Jewish Journal

  • Coast-to-coast U.S. tour trumpets Philharmonic anniversary

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 3:00 pm

    Since the festivities kicked off in mid-December with a series of concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrating its 70th anniversary in style, hosting appearances by many of the orchestra's friends from over the years.


  • Palestinian remarks generate cheer and gloom

    By Judea Pearl

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Cheerful news reached us last week from Damascus. Hamas' political chief, Khaled Meshal, told Reuters in an interview on Jan. 10 that Israel is a "matter of fact," and that Hamas might consider recognizing Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Don't misjudge me. I am not...

  • Bibi Netanyahu ranks high ...  as racist demagogue

    By Larry Derfner

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    By rights, Binyamin Netanyahu, which every poll says is by far the most popular politician in Israel, should be ranked with Jean Le Pen, Jorge Haider and the rest of the Western world's racist demagogues.

    But he won't be, because anti-Arab racism in Israel is either supported or...

  • Arab’s nomination to Israel’s Cabinet stirs up simmering controversy

    By Dan Baron

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The naming of the first Arab minister to the Israeli Cabinet was billed as an event underscoring hope of securing racial harmony in the Jewish state, though it may long remain mired in regional conflict.

    But the nomination of Raleb Majadele instead has merely served to uncover...

  • New faces and new places for Consuls General of Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A new Israeli consul general, Yaakov (Jacob) Dayan, will arrive in Los Angeles in November to succeed Ehud Danoch as his country's top diplomat in Southern California, five southwestern states and Hawaii.

    At the same time, it was announced in Jerusalem that two Los Angeles alumni of...

  • Bill Clinton and Liel Kolet sing ‘Imagine’

    January 5, 2007 | 11:22 pm

    Only 15 at the time, Israel’s Liel Kolet coaxes Bill Clinton onstage to sing ‘Imagine’ with a Jewish-Arab kids choir at a concert for Shimon Peres’ 85th birthday

  • Can Olmert’s goodwill gestures kick-start peace?

    By Leslie Susser

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After the plethora of goodwill gestures Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made in his meeting Saturday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, politicians and pundits on both sides are asking one question: Will it be enough to kick-start the stalled Israeli-Palestinian...

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