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  • Changing the world, one step at a time - Q&A with advocate Brigitte Gabriel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Brigitte Gabriel (49,) a bestselling author, activist, a leading expert on global Islamic terrorism, and founder and President of ACT! for America, has one fascinating life story. She was born in Lebanon to a Maronite Christian family, and spent her childhood in amid the Lebanese...

  • My 10 years of freedom: From human trafficking victim to survivor and advocate

    by Maria Suarez, Women Helping Women Bilingual Volunteer Coordinator, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles

    June 9, 2014 | 10:22 am

    It has been 10 years since I have been free, flying like a bird! In the mid-1970s, at the age of 15, I was sold for $200 to a man who I supposed to be working for, which was not true. He was my trafficker. I was kept in his house for more than five years against my will.  During...

  • Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi to step down as Israel Project head

    February 2, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, the founder and president of The Israel Project, said she will leave the advocacy group by July 1.

    In statements Wednesday, the 10-year-old group and Mizrahi said reorganization and management training helped set the stage for her departure. The Israel...

  • Surname swap: Homosexual for Gay

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    Here is a real gem of a flub from the ultra-conservative American Family Association’s news site. It deals with the news of Tyson Gay sprinting into the Olympic Games. Here’s the screen grab:

    Photo

    This story has been corrected, but the Friendly Atheist points out that a story mentioning Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies has not.

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  • Trip highlights our duty to help worldwide

    By Jacob Goldberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Having grown up in and around Los Angeles my entire life, I am awe-stricken by the thriving Jewish community and the venerable reputation it has made for itself.

    Considering our history, the present situation of Jews in America is one that would have been coveted by any Jew from...

  • StandWithUs offers Israel 101 guide to help students confront anti-Zionist rhetoric

    By Marc Ballon

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Roz Rothstein wanted nothing more than to relax after a long flight from Los Angeles to New York. Instead, the head of StandWithUs, a Los Angeles-based Israel advocacy group, found herself face to face with the anti-Zionist attitudes she and her organization work to eradicate....
  • Alex Baum: Wheels of a Dream

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Alex Baum
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Alex Baum, who will be celebrating his 84th birthday on Dec. 30, fought in the French Resistance, survived two and a half years...

  • Truth More Powerful Than Advocacy

    By Rona Ram

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With a copy of "Making the Case for Israel" under one arm and a blue solidarity bracelet on my wrist, I first entered The Media Line's (TML) Jerusalem bureau seeking an outlet for my pro-Israel passion. I had spent the first part of the summer studying Hebrew, and was looking to...

  • Brand Israel

    By Amy Klein

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    What do you think about when you hear the word Israel?

    Chances are if you're like most Americans, when you hear Israel, you think war. Ask most Americans to free-word associate with the word "Israel" and they'd probably say: terrorists, Palestinians, danger and conflict.

    At best....

  • Support Opens Way for Special Needs

    By Michael Jackman

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For most parents, preparing a child for a bar or bat mitzvah is just another of many coming-of-age stresses. But for parents whose children have special needs, the stress can be almost unbearable. Yet arranging b'nai mitzvah ceremonies for such children are not impossible, with a...

  • Briefs

    By Idan Ivri

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Council Adds Some Fire to Mayoral Race

    The Los Angeles City Council is doing a great job of overcompensating for the general public's lukewarm interest in the upcoming mayoral election. With accusations of electoral politics flying from both sides, six council members left Mayor...

  • Jews in U. S. Politics

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A woman who was the trusted adviser to the governor of New York in the 1920s.

    The ambassador to Turkey in 1889.

    The attorney general in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.

    Belle Moskowitz, Solomon Hirsch and Edward Levi were all Jews involved in U.S. political life in different...

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