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  • If it’s racist, it ain’t anti-Semitic

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 21, 2007 | 7:21 pm


    Remember that “Seinfeld” episode where George’s phone line gets crossed with a woman who goes by Donna Chang? Having called George, Jerry ends up spending a while on the phone with Donna Chang and decides to ask out this mystery woman. But when he shows up to the Chinese restaurant...

  • New reports expose rampant anti-Semitic attacks in Western Europe

    By Dinah Spritzer

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Here in the US, CNN's Paula Zahn reports, some blame Jews for 9/11 A young French Jew is kidnapped, tortured and left to die by a band of Muslims. Arson badly damages Geneva's largest synagogue. A 13-year-old girl on a London bus is robbed and kicked unconscious after her...
  • Falwell for Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 17, 2007 | 12:19 pm

    That’s what Zev Chafets had to say about the late Rev. Jerry in an op-ed that read like an appreciation in yesterday’s LA Times:

    He believed that God had a plan for the United States and that its enemies were evil. He referred to Muslim radicals as “barbarians” and advocated taking...

  • Another anti-Semitic incident in Sherman Oaks

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 16, 2007 | 9:28 pm

    A reportedly anti-Semitic letter documenting the origin of the word Jew was received today by the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center in Sherman Oaks—as if that JCC didn’t have a big enough problem. It’s being investigated as a “hate incident” because no threat was made,...

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  • Jews too powerful, talk too much about Holocaust

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 14, 2007 | 5:16 pm

    That’s according to 2,700 European adults surveyed by the ADL.

    The survey found that a majority of those in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than the country they live in; that Jews have too much power in business (39 percent of those...

  • ‘Is Christianity Good for the World?’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Christian theologian Douglas Wilson and atheist Christopher Hitchens are debating that question at ChristianityToday.com. Here’s a snippet:

    Hitchens: if (sic) Christianity is to claim credit for the work of outstanding Christians or for the labors of famous charities, then it must...

  • Mickey’s anti-Semitic outburst

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 9, 2007 | 1:40 pm

    There has been plenty of accusations that Walt Disney was an anti-Semite—remember the “Simpsons” episode where Bart and Lisa watch the video of Itchy and Scratchy Land founder Roger Myers Sr., “who loved everyone and was loved by all, except in 1938, when he was heavily criticized...

  • Jews laud Boris Yeltsin’s legacy

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first popularly elected president, made a lasting impact on Russian Jewry, though his legacy included its share of controversy and tragic failures.

    Russian Jewish leaders agree that the community should remember Yeltsin, who died Monday at age 76, primarily...
  • Israelis fear anti-Semitism imported from Russia

    By Dina Kraft

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ari Ackerman, a student from Switzerland, was walking home along the Tel Aviv beach after a late-night swim when he and a friend were jumped by a gang singing Nazi songs and displaying swastika tattoos.

    The perpetrators, a group of Russian-speaking teenagers, eventually ran off....
  • Briefs: ‘Islamist Threat’ panel stirs emotions at UCLA; Goldhagen: Iraq conflict increased worldwide

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    'Islamist Threat' panel stirs emotions at UCLA

    The audience at the panel discussion on "Totalitarian Islam's Threat to the West" wanted red meat, the protestors wanted to make a stir, the battery of campus cops at UCLA wanted to prevent violence -- and all sides got pretty much...
  • Jews and money

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2007 | 6:36 pm

    “If you ever forget you are a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.”

    So the saying goes. And for me, it was true: I grew up in a Christian home and, aside from my last name, knew nothing about what it was to be Jewish. Except of course, for the jokes, which usually involved terms like...

  • Venezuela’s Jews prosper but keep wary eye on future with Hugo Chavez

    By Hal Weitzman

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The floor of the small synagogue in the center of Coro, the oldest Jewish house of prayer in Venezuela, is covered in a thick layer of sand intended to recall the Children of Israel's time in the Sinai Desert. It is also, however, a symbol of the transience of Jewish settlement in...
  • Film director Verhoeven defies Dutch Shoah myth in ‘Black Book’ thriller

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Black Book" is a first-class thriller, pitting the Dutch resistance against the Nazi occupiers in the waning months of World War II, and it holds plenty of unexpected plot twists.

    The real surprise, though, is that unlike other depictions of that era, not all the underground...

  • The lost Jewish athletes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 27, 2007 | 3:55 pm

    Last summer, when the former Dodger Shawn Green took the field of Shea Stadium as a Met for the first time, a Jewish fan held up a poster with Green’s photo and the words, “The messiah has arrived.”

    Whether Shawn Green wanted to be, NY fans saw him as the second coming of...

  • 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...

  • Experts explore effects of Ahmadinejad anti-Semitism

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Film Seminar on Iranian TV: "Tom and Jerry" is a Jewish plot
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    Since assuming power more than one year ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and questioned the existence of the Holocaust,...
  • Israel labor strike called off; U.S. Jews against Iraq war most strongly

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli labor strike called off

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summoned Histadrut labor federation chief Ofer Eini on Tuesday and persuaded him to call off the nationwide protest action, which had been slated to begin Wednesday. Previous strikes have frozen Israeli public services,...

  • Briefs: L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea; Police Chief Bratton warns terrorism will be threat for the rest of our lives

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea

    Leaders of the Korean and Jewish communities in Los Angeles have joined forces to vigorously protest anti-Semitic cartoons in a book published in South Korea and translated into English.

    A typical cartoon...

  • Bay Area takes on ‘progressive’ anti-Semitism

    By Ben Harris

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Jonathan Bernstein received an e-mail from a distraught political activist in the San Francisco Bay Area concerned about rising anti-Semitism among fellow political progressives.

    "The growing acceptance of anti-Semitic rhetoric is so commonplace it is not even...

  • Olmert goes to China; Hezbollah is back; Euro righties caucus; Jews get blamed again

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Goes to China

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...

  • PBS ‘Resurgence’ documentary explores reappearance of anti-Semitism

    By Tom Tugend

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The PBS documentary, "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence," will discomfit viewers of all stripes.

    Airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. on KCET, the film will annoy those who believe that rising anti-Semitism is a myth fueled by Jewish paranoia and self-serving Jewish defense...

  • Boycott Borat?

    By Adam Deutsch

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Does comedy nullify hatred? Does comedy grant allowance to bigotry, racism and, most of all, anti-Semitism?

    Nov. 3 began the opening weekend of the acclaimed "most hilarious movie ever": "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Khazakstan." After...

  • Prager; CAIR; Gibson; The Boot!

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    CAIR

    It is getting somewhat boring to read yet another letter in The Jewish Journal from such a disingenuous character as Hussam Ayloush (Letters, Dec. 1). Typical of Ayloush and other CAIR officials, he engages only in ad hominem smears and refuses to deal with the substantive...

  • Borat, Seriously

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Following the massive success of the movie "Borat," there is bound to be an equally massive deluge of punditry on what it all means.

    I defy you to watch the movie and not cramp up from laughter. And by all means, continue laughing when the pundits say "Borat" reveals something dark,...

  • Pharmacy under attack after anti-Semitism charges

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An anti-Semitic pharmacy in Beverly Hills?

    The notion may sound unlikely, but a widely circulated e-mail bearing the subject heading "Druggist won't do business with 'Jews or Jew Doctors'" sparked concern and outrage in recent weeks as it landed in hundreds of computer mailboxes...

  • Local Couple Secures Pope’s Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    By Norma Zager

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Local Couple Secures Pope's Personal Blessing of Crucifix for Ailing Catholic Friend

    Civic activists and philanthropists Faith and Jonathan Cookler recently returned from an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Leadership Mission led by Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, to...

  • European anti-Semitism up since Hezbollah war

    By Dinah Spritzer

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's recent war with Hezbollah resulted in a new wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe -- almost all in Western Europe, a new report finds.

    The European Jewish Congress' (EJC) 53-page report, presented Sunday at a World Jewish Congress meeting in Paris, reveals that the...

  • David Mamet has one question—for the wicked son

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    David Mamet has written a book, "The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred and the Jews" (Shocken/Nextbook), that is by turns bold, courageous, and outrageous -- it is a book that calls Diaspora Jews to the table and asks: "In or Out?" "The underlying premise of the book," Mamet...
  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, NOV. 12
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
    Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • Israeli police want to charge Katsav for rape; U.S. funding Hamas opponents

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli police want to charge Katsav for rape Israeli police recommended indicting President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and sexual harassment. Katsav rejected calls to resign, and his attorney said Monday morning that he will quit only if an indictment is submitted....
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