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  • ‘The Americans’ - Straighten up and spy write

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 20, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Joe Weisberg is an ex-CIA agent and creator of FX’s new spy thriller “The Americans,” which spotlights KGB agents deep undercover in the United States. But back in 1989, he was a Yale University graduate flying to the Soviet Union on his own clandestine Jewish mission. His goal was...

  • Report: Zygier may have told Australian intelligence about Mossad ops

    February 18, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Suspected Israeli spy Ben Zygier may have given detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in Israel, according to an Australian news program.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s "Foreign Correspondent" reported Monday...

  • Producers Jami Gertz and Stacey Lubliner of “A Better Life”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 8, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    On a white couch in their airy and still very new-looking Beverly Hills offices, actress Jami Gertz and former agent Stacey Lubliner recounted how they came together to form Lime Orchard productions, whose first feature, “A Better Life,” will premiere at the Los Angeles Film...

  • Home buying options according to a Kindergartner!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 24, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    I started on an endless journey to find a new house.  Everyone knows how incredibly daunting and frustrating that can be, but throw in a few plumbing issues in the house that we are currently in, and it makes for a very urgent matter…  For days now, my husband and I have been going...

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  • Helen Mirren to Play Mossad Spy

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2009 | 12:54 pm

    British star Helen Mirren, regal (and an Oscar winner) in “The Queen,” is now in Israel for her next role, portraying a Mossad spy
    hunting a Nazi war criminal. Always one to immerse herself in her characters, Mirren is intensely studying Hebrew and Jewish history,  reports the London Daily Express.

    She is also hitting the books on the life and times of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and “totally immersed in the way of life over there,” reports the paper.

  • Ari Emanuel is a superagent—on TV and in real life

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 11, 2008 | 4:44 pm

    Up until Rahm Emanuel was offered the Chief of Staff position in Barack Obama's cabinet, his younger brother Ari, the cantankerous Hollywood talent agent, was considerably better known. Most famously -- or perhaps infamously -- Ari Emanuel is said to be the inspiration for the...
  • Joan Hyler’s condition stabilizes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 19, 2008 | 10:55 pm

    Hollywood talent manager Joan Hyler’s critical condition has stabilized, three days after she was struck by a car on the Pacific Coast Highway and nearly lost her life.

    Friends and family reporting through UCLA’s carepages have said that Hyler received numerous blood transfusions...

  • VIDEO: Extra Extra—Orit travels to Beirut

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 6, 2008 | 6:17 pm

    My Middle-Eastern looks helped get me an extra role as a Beirut café patron.

    When the TV show is aired, I doubt anyone will see me—I’m in the back sipping coffee, and the scene has no dialogue.

    The Second Lebanon War, I assume, is over in the story, and it’s a peaceful spring...

  • ‘NCIS’ Mossad agent’s cover gets blown—she’s Chilean

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Two days before her first appearance in the cast of the top-ranked TV show, "NCIS," actress Cote de Pablo was given the script of a lengthy phone conversation -- in Hebrew.

    "I got a Hebrew teacher and didn't rest or sleep for 48 hours," recalled the tall, slim, dark-haired actress....

  • Too Jewish to Play Myself

    By Annie Korzen

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    People see me as your "typical Jewish woman," and maybe it's true: I've got curly hair, opinions on every subject and I do not go camping. Plus, even after years of speech classes, I still have an identifiable New York nasality in my voice. When I walk into a room, someone always...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • Sol Bojarsky

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sol Bojarsky passed away peacefully at home on June 27. A native of Los Angeles, born in Boyle Heights, Oct. 1, 1919, bar mitzvah at the Breed Street Shul, Bojarsky was a graduate of Hollywood High School and UCLA. From a pioneer L.A. Zionist family, Sol was a prominent insurance...

  • Smuggling Jicama

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Security measures enacted after 9/11 are impeding the inflow of scientific talent that helps energize American universities.... If the red tape is not untangled soon, it could cause long-term harm to universities and high-tech industries." -- (Visa Quagmire, The New York Times...

  • Joan Hyler’s Class Acts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Joan Hyler sees her life in five acts. A bit like Shakespeare.

    It's a dramatic arc that's taken her from working as a top agent in Hollywood to setting up shop as a high-powered manager and producer with three offices around town. Smack in the middle of Act III, the woman who's...

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    By Ruth Stroud

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The Saddest Story

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    Mourning a Russian-born border guard, killed in the line of duty

    Ido Aharoni, the local Israeli consul for communications and public affairs, is preparing to

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alex Kirpnick  was killed in June; right, a young Alex with his family,         immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick, 27,...

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