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  • A Pyrrhic victory for Hamas?

    By Gidi Grinstein

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Hamas coup in Gaza last week might seem like a victory for Iran and its followers, who now have a foothold on Israel's doorstep. But if Israel plays its cards wisely, it might turn things around.

    Since the 1979 Israel-Egypt Camp David accords, Israel has been on a quest to end...

  • Why ‘peace camps’ do not make peace

    By Judea Pearl

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War, and Israeli society took a hard look at this pivotal turning point in its history.

    Silver-haired generals, retired politicians, journalists and analysts were the week's favorites on Israeli TV programs, as they...
  • President Joe Lieberman and war with Iran

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 13, 2007 | 4:49 pm


    Robert Scheer posed an interesting question today: What if Al Gore had prevailed in 2000 but died in the White House?

    Would President Joe Lieberman have been worse than George W. Bush? His recent actions suggest that he could have descended even lower in his illogical and immoral...

  • Cooling down the the Iran rhetoric can help get real results

    By James D. Besser

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Jewish community is just as concerned as ever about the menace of a nuclear Iran, but it is starting to temper its red-hot rhetoric on the issue.

    The reason: a growing sense that calling Iran the new Nazi Germany, its madman leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Hitler reborn, is hurting...
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  • Briefs: The Milken JCC pool; Valley Cities JCC fundraiser; Iran divestment bill moving forward

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights

    With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
  • Briefs: Koufax and SLO power-hitter named draft IBL picks; Iran top terror sponsor

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Sandy Koufax on the mound. Click the BIG ARROW Koufax chosen in Israel Baseball League's (IBL) first-ever draft

    Power-hitting California outfielder Aaron Levin was the first player selected in the Israel Baseball League's inaugural draft. The Modi'in Miracles made Levin, 22,...
  • The Persian rabbi explains it all

    By Sara Shereen Bakhshian

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Haji Hayim sings and dances to a traditional song typically sung at b'nai mitzvah ceremonies, but he does so to a techno beat.

    Haji Hayim animated gif The cartoon character started grabbing the attention of the Iranian Jewish community in January 2006, when his video was distributed in e-mails as part of...
  • Jews and Muslims unite behind Iran divestment bill

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fourteen national and state Jewish organizations and dozens of Iranian Muslim groups opposed to Iran's regime have found common ground in support of California Assembly Bill 221, which would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion in investments from more than...
  • Iran nuclear threat: What to do?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the wild ride known as the Bush Administration careens toward its end, the only question remaining is whether the president will order an attack on Iran. Mired in the endless quagmire of Iraq, desperate for some military success, Bush might try to salvage his wounded sense of...
  • Persia held hostage, film at 11

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Bitter Harvest

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Help! Fire!

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Saudis breathe new life into diplomacy

    By Leslie Susser

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For the first time in years, serious Israeli-Arab peace moves seem to be afoot. The key mover is Saudi Arabia, and the key document is a 2002 peace initiative that it sponsored.

    The Saudis have quietly been exchanging ideas with Israeli leaders on changes in the document that would...

  • Experts explore effects of Ahmadinejad anti-Semitism

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Film Seminar on Iranian TV: "Tom and Jerry" is a Jewish plot
    Click the BIG ARROW to view
    Since assuming power more than one year ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and questioned the existence of the Holocaust,...
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Teapacks—‘Push the Button’ (Eurovision entry)

    March 7, 2007 | 9:15 pm

    Quirky Israeli rockers TEAPACKS are this year’s official contestants in the 2007 Eurovision song contest and controversy is already brewing over the political nature of their entry “Push the Button.”

  • Tehran cemetery Web site links local Persians to Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly four years ago, Shahram Farzan, an Iranian Jew living in Los Angeles, traveled to Tehran to have a hand-carved marble tombstone placed on his father's grave at the Jewish cemetery, which has been called "beheshtieh" by the city's Jewry for more than half a century. (The word...
  • Mobilize now against Iran and save the world

    By Natan Sharansky

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Just over three years ago, at the first-ever global forum on anti-Semitism organized by the State of Israel, the essential task was to define the beast -- the new anti-Semitism. Since then, as the fourth such global gathering meets this week, efforts to incorporate the "three-D"...
  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

  • Time for Jewish leaders to end their silence on Iraq

    By Aryeh Cohen

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "One who is able to protest against a wrong that is being done in his family, his city, his nation or the world and doesn't do so is held accountable for that wrong being done." (Talmud Bavli Tractate Shabbat 54b)

    There is no longer any doubt that the invasion of Iraq is an utter...

  • Ahmadinejad: The next Hitler?

    By Joshua Yasmeh

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    From 1939 to 1945, during the Holocaust, 6 million Jews died atrocious deaths throughout Europe at the hands of Adolf Hitler.

    On Aug. 6, 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumed office as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a rise that could provoke the beginning of the next...

  • New U.N. chief puts priority on Israeli-Palestinian peace

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    U.N. Chief Puts Priority on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    The new United Nations secretary-general said solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was key to wider peace in the Middle East.

    "If the issues with the conflicts between Israel and Palestine go well, other issues in the...

  • Can Olmert’s goodwill gestures kick-start peace?

    By Leslie Susser

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After the plethora of goodwill gestures Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made in his meeting Saturday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, politicians and pundits on both sides are asking one question: Will it be enough to kick-start the stalled Israeli-Palestinian...
  • The Importance of Accessibility

    By Dr. Robert Wexler

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Although this was my third visit to the White House, the novelty does not easily wear off. My first invitation was to a prayer breakfast toward the end of the Clinton administration.

    The second time, I wasn't actually invited. I just hitched a ride as the guest of my close friend,...

  • Yoram Hassid: The Man in the Middle

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Yoram Hassid
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    For the past 20 years, Yoram Hassid, a 60-something financially successful general contractor, has been quietly helping scores of...

  • Don’t dismiss Iran Holocaust conference as harmless fringe elements

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Even Borat, the bumblingly anti-Semitic comic character, could not have contrived a more absurd and utterly offensive assemblage: David Duke, erstwhile Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, alongside Robert Faurisson, the French pseudo-academic who argues that the Holocaust never...
  • New approaches in Iraq could <I>help</I> Israel

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For Israel and its American supporters, the Iraq War has scrambled the Middle East in ways that are difficult to navigate.

    Once people hoped that the Iraq War would make Israel safer. The neocons, who cooked up the invasion and sold it to a president desperate for historic glory...

  • Regime Change

    By Rob Eshman

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I'm at a stunning house in Beverly Hills. The hosts are pillars of the Persian Jewish community. The food is incredible. Milky raw almonds and walnuts floating in silver bowls of ice water. Candied kumquats on gilt platters. Fragrant rice pilafs beribboned with dried cherries and...
  • Los Angeles mom pleads for life of son kidnapped in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Why is the world so silent -- why are Jews so silent about the plight of Jews being held captive in Iran?" Elana Tehrani, an Iranian-born Jewish woman now living in Los Angeles asked a crowd during a speech at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills.

    Tehrani believes her son...

  • U.S. Jewish Population Rising; California and Israel Join in Tourism Pact

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. Jewish Population Rising?

    The new American Jewish Yearbook reports that there are 6.4 million Jews in the United States. That's significantly more than the 5.2 million figure provided by the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Study.

    The yearly survey, published by the...

  • Iran’s Jewish legislator criticized during L.A. appearance

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A group of local Iranian Jewish activists spoke out in protest of the Dec. 4 appearance of Maurice Motamed, the only Jewish representative to the Iranian parliament, at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood, where he provided an update on the...
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