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  • AIPAC discouraged Rouhani overture, Rabbi Wolpe says

    By Jared Sichel

    September 25, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    The pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC “actively discouraged” an effort by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to reach out to Iranian-American Jews in Los Angeles, according to Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe.

    During Shabbat services on Sept. 21, Wolpe informed his congregation,...

  • L.A.’s top cop debates gun laws

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 6, 2013 | 5:36 am

    In the ongoing debate over proposed laws aimed at reducing gun violence, the main decision-makers work in Washington, D.C. In cities and state capitols across the country, legislators, advocates and lobbyists push for new limits on gun ownership or advocate for a broad...

  • Jack Abramoff gets radio show

    July 13, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who served a jail term for defrauding Native American tribes, is now a radio talk-show host.

    Abramoff’s show airs Sunday evenings on XM Satellite Radio.

    Abramoff, who pled guilty in 2006 to felony counts involving fraud, corruption and conspiracy, served...

  • Opinion: Occupy K Street

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 3, 2011 | 11:00 am

    It’s premature to give the Nobel Peace Prize to those Occupy Wall Street kids.  But it also may be too soon to blow them off as clueless hipsters “with nowhere to go,” as New York Times columnist Charles Blow  did, calling the two weeks “a festival of frustrations, a...

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  • Knesset hearings on J Street up ante in debate about ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace’ lobby

    March 15, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    Is turnabout fair play when Israel examines the critics who would examine its actions?

    Groups on the Jewish left expressed outrage last week after the Knesset subcommittee on public diplomacy voted to convene hearings on J Street, the Washington-based lobby that calls itself...

  • New lobby launches tougher love for Israel campaign

    May 3, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    The new European Jewish lobby JCall launched a campaign calling for tougher love for Israel.

    The European Jewish Congress sharply criticized the campaign, called “European Call for Reason,” saying it represents a minority view.

    In releasing a petition with nearly 4,000 signatures,...

  • Biden and the Jews: Strong ties and friendly disagreements

    August 23, 2008 | 11:58 pm

    DENVER (JTA)—Before he announced his vice presidential pick on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he wanted someone to spar with but who ultimately would be loyal enough to create a comfortable working relationship.

    No one knew then that he had picked U.S. Sen. Joe Biden...

  • Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers
     
    The U.S. Congress rescinded language in Pentagon orders that allowed military chaplains to mention Jesus in official prayers. Controversy over including similar language in the Defense...
  • Memoirs From the Orthodox ‘Minefield’

    By Ami Eden

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A quick surf on Amazon.com or a stroll through the local bookstore suggests that we are living in the era of the political memoir. Anyone with enough time to wade through at least a sampling of the abundant "I was there" autobiographies from Beltway vets will end up not only with a...

  • Stand Up for Israel

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I always thought standing ovations were reserved for rare and infrequent occasions. That view drastically changed last week when I found myself in Washington, D.C., leading a group of 35 members from my synagogue, Young Israel of Century City, at the 2003 American Israel Public...

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