Gary Wexler levels the charges that Americans for Peace Now (APN), along with other organizations associated with American Jewish liberals, are obsolete. He writes that we are ignoring the "real" threats facing Israel such as those emanating from Syria and Iran, that we are out of...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia, dead at 79
Court denies Susan Koret’s request, won’t force Stanford to produce documents on Ted Taube
Don’t silence the voices of Orthodox women
And the Oscar for the best popcorn ever goes to…
Israel says has mended fences with EU in Netanyahu-Mogherini call
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June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
In Democratic districts on Los Angeles' Westside and in the Valley, next week's primary will not only determine the Democratic winner but also the person who will almost certainly win in the fall's general election. And Jewish voters, who are overwhelmingly Democratic, will play a...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Rachel Boynton, director of the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," was excited when she first learned that American political consultants export their work globally.
While a student at Columbia School of Journalism, she saw a film about the history of 20th century nonviolent...
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
You didn't see many Jews amid the sea of Mexican and American flags during the recent pro-immigrant rallies that filled city streets, but Jews and Jewish groups, in largely liberal Los Angeles, have been advocating on behalf of immigrants, mostly outside the view of television...
March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Being a right-winger nowadays may seem like no laughing matter, but there really are conservatives with a sense of humor. Even ones who tell jokes professionally. Even Jewish ones. And some of them appear at "Right to Laugh," a comic showcase staged most recently at the Friars Club...
December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Last year's big holiday debate was whether the Jews had ruined Christmas. This year, with erev Chanukah coinciding with Christmas Day, people have begun asking how we can save it. The Wall Street Journal reports that retailers hope an unusually late Chanukah can boost holiday sales...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When asked how he differs from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Robert Greenwald deadpans, "He's taller than me. He has a beard."
For his part, Greenwald is not backed by major studios. His films receive next to no traditional advertising. And he resorts to no gimmicks or...
August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm
For years, American Jews, including liberals, have watched in astonishment as Europe's left-wing media, academic and political elites have turned decisively against Israel and, to some extent, Jews, as well.
Now it may well be America's turn, at least according to a recent survey by...
March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm
It begins typically. I am sitting at the bar with some friends drinking a beer out of the bottle. I peel the soggy label off with my freshly painted nails; an odd ritual I took up back in college that has infuriated bartenders all over the world. I scope the scene out of mascaraed...
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The narrow defeat of mayoral candidate Robert Hertzberg marked a signal defeat not only for Los Angeles but for the future of Jewish influence in Los Angeles. For the second time in four years, Los Angeles voters turned down a smart, moderate Jewish candidate -- last time it was...
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.
"That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."
There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Now that it's down to John Kerry versus George W. Bush, American Jews -- prominent in swing states in what could be a close election -- can expect plenty of attention.
"Anything that moves a few hundred or a few thousand voters one way or another in any state can cause a seismic...
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm
I have tried explaining it to friends outside Los Angeles. But the Los Angles Times of Sunday, Aug. 3, cannot be explained in words alone. One must have held the paper in hand to appreciate what appeared that day.
A dear friend from the East, who that morning had e-mailed me the...
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The never-ending debate over the existence of left-wing bias in the media got a boost a few days ago with the revelation that the editor of one of America's top daily newspapers had evidently joined the ranks of critics of the "liberal media." A leaked memo from Los Angeles Times...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Even in the face of terrorist attacks and the likely fallout from a war in Iraq, Israelis refuse to become a "single-issue society."
"We continue to care passionately about religious pluralism and equality," said Rabbi Uri Regev, executive director of the World Union...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Arthur P. Stern's life is the stuff of young immigrant-makes-good legend. At 77, the white-thatched grandfather can look back on a brilliant engineering and business career, highlighted by path-breaking inventions and the plaudits of American and Israeli generals for his...
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
A controversial conversion has reignited a dispute over Orthodox Jewish standards between South Africa's Orthodox establishment and one of the largest Orthodox congregations in the Southern Hemisphere.
Attempts to paper over the cracks between the beit din, or the Jewish law court,...
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
If all those statistics are true about Jews still being one of the most liberal voting blocs in the nation, why are they increasingly estranged from the American left?
Easy: The left, ranging from the anti-globalism fringes to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to some segments of...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Combative and fiesty, Larry Sternberg relishes the impact of his Libertarian views. When running in a congressional primary for Rep. Robert Badham's vacated District 47 seat, Sternberg advocated decriminalizing illegal drugs. Despite a lack of campaign resources, he stood out in a...
March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pmThe American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) has reestablished its Los Angeles-based regional office with the appointment of a new president and a new executive director.
AJCongress national president Jack Rosen named Dr. Steven A. Teitelbaum as president of the Pacific Southwest Region,...
September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm
November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pmWhat a great week this has been for liberals. If it does nothing else, Election '98 makes it OK to use "L" word again. I love it -- it is so much more descriptive of hope and dream than the neutered word "moderate." Liberals have been abused on both the left (by multiculturalists)...