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  • Open Debate Preferable to Blind Support

    By David N. Myers

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A recent report in The New York Times captured almost perfectly the thorny questions that stand at the center of relations between the American Jewish community and Israel. Should one be permitted to criticize the government of a foreign country with which one feels a deep affinity,...

  • Rockin’ Against Slavery

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rather than speaking out against slavery, local students are rocking out to show their support. "When our club heard that 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the U.S. for slavery each year, we felt we had to do something," said Rena Stern, the co-president of the Teen...

  • IDF at Odds With Militant Activists

    By Matthew Gutman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The bad blood between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and a group of international pro-Palestinian activists continues to grow as more members of the group are injured in Israeli anti-terror operations.

    A British activist was shot in the head last Friday as a group of foreign and...

  • State Fund to Keep Israel Investments

    By Buzzy Gordon

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, has decided to keep Israel on its list of permissible foreign countries in which to invest, in spite of campaigns spearheaded by groups on several University of California...

  • A Tough Call

    By Alexandra J. Wall

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Amrani had a difficult phone call to make on Monday.

    The consul general of Israel in San Francisco placed a call to Craig and Cynthia Corrie of Charlotte, N.C., to express his condolences over the death of their daughter.

    Rachel Corrie, 23, a senior at Evergreen State...

  • Israel Trip Blossoms Into Philanthropy

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For a self-described spoiled American -- nails unerringly polished, paprika curls without a misdirected loop, ensembles color coordinated -- Blossom Siegel's first visit to Israel was a transformative experience. It also was a boon to Orange County's Jewish community by awakening a...

  • Too Big to Ignore

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was the first cool night in the midst of a heat wave and Rosalie Zalis, executive director of Winnick Family Foundation and former liaison to the Jewish community for ex-Gov. Pete Wilson, was preaching to the masses.

    "You should get involved with a political action committee," the...

  • Ethel Lozabnick: Community Leader

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A community activist, whose commitment to the Jewish community and Zionist causes was locally and nationally recognized, passed away Aug. 17, 2001. Lozabnick had served as National Vice President of Hadassah the largest woman's volunteer organization in the United States and the...

  • Coalition Politics That Work

    By David Evanier

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "It's almost magical," said Jon Friedman, a Democratic activist, of the effective coalition politics waged by the 47th Assembly District Committee. The committee, which covers a wide rectangular area including Culver City and the South Fairfax and Beverlywood neighborhoods, and...

  • Olmos Connects

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Edward James Olmos wants to connect. Give him a large multi-ethnic crowd -- as was on hand Sunday at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles -- and he'll split himself into pieces finding common links.

    "It comes from my old neighborhood in East Los Angeles," he explains. "We had...

  • House of Memory

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 22, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    For Chilean-Jewish author and activist Marjorie Agosin, to be a Latin American Jew is to live forever in exile, to be "always from somewhere else."

    Her 1990 memoir, "A Cross and a Star," tells the story of her mother's family, which escaped the Holocaust only to settle in a remote...

  • ‘A Split Is Hovering Over Likud’

    By Eric Silver

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    On the eve of his most testing American visit since he becamePrime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu was humiliated, live on prime-timetelevision, last Monday by the least likely of dissidents -- theblue-collar ward party bosses of the Likud central committeeconvention.

    Their quarrel, as...

  • L.A.‘s New Leaders

    By Ruth Stroud

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a young Jewish leader who would like to know more about Los Angeles civic life, or if you're a young civic leader who wants to be more in step with the Los Angeles Jewish community, the New Leaders Project might have a place for you. NLP, sponsored in Los Angeles by the...
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