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  • Ventura Film Fest remembers Sally Davis, celebrity journalist

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    The Ventura Jewish Film Festival, opening March 9, will range across the Jewish world, from Ireland to Israel, and, in time, from the 19th century to the present.

    Now marking its 10th anniversary, the festival has become a popular weekend destination for many Angelenos. This...

  • Reviving Biblical blue

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 19, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Blue and white are the traditional colors of the tallit, and, for that reason, the colors of the flag of Israel. And yet the ancient craft of making blue dyes for use in sacred garments was lost to the world for centuries. Just as the Jewish people longed for Zion, they also longed...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Irish broadcaster calls Israel a ‘cancer’

    October 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

    A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel "the cancer in foreign affairs" during a broadcast.

    "Israel is the cancer in foreign affairs. It polarizes the Islamic community of the world against the rest of the world," Vincent Browne...

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  • Northern Ireland with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 6, 2012 | 3:30 am

    Northern Ireland. It warms every hand that stretches, and it thaws the frozen seas within us. There is something eternal about the light of this land, a radiance that unshadows the future, like the pillars of a bridge supporting what we see into the delights of what we soon will. So...

  • Joyce fans celebrate Bloomsday in Westwood

    June 19, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    More than 100 James Joyce enthusiasts, performance artists and Irish descendants gathered at Westwood’s Hammer Museum on June 16 to celebrate Bloomsday. Taken from the name of Leopold Bloom, the assimilated Jewish protagonist in Joyce’s monumental book, “Ulysses,” the event...

  • The art of boycott

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 8, 2012 | 9:51 am

    The Irish band Dervish was scheduled to perform in Israel next month.  As the concert’s day approached, Dervish’s Facebook page filled with posts by fans, who threatened to boycott the band itself, if they won’t cancel their visit here. Unfortunately for them, but mostly for their...

  • Police look into anti-Semitic bullying incident in Northern Ireland

    April 27, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Police in Northern Ireland are investigating claims of anti-Semitic bullying of a boy with Asperger syndrome.

    Matthew Lough, 14, told the BBC that he had been bullied at his County Antrim school since revealing during a class on the Holocaust that his great-grandmother was Jewish.

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  • The thin line between love and hate

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 21, 2012 | 10:15 am

    One of the reasons I write here is to present a different perspective to what you may see or hear on the news. The news may be presented as objective, but when it comes to news, there is no such thing as “objective”: from the topic you choose, to the order in which you present the...

  • Bagels regain bread status in Ireland

    February 9, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Bagels were granted equal status with soda bread in Ireland following a government decision to reclassify the traditionally Jewish favorite as ordinary bread for the purposes of taxation.

    Bagels and other ‘ethnic’ breads such as naan, pita and tortilla wraps now will be exempt from...

  • Learning about Craic with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 23, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Although my personal country count is over one hundred countries (by Traveler’s Century Club), I still have so many places to go on my list! For a long time, I have wanted to go to Iceland and Ireland (and Italy—George calls is my “I” List). When Richard Bangs spoke at our travel...

  • A fifth of Irish would bar Israelis from becoming citizens

    May 27, 2011 | 10:31 am

    More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland.

    The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude...

  • Israeli deal in Ireland could lead to more

    March 30, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    An Israeli property company has struck a multi-million dollar deal in Ireland that could herald further Israeli involvement in the country.

    Ravad is doubling its first major investment in Ireland in a deal worth $18.3 million. The Israeli firm, which is controlled by investor and...

  • Ireland’s Labor Party eyes Israel for economic inspiration

    February 1, 2011 | 10:06 am

    One of the parties expected to form part of Ireland’s next governing coalition is looking to Israel for economic inspiration.

    The left-leaning Labor party, which is second in the polls and expected to be the junior partner in Ireland’s government following the Feb. 25 general...

  • Ireland upgrades Palestinian mission to embassy

    January 25, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Ireland became the first European Union member to upgrade its Palestinian diplomatic mission to an embassy.

    The head of the Palestinian mission will become an ambassador in Dublin and will present his credentials to the Irish president, according to Ynet.

    The upgrade reportedly...

  • Ireland asks Israel to allow ship to Gaza

    June 2, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    Ireland has asked Israel to allow an Irish-owned ship to break the blockade of Gaza.

    The Rachel Corrie, named for the American pro-Palestinian activist who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, left Malta on Monday with 15 activists and humanitarian aid aboard.

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  • ‘Emerald Isle’ beckons Jews

    By Peter Rothholz

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There is a saying that in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.

    On our visit we experienced a tangible expression of this in Kenmare, where perfect strangers went out of their way to help us get our laundry done and then volunteered to drive us back to...

  • Could Tony Blair be the one?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There was one big question left unanswered when Tony Blair spoke last Monday evening at the opening of American Jewish University's (AJU) 2007 lecture series.

    A day after he stepped down as the British Prime Minister on June 27, 2007, Blair immediately became the Middle East envoy...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: North Strand Klezmer Band

    September 21, 2006 | 11:28 pm

    Once you’ve seen and heard ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Japanese, what’s left but klezmer from Ireland?

  • Traveling Through the Emerald Isle

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Even if you grew up Jewish in America in the olden days, part of your musical repertoire was "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and Jimmy Cagney belting out George M. Cohan's "H-A-double R-I-G-A-N Spells Harrigan."

    Thus a trip to the Emerald Isle, where folks go around kissing the Blarney...