Sam Childers, the real-life “Machine Gun Preacher” behind the Marc Forster film now in theaters, chewed his signature toothpick in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, wearing a Harley Davidson shirt, jeans, black steel-toed boots and a handlebar moustache he’s sported since...
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The Israeli delegation to the United Nations has dispatched a complaint letter to the UN chief and the president of the UN Security Council condemning Syria’s “dangerous provocations” on its border with Israel on Sunday.
Haim Waxman, the deputy chief of Israel’s delegation to the...
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U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday imposing new sanctions against two relatives of President Bashar Assad, Syria’s intelligence agency and its director, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force in response to their part in crackdowns on...
April 29, 2011 | 8:11 am
Syrian security forces opened fire on demonstrations Friday in the capital Damascus and the coastal city of Latakia - the heartland the ruling elite - wounding at least five people as thousands took to the streets in several places across the country, witnesses said.
April 21, 2011 | 3:57 pm
Violent neo-Nazism is on the rise in Germany, according to an annual report by the German government.
The annual report on extremism by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution released this week also said that the proponents of violent neo-Nazism are rejecting...
March 29, 2011 | 8:58 am
Syria’s Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury that erupted more than a week ago and is now threatening President Bashar Assad’s 11-year rule in one of the most authoritarian and closed-off nations in the Middle East.
Assad, whose family has controlled Syria...
March 7, 2011 | 11:18 am
One Israeli and a number of Palestinians were wounded Monday when clashes broke out on land between a West Bank outpost and a nearby Arab village.
The Israeli was lightly wounded when struck by a rock hurled by a Palestinian during the clashes, Israeli Radio reported. Of the...
February 3, 2011 | 8:36 am
An Egyptian army tank moved against supporters of President Hosni Mubarak as they hurled rocks at anti-Muburak protesters in central Cairo, prompting cheers from demonstrators battered by overnight fighting that killed six.
“Allahu Akbar, the army and the people are hand in hand”,...
January 25, 2011 | 9:23 am
Israeli officials fear the completion of an excavation project near the Temple Mount may spur violence by Palestinians.
The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that it had completed the excavation of an ancient tunnel that runs from the City of David in eastern Jerusalem...
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NEW YORK (JTA)—Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin says she doesn’t share the views of a Jews for Jesus leader who in a speech at her church suggested that violence against Israelis resulted from God’s judgment against Jews who have failed to embrace Jesus.
David Brickner, the...
August 6, 2008 | 6:48 pm
This isn’t going to be good for anybody.
The video begins with a Muslim woman questioning a Christian street preacher about the divinity of Jesus. He insults her, and she doesn’t appear to want to hear his answer. As he tries to explain, she gets in his face and grabs for his...
June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm
Bianca Khalili's friends posted this tribute on YouTube
On May 26, 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School student Bianca Khalili fell to her death from the 15th floor of an apartment building in Century City.
The girl's passing -- homicide has been ruled out by the police -- has...
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Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.
From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.
February 29, 2008 | 11:14 pm
A potty-mouthed rabbi, a rockstar mom, and a shooting in Beverly Hills are among the top stories on JewishJournal.com this leap month.
Here they are, starting with the biggest story:
Super Tuesday: Jewish Primary by Raphael Sonenshein. We liked this story so much that Raphe now...
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March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmWhat do you do when you can't stand another Jew? When their political views make you sick, or when you feel completely alienated from their lifestyle -- whether because they are too religious, or too secular, or simply too unfamiliar?
For that matter, what do you do if another Jew...
January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pmThe gang violence that has recently wracked parts of Los Angeles compels me to ask this question: Where are all the Jewish gangs?
I'm not being cute.
There was a time in history when America's worst gangs were Jewish. From 1880 through the dawn of Prohibition, New York's Lower East...
January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pmCover Choice
It is appalling to me that you should depict this dreadful image on your cover ("Don't Kid Yourself," Jan. 12)
I understand your exploring the topic in an article, but to put this image and headline on the cover of The Jewish Journal when you describe plenty of...
January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pmOlmert Goes to China
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...