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  • David Siegel leaves impressive legacy as his diplomatic tenure in L.A. ends

    By Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2016 | 11:16 am

    Later this summer, David Siegel will return home to Israel after five years serving as Israeli consul general for the southwestern United States from his base in Los Angeles. So, what has he been doing during that time?

    At the request of the Journal, Siegel’s office compiled a...

  • ‘Cloth Peddler’ comes to U.S.

    By Rob Eshman

    September 12, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    On Sept. 7, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown, the curtain went up on the Muslim world’s first operetta, “The Cloth Peddler” (“Arshin Mal Alan”) a comic work by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

    The event actually marked at least two firsts. It was the first full...

  • Pogroms interrupted: The era of Jews fighting back

    By David Suissa

    November 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    As I’ve been watching images of Hamas rockets falling on Israel, I’ve asked myself: If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they? And if Israel didn’t have a strong army, wouldn’t we surely witness another pogrom? 

    Since the destruction of the Second Temple...

  • Fighting for religious pluralism in Israel

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 15, 2012 | 10:46 am

    [UPDATED on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.]

    The arrest of Israeli feminist Anat Hoffman at the Western Wall last month sent ripples of alarm across the Jewish world, and leaders in Los Angeles will address their concerns about religious pluralism in Israel to Los Angeles’ Israeli...

  • Opinion: They said it couldn’t be done

    April 25, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    They said it couldn’t be done; that the rebirth of an ancient nation would be like growing fish in the desert. But, 64 years later, Israel has accomplished both. Just ask Dotan Bar-Noy, CEO of Israel’s Grow Fish Anywhere Advanced Systems, which develops innovative water...

  • Meet David Siegel, L.A.’s new Israeli consul general

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    David Siegel, Israel’s new consul general for the southwestern United States, along with his wife, Myra, and their three kids, arrived in Los Angeles on a Monday in late August and hit the ground running.

    By Wednesday morning, Siegel had on his schedule a long day of meetings,...

  • LA Unity Mission

    By Rob Eshman

    October 28, 2009 | 4:26 pm

    Pics are coming in of the first- ever   joint mission of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis to Israel. The group of 16 rabbis left Monday and is now winding up a whirlwind 3 day trip through Israel. 

    The mission was the brainchild of Los Angeles Consul General Jacob Dayan,...

  • Shahar Says Shalom

    By Amy Klein

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When she came to Los Angeles two years ago, Meirav Eilon Shahar thought that the immediate task before her as Israeli consul for communications and public affairs would be dealing with the follow up to the presidential election. She came to Los Angeles from a three-year posting in...