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  • Al Jazeera buys Gore’s Current TV, terms undisclosed

    January 3, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster's footprint in the United States.

    Terms were undisclosed, but analysts estimated the deal could be worth as...

  • Man-made global warming: Why many of us are skeptical [Part 1]

    By Dennis Prager

    October 26, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    Read part 2 here.

    In the belief that there are people on the left who are more interested in understanding the right rather than in simply dismissing its decency, I would like to briefly explain why many thoughtful people are skeptical of the claims made on behalf of global...

  • Lieberman reportedly to announce he’s done

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 18, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman reportedly will not run for re-election.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.), who became the first Jewish nominee on a major presidential ticket when Al Gore chose him as his running mate in 2000, will announce his decision Wednesday in Hartford, Politico reported.

    ...
  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...

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  • AJ Congress wowed; Shaare Zedek gets record donation; Koufax in the house

    By Norma Zager

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Woolsey Wows AJC

    It was an extraordinary evening when the American Jewish Congress (AJC) honored former director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey at a black-tie gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Dec. 10.

    Woolsey received the AJC's Jerusalem Award for his extensive work...

  • Prop. 87 fuels high octane fight on oil production tax

    By Idan Ivri

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In August 2006, the average price of gasoline in California was $3.20 per gallon. Today, with the summer demand faded, it still hovers at $2.60. Politicians and interest groups know that Californians want answers and solutions, and they also know that the election season is upon...
  • Joe: What Went Wrong?

    By James D. Besser

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman's visions of the presidency collided with an unpredictable New Hampshire electorate on Tuesday. Lieberman did better than some polls predicted, but probably not enough to salvage a candidacy that was out of synch with the changing political perspectives of the...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    2002: A Cayse Odyssey

    Valley Outreach Synagogue will honor Ray Cayse as Man of the Year, Ruth Bail as Humanitarian of the Year, Eleanor Mizrahi as Woman of the Year and Don and Mickey Bilsky as Couple of the Year on April 6 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.

    The Big 2-0...

  • Joe

    By Rob Eshman

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Whatever happens in this election, we'll always have Lieberman. It is easy to forget now, amid the post-election chaos, just how momentous a day Aug. 8, 2000, was. Al Gore stood before supporters in Nashville (little did we know those may have been his only supporters in Tennessee)...

  • Butterfly Ballot Blues

    By David Evanier

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Politicos and machers who had given heart and soul (and a lot of cash, in some cases) to their respective candidates saw conspiracy, fraud or betrayal in the ballot crisis in Florida this week. Feeling ran strong, but no one was willing to predict whether Bush or Gore would turn out...

  • Sunshine Vote

    By Matthew E. Berger

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In the end, the selection of the next president of the United States came down in many ways to voters in heavily Jewish South Florida.

    And in a major twist, the votes that might have mattered most were the ones elderly Jews may have inadvertently cast for Pat Buchanan, the Reform...

  • Swing States of Mind

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Finally good news has come for Al Gore.

    The Arab American Political Action Committee this month endorsed George W. Bush. Last week, 20 other Michigan-based Arab organizations followed suit, including the Arab-American and Chaldean Leadership Council.

    "Gore should take out billboards...

  • Campaign Kippah

    By Sherry Shameer

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.



    Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...

  • What Makes Joe Run (So Well)?

    By James D

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    What's with Joe Lieberman?

    Less than two months ago, when Al Gore tapped Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate, pundits predicted the Connecticut senator would put the nation to sleep. Sure, he has integrity, they said, but he's hardly any more animated a campaigner than...

  • The 6 O’Clock Solution

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ralph Fertig, a retired judge and current community activist and novelist, has what a lot of progressive Californians are looking for: a solution to voting on Nov. 7.

    Fertig, a lifelong Democrat until four months ago, registered with the Green Party recently as a statement against the...

  • Small-Town Surprise

    By Peter Ephross

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's not easy working for a Jewish vice-presidential candidate.

    Early last week, Joseph Lieberman's campaign scheduler was already scratching his head: How could he find a synagogue in the rural Midwest where the vice-presidential candidate could pray on Shabbat and still make it to...

  • What a Week

    By Tom Tugend

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The official agenda of the Democratic Party may be to nominate Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, but the real business all week seemed to be to party from morn til morn, raise zillions of dollars and tell the Jews what wonderful folks they are.

    President Clinton, addressing nearly 4,000...

  • Educational Experience

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    By the time Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) ends his campaign for vice president, the American public will be well educated in the practice of Judaism.

    It's been only a week and a half since Vice President Gore selected his Orthodox Jewish running mate, but newspapers, wire services,...

  • Thoughts on the Lieberman Selection.

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As a centrist observant Jew working in the secular professions, I am particularly struck by Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's selection of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate for the November 2000 elections.

    The life of the Orthodox Jew at this...

  • Preparing for a Presidential Visit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There was a lot of behind-the-scenes activity last Sunday on Sony Pictures Studios' Main Street set, but this was no movie production. In the days leading up to a Democratic National Convention (DNC) kick-off reception, representatives of several major Jewish organizations were...

  • Guided by Faith

    By Sharon Samber

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has been in public life a long time and has left an extensive public trail of votes and positions on the issues.

    But when Al Gore named the two-term U.S. senator and former Connecticut attorney general as his running mate this week, as much initially...

  • Uniting the Divided

    By Julie Wiener

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Minutes after the official announcement that her husband would be the first Jewish vice presidential candidate on a major ticket, Hadassah Lieberman stepped on the national stage.

    "Here I am, the daughter of survivors from the Holocaust, the most horrendous thing that happened," she...

  • Kosher Candidate

    By Michael J

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman's first Friday in the U.S. Senate posed a problem for him - not politically, but religiously.

    It was 1988, and the Senate session was running late into the night. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, was obliged to stick around, despite the Sabbath.

    Instead of walking...

  • Changing Attitudes

    By Peter Ephross

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Al Smith campaigned for U.S. president - and lost - in 1928, his Roman Catholicism was used against him. When John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president in 1960, he felt the need to make speeches that distanced himself from the pope.

    But Sen. Joseph Lieberman's Orthodox...

  • ‘An Unusual Pride’

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A spring-like giddiness overcame Jewish L.A. Monday morning when news broke that Vice President Al Gore, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, had picked Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) to be his running mate. "You're kidding, right?" was the inevitable first reaction....

  • Lieberman and the Jews

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, while clearly a political tactic, has nevertheless managed to thrill most of us, Jewish Republicans as well as Democrats. Even those most at ease with their access to, and success within, mainstream...

  • Backing Gore

    By David Evanier

    August 10, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    What a difference a day makes. When Al Gore chose Joe Lieberman as his running mate on Monday morning, he transformed the Jewish community's attitude toward him from one of bemusement and perplexity to a clear affirmation. Gore had seemed distant and abstract. Overnight he changed...

  • Does the Jewish Vote Matter to Gore and Bush?

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Inside a ballroom at the Washington Hilton, Rabbi Leonid Feldman, the Soviet-raised spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, captivates thousands of young Jews with his moving, heartwrenching account of the long, treacherous road that led him to discover the Judaism that so...
  • Gore’s Gamble

    By Matthew Dorf

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Unhappy with the draft of a speech he was to deliver at the Jewish state's 50th anniversary celebration and frustrated with five Jewish aides who were unable to discuss the first biblical references to Israel, Vice President Al Gore took a break for dinner while his staff scoured Air...
  • Gore’s Campaign Stop

    By James David Besser

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Vice President Al Gore's visit to the Middle Eastlast week may have been the biggest and best event yet in his 2000presidential campaign, political observers here say.

    During a five-day swing through Egypt, SaudiArabia, Israel and the West Bank, Gore adroitly positioned himself asa...