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  • Is Pat Oliphant Anti-Semitic? No, He’s Pro-Stupid.

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Jewish groups are livid at cartoonist Pat Oliphant for his recent cartoon depicting a jackbooted Israeli mowing over a helpless Palestinian woman and child.

    Is it anti-semitic?  In my original post I wrote that I wasn’t sure.  That seemed to get some readers more upset than the... read on

  • The Messiah Was Here, and Traffic Is Still Bad

    By Rob Eshman

    March 20, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Friday morning at The Foundry on Melrose Los Angeles Magazine convened a klatch of writers, pols and activist Angelenos for a discussion on the city in the age of Obama.  The timing was perfect, as the President Himself had just swept through town on a 48 hour dazzle that included a... read on

  • Did Former JDL Boss Confess to Bomb Plots?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Looking briefly at this, the “news” seems to be that Rubin admitted to what the government charged (and Krugel admitted), i.e, they planned to blow up the mosque and Issa’s office. I think few people, other than Irv’s wife, thought otherwise.

    What’s more intriguing to me, if the... read on

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  • Roger and Me

    By Rob Eshman

    March 16, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    “New York Times columnist Roger Cohen visited my synagogue Thursday,” writes Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple on Huffington Post today. ” All day long the sparks flew and the cultures clashed.”

    In a typically lucid and powerful article, Wolpe recounts his day with the New York... read on

  • ‘West Wing’ Actor Ron Silver Dies at 62

    By Jay Firestone

    March 16, 2009 | 4:42 am

    From CNN.com:

    NEW YORK (CNN)—Actor and political activist Ron Silver, who played a recurring role in TV’s presidential drama “The West Wing,” and who also let his political views play out in real life, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer, according to a... read on

  • Israel’s Facebook Kids: ‘Unrestrained Monsters?’

    By Jay Firestone

    March 15, 2009 | 9:09 pm

    By Tamar Rotem of Haaretz.com:

    “Two weeks ago, a group of students from one of Jerusalem’s most prestigious junior high schools was called out of class, before their classmates’ stunned eyes.

    One by one, the students gathered somberly in their school library. Something in the... read on

  • Jewish Group: Long-Awaited Bashir Arrest Is a “Window of Opportunity”

    By Jay Firestone

    March 5, 2009 | 3:32 pm


    This is a statement made by Jewish World Watch president Janice Kamenir-Reznik and JWW executive director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug.

    March 4, 2009

    In an unprecedented move, judges at the International Criminal Court today issued a long-awaited arrest warrant against Sudanese... read on

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