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  • Controversies roil UCLA, Berkeley campuses

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2014 | 9:41 am

    “Leaked emails reveal partnership between Hillel, PR firm,” read the headline on a story that made the front page of Wednesday’s Daily Bruin, the lively UCLA student newspaper.

    The plotline for this story may seem a bit arcane for those not up-to-date on campus politics, but the...

  • Ruling on campus hate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 22, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    Over the past decade, as anti-Israel demonstrations have become a regular occurrence on many U.S. college campuses, Jewish nonprofits and individuals have turned to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for relief, and with some success. They convinced the DOE’s Office for Civil...

  • 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...

  • L.A. rabbi, running for U.S. Senate, draws fire for anti-Islamic comments

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 16, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    A rabbi based in Southern California who is running for U.S. Senate has come under fire for anti-Islamic comments that were captured on video.

    In the video, Rabbi Nachum Shifren, who is known as the “Surfing Rabbi,” was seen telling a cheering audience in San Mateo, “I am an...

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  • Return to sender

    By Rob Eshman

    October 15, 2008 | 9:11 pm


    'Obsession' trailer


    I've never understood why they call a last-minute election ploy an "October Surprise," other than the fact that it usually happens in, you know, October.

    As a hard-fought election winds to a close in a divided country, campaigns will of course give their...

  • The Muslim assassination plot and President Bush

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 8, 2008 | 12:12 pm

    Don’t let the headline fool you. The only assassination attempt is on Affad Shaikh’s character.

    You’ve probably never heard of Shaikh; he’s not mentioned on Wikipedia. He is an American Muslim about my age, born in Pakistan and living in Orange County, where he serves as civil...

  • 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...

  • Israeli-Palestinian Confederation; CAIR; Borat; Elections; More JewQ questions

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Confederation

    Josef Avesar says of the Israelis and Palestinian Arabs that "each side demands that the other relinquish crucial aspects of its identity," and that therefore, some form of confederation would be a "pragmatic" solution to their problems ("Mideast Solution: A...

  • Cluster bombs; again with the ‘Dumb Jews;’  Democrats vs Republicans one more time; Jews in Space!

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Cluster Bombs

    Calling for condemnation of the IDF's use of cluster bombs against Hezbollah would degrade Israel's ability to defend herself, thus encouraging Hezbollah to again employ their vast rocket and missile inventory to terrorize and murder Israeli civilians and to damage...

  • L.A. Times violates journalistic ethics in Anaheim City Council election coverage

    By Steven Emerson

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a race for a seat on Anaheim's City Council garners little attention beyond Anaheim. But this year, one candidate is drawing some outside attention.

    Bill Dalati, a Syrian-born insurance agent, is running for a spot on Anaheim's City Council. His candidacy has come under...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Hier, Pope Talk at Vatican

    During a private audience at the Vatican, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Pope Benedict XVI last week to lead a "coalition of the good" against international terrorism and threats from Iran.

    The pope did not respond directly to the plea by...

  • 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...

  • Community Briefs

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Opera Collaboration Continues to 2005

    The New Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv and the Los Angeles Opera will extend their ongoing collaboration with a production of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" during the 2005 season.

    Academy Award-winning film director William Friedkin...

  • Muslim Messages

    By Tom Tugend

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Amid the profusion of billboards along Southern California freeways, motorists are being startled by a new one. It features seven smiling faces of various ethnicities, with one, a woman wearing a black headscarf, holding a small American flag.

    Underneath, in bold letters, are the...

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