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  • Sacha Baron Cohen saluted at Israel Film Festival

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When 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...
  • Olmert-Rice-Abbas summit meets low expectations

    By Leslie Susser

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    No 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...
  • Reports shed new light on irrational Iran debate

    By Murray Fromson

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly two weeks ago, Ted Koppel contributed some desperately needed perspective to the irrational debate about Iran and its so-called nuclear threat. It was something we did not hear days before, listening to Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Olmert at the General Assembly (GA) of the...
  • Wary Olmert takes chance on Gaza cease-fire

    By Leslie Susser

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Disappointed by cease-fires so often in the past, but casting an eye to a better future, Israelis greeted this week's cease-fire announcement in the Gaza Strip with a mixture of skepticism, fear and hope.

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is determined to give the truce a chance in the...

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  • Three peace plans seek to fill Mideast vacuum

    By Leslie Susser

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After rejecting a new European peace initiative, Israeli leaders are gearing up for more international efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process on terms unfavorable to Israel.

    Israel fears the initiatives might lead to the lifting of political and economic...

  • Olmert Promises Students: Iran ‘Danger Will Be Removed;’ Sderot Children’s Heartfelt Drawings Come t

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert 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...

  • Israel will meet Iran threat, Olmert vows to General Assembly

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The annual summit meeting of North American Jewish leaders climaxed Tuesday with an affirmation by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel will not shy away from challenging Iran's development of nuclear weapons."

    Fresh from his discussions with President Bush in...

  • Briefs: Olmert upbeat on U.S. ties; Hamas names new leader; Olmert’s lesbian daughter slams Jerusale

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert 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...

  • Livini to GA: We must tell Israel’s story through a human lens

    By Tom Tugend

    November 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One 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...
  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, 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.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • Olmert’s embrace of hawks could cost him Labor support in coaliton

    By Leslie Susser

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 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.

    The...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit 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...

  • Olmert Sworn in as Israel’s New PM

    By Dan Baron

    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...

  • Challenges Loom for New Olmert Regime

    By Dan Baron

    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.

    ...
  • Israeli Producer’s Election-Day Risk

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's little more than a week to the airdate, March 28, and Ofra Bikel is still putting the final touches on her hourlong documentary, "Israel: The Unexpected Candidate."

    That's not like Bikel, a meticulous professional, described by critic Howard Rosenberg in the Los Angeles Times as...

  • Amona Violence an Uncertain Harbinger

    By Leslie Susser

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Had Ariel Sharon been able to continue as Israeli prime minister, his main strategic goal would have been establishing a new long-term border between Israel and the West Bank.

    That remains the primary aim of his Kadima Party, but last week's violent clashes between settlers and...

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