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  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    2 weeks ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • Moving and shaking: FIDF Western Region Gala; Mega challah bake and more

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Nov. 5 was a star-studded event that raised more than $34 million. The evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel drew more than 1,200 attendees, including celebrities Jason Alexander, Gene Simmons, Liev...

  • Haim Saban reportedly pulls out of campus BDS initiative

    October 1, 2015 | 11:38 am

    Entertainment mogul Haim Saban reportedly has pulled out of a campus anti-BDS initiative he launched with fellow billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

    Saban’s partnership with Adelson on the effort, called the Maccabees, was supposed to show bipartisan support for campus pro-Israel...

  • Hillary Clinton has the answer to BDS

    By David Suissa

    July 9, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    I’ve been thinking for years about the best way to respond to the threat of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. I’ve read pretty much everything on the topic and brainstormed every possible idea, but I’ve never heard anything that really made sense...

  • The Adelson-Saban coalition should be emulated by all supporters of Israel

    June 10, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    In the pro-Israel camp and in the Jewish community, there are many divisions and disagreements regarding how we should handle our advocacy for Israel. While some of the greatest differences in opinion concern Israel’s policies, many concern which candidates and...

  • Making ourselves vulnerable to BDS — again

    By Gary Wexler

    June 10, 2015 | 10:10 am

    As they continue to march down their paths to success, are the strategists, creative idea makers and funders of BDS laughing at Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Adam Milstein and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach?

    Last weekend, these men led a meeting in Las Vegas that brought together the...

  • Daily Kickoff: Schumer’s schmooze-out | Portman hosted Ben-Ami | Silicon Wadi helps Silicon Valley

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    April 21, 2015 | 6:54 am

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    TOP TALKER: "George Soros' son builds a PAC for Jewish voters" by Tarini Parti: "Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped...
  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

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    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • Moving and shaking: The Dead Sea Scrolls, JQ International, JIMENA and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 11, 2015 | 12:21 pm

    “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” represents not only “the birth of modern Judaism but also of Christianity … and later, Islam. … So we’re really celebrating the Abrahamic traditions and monotheistic religions,” explained David Siegel, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles,...

  • Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy

    December 8, 2014 | 9:05 am

    From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Obama’s Israel-related positions.

    Clinton, who was Obama’s secretary of state during his first term, spoke Friday night with Haim Saban, the Israeli-American...

  • Moving and shaking: FIDF Gala, Texas Hold’em Poker Classic, Our House and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 13, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Hollywood A-listers Barbra Streisand, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Pamela Anderson were among those who attended the eighth annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Nov. 6; the event raised an unprecedented $33 million to fund the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 7, 2014 | 3:39 pm

    “GO GO Power Rangers!” If you grew up in the 90’s, this catch phrase was a big part of your childhood. If not, you probably heard of the live- action children’s television series at some point, but did you know it was created by Israeli Haim Saban?

    Nowadays, Saban is deeply...

  • Hollywood Zionists are alive and well

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 24, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    In late July, when Israel and Gaza were in the throes of violent conflict, and international condemnation of Israeli military behavior had reached fever pitch, only a token few in the Hollywood community had anything to say about it.

    But one month later, that appears to have...

  • A eulogy for our son, Max Steinberg

    August 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    The parents of Max Steinberg, the IDF soldier from Woodland Hills, CA killed in action during the Gaza conflict, delivered this eulogy at a public memorial service for their son on August 12, 2014 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Stuart Steinberg:

    Evie, Paige, Jake...

  • Aided by ADL, a handful of high-profile Hollywood Jews respond to Israel-Gaza war

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 18, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    A handful of high-profile entertainment industry leaders have affixed their names to an open-letter formulated by the Anti-Defamation League calling for "decent people everywhere" to prevent the future rearming of Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip and...

  • Event celebrating Max Steinberg draws nearly 1,000 to Saban Theatre

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2014 | 6:23 pm

    A memorial service for fallen Lone Soldier Max Steinberg at the Saban Theatre on Aug. 12 painted the area native as both a normal young adult and a hero, one who loved having fun, formed easy connections with others and whose quest to find himself took him to the Jewish homeland.

  • What Hollywood moguls don’t do for Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    I sometimes feel wistfully nostalgic for a Hollywood that no longer exists. I can’t pinpoint when it existed, or even describe it exactly — to define it would diminish it — but I can tell you that it flourished during a “golden age,” a classic era, and that it was impossibly dreamy...

  • Media tycoon Saban Says dreams of Hillary Clinton as U.S. president

    November 29, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Israeli-American media tycoon Haim Saban, a major donor to the U.S. Democratic party, said on Friday he would back former secretary of state Hillary Clinton with his "full might" should she run for president in 2016.

    Clinton, 66, whose four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of state...

  • $14 million raised without Stevie Wonder at FIDF gala

    December 12, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Despite a stormy week of protest and provocation following music icon Stevie Wonder’s last-minute pullout from the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region dinner, the Dec. 6 gala went off without a hitch, raising a record $14 million for Israeli soldiers. 

  • 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...

  • Near silence after Stevie Wonder cancels FIDF performance

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 4, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    An unusual silence has blanketed the circumstances leading up to music icon Stevie Wonder’s canceled performance at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City. 

    The 25-time Grammy winner was set to appear for an...

  • December 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 2, 2012 | 1:07 am


    Legal Implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

    The vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state of the UN will only make it harder to reach a two-state solution, writes Alan Dershowitz for Newsmax.

    If all the territory captured by Israel in its defensive...

  • Stevie Wonder cancels performance at Saban-Chaired FIDF Gala for IDF Soldiers

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Legendary pop musician Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF...

  • Did Stevie Wonder succumb to Israel haters?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Pop music icon Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF supporters,...

  • One L.A. party raises $7 million for Israel Defense Forces

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 27, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    It could well be a happy new year for Israel’s military, as their friends on the West Coast just raised a bundle for Israeli soldiers through the organization Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). At a Western Region summer party hosted by real estate entrepreneur Daniel...

  • Ex-pat Israelis celebrate success at Leadership Council Gala

    March 14, 2012 | 6:25 pm

    “I am an Israeli American!” a teenager declared in a promotional video at the fourth annual Israel Leadership Council (ILC) Gala on March 11, and the room of some 1,000 proud Israeli-Americans erupted in applause.

    The gala of the Los Angeles-based organization was titled...

  • For the love of Israel, health care and ‘Power Rangers’

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 10, 2010 | 10:57 am

    Haim Saban is sitting at the head of the table in his conference room on the 26th floor of his Century City tower offices. Here, he is kingpin, an image strongly reinforced by where he sits, as well as the attentiveness of his traditionally dressed office butler, who ducks in and out...

  • “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”

    May 3, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    From NewYorker.com:

    One afternoon in late October, Haim Saban, seated in his wood-panelled library, contemplated the results of a fourteen-month renovation of his estate. It consists of a main house and two smaller buildings—one for guests and entertaining, one for his wife’s...

  • Saban accused of trying to bribe superdelegates

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 19, 2008 | 4:51 pm

    Haim Saban, a major financial supporter of Hillary Clinton, allegedly attempted to buy two superdelegates with a million-dollar gift to Young Democrats of America. Saban denied it, but the Huffington Post has some damaging information from four independent, and, of course, anonymous,...