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  • Briefs: Timerman says it’s not his father’s Argentina, Delshad backs off Beverly Hills Iranian dives

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A Different Argentina for Timerman and Jews

    Ambassador Hector Timerman assured a group of Los Angeles Jewish leaders at a black-tie dinner last month that the Argentina he represents is not his father's Argentina. For Timerman, now his country's consul general in New York, the...

  • Briefs: Delshad to Beverly Hills: Just say 'no' to investment in Iran; Survivors still fighting Germany for reparations

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Delshad Plans Iran Divestment for Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad announced plans last Friday to introduce a city measure later this month that will require city employee pension funds to divest several million dollars in investments with companies doing business with...

  • Briefs: City Council approves Weiss Iran divestment bill; UC puts Jewish High Holidays on calendar

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved

    The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
  • Am I Left?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's a bright Thursday morning, and I'm having breakfast at Toast with an Israeli diplomat.

    After a few minutes, the subject turns to my editorials, and, suddenly, he's not so diplomatic.

    "Rob," he tells me, "people think you hate Israel. And people think you love Iran."

    I'm not...

  • Briefs: Weiss proposes city funds divestment; D.A. rejects marijuana raid case

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss Proposes City Funds Divestment

    If Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss has his way, Los Angeles soon will join a growing list of American communities divesting from companies that do business in Iran.

    "We are referring to it as a terror-free investment policy," said Weiss,...
  • 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...
  • Divestment Doubts

    By Rob Eshman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    To the extent that you closely monitor the hearings of the Committee on Judiciary of the California State Assembly -- and you know you do -- you might want to keep an especially close eye on the upcoming vote on AB 221.

    The bill introduced by freshmanAssemblyman Joel Anderson (R-El...