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  • Peace and Processing

    By Stuart Schoffman

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Tuesday even-ing, 24 hours before the arrival of Yom HaShoah, I attended a symposium in Jerusalem on a subject both intriguing and urgent: "To Acknowledge the Suffering of the 'Other': Religious Obligation, Psychological Challenge." The sponsor was Oz VeShalom-Netivot...

  • High Morale

    By Avi Machlis

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As Israeli-Palestinian violence hits the six-month mark, Israeli military officials report that soldiers remain motivated to serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    Senior military officials report that reservists, who account for 70 percent of the army's 639,150 troops, are reporting...

  • The Toll of Violence

    By Daniel Gordis

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Friday night, the kids had gone to bed, and we found ourselves in the living room with some long-overdue quiet time. I was reading Tom Segev's book, "One Palestine, Complete," a revisionist account of the British Mandate, at a point in the book in which he spells out the seemingly...

  • Congressional Concern

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Members of Congress are urging the Bush administration to review its diplomatic treatment of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in light of the violent uprising against Israel.

    Pro-Israel lobbying groups and lawmakers want a...

  • Destination Israel

    By Jonathan Friendly

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Tourism in Israel is being hammered. The Al-Aqsa uprising that began last fall has prompted a flood of trip postponements and cancellations, particularly by Americans who saw no need to put themselves or their children at risk when stones and bullets were flying in the West Bank and...

  • Letter from Israel:On the Road

    By David Margolis

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As you might imagine, living in Israel right now feels schizophrenic. We continue with our regular lives -- going to work, eating dinner, shopping, praying, catching a movie -- and meanwhile, not far away, our soldiers are at war. The newspapers appear, the soccer games go on, people...

  • Sign of Hope

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The sign to the left, posted by Israeli Jewish and Arab students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology around the elite Rehovot campus, reads: "We, the Arab and Jewish students of the Technion, who daily sit together in the same classrooms in cooperation and friendship, express our pain over the recent outbreaks of violence in our country. It is up to us to continue living here in mutual dignity, peace and security. We call on every Technion student to speak out against violence, and on every citizen to work on behalf of good neighborly relations."

  • When Violence Hits Home

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish community in the West Valley and surrounding areas was rocked Feb. 5 by the murder of William and Bertha Lasky, former members of Temple Solael. The elderly couple died in their West Hills home from cuts and stab wounds, victims of an unknown intruder.

    According to...

  • The Battle for Peace

    By Helen Davis

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The acid test for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat came last week when he made his fateful visit to the White House to discuss Bill Clinton's framework agreement -- a roadmap designed to set the parameters for negotiating the tough issues that separate Israel and the Palestinians....

  • Mounting Controversy

    By Michael J. Jordan

    December 28, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sovereignty over the Temple Mount is apparently so explosive to the Arab world that the question may have torpedoed the Camp David summit in July and helped spark the Palestinian violence of the past three months.

    Now it's becoming clear just how explosive it is for Jews as...

  • Human Sacrifice

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The government of Israel has wisely chosen to cooperate with a U.S.-led international commission that began investigating Israeli-Palestinian violence this week. Led by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, the commission hopes its work will reduce the violence in the region and lead...

  • Israel 101

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The October Violence is the short-hand designation for the deadly sniping, shooting and police action between Palestinians and Israelis, including the unprecedented call-to-arms of Israeli Arabs. If American Jews accept "October Violence" as the title (Palestinians call it "the...

  • A Genocide Ignored

    By Paula Amann

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A shattered shop window with a yellow star, a mountain of shoes, an arch with the grim irony "Arbeit Macht Frei" inscribed upon it: These images alone can summon up the historic nightmare of the Nazi Holocaust.

    Today, a blood-spattered page of math drills, a desert camp for the...

  • Learning Lessons

    By Tuvia Grossman

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most riveting - and controversial - photographs to have emerged from the recent violence in Israel was that of a bloodied and dazed young man with an angry Israeli policeman standing behind him shouting. While the young man was first identified by the Associated Press, the...

  • Increasing Tensions

    By Gil Sedan

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As the violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip enters its second month, there is a growing fear that it will escalate and embroil the entire region.

    "It is absolutely mandatory that this conflict should not turn into an interreligious war," Avishai Braverman, president of Ben-Gurion...

  • Facing Truths

    By David N. Myers

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Having just learned that a cousin serving in the Israel Defense Forces was wounded in action, I find it painful, but necessary to speak out. The latest convulsions of violence have pushed Israelis and Palestinians closer to the brink of mutual destruction. Meanwhile, in the United...

  • Mr. Oslo

    By Eric Silver

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Uri Savir may not have won a Nobel Peace Prize, but far more than the three national leaders who did, he is Mr. Oslo. For three long months in 1993, the then director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry sat secretly in the Norwegian capital and hammered out an agreement with the...

  • Touching Base

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    With the escalation of violence in the Middle East, many within Los Angeles' Jewish community are turning to the local chapters of organizations that raise money or garner support for Israel to gather information, lend their support or as a way of voicing their opinions.

    "It will...

  • Defusing Tension

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    While violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have captured the headlines in recent weeks, Jewish and Arab leaders in major American cities are working quietly to forestall confrontations between their communities.

    Their efforts are marked by some common guidelines.


  • “Where Do We Go From Here?”

    By Eric Silver

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "We are able to deal with this situation," says Yisrael Medad, a veteran, American-born settlement activist, "because we remember what happened in 1947 to '48. We are returning to our history."

    "Everywhere there is fighting," says Janet Aviad, a veteran, American-born Peace Now...

  • There to Stay

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's Yom Kippur in Israel, and former Los Angeles resident Eve Harow talks about the atmosphere in her adopted homeland of 12 years.

    "The mood is somber," says Harow. "We're somewhere between normal life and war."

    Harow and her husband, Earl, live with their seven children in...

  • A Protest at L.A.‘s Israeli Consulate

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Reacting to last weekend's rash of violence in Israel, a group of several hundred Palestinian sympathizers rallied together last Monday to demonstrate in front of the Wilshire Boulevard offices of the Consulate General of the State of Israel, Los Angeles.

    Organized by the...

  • Assigning Blame

    By Gil Sedan

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The catalyst for a spate of violence here may have been an Israeli politician's visit to a Muslim and Jewish holy site, but Israeli officials are holding Palestinian leaders directly responsible for the bloodshed.At least 55 people were killed, mostly Palestinians, in rioting that...
  • Hollywood Jews and the FTC Report

    By David Evanier

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Leading Jewish Hollywood executives and directors responded with a sense of shame this week to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) report criticizing the marketing of media violence to minors. Reached by phone, they spoke with The Jewish Journal about how they struggled to reconcile...

  • For the Children

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "What do we want?" asked the speaker.
    "Common sense gun laws!" came the response.
    "When do we want them?"
    "NOW!" roared the crowd.
    Combining the high spirits of a pep rally with the solemnity of a memorial service, some 2,500 people massedSunday morning in front of the Federal Building...

  • Terror, Again

    By J.J. Goldberg

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Nothing much happened in Los Angeles last week to mark it as a special week in Jewish history. Ditto for Chicago and Sacramento, Calif.

    No, it was pretty much a normal week in all three cities. Kids read their bar and bat mitzvah portions. A few couples got married. Folks gathered,...

  • Opposing Gun Violence

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Mother's Day, May 14, they'll be rallying in Washington, Los Angeles and 38 other cities across the nation to demand concrete action against the gun violence that scars the face of America like a festering wound.

    In the ranks of the Million Mom March will be mothers, "honorary"...

  • ERA—Israeli Style

    By Naomi Segal

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Knesset has passed a landmark law granting equal rights to women in every sphere of Israeli life -- after the bill's sponsor gave up her committee seat to a male colleague.

    Along with granting women equality in the workplace, the military and in other spheres of society, the new...

  • Fighting Hate Groups

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Gray Davis has proposed far-reaching legislation to combat hate groups, which, he said, pose a "very serious threat to public safety."

    His omnibus bill would strengthen existing laws by expanding the definition of a hate crime, automatically lengthening by three years prison...

  • Violence in the Media

    By Brad Pomerance

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When 20th Century Fox released the controversial movie "Fight Club" this fall, they took a gamble that the public would flock to a film that depicted self-selected alienated young men taking out their pent-up anger by beating up on one another. Having cost a reported $68 million just...
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