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Taglit-Birthright Israel: An Educational Journey Of Jewish Identity

I never imagined that a trip across the world to a foreign country with dozens of strangers would be as life-changing as it was.

07/10/2015

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Could Desalination Be The Solution To California’s Water Crisis? Israel Shows How New Technology Helped Beat Drought

As California’s drought crisis continues to get worse civil engineers have looked to some of the world’s driest regions for possible solutions.

05/14/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. During his speech, Netanyah said, "Today the Jewish people face yet another attempt by another Persian potentate to destroy us." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SoCal Lawmaker, Rabbi Hail Speech From Israeli PM Netanyahu

A U.S. Congressman from Orange County and a prominent Southland rabbi were both on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a controversial speech from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Iran nuclear talks.

03/03/2015

This ad featuring a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of Israel will be featured on dozens of billboards across L.A. (Photo courtesy StandWithUs.com)

Dueling Billboard Campaigns Pit MLK Against Mandela On Israel

A billboard battle aimed at swaying public opinion on Israel is being waged on the streets of Los Angeles.

01/19/2015

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Jewish Rapper Says ISIS Supporters Have Hacked His Website

An L.A.-based Jewish rapper who goes by “Kosha Dillz” says his website was hacked by supporters of the terror group ISIS.

11/14/2014

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Travel To The Wonders Of The World

Here’s a quick guide for families to the New Seven Wonders of the World and the only surviving original Seven Wonders of the World.

10/17/2014

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LA Mayor, City Officials Voice ‘Solidarity’ With Israel In Wake Of Gaza Fight

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials joined the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles to express the support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Islamic terror group Hamas.

08/05/2014

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Jewish, Muslim Groups Rally For End To Israel-Hamas War

Southland Jewish and Muslim groups were set Friday to hold competing rallies to call for an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.

07/25/2014

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FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

07/23/2014

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FAA: Flight Ban Extended For All US Flights To Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Wednesday extended an existing flight ban for up to an additional 24 hours prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel.

CBS Los Angeles–07/23/2014

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FAA: All US Airlines Flights To Tel Aviv Prohibited For 24 Hours Over Missile Fear

The Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday prohibited all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/22/2014

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Southern California Native ‘Lone Soldiers’ Await Call To Fight For Israel

A number of Los Angeles residents may have more at stake than most may expect in the recent escalation in the crisis in Israel.

07/21/2014

Israeli riot police keep watch during clashes that followed a protest against Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip, in the northern city of Nazareth, on July 21, 2014. The clashes came as Nazareth and cities in the West Bank observed a general strike to mourn the victims of the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas -- the bloodiest since 2009 -- that has cost more than 500 Palestinian lives in two weeks. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department Urges US Citizens To Avoid Travel To Israel As Fighting Intensifies

As clashes in Gaza continue to escalate, the State Department has issued a warning for Americans to avoid traveling to the region.

07/21/2014

Authorities say San Fernando Valley resident Max Steinberg was killed as a soldier in the Israeli Army. (credit: the Steinberg family)

Funeral Arrangements Underway For IDF Soldier From Woodland Hills

The parents of a 24-year-old Woodland Hills native who died while fighting with the Israeli Defense Forces departed for Israel Monday to make arrangements for their son’s funeral.

07/21/2014

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4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally

Wilshire Boulevard reopened Monday after an officer-involved shooting at a pro-Israeli rally closed it down overnight for a investigation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2014

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