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Anti-Israel demonstrators arrested in Israeli Consulate building

Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators who occupied lobby of a San Francisco building that houses the Israeli Consulate.

Anti-Israel demonstrators arrested in Israeli Consulate building

What's safer? Jerusalem and Tel Aviv or NYC, Chicago and Frisco?

Urban Israelis let their children go out to play, shop in stores where things are not locked up, and enjoy life. What can you say about life in big city USA? Op-ed.

What's safer? Jerusalem and Tel Aviv or NYC, Chicago and Frisco?

San Francisco:

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge reopens after demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza shut it down. Several arrests made.

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco:

Driver attacked passenger he thought was Jewish

Driver faces federal hate crime charges after demanding to know if passenger at airport was Jewish, striking him in the head,

Driver attacked passenger he thought was Jewish

San Francisco:

Community service for anti-Israel protesters

78 protesters ordered to do five hours of community service and pay restitution for allegedly blocking traffic on Bay Bridge during anti-Israel demonstration in November.

Community service for anti-Israel protesters

At San Francisco Airport:

Anti-Israel protesters block terminal

Hundreds of protesters demanding ceasefire in Gaza block international terminal at San Francisco International Airport.

Anti-Israel protesters block terminal

San Francisco:

Jewish-owned ice cream shop vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

Windows of Smitten Ice Cream smshed, 'FREE PALESTIEN' written on store as antisemitism surges in US following Hamas massacre.

Jewish-owned ice cream shop vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

Jewish philanthropist announces run for mayor of San Francisco

Daniel Lurie, Jewish Levi Strauss heir and philanthropist, is running for San Francisco mayor.

Jewish philanthropist announces run for mayor of San Francisco

San Francisco Chabad hosts Super Bowl party for the homeless

'Super Soul Party' one of many occurring across the US to help people without homes watch the big game, thanks to Jewish activist.

San Francisco Chabad hosts Super Bowl party for the homeless

FBI files reveal

The secret ties between SF Soviet Jewry protests, Jews for Jesus

Soviet Jewry protest leaders in San Francisco secretly recruited help from Jews for Jesus, FBI file says

The secret ties between SF Soviet Jewry protests, Jews for Jesus

Man arrested for shooting at San Francisco synagogue

Police suspect man used blanks when entering synagogue, firing multiple shots at frightened congregants.

Man arrested for shooting at San Francisco synagogue

Video shows moment Paul Pelosi attacked with hammer

Court releases bodycam footage showing moment Pelosi's attacker lunges at him with a hammer, fracturing his skull.

Video shows moment Paul Pelosi attacked with hammer

Man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty

Attack suspect David DePape also waives right to speedy trial.

Man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty

Hate Crime in California:

SF man assaulted by skateboarder asking if he is Jewish

Jewish man beaten with skateboard in hate crime after being asked if he is Jewish.

SF man assaulted by skateboarder asking if he is Jewish

New exhibit showcases the Bay Area's Jewish history

In ‘Mapping Jewish San Francisco,’ a treasure trove of Bay Area Jewish history goes on display.

New exhibit showcases the Bay Area's Jewish history

San Francisco:

City council hopeful apologizes for calling Jewish writer a Nazi

Candidate for city's board of supervisors apologizes after calling Jewish journalist 'EskeNAZI' in a Facebook post.

City council hopeful apologizes for calling Jewish writer a Nazi

Progressive Jewish prosecutor recalled in San Francisco

Chesa Boudin, Jewish prosecutor at fore of progressive wave, recalled in San Francisco.

Progressive Jewish prosecutor recalled in San Francisco

10 Best Things To Do In San Francisco During Your Visit

San Francisco is so much more than just the Golden Gate Bridge.

10 Best Things To Do In San Francisco During Your Visit

Jewish newspaper opens its archives online - going back to 1895

Northern California Jewish newspaper puts its entire archives going back to 1895 on the internet.

Jewish newspaper opens its archives online - going back to 1895

San Francisco man: City pays me to be homeless

‘San Fransicko’ author Michael Shellenberger discusses his views on California homeless crisis and how to solve it.

San Francisco man: City pays me to be homeless

San Fran man who threatened to kill Jews may not serve jail time

Lawyer's for Ross Farca, who was also found guilty of weapons felonies, say he should receive psychological counselling instead of prison.

San Fran man who threatened to kill Jews may not serve jail time

San Fran Jewish orgs get $4.2 million in state security grants

California has announced that San Francisco Bay Area Jewish organizations will receive $4.2 million in state security grants.

San Fran Jewish orgs get $4.2 million in state security grants

San Francisco targeted with antisemitic messages

Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco, California becomes latest area to be targeted with antisemitic flyers in recent months.

San Francisco targeted with antisemitic messages

Former SF salon owner: CA not friendly for small business

Erica Kious discusses shutting down her San Francisco salon after exposing Nancy Pelosi for breaking COVID restrictions in 2020.

Former SF salon owner: CA not friendly for small business

California Muslim activist doubles down on attacks on ‘Zionists’

Director of CAIR's San Francisco office claims she is under "Zionist onslaught", claims there is pro-Israel campaign to infiltrate her group

California Muslim activist doubles down on attacks on ‘Zionists’

San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

SF union goes against rising trend of labor groups putting forward BDS resolutions, much to the outcry of many pro-Israel union members.

San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

Hirschman, who released 100 works, was the city's poet laureate for three years and also translated Yiddish poetry.

San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

Man arrested after anti-Semitic rant at Berkeley, CA synagogue

37-year old suspect arrested by police trying to enter nearby Chabad House charged with hate crime.

Man arrested after anti-Semitic rant at Berkeley, CA synagogue

Neo-Nazi symbol removed from northern California sports field

Residents alerted town of San Anselmo that someone placed the Hitler-referencing white supremacist code number "1488" on a park scoreboard.

Neo-Nazi symbol removed from northern California sports field

US group asks teachers union head to reject anti-Semitic motions

National parents group calls on American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten to condemn two anti-Semitic union resolutions.

US group asks teachers union head to reject anti-Semitic motions

Jewish owned San Fran cafe defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Manny's, a popular spot for progressive leaders and activists, has been subject of anti-Semitic protests since opening its doors in 2018.

Jewish owned San Fran cafe defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

This California Jewish bakery offers a second chance at life

In San Francisco, an Israeli bakery is making waves by hiring formerly incarcerated staff.

This California Jewish bakery offers a second chance at life

San Fran Jewish preschool vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

In wake of incident, Chabad of Noe Valley hires security guard to monitor preschool and assembles volunteer team to protect services.

San Fran Jewish preschool vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

Watch: 3 women assault Uber driver for telling them to wear mask

An Uber driver in San Francisco fell victim to a verbal and physical onslaught after 3 passengers refused to put their COVID masks on.

Watch: 3 women assault Uber driver for telling them to wear mask

SF Jewish fed funded group accused of backing Capitol riots

SF Jewish Community Federation to monitor donations after it gave money to group accused of organizing pro-Trump protest in Washington.

SF Jewish fed funded group accused of backing Capitol riots

San Francisco to be placed under curfew

Surge in coronavirus cases will put San Francisco under a curfew beginning on Monday.

San Francisco to be placed under curfew

WATCH: Chinatown business owner flashes gun to protect customer

The owner of a popular San Fran Chinatown business took matters into his own hands when he witnessed customer assaulted in broad daylight.

WATCH: Chinatown business owner flashes gun to protect customer

San Fran Mayor to sponsor Black women having kids

Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, has decided to incentivize a birth growth in the Black community with the help of taxpayers' dollars.

San Fran Mayor to sponsor Black women having kids

Efforts to prevent terrorist from lecturing in San Francisco

Act-il projects operates network of supporters of Israel in an attempt to stop online lecture by terrorist Leila Khaled.

Efforts to prevent terrorist from lecturing in San Francisco

Israelis protest PM Netanyahu - from San Francisco

Protest organizer says he plans to protest 'on a regular basis, until Netanyahu is gone.'

Israelis protest PM Netanyahu - from San Francisco

SF JCC lays off 150 employees, slashes budget by more than 40%

San Francisco Jewish Community Center loses 98% of revenue during coronavirus pandemic, cuts salaries and lays off 150 employees.

SF JCC lays off 150 employees, slashes budget by more than 40%

SF: Former student arrested for painting swastikas on school

Former student of San Francisco-area high school arrested for painting graffiti including swastikas on walls of school building.

SF: Former student arrested for painting swastikas on school

Fliers in San Francisco area accuse Jews of being behind 9/11

Anti-Semitic fliers peddle conspiracy theories of Jewish and Israeli involvement in destruction of the Twin Towers in California.

Fliers in San Francisco area accuse Jews of being behind 9/11

San Francisco-area synagogue fire destroys building

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls as fire destroys Chabad of Tri-Valley's synagogue.

San Francisco-area synagogue fire destroys building

Neighbors of SF Holocaust memorial get anti-Semitic hate mail

Residents of San Francisco living on same street as Holocaust memorial sent anti-Semitic hate mail.

Neighbors of SF Holocaust memorial get anti-Semitic hate mail

After more than 100 years, SF-area Jewish federation closes

Jewish Federation of the East Bay, which served much of the San Francisco Bay Area's Jewish population for over a century, closes.

After more than 100 years, SF-area Jewish federation closes

Airbnb discriminates against Jews, US lawsuit claims

5 American Jews file lawsuit in San Francisco court against Airbnb, charging company with anti-Jewish discrimination.

Airbnb discriminates against Jews, US lawsuit claims

San Francisco Jewish center evacuated in nationwide bomb scare

US and Canada hit by wave of bomb threats which are believed to be a giant hoax.

San Francisco Jewish center evacuated in nationwide bomb scare

Watch: Near catastrophe at San Francisco Airport

1,000 passengers, crew narrowly escaped death after Air Canada flight came within feet of crashing into taxiway in 2017, report says.

Watch: Near catastrophe at San Francisco Airport

Jewish federation won't fund pro-Israel organization

San Francisco federation disconnects from organization which lists anti-Israel activists.

Jewish federation won't fund pro-Israel organization

San Francisco’s transit system accepts ad from Holocaust deniers

Bay Area Rapid Transit system accepts ads from known Holocaust-denying group.

San Francisco’s transit system accepts ad from Holocaust deniers

Anti-Semitic fliers posted by San Francisco-area synagogues

Far-right groups post anti-Semitic fliers accusing Jews of being behind social media ban against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Anti-Semitic fliers posted by San Francisco-area synagogues

El Al San Francisco route postponed

Route will commence in May 2019; company will compensate passengers with tickets for postponement period.

El Al San Francisco route postponed

San Francisco State president: Zionists are welcome on campus

President of San Francisco State University issues public apology over continued allegations of anti-Semitism at the school.

San Francisco State president: Zionists are welcome on campus

Marine-turned-terrorist targets SF over Jerusalem recognition

Former US marine arrested for plot to attack San Francisco in response to US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Marine-turned-terrorist targets SF over Jerusalem recognition

Philanthropist who was Levi Strauss heir killed in plane crash

Bill Sachs Goldman, scion of a prominent family of Jewish philanthropists in San Francisco, died in a crash of his private plane.

Philanthropist who was Levi Strauss heir killed in plane crash

San Francisco: Major aviation disaster narrowly avoided

Plane nearly lands on top of other packed planes at San Francisco International Airport.

San Francisco: Major aviation disaster narrowly avoided

ADL's San Francisco office evacuated after bomb threat

More than 20 bomb threats in one day target Jewish schools, centers around US.

ADL's San Francisco office evacuated after bomb threat

San Francisco mayor calls Jewish city supervisor 'Gestapo'

San Francisco city supervisor demands apology from mayor for comparing him to the Gestapo over a disagreement over a bill.

San Francisco mayor calls Jewish city supervisor 'Gestapo'

Watch: 'From Palestine to Mexico, all the borders got to go!'

1,000 protesters, including Lt. Gov., converge on San Francisco Airport to protest Trump's immigration restrictions - and slam Israel.

Watch: 'From Palestine to Mexico, all the borders got to go!'