Jewish Journal

  • Last week, Turkey wasn’t “Lost.” What about this week?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    On Sep. 7, a panel of experts on Turkey gathered at the Museum of Tolerance to answer a baffling question: Is Turkey Lost? Over 90 minutes, three journalists and the Turkish Consul General in Los Angeles discussed whether the largely Muslim, strongly democratic, and traditionally... read on

  • Deputy in Mel Gibson arrest sues LA Sheriff

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    James Mee, the Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson on a drunken-driving charge, is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for harassment since the July 2006 incident.

    Because he reported requests from superiors to remove Gibson’s anti-Semitic... read on

  • Support your local scientist

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Ever wish that you could round up some top scientists and put them to work researching one of your particular interests in medicine, energy or the cosmos?
    Well, the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has heard you and has come up with a mechanism to put the... read on

  • Group seeks Israel divestment initiative on Cal ballot

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2010 | 10:48 am

    The Israel Divestment Campaign, a little-known and recently formed organization, has submitted a ballot initiative to force California’s huge public retirement systems to withdraw investments from companies that “support Israeli settlement or supply military products to the... read on

  • Danny Gordis Takes on Time Magazine

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2010 | 11:17 pm

    I hate to be the bee in the honey, but I fear Israel’s supporters are winding themselves up into an umbrage so high, they might actually fall down and hurt themselves.

    The cause: Time magazine.

    Yes, only in the Jewish world do people still get worked up over the cover a weekly... read on

  • Pearl Fellow Umar Cheema Abducted, Tortured [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 6, 2010 | 3:59 pm

    Umar Cheema was a 2008 Daniel Pearl Fellow who spoke, during his visit to Los Angeles that year, with conviction and insight about how America could improve its relation to the Muslim world and about his country’s own challenges.

    Now there’s news that the News International... read on

  • NYT: Most New York Jews Oppose Lower Manhattan Islamic Cultural Center

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 3, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    It certainly wasn’t the primary conclusion of the study published in the New York Times today, but it was there, deep in the 12th paragraph: When it comes to building the hotly contested Islamic Center near the former World Trade Center site, “Protestants are evenly divided,... read on

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