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  • Hell hath no fury like a tough (Israeli) woman scorned

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    The last time I spoke to Israeli-born philanthropist Daphna Edwards Ziman, she said she’d begun her debut novel, a thriller titled “The Gray Zone,” (2011) in part, as therapy during the unraveling of her 20-year marriage to real estate mogul Richard Ziman several years ago. ...

  • Daphna Ziman praised, Justice Ball raises big bucks for Bet Tzedek

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 31, 2008 | 12:52 am

    Ziman Praised for Understanding

    Back in April, Daphna Ziman set off a firestorm when she alleged that African American Rev. Eric P. Lee made anti-Semitic comments at an event in which she was being honored for charity work. In the ensuing months, national newspapers picked up the...

  • Ziman and Lee: the reconciliation continues

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 22, 2008 | 10:27 pm


    In a saga going on seven weeks, the Rev. Eric Lee has been accused by Daphna Ziman of parroting “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion;” apologized for “any misunderstandings;” acted like a contrite man; celebrated Pesach at Wilshire Boulevard Temple; been blasted by MLK’s former attorney; broken bread and held hands to heal the wounds; and as of today, co-written an op-ed with Ziman about how their ordeal was a microcosm of “a national racial storm.”

  • In the eye of a racial storm

    May 22, 2008 | 11:00 am

    On April 4, 2008, we, the Rev. Eric Lee and Daphna Ziman, came face to face in the eye of a national racial storm that has surfaced during the primary election campaign.

    Two communities, both of which have suffered discrimination and both of which have fought for justice, found...

  • We don’t need more gabfests on diversity

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The details of the ugly dustup between a leading local Jewish philanthropist, Daphna Ziman, and the local African American head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Eric Lee, are still at issue. Ziman disseminated her account of the encounter in a widely...
  • E-mail charging anti-Semitism takes toll on Rev. Lee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "My entire reputation has been damaged," the Rev. Eric P. Lee said Monday, little more than a week after Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman sent an irate e-mail calling him an anti-Semite to her friends and members of the media.

    "This has really taken its toll on me. I've taken the...

  • Four Questions

    By Rob Eshman

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The controversy that erupted last week over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks by a local pastor raises, appropriately enough for this time of year, four questions.

    As we were going to press last week, a by-now-ubiquitous e-mail was beginning to circulate exponentially. On Saturday...

  • Jewish philanthropist accuses black pastor of anti-Semitism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Brad A. Greenberg, in The God Blog, reprints an apology email from Rev. Lee to Ziman in which Lee 'unequivocally denounces anti-Semitism'

    An email from prominent Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman, who is known for her work with Los Angeles social causes, is circulating...
  • Local women’s caucus endorses Clinton’s presidential bid

    By Mike Sacks

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the Westside chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC- LA) gathered at the home of philanthropist Daphna Ziman in Beverly Hills on April 12 to announce the organization's formal endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, it took just a few steps into the...