Jewish Journal

  • Photo essay: Mayor Villaraigosa in Israel

    June 16, 2008 | 4:22 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa inaugurated a state-of-the-art computer learning program in the besieged Israeli town of Sderot Friday, June 13.

    Leading a delegation of community leaders and politicians, Villaraigosa presented the computers to Sderot residents so that they...

  • Olmert in D.C.: Iran talk, not goodbyes

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 8, 2008 | 1:03 am

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Expressions of love, walks down memory lane, even the rain lashing the capital’s monuments.

    The latest meeting between Ehud Olmert and George Bush played out like the end of a movie romance. Only the Israeli prime minister says he’s not going anywhere because there...

  • Hillary Clinton’s address to AIPAC, June 4, 2008

    June 5, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Hillary Clinton’s prepared speech, AIPAC Conference, June 4, 2008

    Thank you all very, very much. Thank you. It is wonderful being here with all of you, among so many friends and I feel like this is a giant family reunion. The largest AIPAC gathering in history and I feel like I am...

  • Free at last!

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    Last Sunday night (June 1) in an amphitheatre outside Jerusalem, I had a flash of insight into how to get disaffected Jews excited and involved in Jewish life: Make it free!

    I was at something called the Birthright Israel Mega Event. Birthright is the eight-year-old program that has...

  • Israel Film Fest to honor ‘Meathead,’ ‘Alan Brady’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "If I ever get the Nobel Prize, the headline is going to say, 'Meathead Wins Nobel Prize,'" suggested Rob Reiner, harking back to his role as Archie Bunker's son-in-law during the 1970's run of "All in the Family."

    "I'm very proud of that appellation," he added. "The show was an...

  • Tepid response to Olmert at AIPAC

    By Uriel Heilman

    June 4, 2008 | 9:54 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Dogged by political scandal at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert headed here this week in search of a friendly crowd at the annual AIPAC policy conference.

    While his tough talk on Iran drew strong applause from the pro-Israel audience, his calls for peace...

  • AP VIDEO: Ahmadinejad—Israel will disappear from map

    June 4, 2008 | 2:15 am

    On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated his call for the destruction of Israel.

    He first made the comments in 2005, fueling international outrage. Taking aim once again at Israel and the United States—-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated inflammatory...

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