Jewish Journal

  • Kings pick first Israeli in NBA draft

    By Adam Wills

    June 26, 2009 | 12:33 am

    The Sacramento Kings used their 23rd pick to make history Thursday night by tapping Maccabi Tel Aviv shooting guard Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Some in the crowd waved Israeli flags after the announcement at Madison Square Garden... read on

  • The Day I Sang for Michael Jackson

    By David Suissa

    June 25, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    “Sing me your favorite melody, David”, Michael Jackson said to me.

    I was sitting alone with Michael in one of the many living rooms at his Neverland ranch in the summer of 2000, and we were talking about melodies.

    I had come up to see him because we were planning to discuss him... read on

  • Big Sunday Director California’s 2009 Nonprofit Leader of the Year

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 25, 2009 | 1:36 am

    David Levinson, who founded Big Sunday as a Mitzvah Day at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles and grew it into a nonprofit organization that attracted 50,000 volunteers of all ages for a weekend of giving back in May has been named by Governor Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver... read on

  • Israeli Casspi set to make NBA history

    By Adam Wills

    June 24, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Thursday will likely be a historic day for the NBA. Omri Casspi, a small forward for Maccabi Tel Aviv, is expected to become the first Israeli taken in the draft. With Portland nabbing the 22nd pick from Dallas, they move ahead of Sacramento (23rd), which had been eyeing Casspi.... read on

  • Council rules out nullifying election

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 23, 2009 | 4:08 am

    From CNN.com:

    Iran’s Guardian Council has ruled out the possibility of nullifying the results of the country’s disputed presidential election, saying irregularities were reported before the balloting—not during or after.

    The announcement, reported by Iran’s government-funded Press TV on Tuesday, was another in a series of inconsistent stances by the council on how to handle the unrest stemming from the disputed June 12 race. Read the full story at CNN.com.

  • Trader Joe’s boycott story gets response

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 22, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    The Journal’s June 20 story on the largely fizzled campaign to “deshelve” imported Israeli products at Trader Joe’s stores was widely picked up, including on the LA Times web site and in the blogosphere.
    Gary Fouse’s Radarsite added a comment from an anonymous Trader... read on

  • Speak Up, Bibi!

    By David Suissa

    June 21, 2009 | 12:59 pm

    Millions of Iranians are marching for the democratic freedoms we take for granted. Their government is suppressing their protests with brutality and violence. The whole world is watching.
    This is your moment.

    This is your moment to lead the world and teach timid leaders this... read on

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