In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing teargas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.

    Endlessly shared on social...

  • Israel conducts illegal weapons amnesty

    May 28, 2013 | 10:20 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    There are a lot of guns in Israel. You see them carried by soldiers as you walk down the street; on the hip of the security guard checking your bag as you enter the bank; and even by licensed civilians who live in or travel...

  • Gun violence in America: Scandal!

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Two years after his mother was shot and killed, Dallas Sonnier received a phone call from the police: His father had just been shot and killed.

    Sonnier’s parents had divorced long before. That both were murdered was sheer coincidence — as if gun violence in America isn’t common...

  • Elie Wiesel on Boston’s bombs: send in the philosophers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 16, 2013 | 9:49 pm

    In the wake of the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, law enforcement agencies are combing through evidence to better understand what took place.

    But Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who is a professor at Boston University, said that to properly...

  • Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers during violence near Hebron

    March 13, 2013 | 10:21 am

    A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli troops during a spate of violent activity near Hebron.

    The 25-year-old Palestinian man, who was a college student and youth movement leader, was shot in the head by Israeli troops who were being pelted by rocks thrown by residents of the...

  • Revolution 2020: Does Life Imitate Art?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 30, 2013 | 6:51 am

    Reading Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020 in December 2012 while traveling by bus throughout India, it has seemed that art imitates life. The newspaper has been alive with the protests in the street with the "pink revolution." The people of India are angry about the mistreatment of...

  • Obama speech after Connecticut school shooting [FULL TEXT]

    By JewishJournal

    December 14, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Text of President Barack Obama's address to the nation after Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, as provided by CQ Transcriptions:

    "This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Gov. Malloy my condolences on behalf of...

  • The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.

    It was a beautiful, touching moment — and I resented it.

    I’m all for grown men crying. I’m all for presidents, in times of...

  • New violence in the Congo: Having a conscience means working overtime

    November 21, 2012 | 9:46 am

    With rockets raining down on Israel, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Our families, our friends, our compatriots are under attack, and our hearts ache for them. But Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, who co-founded Jewish World Watch, reminds us that the needs of our own families and...

  • What happened to Rabin’s memorial day?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 29, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Yesterday, we mention the 17th annual Memorial Day for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister, Izhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by an Israeli, Jewish assassin, during an assembly for peace on November 4th, 1995. Moments after the end of the assembly, right after joining the...

  • Echoes of Lebanon civil war as Syrian turmoil spreads

    August 16, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Tit-for-tat kidnappings by Syrian rebels and Lebanese Shi’ite gunmen have escalated tensions in Lebanon, where the specter of contagion from Syria’s conflict is alarming the fractured and war-scarred Mediterranean nation.

    Despite government efforts to insulate it from turmoil in its...

  • A Shabbat prayer for the victims of the Sikh shooting

    August 8, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    This prayer was written to recite for the victims and survivors of the Aug. 5 shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.  Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva, wrote the prayer on behalf of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, which distributed it to congregations...

  • New Tel Aviv center aiming to reduce anti-gay violence

    August 1, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    Israel’s association for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is launching a center in Tel Aviv to combat anti-gay violence.

    The center, which opens Wednesday, will collect data on violence against gays and offer members of the LGBT community legal and...

  • Dark night: The dangers of movie violence

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    No one foresaw that a more sinister evil than the fictional Bane would appear at a screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    But, in fact, the violent entertainment became a violent event when, on July 20, a masked marauder entered a movie theater and...

  • Israel: Syria Government Still in Control of Chemical Weapons

    July 24, 2012 | 9:13 am

    The Syrian government is still in full control of its chemical weapons stockpiles, a senior Israeli defense official said on Tuesday.

    Israel’s foreign minister warned separately that the Jewish state would act decisively if Syria handed over any chemical or biological weapons to its...

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