Jewish Journal

  • Up in Smoke

    By Naomi Segal

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A U.S.-brokered cease-fire has gone up in a puff of smoke.

    Far from giving any substance to the truce that was declared in mid-June, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have become mired in a pattern of attack and counterattack -- or, more bluntly, revenge and more revenge.


  • United Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine tens of thousands of Angelenos filling the block of Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and La Jolla to show their support for the State of Israel.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Israel, along with more than 40 Jewish...

  • High Anxiety

    By Rob Eshman

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There's nothing like a trip to Israel to remind you that as bad as things sometimes seem from afar, they can look even worse close-up.

    When you visit a popular tourist site and realize that there is not another visitor in the entire place -- not a single one -- the debacle becomes...

  • Let the Games Begin

    By Jessica Steinberg

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Greg Spector, a strapping, 6-foot-4-inch volleyball player from Los Angeles, tends to be philosophical when discussing why he decided to participate in this year's Maccabiah Games.

    "The Maccabiah makes a statement," said Spector, 31, sporting a yellow visor and green satin yarmulke...

  • What Next for the Mideast Quagmire?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    One year after a Camp David summit produced the greatest hope yet that a far-reaching peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was attainable, it now appears that peace is as elusive as ever.

    Both the Israelis and the Bush administration are at a loss for what to do next...

  • Stopped Talks

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The headlines in the Los Angeles Times track the fever chart of relations between the city's large Jewish and Muslim communities:

    "Arabs, Jews [in L.A.] Hoping Peace Will Blossom" (Jan. 22, 1988).

    "Terrorism in Israel Strains Muslim-Jewish Ties in L.A." (March 25, 1996).


  • Hate Israel, Love McFalafel

    By Mike Levy

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It wasn't the idea of a McFalafel that sparked the ire of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), but a McDonald's ad campaign in Egypt for the new falafel patty.

    The commercial featured an innocuous jingle with the lyrics "If you eat a bite, you can't stop before finishing the whole...

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