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  • Young friends of the IDF

    October 30, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    As the black SUVs pulled up to the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy on West Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a star-struck reception began. More than 500 students waved miniature Israeli flags and sang “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem.” Twelve Israeli soldiers, in their olive and...

  • A Jew and a Muslim?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 31, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Most Jews and Muslims rarely talk — really talk — to one another. This is as true in the United States as elsewhere, a stark reality despite our nation’s vast diversity and the ability of so many different peoples to coexist. It is true also in Los Angeles, a city of strong ethnic...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel Photo by Orly Halevy

    Leaders from Los Angeles’ Jewish and Israel communities came together to celebrate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, on April 14 at Stephen S. Wise Temple...

  • FIDF show goes on without Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 7, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Spirits were barely diminished at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) annual dinner Thursday night, a week after headliner Stevie Wonder’s provocative and public pullout. More than 1,000 Israel supporters turned out at the Hyatt Regency in Century City for the annual...

  • Friends of IDF expresses ‘regret’ for Wonder quitting fundraiser gig

    November 29, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.

    Wonder was scheduled to headline the Friends of the IDF annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. The event...

  • Isn’t the IDF lovely, Stevie Wonder sings

    November 27, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    During these trying days, the Israel Defense Forces is getting a powerful boost of support from an unexpected source: Stevie Wonder. The singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.

    Wonder will just call to tell...

  • Closing arguments in Hotel Shangri-La discrimination trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 8, 2012 | 7:15 pm

    Attorneys presented their closing arguments on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the discrimination trial brought by members of a pro-Israel group against the owner of a boutique hotel in Santa Monica.

    After a trial that had lasted nearly 10 days, the jurors listened as lawyers for the two...

  • Hotel Shangri-La trial raises specter of anti-Semitism

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 1, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Is the word “Jew” offensive? What about “f—-ing Jew”?

    That rather provocative question was posed on July 27 by Philip Black, one of the attorneys defending the Muslim owner of the Hotel Shangri-La, a boutique hotel in Santa Monica, against a discrimination lawsuit brought by...

  • Trial begins in FIDF v. Hotel Shangri-La discrimination case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 27, 2012 | 12:29 am

    A case of discrimination brought by a group of young Los Angeles Jews affiliated with a pro-Israel group against the Muslim owner of a hotel in Santa Monica began in Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica on July 26.

    The plaintiffs, including more than a dozen young Jewish...