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  • Azerbaijan: Israel’s secret Muslim friend

    November 2, 2015 | 9:52 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Azerbaijan went to the polls earlier in the week in an event that was shunned by both the country’s main opposition parties and even by international election monitors. One exception was a group of several Israeli politicians who...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 17, 2015 | 10:28 am

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is about his life, his values and what he can give to his country.  The political is about Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability.


  • Rand Paul promises to ‘take our country back’ in 2016 White House bid

    April 7, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine."

    The senator from...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    March 25, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Netanyahu tells Israel’s Arabs he ‘regrets’ election-day rallying call

    March 23, 2015 | 5:34 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

    In a video clip posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu told representatives of Israel's Arab...

  • After divisive campaign, Israelis render a split verdict

    March 17, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    After weeks in which polls consistently showed Zionist Union holding a slight lead over the Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis delivered a split decision in elections, leaving the two parties virtually tied atop exit polls.

    The polls on Tuesday from two...

  • A day at the polls in Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    March 17, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Election Day is always a national holiday in Israel. School and work are canceled; cafes, sidewalks and shopping centers bust at the seams. But this year, unlike most years, there was something extra to celebrate: The election results expected to stream in between 10 p.m. and...

  • Israeli election coverage with Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi

    March 17, 2015 | 9:23 am

    Read about the election results here:
    Winners, losers and Israel’s next coalition

    Live Blog 2015 Israeli Elections Results Live Stream

    We encourage you to post advance questions for Donniel and Yossi at Hartman@jewishjournal.com or by visiting hartman.org.il.


  • Israel’s election: It’s the economy, stupid

    March 16, 2015 | 4:33 pm

    Ambassador Michael Oren and professor Manuel Trajtenberg, both immigrants who have served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s most respected — and visible — public servants, have joined campaigns against the Likud. Their voices reflect 11th-hour polling suggesting the Israeli electorate is...

  • On March 17th, I will not vote for Netanyahu. Here’s why…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 11, 2015 | 9:51 am

    On Tuesday, when it’s time for Israel to elect its new House of Representatives - the Knesset, and a new Prime Minister, my ballot won’t have Benjamin Netanyahu’s name on it.

    In the past few weeks, in the midst of the whole Netanyahu-controversial -Congress-speech, it seemed as...

  • ‘With Jews we lose,’ reads one Senate candidate’s slogan in Ky.

    September 17, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”

    Campaign lawn signs with the slogan began appearing in the Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Ky., in recent days. Ransdell said his campaign has posted about 20...

  • Erdogan dominates Turkey’s uneven presidential race

    August 4, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium.

    His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th...

  • Front-runners differ in county supervisor debate

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    Four candidates for the 3rd District seat of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors — Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl, John Duran and Pamela Conley Ulich — sat on the bimah at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) on the evening of April 6, grappling with the many challenges facing...

  • LA County Board of Supervisors debate lacks spirit

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 26, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Walking away from a debate featuring the candidates for Los Angeles County supervisor last week, I was mad. Why would four smart candidates skate around the county’s terrible problems of homelessness, mental illness and an out-of-control sheriff’s department?

    John Duran, Sheila...

  • Iran’s president-elect Rohani: More of the same or a bridge to the West?

    June 18, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Former national security adviser, former nuclear negotiator, a decades-old friendship with the supreme leader — Hassan Rohani is as Iranian establishment as it gets.

    Which is why, some Iran watchers say, he may be an invaluable asset in the quest to reduce tensions between the...

  • Garcetti, Feuer, Galperin: A new era of Jewish leadership in L.A.?

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Los Angeles chose Eric Garcetti as its first elected Jewish mayor, one of a number of political contests on Tuesday that reflected the city’s diversity, as well as its numerous variations of Jewishness. (In a historical footnote, one Bernard Cohn served as the appointed mayor of...

  • Capriles, grandson of Holocaust survivors, calling for recount after losing Venezuelan presidency

    April 18, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, is calling for a recount after narrowly losing the country’s presidential election.

    Nicolas Maduro, the acting president and the preferred successor of late President Hugo Chavez, was declared...

  • The bartender who rescued America

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 18, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Scott Prouty buried his lede.

    That’s journalism jargon for not recognizing the most newsworthy part of a story – for delaying the real attention-grabber for later.  (Calling a story’s first words the “lede” instead of the “lead” is a beloved fossil from the days when typesetters...

  • March 5: Election Day

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    I belong to a small, elite club that I would like to invite you to join.

    It’s called, People Who Give a S--- About Los Angeles.

    If you detect a note of anger and impatience in that name, you got it.

    Los Angeles, John D. MacDonald wrote in “A Deadly Shade of Gold,” is “the...

  • School board race pits unions against billionaires

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Probably the greatest impact of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1 million gift last week to the Coalition for School Reform, an independent political group supporting a slate of three reform-minded candidates for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board seats, was on...

  • Five candidates for L.A. mayor vie for your vote

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 13, 2013 | 5:48 am

    Los Angeles’ next mayor will oversee a city with thousands of miles of streets in need of repair. The mayor will inherit a budget with a $216 million shortfall and similar-sized gaps expected on into the future. The next mayor will almost certainly have to renegotiate public...

  • Wendy Greuel: Aiming at ever-higher offices

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 12, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.

    Looking back on her three decades of work in and around Los Angeles’ public sector, it would be easy to conclude that Wendy Greuel has been preparing to run for...

  • Emanuel Pleitez: From East L.A. to City Hall?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 8, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    Before delivering an extended policy speech on Feb. 5 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Emanuel Pleitez walked around a...

  • Jan Perry, “tough” mayoral candidate, faces challenging route

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 9:22 am

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election. See below for a video analysis.

    Following a recent televised debate featuring the five top candidates running for mayor of Los Angeles, some campaign watchers...

  • Kevin James: The still-evolving outsider runs for mayor

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 9:04 am

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    As the race for Los Angeles mayor heats up, many descriptors have been applied to Kevin James, one of the least-known of the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 28, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Never Again

    Yesterday, January 27th, the world mentioned the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day reminds us all of the horrible, systematic death of 6 million, for no reason other than their beliefs. This day reminds us all to always remember and never forget.


  • The next four years- more of the same. Thoughts after Israel’s elections

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Yesterday, while I was casting my vote, it suddenly hit me: no matter which new parties will rise and fall, when it comes to the global system, nothing in the next four years will change.

    It wasn't easy for me to decide to whom to give my vote. It is only my second time voting...

  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

  • Yair Lapid on Israel: Where are we going?

    January 22, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    Yair Lapid addresses The Rabbinical Assembly at the 2012 R.A. convention. 

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