The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced Monday that it would change admission policies to accept openly gay students at its rabbinical school. Arnold Eisen, chancellor-elect of the Conservative movement's flagship institution, made the...
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Cellist Steven Isserlis celebrates simplicity, honesty and humor
Musician Hershey Felder plays Irving Berlin
The Israel Film Festival gives locals a glimpse of Israel’s soul
Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Tag: Ehud Olmert
March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pmJTS to admit gay rabbinical students
Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmP.A. Coalition Sworn In
The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmWhen Sacha Baron Cohen received an outstanding achievement award at the Israel Film Festival opening night gala on Tuesday (March 6) at the Beverly Hilton, Cohen explained that his famous alter ego, Borat, couldn't attend because, "he is receiving an award from the Hezbollah film...
February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pmNo one expected this week's tripartite American-Israeli-Palestinian summit to make any startling breakthroughs. For days, spokesmen for U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had been lowering...
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Olmert Promises Students: Iran ‘Danger Will Be Removed;’ Sderot Children’s Heartfelt Drawings Come t
November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pmOlmert Promises Students: Iran 'Danger Will Be Removed'
In a spirited but brief Nov. 15 speech at the Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told an enthusiastic crowd of 500, including 400 Orthodox Jewish high school students and luminaries, that...
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Briefs: Olmert upbeat on U.S. ties; Hamas names new leader; Olmert’s lesbian daughter slams Jerusale
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pmOlmert Upbeat on U.S. Ties
Ehud Olmert voiced confidence that Israeli-U.S. relations will remain robust despite the Republicans' midterm election defeat.
"Support for Israel has traditionally been bipartisan," the Israeli prime minister told reporters en route to Washington, where...
November 12, 2006 | 7:00 pmOne of Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni top priorities is to close the gap between Israel's militant image abroad and the reality of a vibrant, multi-faceted nation. In her address Sunday afternoon to the opening session of General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmSUNDAY, NOV. 12
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.
Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pmIn a bold gambit designed to bolster his shaky coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is bringing a hawkish party into his coalition, guaranteeing him the support of 78 members of the 120-seat Knesset and possibly one of the most stable governments in Israeli history.
August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pmLawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting
Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...
May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Exactly four months after assuming Israel's top office amid tragedy, Ehud Olmert has been confirmed as prime minister, and hopes to lead the Jewish state to security, if not peace.
Olmert was sworn in last week, along with his Cabinet, after the Knesset approved the coalition...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Just in time for Israel's 58th Independence Day, Ehud Olmert has clinched his new coalition government.
But while the prime minister promises to set the Jewish state's borders and to calm, if not end, the conflict with the Palestinians, domestic realities post serious challenges....
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