As Fire Burns in Northern Israel, U.S. Groups Plan Help for Aftermath

As the huge fire in northern Israel continues to burn for the fourth day, American supporters are formulating ways to help with the worst natural crisis in the nation’s history.

Cops Study Ballistic Evidence in Ronni Chasen Murder Case

Ballistics evidence in the Ronni Chasen murder case, which professional crime investigation sources say suggests a murder-for-hire, is being processed by the crime lab of the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department, widely regarded as one of most effective forensic departments in the country.

Madoff Trustee Sues To Recoup So-Called Profits

As the second anniversary of the exposure of Bernard Madoff’s billion-dollar Ponzi scheme approaches, the court-appointed trustee in the case has filed a flood of lawsuits against those whose investments in Madoff’s funds turned a profit.

Rosen Remains Determined to Prove Trafficking in Secrets is Normal at AIPAC

A key court filing in the legal battle between Steve Rosen and his former employers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has been postponed, but tensions still run high.

California Mosque Approved Despite Local Objections

The five-member Temecula City Planning Commission voted unanimously to allow the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley to build a new mosque, rejecting the heated arguments of those opposed to the project. The decision came after a five-hour public hearing and impassioned speeches by 87 supporters and opponents, each of whom were allotted three minutes to address the panel. While speakers were nearly evenly divided between supporters and opponents, an observer told the Forward that about three quarters of those assembled in the packed hearing room at City Hall on December 1 were opposed to construction of the mosque.

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