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  • Community Profile: Gerald Bubis

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 12, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Gerald B. Bubis is 88, and he knows there are things he’ll never do again.

    He’ll never travel to Israel again, for one, and after 46 trips, that’s a tough one to swallow. Then there’s the fact that this author and/or editor of 12 books and 200 articles on serving the Jewish...

  • Livingstone trailing in London mayoral election, final poll shows

    May 4, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who stirred controversy with remarks called anti-Semitic by the city’s Jewish leaders, was trailing in a bid to reclaim his post, a final poll showed.

    As voters went to the polls on Thursday, incumbent Boris Johnson, Livingstone’s successor, had...

  • Biden meets with Jewish leaders on Pollard

    November 22, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Vice President Joseph Biden met with several Jewish American leaders to discuss the case of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    During Monday evening’s meeting, Biden reportedly listened to the seven American Jewish leaders, who made a case for the severity of the sentence...

  • Shimon Peres remembers Ben-Gurion

    November 3, 2011 | 11:41 am

    The overly creased and still tender face of Shimon Peres looks like he has always been crying; he seems to carry centuries of Jewish suffering upon his strong shoulders. Still, there is some flicker of hope in the old man’s eyes; a stubbornness and a determination that his life’s...

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  • Jewish leaders fast against budget cuts

    March 28, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Leaders of two Jewish groups are joining an organized fast to protest proposed congressional budget cuts to poverty programs in the United States and abroad.

    The fast, initiated by HungerFast, a group led by anti-hunger activist Tony Hall, takes aim at proposed substantive cuts now...

  • Jewish leaders appeal to Cuba to free Gross

    March 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Jewish leaders have called on the Cuban government to release Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed for more than a year, for time served.

    Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday issued their humanitarian appeal to the...

  • Obama to Jewish leaders: U.S. supports Israel’s security

    March 2, 2011 | 8:09 am

    America opposes efforts to de-legitimize Israel, President Obama told a 50-member delegation of Jewish leaders during a White House meeting.

    Obama met Tuesday with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    A statement issued by the White House...

  • Jewish leaders outraged at Glenn Beck attack on George Soros

    November 11, 2010 | 11:13 am

    Jewish leaders expressed outrage at an attack by Glenn Beck on George Soros’ World War II childhood.

    Beck, the Fox News Channel provocateur, is running a series this week on his radio an TV shows, portraying Soros as attempting to control the U.S. economy.

    In his radio show...

  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • Jewish leaders meet with Senate Democrats

    May 27, 2010 | 9:06 am

    Jewish leaders met with more than a third of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate.

    Twenty-two senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), attended Wednesday’s meeting. The caucus has 59 senators.

    Among the topics discussed were efforts to pass expanded Iran sanctions...

  • Texas governor meets Jewish leaders

    May 4, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Orthodox Jewish community leaders in Texas met with senior state officials including Gov. Rick Perry, who expressed support for a school voucher program.

    The April 29 meeting, under the auspices of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs, included business leaders from the...

  • Jewish leaders caught between criticizing, defending Obama

    April 20, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    With anxiety over the White House’s Middle East policy mounting in some pro-Israel circles, several Jewish organizational leaders have found themselves in a discomfiting position: criticizing the Obama administration in public while stridently defending the president in private...

  • At White House, U.S. Jews offer little resistance to Obama policy on settlements

    July 14, 2009 | 2:06 pm

    Top Jewish organizational leaders expressed support for President Obama’s Middle East peace strategies at a White House meeting but said the president must do a better job of showing he expects hard work from all sides, not just Israel.

    Obama’s meeting Monday afternoon with 16...

  • Guest list: The Obama meeting

    July 14, 2009 | 1:48 pm

    Sixteen leaders of 14 Jewish organizations took part in a Monday afternoon meeting at the White House with President Obama. Some of the groups not on the invite list, after having been invited to a larger meeting of Jewish leaders with Obama aides right before the inauguration,...

  • Obama to U.S. Jewish leaders: Israel must engage in self-reflection

    July 13, 2009 | 7:17 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama met yesterday for the first time with 15 American Jewish leaders at the White House, for talks aimed at clearing the air following allegations that his administration was taking a tough line with Israel over settlement activity.

    At the meeting, Obama told the leaders that he wants to help Israel overcome its demographic problem by reaching an agreement on a two-state solution, but that in order to do so, Israel would need “to engage in serious self-reflection.” Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Pope in Paris: ‘To be anti-Semitic is to be anti-Christian’ [VIDEO]

    September 15, 2008 | 12:59 am

    PARIS (JTA) - Jews and Christians should get to know each other better, Pope Benedict XVI said at a meeting with French Jewish leaders.

    On the first day of his four-day visit to Paris, the pope condemned fanatics and anti-Semitism, called for a strengthening of bonds between...

  • Can One Imagine Another Herzl Arising?

    By Leonard Fein

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The funeral took place in Vienna on July 7, 1904. The stunning announcement had come on the 4th: Theodore Herzl, dead at age 44.

    Here is Stefan Zweig's description of the day:

    "A strange day it was, a day in July, unforgettable to all who were there to see it. Because suddenly at...

  • Quiet Debut for ‘Passion’ DVD

    By David Finnigan

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold Shulweis learned that the DVD of "The Passion of the Christ," which debuted on Aug. 31, would be just a bare-bones, no-frills copy of Mel Gibson's controversial movie, the spiritual leader of Encino's Valley Beth Shalom said, "That's very good. I don't think the...

  • Israel Reenters Image Fight on Campuses

    By Natan Sharansky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More and more Jewish leaders are becoming aware of the dangers posed by a festering anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. A recent poll showed that when students were asked whether they were more "sympathetic" to Israel or the Palestinians, 28 percent answered Israel and 22...

  • How to Be Richand LiveSoulfully

    By Julie G Fax

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Adlai Wertman measured his success in dollars -- how much he made for the company, how much the company paid him, how well he spent the money.

    Four years ago, Wertman, 44, left his job as an investment banker, and his wife, Janet, left hers as a corporate...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Songs for a Cure

    Photos of smiling children suffering from familial dysautonomia (FD) greeted community members gathered at the Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air to fundraise for a cure. The second event for the fledgling organization honored Rabbi Morley Feinstein, co-founder of the...

  • U.S. Jewish Leaders Face Risky Situaton

    By James D. Besser

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As a new round of Mideast peacemaking begins, U.S. Jewish leaders are putting themselves on the line for a government in Jerusalem, whose real intentions are more impenetrable than ever.

    In a flurry of actions and statements in recent days, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon just added to...

  • Road Map’s Route Leads Toward Clash

    By James D. Besser

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Why are pro-Israel groups in this country so fussed about the "road map," the blueprint for Palestinian statehood that could be officially delivered to Israel and the Palestinians in the next few weeks?

    Despite the fact that the three-stage plan demands a quick end to Palestinian...

  • Will He or Won’t He?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the Palestinians move forward with the confirmation of a new prime minister, many are looking to the White House to see when President Bush will unveil the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    They may be waiting a while.

    Administration officials and analysts say that...

  • In Israel’s Interest

    By James D. Besser

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    President George W. Bush fired the first volley in the second phase of his anti-terror war last week when he used the annual State of the Union message to gird the nation for the challenges ahead.

    But the biggest challenge may be the domestic one facing his administration: how to...

  • Terrorists or Fall Guys?

    By Mike Levy

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Bust

    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9:45 p.m.

    Jewish Defense League (JDL) Chairman Irv Rubin had just finished dinner at Jerry's Famous Deli in Encino and was en route to his Monrovia home, when law enforcement officers pulled him over and placed him under arrest.

    Shortly before, his dinner...

  • Victory Should Be Israel’s Goal

    By Morton A. Klein

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Should Israel's goal be to defeat the Palestinian Arab terrorists who are waging war against it? Or should Israelis be striving merely for a few days or weeks of quiet?

    The answer would seem obvious, but at a recent meeting with a senior State Department official, I and other Jewish...

  • Tax Plan Could Endanger Services

    By James D. Besser

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This week congressional Republicans tried to put the finishing touches on a compromise version of President George W. Bush's giant tax cut that some Jewish leaders say could ravage a wide range of health and social service programs serving the community's neediest citizens.

    But few...

  • A ‘New Germany’

    By Debra Isaacs

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders in the United States and in Israel are encouraging an openness to what they describe as a "new Germany," a place they say is truly atoning for its past. At the very least, they argue, it deserves the support of the American Jewish community because of its strong...

  • Tough Choices for Hate Law Boosters

    By James D

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    For Jewish leaders, lobbying sometimes involves tough choices between winning and doing the right thing. That dynamic is very much in play this week as many Jewish groups, with a boost from President Bill Clinton, fight desperately to save a new hate crimes law that has become cannon...
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