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  • James Franco Discusses His Hart Crane Film at L.A. Film Festival

    By Ryan Torok

    June 21, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    Before James Franco’s new film, “The Broken Tower,” premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Monday, Franco issued a warning.

    “This is not ‘Pineapple Express,’” said the Oscar-nominated actor, appearing in person to present the film.

    Indeed, the film follows the... read on

  • Jewish, Lebanese-American congressmen target Hezbollah

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 19, 2011 | 12:13 am

    An influential Jewish congressman has joined with three Lebanese-American colleagues to sponsor a bill cutting off American aid to Lebanon, as long as Hezbollah remains part of the country’s ruling coalition government.
    The unusual alliance, cutting across ethnic and political... read on

  • Vladimir Lenin was part Jewish, according to declassified KGB files

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 14, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Soviet Communist leader Vladimir Lenin was part Jewish, TIME.com says.

    A recently opened exhibition in Moscow’s State Historical Museum is shedding some light on a long-guarded Russian secret: the origins of Soviet founding father Vladimir Lenin. Lenin’s maternal grandfather, the... read on

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  • Breitbart Dishes on Gingrich, Weiner, Palin

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2011 | 2:09 am

    Andrew Breitbart, the self-described “biased journalist” who first released photographs “sexted” to various women by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), closed out the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual Summer Bash on Sunday night, June 12. By the time Breitbart took the stage,... read on

  • Gingrich slams Obama, commits to Israel in speech to Jewish Republicans

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2011 | 1:55 am

    Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Summer Bash on Sunday, June 12, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave the most extensive foreign policy speech of his now- embattled Presidential run.

    If elected, Gingrich said that on his first day in office he would move the... read on

  • Al Schwimmer, Israel Air Force pioneer, dies at 94

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 12, 2011 | 12:44 am

    Al Schwimmer, a New York native whom David Ben-Gurion described as the Diaspora’s single most important contribution to the survival of Israel, died Saturday (6/11) on his 94th birthday at Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv.
    As his initial contribution, Schwimmer used his... read on

  • Berman and Sherman may face off in newly drawn districts

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 10, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    Two of the most influential Jewish congressmen in local and national politics may face each other in the 2012 elections, based on the initial draft of California’s new political map, released Friday by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

    The report released Friday... read on

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