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  • The Mets-Dodgers series is so Jewish, congressmen are betting bagels on it

    2 hours ago

    Baseball doesn’t get much more Jewish than this year’s MLB National League Division Series, which starts Friday between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Both teams feature notable Jews: Joc Pederson in the outfield for the Dodgers and Joe Wilpon in the owner’s box...

  • On Adam Schiff and Iran

    August 3, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Arnold Steinberg is a political strategist and analyst, the author of graduate texts on politics and media, and an expert on political campaigns.’ He also has been involved in foreign policy and national security.

    I have just read the statement by Congressman Adam Schiff in...

  • Congressman Adam Schiff, a Jewish Democrat, announces he will support Iran deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    August 3, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles congressman who serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, announced Monday morning that he plans to support the Iran nuclear deal. Schiff, who is Jewish with a record of strong support for Israel, serves a district that stretches...

  • How Rep. Adam Schiff weighs the Iran pact vote

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 29, 2015 | 11:25 am

    As he prepares to decide on the Iran nuclear deal, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) talks to advocates on both sides of the controversy. He consults well-informed, open-minded experts. From his seat on the House Intelligence Committee, he digs deep into classified details. Schiff knows...

  • Deal or no deal? A busy road ahead for Congress

    By Ryan Torok

    July 15, 2015 | 9:52 am

    The region’s Democratic Congressmen are speaking out about the Iran nuclear deal forged by a Democratic president — with reservation.

    Speaking to the Journal hours after the landmark deal was announced on July 14, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff’s statement on Netanyahu’s speech

    March 3, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

    “This morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out the concerns held by many Israelis about a possible agreement with...

  • Why not support President Obama?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 25, 2015 | 10:29 am

    Why should I, a liberal in the bluest of cities in California, the bluest of states — where President Barack Obama now has a 57 percent approval rating — be subject to the whims of the pro-Republican prime minister of Israel? 

    And why should I or anyone else listen to Prime...

  • Some Democrats accede to Netanyahu and Boehner

    February 19, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Most of the outspoken supporters of Israel among Los Angeles’ congressional representatives will attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech on Iranian nuclear capabilities before a joint session of Congress — but not without first expressing their displeasure with...

  • Local congressman urges decision on authorizing use of military force

    February 11, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    Disagreement is brewing among elected officials over whether a bill empowering President Barack Obama to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) should limit the scope of the military’s involvement in the conflict, arousing lingering unease over the length...

  • Gaza, and Europe’s new wave of anti-Semitism

    September 29, 2014 | 11:22 am

    For weeks, the images filled the world’s television screens – of collapsed buildings, weeping parents and widows, and anguished calls for vengeance.  It was these scenes, of the genuine suffering of Palestinian civilians caught up in a war provoked by Hamas that have been seized on...

  • Iran Deal is less than perfect, but is it good enough?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 25, 2013 | 10:00 am

    The interim deal (PDF) signed in Geneva early Sunday morning gives Iran some relief from international sanctions in exchange for the Islamic Republic’s halting some nuclear development activities and rolling back others.

    Politicians, analysts and others from around the world –...

  • Residents make noise at Berman’s hearing to silence helicopters

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 7, 2012 | 1:36 am

    Windows of houses in Holmby Hills have been rattled. Horses near Glendale have been spooked. A recent Beethoven concert at the Hollywood Bowl was all but ruined.

    These are among the annoyances that have been caused by noise from helicopters, which was the subject of a community...

  • Barack Obama: A true friend of Israel

    August 3, 2012 | 11:05 am

    In three months, the American people will elect a President—either returning Barack Obama to the White House for a second term, or handing the reins of power to former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney.

    This election will doubtless turn on domestic issues and the economy will be...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff endorses Berman over Sherman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 15, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D - Burbank) has endorsed Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) for reelection in the 30th district.

    Berman, who is locked in an all-out battle with fellow Democratic incumbent Congressman Brad Sherman (Sherman Oaks), had already received the support of most of...

  • Power of the Prez; In the wake of war; Children work for a cure

    By Norma Zager

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Power of the Prez

    Century City attorney and Iranian Jewish activist H. David Nahai was elected president of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commission on Sept. 21. The five-person commission unanimously elected Nahai who was originally appointed to the board that overseas...

  • Local Jews Win, Mostly

    By Mike Levy

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    While Republicans swept in the national elections, with the GOP reclaiming the Senate and retaining their majority in the house, in California, Democrats made a strong showing, winning every statewide office.

    In Southern California, Jewish candidates overwhelmed in the local races....