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Yuval Rotem

  • Image and Reality in L.A.

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Critics say Los Angeles is all image. The city, they claim, presents an illusion to the world much like the movies Hollywood projects on its big screens. The myth goes that it's a city of facades, with the favored tools are the editor's airbrush or the plastic surgeon's scalpel....

  • Israel’s Year of Strength

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    There are many ways to reflect on the year past and the year to come.

    This year, Israel is celebrating its 56th year of independence. Today's Israel -- a stronghold of democracy, freedom and Judaism -- is the ultimate proof of the triumph of the Jewish people. Israel is the...

  • We Soared With Ilan

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yuval Rotem, Israeli consul general for the Western United States, delivered these remarks at a Feb. 1 dinner for Pressman Academy, honoring him and his wife, Miri, at the Airport Westin Hotel.



    A verse in the Bible reads, "I am ready to stop, and my pain is continually before me."...

  • The Sadat Legacy: 25 Years Later

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Throughout last month, the Israeli people commemorated the 25th anniversary of the historic visit to Israel by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and the resulting peace accord between Israel and Egypt. During that November in 1977, the physical distance traveled by Sadat from Cairo to...

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  • Reflections at the New Year

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On behalf of the State of Israel, it is my honor to commend this community for all the magnificent work you have done with and on behalf of the Israeli people during this most painful year. Your outpouring of love and support constitutes a source of invaluable encouragement to us....

  • This Was Terror

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Referring to last week's attack that claimed the lives of Victoria Hen and Ya'akov Aminov as an "isolated incident" does not give any sense of either the viciousness or the scope of the crime committed. Whether or not their murderer belonged to a recognized terror organization, or...

  • Israel Is Not Alone

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This past Sunday thousands of individuals, representing the full spectrum of the Jewish community's diversity of thought and opinion, gathered on Wilshire Boulevard to express solidarity with the people of Israel. Those who came to the rally helped to send a loud and clear message to...

  • Sharon Deserves a Chance

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The people of Israel have once again affirmed their democratic birthright by voting for their preferred political leadership in open and competitive elections. Israel is an island of democracy in the Middle East, and the decision of its electorate deserves respect from the...

  • Called Into Question

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur 1973. Israel is attacked on the holiest day of the Jewish year and struggles for its survival. Yom Kippur 2000. Israeli civilians and soldiers are attacked, and Jewish holy sites are desecrated. A bloodbath has been thrust upon us.

    Yom Kippur - a time of personal...

  • Don’t Forget Israel’s Fallen

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    During May, both the United States and Israel will mark their respective Memorial Days. While the American version will have many remembrance events, most people will spend the day at barbecues, picnics or at the beach. This is not the case in Israel.

    On the evening of May 8, as...