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  • Guarding Ben-Gurion

    May 16, 2014 | 11:16 am

    A dapper man, wearing his signature safari-style hat, 90-year-old Aaron Friedman becomes exuberant when he shares his tales of being David Ben-Gurion’s bodyguard, a confidant of Yitzhak Shamir and of the fame he enjoyed while being a lifeguard on the beaches of Tel Aviv. He has...

  • Begin biography moving, not convincing

    By Michael Berenbaum

    March 12, 2014 | 4:32 pm

    In his new biography, “Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul” (New York: Next Book, Schocken), Daniel Gordis writes passionately and poignantly about the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, from childhood in Brisk (now Brest-Litovsk) to the post of prime...

  • Israel in the eyes of Harvey Pekar

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 5, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Ever since Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” won a Pulitzer Prize, no apologies need to be made for the aspirations of comic book artists to enter the realm of literature.  R. Crumb, for example, recently rendered nothing less exalted than the Book of Genesis as a graphic novel.  And...

  • Agreements with Israeli schools a turning point for UC Irvine

    April 25, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Few universities have garnered as much international attention and Jewish communal concern over student-led, anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic activities on campus than the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

    A history of incendiary demonstrations demonizing Israel; a...

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  • The quotable Peres on history, women, Zuckerberg, Ben-Gurion and more

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When Shimon Peres arrived in Los Angeles, many were looking for comments on Iran, and on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But what most people really responded to were the thoughts Peres offered on other subjects. Here are a few of the more quotable parts of his speeches....

  • Mexican cousin of Ben-Gurion is newest Jewish star

    August 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Mexican singer Adam Kleinberg, a distant cousin of David Ben-Gurion, became the Jewish world’s newest star.

    Kleinberg, 21, whose great-grandmother was Ben-Gurion’s first cousin, beat out 30 finalists from around the world to win the Hallelujah music contest. He sang the song “Zeh Lo...

  • Israel bans iPad

    By Adam Wills

    April 14, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    Israel’s Communications Ministry banned the import of Apple’s iPad yesterday following a tiff between its minister and engineering staff, and custom officials are now directed to confiscate the tablet computer. Ten iPads have been seized already at Ben-Gurion International, according...

  • History plays a role in Festival selections

    By Meredith Price

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    From the titles alone, one might guess that this year's documentaries at the 23rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles have something to do with Israeli history. Indeed, according to Meir Fenigstein, the founder and executive director of the festival, who is a Tel Aviv native, this...
  • Briefs

    By World Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    SARS Kills Toronto Jews

    A Jewish couple from Toronto died of SARS. The elderly couple apparently contracted SARS when the man was hospitalized for an unrelated heart condition and was placed in the same room as a SARS patient, according to the Jerusalem Post. The man's wife then...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Designing Women

    Haute couture was en vogue at the Women's International Zionist Organization Los Angeles annual membership luncheon, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hanna Rubinstein chaired the event. Following a fashion show by Beverly Hills boutique Votre Nam,...

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