A few weeks ago, I sat in on a deep conversation with Mahmod, a friend of mine from school, and an Arab who lives in Israel. We talked about the current situation between Jews, Arabs and Palestinians in Israel and exchanged opinions about possible solutions. Up until then, Mahmod...
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April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pmStop me if you've heard this one before.
Student gets into good university. Student obtains esteemed degree. Graduate flounders in unsteady job market; must confront the dreaded possibility of moving back in with her parents, Ima and Abba, whom I dearly love -- and come college, was...
February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Celebrations in Kosovo after declaration of independence (CNN)
On a forlorn road dotted with half-built houses, Ines Quono reflects on her struggle in a land so remote to most Americans it might as well be Oz.
But instead of a yellow brick road, there is crumbling, mud-drenched...
January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pmIsraelis Identify by Faith, Then Flag
Israelis are three times more likely to identify primarily as Jews than as Israelis, a poll found. According to a survey in Monday's Yediot Achronot, 40 percent of Israelis said they identify "first and foremost" as Jews, while 13 percent...
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Satellite TV from Arab channel claims to depict Hamas' execution of man in the streets
WARNING STRONG IMAGES The internecine violence between Hamas and Fatah has escalated into what some are calling a civil war. It's a battle not only for control of the Palestinian Authority, but...
May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Mighty Glad to See You!
It was great seeing so many of you at the Israel Independence Day Festival on May 7 (we hope you enjoyed the fans). Be sure to check out our yeLAdim page on June 30, as we will be printing many of the essays you wrote for our 20th anniversary!
Kein v' Lo:
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Everybody wanted to be in Moscow this past weekend. Leaders from all over the world flew in to partake in history: President George W. Bush, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder all made it, as did President Moshe Katzav of Israel.
But as the...
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One Fun Festival
Come to the Israeli Independence Day Festival on May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Woodley Park (between Burbank Boulevard and Victory Boulevard adjacent to the 405).
For more information about the festival, go to www.israelfestival.com, and be sure to stop by The Jewish Journal booth for free goodies.
December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm
This summer, Jacqueline Berlin, 7, will leave her mom, dad and younger sister to enter the world of overnight camp for the first time.
"As soon as she found out that she would be old enough to go [to Camp Ramah in Ojai] this summer, she wanted to go," said Jacqueline's mother,...
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
UCLA Hillel special events coordinator Guy Kochlani was born in Tel Aviv, but he was never actively involved in supporting Israel -- until the day three years ago when a group of Palestinian students interrupted the Yom HaAtzmaut celebration on campus.
"I couldn't believe it -- these...
February 27, 2003 | 7:01 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Jewish Family Service (JFS) have received the first federally funded grant in California for so-called naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), places where a majority of the population is over 55.
JFS, which collaborated...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Ancient Greek democracy created the "citizen." Renaissance Europe invented the "gentleman." Colonial America produced the "frontiersman." Each human civilization, it seems, fashions its own unique character type. And ours is no exception. Contemporary America has spawned the...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
For decades, hard-working, committed citizens have been struggling to break the Valley free from remote politicians and uncaring bureaucrats, whose interests are focused on downtown interests with downtown influence. If we are successful, Valley independence will provide a more...
August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Nothing could dampen their spirits. On Saturday morning, July 27, a small band of San Fernando Valley secessionists gathered at a park in Van Nuys to sign a declaration of independence from the city of Los Angeles. In the middle of the historic moment, as leaders of the secession...
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