The Boiling Point

At least nine deaths in flotilla incident off Gaza; details still emerging

May 31, 2010

In a rapidly developing story, at least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers aboard a ship carrying humanitarian...

Haiti: Disaster struck, and Shalhevet struck back

Haiti: Disaster struck, and Shalhevet struck back

March 18, 2010

When disaster struck Haiti on January 12 in the form of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the response from within Shalhevet was swift and strong.  The next...

Jewish teens reach out to help Chile cope

Jewish teens reach out to help Chile cope

March 18, 2010

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile on Feb. 27 left the world stunned, especially after Haiti. But the Jewish community there, having experienced little...

Sleeping on the ground: Excerpts from Dave’s blog

Dave Chameides, Director of Sustainability

March 18, 2010

Filed under News, Outside News

January 27 A long day has finally ended. We got here at about 7 am and went straight to the central hospital. When I say hospital, I don’t mean it like anything you’ve ever seen in Los Angeles. The guys who have been here since Day One told us that the hospital was overrun with rats. The poverty here is not to be believed. There was a tragedy in Haiti but the earthqua...

AHMADINEJAD WATCH: Iranian leader visits Kabul, adds to nukes

Jenny Newman, Outside News Editor and Jacob Ellenhorn, 9th Grade

March 18, 2010

Filed under News, Outside News

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid his second visit to Afghanistan since 2005, coinciding with a visit from US Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Ahmadinejad cited his reasons as ensuring the smooth passage of peace talks in the region, but he also too the oppertunity to accuse the United States of playing a ‘double game’ in Afghanistan - fighting the very insurgents...

UN report accuses Israel and Hamas of war crimes in Gaza

Jenny Newman, Outside News Editor

January 6, 2010

Filed under News, Outside News

A recently issued report by the United Nations Human Rights Council has found that both the militant group Hamas and the state of Israel committed war crimes and violations of international law, due to each group's actions during the Israeli military operation “Cast Lead” in Gaza last winter. The report, based on an investigation led by South African judge Richard Goldstone,...