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  • Americans blame Hamas more than Israel for Gaza strife

    July 30, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Significantly more Americans blame Hamas for the current violence in Gaza than blame Israel, according a new poll.

    The poll, released by the Pew Research Center, shows that 40 percent of Americans blame Hamas for the conflict as compared with 19 percent who blame Israel and...

  • Gallup shows split in backing for Israel in Gaza war, with younger Americans unsupportive

    July 25, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    A Gallup poll shows that support among Americans for Israel during the Gaza Strip conflict is divided, and is low among younger Americans.

    The poll posted on the pollster’s website Thursday showed a statistical dead heat between those who believe Israel’s actions against Hamas...

  • Calendar November 30-December 6

    By Laura Donney

    November 26, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    SUN | DEC 1

    CLIPPERS JEWISH HERITAGE DAY 

    A Chanukah miracle couldn’t hurt as the Clippers face off against the top-ranked Indiana Pacers. Stephen S. Wise Temple’s Cantor Nathan Lam opens the game with the singing of the national anthem. There will also be a menorah lighting, a...

  • February 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 26, 2013 | 3:27 am

    The US

    Headline: ‘Obama to tell Netanyahu US gearing up for Iran strike

    To Read: David Rothkopf doesn't see Kerry's appointment as 'the beginning of an era', seeing that Foreign policy will continue to be determined by Obama-

    Kerry has already given some clues to the kind...

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  • Opinion: Americans would do well to drop the Euro-snobbery

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 18, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Sitting here in Paris, where I am spending a month as a visiting professor at the Université Paris 8, Institut Français de Géopolitique, I’m struck by how, once again, American presidential candidates are denigrating their opponents simply by calling them “French” or...

  • Poll: Americans’ views on Mideast largely unchanged

    June 14, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.

    The Pew Research Center poll, conducted during the end of May, found that Americans still sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians in their...

  • Americans oppose unilateral statehood, poll finds

    April 13, 2011 | 10:58 am

    A majority of Americans oppose a declaration of Palestinian statehood absent a peace agreement with Israel, a new poll finds.

    The poll released this week by the Israel Project showed 51 percent of registered U.S. voters oppose a proposal that the Palestinian Authority “unilaterally...

  • Americans must unite in tough times

    January 25, 2011 | 9:36 am

    In the days President Obama was preparing to deliver his State of the Union address, everyone knew the economy would play a major role. What remains unknown is what will result for millions of vulnerable Americans once the applause dies down and the political maneuvering picks back...

  • If Borat has offended ... then he’s done his job

    By Steven Rosen

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Virtually everyone who has already seen the comedy "Borat" at film festivals and invitational screenings has found the film uproariously funny.

    But with its nationwide opening set for Friday, the question now is whether a mass, mainstream audience will also get the film's satiric...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 5, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    Saturday the 7th

    Take a stroll for a good cause at today's 14th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. More than 100 teams are scheduled for the 5K recreational walk around Hollywood Park racetrack, and those wishing to register today are also welcome. Also ambling are...
  • Health - Take the Bite Out of Dental Health Pains

    By Abigail Green

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Since most Americans lose their dental insurance benefits when they retire, the majority of people over 65 pay out of pocket every time they visit a dentist. Medicare does not cover routine dental care (nor does Medicaid in most states) and more than 80 percent of older Americans...

  • Goldberg’s List

    By Rob Eshman

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Americans are only 2 percent of the nation's population, but they are 25 percent of its problem.

    That's according to Bernard Goldberg, whose new, bestselling nonfiction book is called, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is No. 37)."

    The book offers one-...

  • Love and Loyalty

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    More out of ethnic loyalty than any expectation of a great match, The Journal stayed late at the 78th annual Mercedes Benz Cup men's tennis tournament on July 17 at UCLA to watch a doubles semifinal between two Israelis and two Americans. The Americans, Bob and Mike Bryan, were the...

  • Friends Find Real Flavor of Europe

    By Matthew Rosenbaum

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    We sat at a table by the water in Venice, Italy, enjoying gourmet pasta and the serenade of two accordion players nearby. A waiter brought dessert menus, and we struggled to speak to him in very Americanized and pathetic Italian. Like thousands of others college-age Americans, my...

  • Sept. 11 Still Roils Our Nation’s Heritage

    By Arthur J. Magida

    September 4, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    Anniversaries take on lives of their own. The further from the original event, the more laden they become with symbolism, meaning and portent.

    Since the tempo of our time is fast, even abrupt, it's not surprising that since Sept. 11, 2001, we've backed away from the stomach-churning...

  • A Libel That Holds No Truth

    By Dennis Prager

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some Americans apparently believe that we have gone to war with Iraq "because of the Jews." Having written a book explaining anti-Semitism ("Why the Jews?

    The Reason for Anti-Semitism," Simon & Schuster, 1983), all I can do is marvel at the durability of anti-Semitism and the...

  • Send Troops

    By Rob Eshman

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the weather warmed this week, the yard signs protesting NO WAR pushed up like crocuses through lawns from Santa Monica to Hollywood.

    Not many, mind you -- but enough to signal that quite a few Americans are having second and third thoughts about a war against Saddam.

    Nobody likes...

  • A Sept. 11 Parable for Rosh Hashana

    By Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was asked: "What is the right spiritual path, that of sorrow or that of joy?"

    He replied: "There are two kinds of sorrow and two kinds of joy. When a man broods over the misfortunes that have come upon him, that is a bad kind of sorrow. But the grief...

  • The Value of a Day

    By Eric Copage

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holidays are a time Jews reserve for themselves. They don't seek the approval or participation of gentiles. What if African Americans stopped trying to get white people to celebrate with us and recognized that we have been essential in making this nation?

    As a black...

  • Pardon His French

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    There's still no love lost between iconoclastic French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and Hollywood, as his new film, "In Praise of Love," suggests. The picture began stirring controversy at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival when the flick -- and its director -- dissed Tinseltown, Steven...

  • 9/11/02

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Now a year has passed. We have bombed. We have infiltrated. We have analyzed and rallied and written.

    And through it all we have avoided one sad truth: the terrorists have already won.

    They haven't won the war, but they have won a crucial battle.

    My first memory of terror goes back...

  • Going Through Hell For The Dead

    By Larry Derfner

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Natan Koenig was blotting up blood from the floor of the cafeteria named for Frank Sinatra at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. Koenig worked for two hours on that 95-degree afternoon on July 31, arriving soon after a Hamas-made bomb exploded under a table, killing nine people,...

  • 15 and Counting

    By Rob Eshman

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Washington's official response to the killings of five Americans at Hebrew University can be summed up largely in a word: words.

    True, the attacks came as Congress is in recess and President George W. Bush is between vacations. After a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, a day...

  • Use Law to Respond to Hebrew University Attack

    By Stephen M. Flatow

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We've seen it before -- more than 20 dead and hundreds injured as a result of Palestinian Arab terror attacks in Israel within a week of each other. The death of five Americans at Hebrew University on Jerusalem's Mount Scopus brought the pain home to America once again. President...

  • This Land Is Our Land

    By Rabbi Mimi Weisel

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    You cannot remove other people's anxieties, but sometimes you can help them to understand their feelings of unease and find ways to cope with them.

    In my work with rabbinical students, I have faced the challenge in recent weeks of helping one particular group to sort out its fears...

  • The Christian Right, Conservatism and the Jews

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For generations, Jews have viewed religious conservatives with a combination of fear and disdain. Yet the recent events in the Middle East -- and the steadfast support given Israel by religious conservatives -- has gone a long way to correcting many often exaggerated, if not...

  • Most Americans Mistrust Saudi Peace Plan

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Only 26 percent of Americans believe the Saudi peace initiative is sincere, according to a new poll of more than 1,000 Americans. Thirty-one percent believe the Saudis launched the initiative to improve their image in the United States. Sixty-two percent of respondents believe the...

  • The Chosen One

    By Michael Kamber

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I believed Daniel Pearl was dead all along.

    Weeks before the U.S. government confirmed his death, I thought it unlikely he would return alive. I returned in December from reporting for the Village Voice from Pakistan, exhausted from being stoned, punched and chased by Islamic...

  • Flourish, Not Fail

    By Rob Eshman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The financial crisis facing Jewish Community Center (JCC) programs and locations this week will come as an awful shock to tens of thousands of area Jews, and it should (see story, page 14).

    JCC officials and Federation lay leaders and staff stress there is no cause for panic. They...

  • Fundraising Fears

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It is quickly becoming the largest philanthropic campaign ever mounted.

    In just two weeks since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Americans have raised more than $675 million in individual, foundation and corporate gifts toward disaster-relief charities, services and funds assisting...

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