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  • What’s Behind the Jane Harman Allegations?

    April 22, 2009 | 1:48 pm

    “This conversation doesn’t exist,” U.S. Rep. Jane Harman allegedly told the person on the other end of the line. Now she wants everyone to know exactly what, if anything, was said.

    The Venice-based Jewish Democrat, in the fight for her political life after allegations surfaced...

  • Briefs: West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says; Israel wants U.S. to stay the course on P.A.

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says

    Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.

    The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...

  • L.A. Gafni Event Canceled

    By Julie G Fax

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Revelations about sexual misconduct have led to the cancellation of an upcoming local event featuring prominent Rabbi Mordechai Gafni.

    Gafni had been scheduled for a public talk at Stephen S. Wise Temple on June 9. Over the past two years, since being appointed to the Wisdom Chair in...

  • False Endorsement Allegations Continue

    By Idan Ivri

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The campaign to re-elect Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn is struggling to contain damage from newly emerging allegations that it falsely claimed endorsements from local Jewish leaders.

    Four more community members have inspected Hahn endorsement letters and declared their signatures...

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  • UNFORGIVEN

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Is there a statute of limitations for rabbis accused of abuse -- and should there be? How does the community determine when someone has done teshuvah, or repentance, as claimed? Can rabbinic ordination be revoked? And when, if ever, do persistent rumors and allegations over a...

  • Valley AIPAC Shows Support for Lobby

    By Idan Ivri

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Hundreds of people -- politicians and rabbis, Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Israelis, young and old -- squeezed past dozens of tables to find their assigned seats for dinner.

    Just two weeks after CBS News broke the story that the FBI has been investigating an American...

  • Hate Crime Stats Not Always Precise

    By Idan Ivri

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) new report titled, "Unpatriotic Acts," warns that acts of hate against Muslims in the United States skyrocketed in 2003. At face value, the numbers are grim: CAIR notes a 70 percent increase in "reports of harassment, violence and...

  • He’s No Robert Redford

    By Adam Wills

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    An Irish multimillionaire pining for a London teacher offered her husband $1 million to divorce her in a real-life "Indecent Proposal" that has scandalized London's Orthodox Jewish community, according to a May 4 report in London's Sunday Times.

    Brian Maccaba made the offer to Alan...

  • World Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Police: Suspects Financed Terror Indirectly

    There's no evidence that members of the Islamic Movement arrested this week in Israel used funds to directly finance terror attacks, Israeli police said.

    "We do not claim that the money was used to buy explosive belts" for suicide...

  • ‘California Eight’ Sue Italy’s Generali

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Suzanne Weiner-Zada was growing up in Hungary, her father, a wealthy lumber merchant, took out eight insurance policies with Assicurazioni Generali of Italy, one of the world's largest insurance companies, which operated extensively in the pre-World War II Jewish communities of...

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