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  • Hooters to Bob Filner: Respect women

    August 14, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Hooters restaurants all around San Diego have banned disgraced mayor Bob Filner from their premises.

    Apparently Filner’s alleged tendency to invite his female subordinates to work without their panties was too much for the restaurant chain that invites (requires?) its waitresses...

  • This week in power: Syria airstrikes, Scottish church, Beck comparison, Hawking retreat

    By Danny Groner

    May 9, 2013 | 3:51 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Serious about Syria
    "Israeli airstrikes in Syria on Iranian weapons destined for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia could be seen as heralding wider international involvement in Syria’s...

  • ZOA cancels annual fundraising gala over tax issues

    October 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The Zionist Organization of America, which lost its tax-exempt status earlier this year, has canceled its high-profile annual fundraising dinner.

    Due to legal restrictions, money raised above the costs of the dinner would have gone to an outside account. ZOA would not be able to...

  • Christian publisher pulls Christian historian’s book presenting a “Christian” Jefferson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 13, 2012 | 8:50 am

    While the Jewish press was intimately involved in the events that led up to Jonah Lehrer’s latest book being pulled by its publisher, the people of the book have largely ignored other news on the retraction beat that broke last week – namely, that David Barton, a self-trained...

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his...

  • Glenn Beck, ZOA and mad men

    By Mark Paredes

    November 28, 2011 | 12:44 am

    When Mormon media figure Glenn Beck was under attack last year by major Jewish groups for inappropriate comments he made about financier George Soros, one of the few Jewish leaders to defend him was Mort Klein, the head of the far-right Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Last...

  • At ZOA dinner, Glenn Beck dishes out the pro-Israel meat

    November 21, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    The Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner is a place where conventional thinking about the liberal proclivities of American Jews goes to die. But never quite like Sunday night—when Tea Party darling and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachman served as the opening...

  • ZOA to recognize Glenn Beck

    November 17, 2011 | 10:50 am

    The Zionist Organization of America will honor Glenn Beck as a “defender of Israel.”

    Beck on Sunday will receive the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon Adelson Defender of Israel Award, presented by Adelson, the casino magnate who is a major backer of the ZOA and other pro-Israel and conservative...

  • Letters to the Editor: Berman v. Sherman, college, Glenn Beck

    September 7, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Media Missing the Message?

    Rob Eshman’s article touched on a very disturbing phenomena; the fact that ignorance prevails in the Muslim world as it does in our own (“Face to Face,” Sept. 2). In the Muslim world, this is due to the ruling régimes, the religious leaders and the...

  • Letters to the Editor: Israel’s renewal, Arab Spring, Boyle Heights, Glenn Beck

    August 31, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Evangelical Trouble for Salon Nation

    David Suissa’s “Salon Nation: Israel’s Struggle For Renewal” (Aug. 26) was excellent in describing what common-sense actions should be taken. Unfortunately, too many changes are required before Israel could be considered a “light unto...

  • Glenn Beck praises Israeli courage at Jerusalem rally [VIDEO]

    August 24, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem’s Old City for broadcaster Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally.

    More than 1,000 people gathered at Wednesday’s rally in a Jewish Quarter archeological park near the southern side of the Temple Mount, The Jerusalem Post reported. Others attended more...

  • Letters to the Editor: Bris alternatives, Glenn Beck, Hollywood women

    August 24, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Bris Alternatives

    I appreciate Jonah Lowenfeld’s reports on the Jewish movement against circumcision (“Little-known Non-cutting Ritual Appeals to Some Who Oppose Circumcision,” Aug. 5) but disagree with the takeaway message from his latest story on brit shalom, a covenantal...

  • Watching Glenn Beck from Beverly Hills

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    When Glenn Beck took the stage on the evening of Aug. 21, in front of a crowd of 3,000 in the Roman-era amphitheater in Caesarea, he smiled.

    “Welcome to the land of milk and honey,” the newsman-impresario said.

    Back in Los Angeles, over breakfast of bagels and lox, 50...

  • LA’s Early Risers watch Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Just before Glenn Beck made his first appearance on screen at his “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the broadcast on the newsman-impresario’s internet-based network, GBTV, cut to video images from a few of the viewing parties being held by his...

  • Glenn Beck rallies for Israel near Jerusalem holy sites

    August 24, 2011 | 2:22 pm

    On the fringes of Jerusalem’s most volatile holy sites, U.S. conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck declared his support for Israel on Wednesday at a rally showcasing fundamentalist Christian backing for the Jewish state.

    Beck’s “Restoring Courage” event, in an archaeological park...

  • Glenn Beck kicks off rallies in Israel

    August 22, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Some 3,000 people turned out for the kickoff event in Israel of conservative American talk-show host Glenn Beck’s four-day rally.

    Beck professed his support for Israel and the Jewish people at the event at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Caesarea on Sunday night. He was joined...

  • PRO: Glenn Beck’s unwavering support for Israel

    August 16, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Find the con column here: Glenn Beck Rally in Jerusalem: Bad for the Jews!

    “Israel must have our support, and I’m not talking about military support; I’m saying they must have our support as a people. They have a right to survive and to be free from extermination and the...

  • CON: Glenn Beck Rally in Jerusalem: Bad for the Jews!

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    August 16, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Find the pro column here: Glenn Beck’s unwavering support for Israel

    Glenn Beck is a fundamentalist-extremist. His upcoming rally, on Aug. 24, “Restoring Courage” in Jerusalem is nothing more than a media-driven, money-making, self-serving, end-of-times messianic-lunacy circus...

  • Glenn Beck calls Israel social protesters ‘communists’

    August 15, 2011 | 9:51 pm

    Glenn Beck, an American right-wing talk-show host currently visiting Israel, compared the Israeli protesters demanding social justice to communists in his show this week.

    Beck is currently in Israel for a mass rally to “Restore Courage” in Jerusalem.

    The conservative pundit, who...

  • Beck and the Jews: Does he get them? Do they get him?

    July 26, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Does Glenn Beck get Jews?

    It depends on whom you ask – to a degree – but it also seems to depend on the day of the week.

    Here he is on the night of July 19: “The Jewish people have been chased out of almost every country on this planet,” he told a crowd of thousands at the...

  • Beck likens Norway victims to Hitler Youth [AUDIO]

    July 25, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Talk-show host Glenn Beck on his radio show likened the victims of the shooting at a Norwegian summer camp to young members of the Nazi Party.

    In the seven-minute segment Monday morning, Beck described the attack “as a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the...

  • Beck to change Jerusalem rally venue, cites security

    July 18, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Talk show host Glenn Beck said he is moving the location of his planned Jerusalem rally over security concerns.

    On his satellite radio show Monday and in an announcement on YouTube, Beck said his “Restoring Courage” rally on Aug. 24 will not be held at the Southern Wall of...

  • Glenn Beck visits Israel’s Knesset, plays to home crowd

    July 11, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck spoke with members of Israel’s Knesset as part of his tour through Israel, Monday, Time reports.

    The topic of the day was attacks on Israel’s “legitimacy,” and whatever suggestions Beck might have on getting Israel’s message out to a world that...

  • Israel’s backers must reach out, Beck tells Knesset committee

    July 11, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Talk show host Glenn Beck told a Knesset committee that advocates for Israel must reach out to synagogues and churches alike.

    In an address to the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee, Beck also quoted the book of Ruth, saying, “Where you go, I shall go, Your...

  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…


    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Beck to address Knesset committee

    June 28, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Right-wing radio talk show host Glenn Beck will address a Knesset committee during an upcoming visit to Israel.

    Beck will discuss how to fight the delegitimization of Israel around the world during a July 11 meeting of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs...

  • Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally program to feature Sarah Palin, other GOP presidential candidates

    June 15, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally in Israel to feature Sarah Palin and other republican presidential candidates, ynetnews.com reports.

    Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live...

  • Joe Lieberman to attend Beck rally

    June 7, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) plans to attend a Glenn Beck rally in Jerusalem.

    “The idea of the ‘Restoring Courage’ gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel,” Lieberman said in a video posted on the right wing talk...

  • Glenn Beck to hold Jerusalem rally

    May 16, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Glenn Beck said he plans to hold a rally in Jerusalem to promote solidarity with Israel.

    The right-wing talk show provocateur, who paid a surprise visit to Israel last week, announced Monday on his website that he wanted to “show the world what living a life of faith and honor...

  • Beck to broadcast from Israel

    May 9, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Glenn Beck will broadcast from Israel during a surprise visit.

    The right-wing talk show provocateur, who recently left Fox News Channel, will air his syndicated radio show from Israel on Tuesday, his website announced.

    “What prompted Glenn’s sudden trip over to Israel? We’re...

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