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Suspect in death of Paul Kessler will stand trial

Judge rules there is enough evidence for anti-Israel demonstrator who struck elderly Jewish man with a megaphone during Los Angeles protest to stand trial for manslaughter.

Suspect in death of Paul Kessler will stand trial

Jewish UCLA student:

'Jews of LA said enough is enough'

Eli Tsives, a Jewish student at UCLA says Los Angeles Jews came to the campus to draw police to enforce the anti-Israel protesters who have been harassing him and other Jewish students.

'Jews of LA said enough is enough'

Academy Awards brace for pro-Palestinian protest

Several groups, including those within the film industry, have called to disrupt Oscar Sunday with protests for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Academy Awards brace for pro-Palestinian protest

'They're giving a prize to the violent side'

Israeli speaker whose Berkeley event was canceled amid violence draws protest at LA Holocaust Museum speech.

'They're giving a prize to the violent side'

LeBron James makes historic 40,000th career point

LeBron James has broken yet another NBA record by becoming the first player to score 40,000 points over the course of his career.

LeBron James makes historic 40,000th career point

Revealed:

LA school board candidate promoted antisemitic book

Teachers union suspends campaign for Kahllid Al-Alim, school board candidate who promoted antisemitic book.

LA school board candidate promoted antisemitic book

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Violinist injured in Gaza performs with Eden Hason

Mordechay Shenvald, a tank-crew man, who was wounded in Gaza and son of Rabbi Elazar Shenvald, head of the Hesder yeshiva in Modi'in, joined Eden Hason's US concert tour.

Violinist injured in Gaza performs with Eden Hason

Los Angeles university campus sold to Jewish school

American Jewish University completes deal to sell its Los Angeles campus to nearby Jewish school.

Los Angeles university campus sold to Jewish school

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to nine charges

US President Joe Biden's son enters not guilty plea to nine felony and misdemeanor tax charges at a Los Angeles court.

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to nine charges

Anti-Israel activists vandalize LA National Cemetery

During anti-Israel protest blocking major road in Los Angeles, protestors deface cemetery where about 100,000 US military veterans are buried with anti-Israel graffiti.

Anti-Israel activists vandalize LA National Cemetery

Jewish actor assaulted in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills 90210 actor Ian Ziering was surrounded and beaten by a group of individuals riding motorized bikes.

Jewish actor assaulted in Los Angeles

New York:

Anti-Israel protesters block road to JFK Airport

In another incident, major thoroughfare leading to the Los Angeles airport shut down by pro-Palestinian Arab protesters.

Anti-Israel protesters block road to JFK Airport

Los Angeles:

Conservative synagogue moves services due to anti-Israel protest

Prominent LA Conservative synagogue relocates Shabbat services due to planned pro-Palestinian protest.

Conservative synagogue moves services due to anti-Israel protest

World's largest 'Bring Them Home Now' mural unveiled near LA

The mural, which was painted on a building owned by a Hollywood producer, calls for the release of the nearly 130 hostages held by Hamas.

World's largest 'Bring Them Home Now' mural unveiled near LA

Los Angeles:

75 arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters shut down highway

Protesters calling for ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war bring traffic to a halt on 110 Freeway, refuse to leave until handcuffed.

75 arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters shut down highway

LA Police claim:

'Killing of Paul Kessler doesn't appear to be a hate crime'

Ventura County DA says killing of elderly Jewish man by anti-Israel protestor does not 'meet the elements of a hate crime.'

'Killing of Paul Kessler doesn't appear to be a hate crime'

Suspect arrested in killing of Paul Kessler in LA

50-year-old man to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, but not a hate crime, after striking Jewish man in head and killing him.

Suspect arrested in killing of Paul Kessler in LA

Los Angeles:

Teachers who taught anti-Israel bias are removed from school

Los Angeles charter school says teachers who taught first graders about ‘genocide of Palestine’ will not return.

Teachers who taught anti-Israel bias are removed from school

Los Angeles:

Woman charged with hate crime after ramming into synagogue

Los Angeles woman facing a hate crime charge after ramming her vehicle through the gate of a local synagogue and cultural center.

Woman charged with hate crime after ramming into synagogue

Brawl breaks out outside Gal Gadot's screening of Hamas film

Anti-Israel protestors chant for destruction of Israel at demonstration against showing of film documenting Hamas' massacre in LA.

Brawl breaks out outside Gal Gadot's screening of Hamas film

Witness:

Attacker stalked elderly Jewish man before killing him in LA

Friend of 69-year-old Jewish man who was murdered at an anti-Israel protest says attacker was watching them, targeted the shorter man.

Attacker stalked elderly Jewish man before killing him in LA

Suspect identified in death of Jewish man in Los Angeles

Suspect identified but no arrest in death of Jewish man at Israel rally, Ventura County sheriff says.

Suspect identified in death of Jewish man in Los Angeles

Los Angeles:

Footage sought of altercation which led to Jewish man's death

Ventura County Sheriff says suspect in death of Paul Kessler was questioned. Incident has still not been declared a hate crime.

Footage sought of altercation which led to Jewish man's death

Los Angeles:

Jewish man dies after being assaulted during protest

Eyewitnesses say Jewish man was attacked with a megaphone. He was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Jewish man dies after being assaulted during protest

Los Angeles:

Suspect yells 'free Palestine' after invading Jewish home

Police say man invaded the home of a Jewish family and threatened to kill them because they were Israeli. Suspect caught, no one injured.

Suspect yells 'free Palestine' after invading Jewish home

Los Angeles:

Police investigating burglaries of kosher restaurants

Los Angeles Police Department says five kosher restaurants were burglarized n the Pico-Robertson neighborhood on Saturday.

Police investigating burglaries of kosher restaurants

Los Angeles:

Jewish security group takes credit for neo-Nazi's arrest

A Jewish security group says it tipped off FBI about a neo-Nazi who said he wanted to kill Jews.

Jewish security group takes credit for neo-Nazi's arrest

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Pilot dons tefillin after flight

The pilot of a flight from LA to New York put on tefillin after landing to say goodbye to the passengers.

Pilot dons tefillin after flight

Plan to sell American Jewish University LA campus falls through

$65M deal to sell American Jewish University’s LA campus collapses, throwing school’s finances into question.

Plan to sell American Jewish University LA campus falls through

Israeli man shot dead in Los Angeles

Victim was talking to suspect outside his home when the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him several times.

Israeli man shot dead in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, a new mural aims to help combat antisemitism

Anti-hate mural showcasing Jewish diversity goes up in L.A. neighborhood where antisemitic shootings took place.

In Los Angeles, a new mural aims to help combat antisemitism

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Israeli Minister attacked in Los Angeles

An angry protester trespassed on the pool where Ofir Akunis was sitting and began harassing the minister

Israeli Minister attacked in Los Angeles

Israeli minister cancels LA speech due to protests & ‘bad vibes’

Anti-government protests lead MK Ofir Akunis to cancel Los Angeles speech. 'Nonviolent arguments about Israel's affairs - only in Israel.'

Israeli minister cancels LA speech due to protests & ‘bad vibes’

Gal Gadot:

'Israel is my heart, my home'

The actress was honored by the IAC and Israeli Consulate at Los Angeles' official celebration of Israel’s 75th anniversary.

'Israel is my heart, my home'

Hatzolah of LA vehicle’s windshield and other windows smashed

Vandalism to Jewish medical service organization's SUV caught on security video, police searching for suspect.

Hatzolah of LA vehicle’s windshield and other windows smashed

‘Mitzvah Mania’:

LA synagogue is hosting show with Jewish professional wrestlers

Colt Cabana is used to walking out to crowds of hundreds of fans in matches aired on TBS and TNT. This Sunday, he wrestled at a synagogue.

LA synagogue is hosting show with Jewish professional wrestlers

California:

City to pay man $750K after cops paint swastika in his car

City of Torrance settles lawsuit with man who was targeted with swastika by two police officers after being detained in mail theft case.

City to pay man $750K after cops paint swastika in his car

Los Angeles synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Suspect accused of shooting two Jewish men on consecutive days as they left LA synagogues pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges.

Los Angeles synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

LA mayor condemns antisemitism in aftermath of shootings

It is ‘important that we act aggressively and immediately at the first sign of anything,’ Karen Bass tells audience after two Jews shot.

LA mayor condemns antisemitism in aftermath of shootings

LA high school girls basketball game descends into antisemitism

Students form opposing Los Angeles area school chant 'Kanye West! while holding up pictures of swastikas and Palestinian Arab flags.

LA high school girls basketball game descends into antisemitism

Shootings Outside LA Synagogue

Suspect with history of antisemitism arrested after LA shootings

Police reverse course, launching hate crime investigation into shootings of two Jewish men in Los Angeles.

Suspect with history of antisemitism arrested after LA shootings

Police, Jewish Leaders:

No signs of antisemitism in shootings of Jewish men in LA

No indication that two shootings of Jewish men in Los Angeles were motivated by hate, police and Jewish leaders say.

No signs of antisemitism in shootings of Jewish men in LA

Los Angeles:

Jewish man shot outside of synagogue

According to police, the victim was walking to his car when the suspect, driving a vehicle, approached him and fired two shots.

Jewish man shot outside of synagogue

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Jewish Day School’s menorah vandalized in LA

'Stop Antisemitism' reports: a Los Angeles Jewish Day School’s menorah was been vandalized on February 2nd.

Jewish Day School’s menorah vandalized in LA

Los Angeles:

School experiences 4th antisemitic incident since start of year

Harvard-Westlake School condemns latest incident in which a swastika was found carved into a desk, reveals other recent similar incidents.

School experiences 4th antisemitic incident since start of year

LA Jewish Federation uses billboards to fight antisemitism

Billboard campaign uses sayings based on ancient Jewish tradition to combat antisemitism through 'spreading awareness of the problem.'

LA Jewish Federation uses billboards to fight antisemitism

Los Angeles:

Kosher ice cream shop's windows shattered, cash register stolen

Brazen New Year's Day vandal also steals kosher ice cream store's cash register.

Kosher ice cream shop's windows shattered, cash register stolen

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of three counts in LA trial

Disgraced film producer found guilty of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault, but acquitted of one count.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of three counts in LA trial

Coyote attacks Israeli toddler in Los Angeles

Coyote bites 2-year-old, drags her across sidewalk outside her home in Woodland Hills neighborhood.

Coyote attacks Israeli toddler in Los Angeles

Extremist group unfolds pro-Kanye banner on LA overpass

White supremacist group stages protest in support of Kanye West on Los Angeles overpass.

Extremist group unfolds pro-Kanye banner on LA overpass

Los Angeles:

‘Kanye was right about Jews,’ reads antisemitic highway banner

Goyim Defense League lauds rapper Kanye West's recent comments on Jews with banner over Los Angeles freeway.

‘Kanye was right about Jews,’ reads antisemitic highway banner

Los Angeles:

Council member resigns over leaked antisemitic comments

Los Angeles council member recorded making racist comments also discussed Jews disparagingly.

Council member resigns over leaked antisemitic comments

Jewish students in LA buy teacher a car worth $30,000

The dedicated math teacher traveled four hours every day and was hardly able to see his children. The students bought a car worth $30,000.

Jewish students in LA buy teacher a car worth $30,000

Burning body found hanging from tree in LA park

Burning body dangling from tree discovered near Los Angeles Zoo by passerby who alerted authorities.

Burning body found hanging from tree in LA park

At least 7 injured in shooting in Los Angeles

At least seven injured following gunfire at Los Angeles park. No suspect is currently in custody.

At least 7 injured in shooting in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Israeli restaurant's door vandalized with swastika

Vandal caught on camera carving swastika into Mazal restaurant's door.

Los Angeles Israeli restaurant's door vandalized with swastika

Survey of Jewish LA reveals growing, more engaged community

When the results of the population survey of Jewish LA came in, Rabbi Noah Farkas was stunned by the data on Jewish identity and affiliation

Survey of Jewish LA reveals growing, more engaged community

Watch: Abortion rights activists attack police in L.A.

Abortion rights protesters attacked police as violent riots spread to cities across the U.S.

Watch: Abortion rights activists attack police in L.A.

Landmark survey:

Jewish LA is an increasingly diverse and engaged community

Younger Jews in Los Angeles more likely to be involved Jewishly than their elderly counterparts, survey shows.

Jewish LA is an increasingly diverse and engaged community

Los Angeles:

Protester rushing Biden motorcade tackled by Secret Service

Abortion activist with bullhorn runs at presidential motorcade and struggles with Secret Service agents as she's arrested.

Protester rushing Biden motorcade tackled by Secret Service