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  • Barbara Boxer’s gloves come off

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 26, 2016 | 8:58 am

    Politics isn’t for sissies.

    That’s the essential message of California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s new memoir “The Art of Tough,” a 270-page reflection on her 40-year career in politics — from the Marin County Board of Supervisors to the House of Representatives, and ultimately, the...

  • Moving and Shaking: AJWS Gala honors Barbara Boxer, Ezekiel Emanuel

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 14, 2016 | 10:08 pm

    “I don’t often speak publicly about my religion,” retiring California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said on the evening of March 13 as she took the stage to be honored at “AJWS at 30: Celebrating Our Global Leaders.” Boxer went on to describe how she inherited her drive for social...

  • Letters to the editor: Matzo Ball, Barbara Boxer, French Jews and more

    January 28, 2015 | 10:46 am

    If I Go, There Will Be Trouble; If I Stay Will It Be Double?

    I am an American non-Jew and basically secular in thought. Until recently, I was completely unaware of Jews feeling threatened in Paris (“Stay or Go? French Jews Face a Growing — and Emotional — Dilemma,” Jan. 23). I am...

  • Barbara Boxer and the democratization of California politics

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 21, 2015 | 3:37 pm

    In 1992, California voters elected two Jewish women to the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Shortly after New Year’s Day 2015, Boxer, 74, announced that she would not run for re-election, and there is some speculation that the now-81-year-old Feinstein may do the...

  • Boxer won’t run for Senate in 2016

    January 9, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Barbara Boxer will not run for a fifth U.S. Senate term in 2016.

    Boxer, 74, a California Democrat, made the announcement Thursday in a video interview with her grandson, Zach Rodham, posted on YouTube.

    “I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” said Boxer, who was first...

  • Boxer reintroduces enhanced Israel ally bill with broad support

    July 29, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Citing the Gaza war as a catalyst, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) re-introduced with broad bipartisan support a bill that would enhance U.S.-Israel strategic ties.

    “While we work toward a just peace in the Middle East and an end to the tragedy of war, it is critical that we...

  • The battle brewing over Sen. Boxer’s Israel visa bill

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 22, 2013 | 11:41 am

    In March, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) introduced a bill that would allow Israelis to enter the United States without first applying for a visa. The measure would, its backers say, help improve the business ties between the U.S. and Israel and encourage more Israeli tourists to come...

  • The US Should Not Grant Visas To Israeli Citizens Unless Israel Grants the Privilege to US Citizens

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 30, 2013 | 7:39 am

    Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced a bill co-sponsored by 18 Democrats and Republicans that would enable Israel to join a group 37 other favored nations whose citizens need not carry visas to enter the United States.

    Now, any Israeli who wants to travel to the US needs to...

  • As the Hagel battle intensifies, Pentagon nominee gets key support from Jewish Dems

    January 15, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most prominent Jewish Democratic lawmakers to endorse his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

    Since rumors of his nomination first...

  • Hagel gets key Jewish endorsements for secretary of defense

    January 15, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Chuck Hagel added three major Jewish Democrats to his list of endorsers, clearing his way to likely confirmation as secretary of defense.

    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) each said they were satisfied Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska,...

  • Oren: Netanyahu’s Iran anxieties misread as election interference

    December 12, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pleadings regarding the Iranian nuclear threat were misinterpreted as interfering in the U.S. election, Israel's ambassador to Washington said.

    "One of the great challenges we faced was that everything in this country was seen through...

  • Pro-Sherman mailer labeled 'despicable' may have ties to former Sherman staffer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    A pro-Brad Sherman mailer sent out in October to Republican voters in the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional district features a shadowy and ominous-looking image of Rep. Howard Berman, Sherman’s Democratic opponent for Congress, shown alongside Rep. Maxine Waters...

  • Boxer lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Iran

    September 12, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran.

    "I write to you as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress to express my deep...

  • Senate affirms commitment to Israeli military’s qualitative edge

    July 2, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms U.S. security commitments to Israel.

    More specifically, the measure says that the U.S. will provide Israel with the capabilities to preserve its military’s qualitative edge, expand military and civilian...

  • On Election Day, Jewish Dems face challenges

    November 2, 2010 | 10:47 am

    Several Jewish Democratic incumbents are fighting for their political survival as Americans head to the polls.

    Lawmakers under threat Tuesday in a midterm election cycle that has seen a conservative/Republican resurgence include U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Reps. Ron Klein...

  • Key Jewish California lawmakers return to powerful roles in new Congress

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The 2006 congressional election that brought the Democrats back to power on Capitol Hill was a moment filled with meaning for four Jewish lions of California politics -- Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Reps. Henry Waxman (Los Angeles) and Howard Berman (Van Nuys)....
  • A Novel Boxer Novel

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has joined the long list of solons who have dabbled in writing. Unlike John Kennedy, she admits to collaborating with a professional writer. Also unlike Kennedy, she is not likely to win the Pulitzer Prize.

    Still, her just-released novel offers an...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    L.A. Teens Join International March of the Living
    On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on May 5 this year, 53 Los Angeles-area teenagers, along with seven chaperones, will join a record 18,000 people on a 3-kilometer march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, following...

  • No Boxer Rebellion

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The latest Field Poll shows U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer coasting toward re-election to a third term. She leads her Republican challenger, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones 48 to 32 percent.

    The race will probably get closer, but it is hard to see how Jones can catch up as...