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  • Beyond sicko

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 16, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    Because this was happening a short taxi ride from the White House, I half expected someone from Dick Cheney's office to burst in at any moment, grab the microphone and proclaim the conference kaput, dissolved like an inconvenient parliament.

    "I think this may be the best day of my...

  • The L.A. Times ‘frames’ the Presidential race

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 14, 2008 | 5:45 pm

    This Sunday, the Los Angeles Times ran an article on the 2008 campaign that I feel bound to comment upon.  It was in the right hand column, front page, prime location.  It was a perfect example of something called framing.  The title: "Obama, McCain agree on many once-divisive...
  • The Jewish Vote: Bush, Israel and Iran

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 9, 2008 | 10:05 pm

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    As the Bush presidency winds down, there are probably only two things that could make a difference in the November election. American forces could capture Osama bin Laden, or we could end up in a war with Iran.

    Certainly, bin Laden's capture would be popular. The political...

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Getting ready for November’s elections

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 8, 2008 | 3:08 am

    More than 300 young professionals members of the local Iranian Jewish “30 Years After” organization gathered at a private residence in Beverly Hills late last month to encourage political activism in the community.

    Our blog’s podcast caught up with a number of young professionals at the event who shed light on how Southern California’s Iranian Jews will most likely be voting in the 2008 presidential race.

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

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  • Podcast: Iranian Jews on Obama and McCain

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 7, 2008 | 3:39 am

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    L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca speaks to young Iranian Jews

    More than 300 young professionals members of the local Iranian Jewish “30 Years After” organization gathered at a private residence in Beverly Hills to encourage political activism in the community on June 25th. Our...

  • The traveling candidates

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 3, 2008 | 3:39 pm

    As John McCain finishes his tour of Colombia and Mexico, Barack Obama is making plans for a trip to Israel, Iraq, France, England, and Jordan.  Smart for Obama, not so smart for McCain. 

    Obama needs to be seen as credible on the world stage, and McCain needs to be seen as somebody...

  • Keep religion out of presidential politics

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Since last summer, when I volunteered for a Barack Obama event, I have received many nonsensical e-mails and heard many nonsensical arguments -- from friends and family as well as on TV -- about Sen. Obama's alleged lack of allegiance to the United States of America. Bias and...
  • The next president’s gums

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am

    It's surprising that 40 years passed between the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960, which won the largest viewing audience in television history until then, and the airing of the first season of "Survivor," a monster hit that launched the "reality" boom that's dominated television ever...
  • VIDEO: Mayor Bloomberg urges Florida Jews to fight Obama rumors

    June 20, 2008 | 9:12 pm

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged Jewish voters in Florida to disregard damaging rumors about presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Dean Reynolds reports.

     

  • AIPAC, Persian tragedy, Christian support for Israel

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    AIPAC

    Do You think it is fair and balanced news to print only Sen. John McCain's comments to AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee]?

    I listened to Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hilary Clinton's comments and feel they deserve the same coverage in The Jewish Journal ("...
  • Volume 23, Number 17

    June 15, 2008 | 8:35 pm

  • The torch has been passed

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 6:15 pm


  • 2008: The contest for the Jews

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    With Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession on Saturday, the real race begins. In the struggle between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), there will be a fierce competition for Jewish support. Seeing potential weakness in Obama's Jewish flank, McCain will work...
  • Hillary withdraws—the end of the beginning

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 8, 2008 | 11:13 am

    Now that Hillary Clinton has issued her long-awaited and full-throated endorsement of Barack Obama, the extended first phase of the 2008 race is over.  There is a slight feeling of anti-climax as we wind up for the big one.  On the Democratic side, the semi-finals were monstrously...

  • McCain raps Obama on Iran and Iraq at AIPAC

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 2, 2008 | 3:05 pm

    WASHINGTON [JTA] -- No confessional bloc rejects the Iraq war more than American Jews do. But in a bit of political jujitsu, John McCain is making the policy his own in his plea for Jewish votes.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made headlines -- and drew heavy fire...

  • After weeks of feuding over Mideast, candidates head to AIPAC conference

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 29, 2008 | 3:41 pm

    If there's any doubt about AIPAC being the belle of Washington, check out next week's ball.

    The lobbying powerhouse's conference, to be held June 2-4, is the only policy event since the presidential election campaign was launched that has attracted all three major candidates: U.S....

  • Israel is central to the Republican strategy in 2008

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 22, 2008 | 4:39 pm

    Have you noticed that Israel is making its way into the Republican talking points in a very big way as this campaign proceeds? This seems to be one of those 60th birthday gifts that leaves the recipient a little baffled and doubtful.

    While it is hardly news that Republicans have...
  • Small Mac attack, Wright flap, too much tolerance

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Professor Anti-Semites Love

    I was shocked to learn that an article I had published in 1972 is being cited by anti-Semites to support their twisted ideas ("The Professor Anti-Semites Love," May 9).

    I wonder how many people have actually read my article. Essentially, I analyzed...
  • Baruch Obama music video includes Hebrew, was directed by Bob Dylan’s son Jesse

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 15, 2008 | 4:10 pm


    I love this music video (above), and its anti-video (which parodies the style to skewer McCain) but I never noticed that one of the “yes we can” lyrics was actually in Hebrew (ken, anu yecholim) sung by Israeli-born actress Maya Rubin ; and I certainly just learned that it was...

  • JewsChoose 2008: SuperTuesday results show no clear trend

    By Jay Firestone

    February 7, 2008 | 11:07 am

    Who needs CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC or CBS when you can get up-to-date coverage on campaign issues that matter to Jews everywhere?

    New from JewishJournal.com and VideoJew installments…JewsChoose 2008!

    Reporting from the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, VideoJew Jay Firestone brings you interviews, commentary and results from Super Tuesday’s primary. Plus, special guests—Brad Greenberg and Raphael Sonenshein, JewishJournal.com’s two key political analysts.

    Check out our articles on Super Tuesday.

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    REASON TO SMILE

    The room sparkled with celebrities and supporters as Operation Smile honored Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), at its annual gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

    Roma Downey, Annette Bening, Warren Beatty and Larry David watched as the Children of the...

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