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  • PA subpoena for reporter’s testimony shelved

    March 17, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    A federal magistrate ruled that the Palestinian Authority cannot force a reporter from The Atlantic magazine to testify in a terror-related lawsuit, Politico reported.

    Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, was subpoenaed recently by the Palestinian Authority...

  • Now Anyone Can Have ‘Fifteen Minutes’ of Fame

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 23, 2009 | 12:56 am

    Among Hollywood’s most sought-after publicists, Howard Bragman, 53, has a celebrity clientele that includes Stevie Wonder, Ricki Lake, Mischa Barton and Ed McMahon. In 1989, he founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli Public Relations and Marketing (BNC), which became one of the premier PR...

  • A clash of two birthdays

    By Judea Pearl

    September 17, 2008 | 11:26 pm

    Last month, in my column titled, "Al-Jazeera and the Glorification of Barbarity", I described Al-Jazeera's royal celebration of the birthday of Samir

    Kuntar, the unrepentant child-killer psychopath and called on the network to "publicly apologize to its viewers in the Arab world for...

  • Books: Oren ‘Tempts’ Israeli readers and defies critics

    By Avner Hofstein

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Ram Oren helped define a new generation of Israeli "airplane reads" in 1994 with his fast-paced best seller, "Temptation," he faced a challenge: to persuade the Israeli elite that his book did not signal the demise of literature and the erasure of Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Agnon...
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  • Q & A with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Journalist Seymour M. Hersh, 70, announced his arrival in Washington nearly four decades ago by uncovering the U.S. military massacre of Vietnamese women and children at My Lai and winning the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. As a freelancer for the tiny Dispatch...
  • Another reporter freed? Nothing new under the Palestinian sun

    By Uri Dromi

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After almost four months, a BBC correspondent in Gaza, Alan Johnston, has been freed.

    Johnston was kidnapped at gunpoint in Gaza City on March 12. His captors -- members of a radical, shadowy Palestinian group called the Army of Islam -- threatened days before his release "to...

  • Tashbih Sayyed, friend and fighter, dies at 66

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We are deeply saddened over the passing of our treasured friend and true hero Tashbih Sayyed. He died May 23 surrounded by his family at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Tashbih's insights, firm moral principles and courage to speak out, unaffected by hostility and...
  • Briefs: Journalist: West Is losing ‘War of Ideas;’ Daniel Pipes comes to Pepperdine

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Journalist: West Is Losing War of Ideas

    The conflict between the West and terrorist Islam is not about terrorism, land or economic grievances but about fundamental ideas -- and the West is losing.

    So posits Melanie Phillips, a feisty British journalist, who backed up her thesis in...

  • Radical right resents judges and juries

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The right-wing effort to defeat independent-minded judges has reached the usually peaceful second floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, home of the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

    The justices' office suite is a quiet place, insulated from the noise of...

  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • That’s What I Do

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a single 24-year-old gal looking to meet a preferably Jewish single guy in Los Angeles, you'd think a good pick-up line might include the words "I work for The Jewish Journal." After all, what better way to convey to the guy-of-interest that you're a fellow MOT? But you'd...

  • Quartet of Movies to Tell Pearl’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Filmmakers are currently wrestling with four different projects to document or dramatize the story of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter beheaded by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002, leaving behind a pregnant wife.

    Pearl's life and tragic death would seem a...

  • Laugh at Death the Buchwald Way

    By Dov Burt Levy

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Art Buchwald is living and dying in a Washington, D.C., hospice. If you don't know his story, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a very sad time for the 80-year-old Jewish columnist.

    Just the opposite, Buchwald says. "I am," he announces, "having the time of my life."

    His...

  • Bialystock and Bloom Tell the Truth

    By Tom Tugend

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When the musical stage version of "The Producers" played in London in 2004, British reporter Toby Young was assigned by Vanity Fair magazine to interview Nathan Lane, the star of the show.

    Young opened the interview by asking Lane whether he is Jewish. After a long pause, Lane...

  • Nathan Takes a Bite Out of Boring Fare

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "The New American Cooking" by Joan Nathan (Knopf, $35).

    A tempeh Reuben sandwich and guacamole made with mayonnaise may sound like sacrilege to food purists, but not to food journalist Joan Nathan. The author of 10 cookbooks, including the award-winning "Jewish Cooking in America"...

  • AIPAC Is Guilty—But Not of Spying

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As some 1,250 delegates gather in Los Angeles under the banner of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to celebrate the deepening ties between the United States and Israel and to strengthen those ties through political activities, I am mindful of two who...

  • Truth More Powerful Than Advocacy

    By Rona Ram

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With a copy of "Making the Case for Israel" under one arm and a blue solidarity bracelet on my wrist, I first entered The Media Line's (TML) Jerusalem bureau seeking an outlet for my pro-Israel passion. I had spent the first part of the summer studying Hebrew, and was looking to...

  • Q & A With Richard Z.Chesnoff

    By Marc Ballon

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his decades as a journalist, foreign correspondent Richard Z. Chesnoff has reported from around the globe, including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Over the years, Chesnoff -- a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, columnist for the New York Daily News and...

  • Spectator - Hard Truths of ‘Hamburg’

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Polish journalist Hanna Krall's "The Woman From Hamburg: And Other True Stories" (Other Press, $19) is based on interviews she did that in some way involved the Holocaust. But when one of the 12 stories was recently featured in The New Yorker's fiction issue, an accompanying note...

  • Spectator - Sephardia Secrets

    By Gaby Friedman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Elaine Romero experienced "a cool fusion of art and life" when she wrote the play "Secret Things."

    The play tells the story of Delia, a Latino journalist, who goes to New Mexico to investigate the origins of an anonymous package she received postmarked from there containing articles...

  • A Long, Hot Summer

    By Rob Eshman

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I caught up with the journalist Yossi Klein Halevi at the home of David and Marsha Nimmer in Beverly Hills, where he was addressing a small group of mostly entertainment industry professionals about the imminent Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

    We sat outside, Halevi's back to the...

  • The South African

    By Rob Eshman

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Not long ago journalist Hirsh Goodman was sitting in his office at Tel Aviv University, where he belongs to a think tank. Watching Arab and Jewish students mingle, it occurred to him that despite three years of horrific Palestinian-Israeli violence, Arab and Jewish Israelis had not...

  • History on Trial

    By Michael Berenbaum

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "History on Trial: My Day in Court With David Irving," by Deborah E. Lipstadt (Echo, 2005) $25.95.

    For five excruciating years, from the moment that David Irving sued her for libel in England until the appeals process ran its course, Deborah Lipstadt had to remain silent....

  • Letters to the Editor

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Shalhevet's Future

    Let's look 20 years into the future. Who will be our community leaders ("What's Next for Shalhevet?" Feb. 4)? They will, by and large, be students from schools like Shalhevet High School and Middle School, because there they learn that when a community paper...

  • Beverly Hills’ ‘Starr’ Reporter

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    A redheaded reporter with an eye for fashion and a taste for adventure, Brenda Starr has chased stories around the globe for nearly 65 years, all within the confines of a comic strip.

    Now, the secret is out: A real-life, three-dimensional disciple of Starr lives among us in Beverly...

  • Liberal Academics Blind to Terror Threat

    By Avi Davis

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.

    "You don't really believe that do you?"

    I stared back perplexed.

    "What?"

    "That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."

    There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...

  • Loud and Proud Mizrachi Voices

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage," edited by Loolwa Khazzoom (Seal Press, $16.95)

    On the last night before her family would flee Libya in 1967, Gina Bublil Waldman recalls that she had to choose between taking her...

  • Community Briefs

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Palestinian Journalist Critical of Arafat to Speak Here

    "Arafat is a powerful symbol. But today it's very difficult to say that he has control over what's happening on the ground."

    Coming from an Israeli journalist, such a statement would hardly be surprising. However, these...

  • A Walk in Rick Orlov’s City Hall

    By Catherine Seipp

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rick Orlov of the Los Angeles Daily News, long known as the dean of City Hall reporters, is that rare media type who has no enemies. That's because he's long had a reputation for being an old-fashioned straight shooter who honors secrets not only in print, but also in hallway gossip....

  • Essays Reflect on Pearl’s Last Words

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Three words, among the last uttered by journalist Daniel Pearl before his murder two years ago this month (on Feb. 21, the public learned of the murder), have become a nucleus for thoughtfulness and creativity. "I Am Jewish," edited by his parents, Judea and Ruth Pearl (Jewish...

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