Jewish Journal

Bibi Should Have Gone to Washington

By David Suissa

May 31, 2010 | 2:34 pm

It’s indicative of Israel’s PR acumen—or lack thereof—that when a crisis strikes, the reflex of the leadership is to head for the bunker. The Flotilla fiasco will go down as one of... read on

  • Video of Gaza Ship Raid Raises More Questions

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2010 | 10:17 am

    Twelve hours after Israeli Naval commandoes stormed ships carrying humanitarian aid into Gaza, the Israeli government has released video footage of the event that has now become an international debacle.

    While most of the six ships organized by the Free Gaza Movement surrendered... read on

  • L.A. Federation’s Sandler and Sanderson join North American federation delegation in D.C.

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 26, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    A delegation of top Federation leadership from around North America are meeting today and tomorrow in Washington D.C. to discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Iran and other key issues affecting the Jewish communities at large.  The group of more than 30 will talk to congressional... read on

  • Arlen Specter Loses Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary to Joe Sestak

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 19, 2010 | 8:48 am

    From CBS.com:

    Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s longest-serving senator, lost his bid to run for re-election as a Democrat to Rep. Joe Sestak, the Associated Press reports.

    With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Sestak received 53 percent of the votes, AP reports; Specter received about 47 percent.

    Sestak’s victory marks a striking triumph over the establishment candidate, who just last month had a more than 20-point lead in polls.

    Read the full story at CBS.com.

  • HAARETZ REPORT: Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance controversy explored [links]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Haaretz released a series of articles Tuesday exploring the controversy surrounding the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.  The following are links to the stories. We also include below a video in which Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles discusses in depth the... read on

  • Richard Blumenthal: “I did not serve in Vietnam” [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2010 | 8:24 am

    From WashingtonPost.com:

    Here’s some video of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is under fire for embellishing his war record, stating clearly in a high profile setting earlier this year: “I did not serve Vietnam.”

    The video, which was sent over by the DSCC, will... read on

  • Obama to sign Daniel Pearl press freedom act

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2010 | 12:46 am

    President Obama will sign the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act into law on Monday, May 17, joined by six members and three generations of the Pearl family.

    The act, named in honor of the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and decapitated by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in... read on

  • Los Angeles Times Spotlights The Jewish Journal

    By Rob Eshman

    May 12, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Jim Rainey focuses his “On the Media” column on the future of The Jewish Journal.  His finding: the future looks pretty bright.  Rainey wrote:

    Few newspapers or magazines escaped 2009 without losses and the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles suffered... read on

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