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  • News photographers hit by Israeli rubber bullets during Palestinian riot

    October 28, 2014 | 10:22 am

    Two news photographers were hit by rubber-coated bullets fired by an Israeli border policeman during Palestinian rioting,

    Majdi Mohammed was working for The Associated Press when he was struck Sunday at close range during riots following the funeral for a Palestinian-American...

  • Israeli-Arab journalist arrested for visiting Lebanon

    April 17, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Israel arrested an Israeli-Arab journalist and political activist on suspicion that he met foreign agents after entering Lebanon illegally.

    Majed Kial, 23, was arrested this week by the Shin Bet security service after returning Saturday from a visit to Lebanon, which Israel...

  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from The New Yorker after admitting fabrications

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    New Yorker editor David Remnick was rather precise when he said, “This is a terrifically sad situation.”

    He was referring to the resignation of one of his newly minted staff writers, L.A. native Jonah Lehrer, a preternaturally gifted thinker and writer and best selling author, who...

  • Israel to prosecute Haaretz journalist

    May 30, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Israel will prosecute the journalist who allegedly accepted classified documents from a soldier.

    Uri Blau, an investigative reporter for Haaretz, allegedly accepted more than 1,500 classified military documents from Anat Kamm, 22, who is serving a 4 1/2-year prison term after...

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  • Israel threatens journalists who participate in Gaza flotilla

    June 27, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Journalists who participate in the flotilla to Gaza could face sanctions, including a ban from Israel for 10 years.

    The head of Israel’s Government Press Office threatened the ban in a letter sent Sunday to Israel-based foreign journalists.

    “As the Director of the Government Press...

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange accuses journalists of Jewish conspiracy

    March 1, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused British journalists of a “Jewish conspiracy” against him.

    The accusation came in remarks published in the British magazine Private Eye, which was reporting on a phone call Assange made on Feb. 16 to the magazine’s editor complaining about...

  • British boycott moves reveal anti-Israel bias

    By Alan Dershowitz

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The utter hypocrisy of the British National Union of Journalists, which recently voted to boycott only Israel, has now become evident in the face of the silence over the recent move by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez to suppress dissent by the media in his leftist regime.

    General...
  • Collegians ‘Do the Write Thing’

    By Leni Reiss

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    College students are not only attending the General Assembly, they are covering it as well.

    This will be the 17th year that a select group of Jewish collegians, as members of the Do the Write Thing team, will have its own prestigious place in the General Assembly.

    For this 40-member...

  • Honest Reporting

    By Rob Eshman

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "When you look at us, all you see is Osama bin Laden."

    I had to admit, Walid al-Saqaf had a point.

    Al-Saqaf sat on a small stage at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood with me and journalist Ammara Durani. For the past four months, both had been Alfred Friendly Press Fellows --...

  • Heeb Crosses the Pond

    By Daniella Peled

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Does edgy Jewish humor translate? The New York-based magazine Heeb is coming to England -- but whether the United Kingdom's rather reserved Jewish population will appreciate the magazine's offbeat urban style remains to be seen.

    The magazine's British launch was held recently at a...

  • Grass-Roots Level Campaign Coverage

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When I was covering big shot political campaigns for the Los Angeles Times, I was treated like a big shot.

    I sampled barrages of press releases, announcements of events, hot gossip, position papers, parties and invitations. I had many opportunities to interview candidates. The fact...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    The city moves indoors for Milla Angelina Gallery's "The L.A. Show." Depictions of homelessness, nightlife, religious and cultural diversity and economic and class structures of Los Angeles adorn the walls of the new Melrose gallery dedicated to the expression of social...

  • The Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

    By Tamar Sternthal

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in...

  • 3 Minutes With Brad

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Brad Pitt may have sustained an injury during the filming of his new movie, "Troy," but I sustained an injury during the viewing of the film.

    With 15 minutes left of the special preview screening, I had to go to the bathroom. I had been able to hold on through at least three...

  • The Circuit

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    FINANCIAL Matchmaker

    George Smith is a financial matchmaker. He earns a princely living making matches between scores of lenders and clients buying property ranging from car washes to golf courses. Nearly as well-known is Smith's industry get-together. In its seventh year, 1,750...

  • Divide Surfaces on Handling Security

    By Leslie Susser

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day that an Israeli army chief of staff calls in top journalists to express deep misgivings about government policy.

    So when Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon initiated a late October briefing to warn that the government's handling of Palestinian terrorism could provoke more...

  • Ha’Am Makes Its Mark at UCLA

    By Rachel Brand

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    hen the editors of Ha'Am, UCLA's Jewish student newsmagazine, scrawled the words, "Ha'Am Is Back," across the back of Kerchoff Hall, they didn't realize the staying power of the statement that they were about to make. What the editors thought was sidewalk chalk, commonly used by...

  • Do the Jews Need Geraldo

    By Joe Berkofsky

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Geraldo Rivera has rediscovered his Jewish roots, and he declares the Jews "need" him back.

    Rivera, 59, the flamboyant TV reporter, recently announced to the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post that he is planning to marry TV producer Erica Levy, 29, in a Reform ceremony...

  • Who Are the Journalists?

    By Yizchok Adlerstein

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We love to hate them, those journalists who wield so much power and never quite get the facts right.

    For two years now, we have opened up our morning papers, our Web sites and our hourly news broadcasts with a pit in our collective stomachs. It isn't bad enough that the news from...

  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Rob Eshman

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Since 1987, Bill Rosendahl has been airing significant public affairs programs on Adelphia cable.

    This week he told me he rarely sends cameras out in the community for tapings. Adelphia is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and Rosendahl's former bosses back East are under indictment for...

  • Talk to Me

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I owe my life's work to Ann Landers. And, of course, her sister, Dear Abby. Dr. Rose Franzblau. And Dr. Joyce Brothers.

    It happened this way.

    In our New York home, my parents subscribed to three daily newspapers. Mom and Dad are enthralled by the tabloids. Even today, they read...

  • Caped Crusaders

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The $114 million opening weekend for the release of "Spider-Man" on May 3 was not only a box office record breaker but a resounding triumph for two wily Israeli entrepreneurs.

    In his new book, "Comic Wars," journalist Dan Raviv details the dramatic battle of Revlon CEO Ronald...

  • Do-it-Yourselfers

    By Rob Eshman

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At my college newspaper, new writers all received the same encouraging spiel. "We want you to start writing for us immediately," the editor would say. "We're not like the Harvard Crimson, where you have to scrub floors all semester before anyone even talks to you."

    I doubt the...

  • Unfunny Business

    By J. D. Smith

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I sat down to write my regular column today. I had some pithy observations about a wedding I attended over the summer. It had all the makings of a witty little number. And then the World Trade Center blew up and the world is a vastly different place since when I wrote my last column....

  • Why Does Israel Get Such Bad Press?

    By Eric Silver

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's public relations problems did not begin with Mohammed al-Dura, the 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead on the world's television screens on the first weekend of the intifada. They go back to the aftermath of the 1967 war, when Labor governments started to consolidate the...

  • From Kataif to Kasha

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "The Foods of Israel Today" by Joan Nathan (Knopf, $40)

    Joan Nathan is one of America's premier food journalists, which is what makes "The Foods of Israel Today" so important a book. It has recipes, 300-plus, and pretty pictures of food, but it is no plain cookbook. What it...

  • Jewish Croatia: Through the Looking Glass

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    This past October I found myself, along with four other North American Jewish journalists, flying business class -- a wonderful way to fly -- to Croatia on Lufthansa Airlines. The Croatian Tourist Office in conjunction with Lufthansa had generously put together a 12 day guest...
  • Crypto - Jews Unmasked

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    This past October I found myself, along with four other North American Jewish journalists, flying business class -- a wonderful way to fly -- to Croatia on Lufthansa Airlines. The Croatian Tourist Office in conjunction with Lufthansa had generously put together a 12 day guest...
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