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  • Israel Festival brings L.A. a taste of Tel Aviv

    April 23, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Eden Bennun craved a taste of Israel. Growing up in Kfar Saba and Rishon LeZion as a child gave her a love of Israel’s smells, sounds and foods.

    That’s why she made her way to the Celebrate Israel Festival at Rancho Park along with about 10,000 other Angelenos (down from...

  • U.S. positions ships for ‘remote’ possibility of evacuation

    November 20, 2012 | 9:28 am

    The United States positioned three warships in the eastern Mediterranean reportedly to evacuate Americans from Israel in the "remote" possibility the Israel-Gaza conflict requires it.

    CNN reported Monday that the 2,500 Marines on board the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the...

  • Erdogan: Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza

    September 8, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Turkey said on Thursday it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year’s Israeli raid that killed nine Turks, setting the stage for a potential naval confrontation with its former ally.

    Raising the stakes in Turkey’s row with Israel over its refusal...

  • Tasty Middle Eastern flavors tweak Thanksgiving table

    November 19, 2008 | 8:03 pm

    Hilit Gilat knows her way around the kitchen. For the past two years, the Israel-born chef has built a steady reputation for preparing sumptuous, slow-cooked meats, savory stews and Mediterranean delicacies for families and private events, corporate affairs and even visiting...
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  • Sarkozy’s summit gets every* Arab country to sit with Israel

    By Devorah Lauter

    July 14, 2008 | 2:57 am

    PARIS (JTA)—While the French-initiated summit for the Union for the Mediterranean did not produce any major breakthroughs, French President Nicolas Sarkozy recognized one achievement.
    “The fact that we were all in the same room is already a lot,” Sarkozy said at a news conference...

  • New UCLA program puts spotlight on Mediterranean Jewish life

    By Tom Tugend

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    UCLA has established an academic program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, focusing on the rich history of Jewish life and culture in Italy, as well as in France, Spain, the Balkans, Greece, North Africa, Egypt and aspects of Israel's past.

    Starting in the fall, the program will bring...

  • Honeymoon in the sun

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sunny climes are made for honeymoons. Whether you opt for a kosher cruise, a getaway to Costa Rica, a retreat to Hawaii or another warm locale, juicy possibilities await with plenty of exotic, warm weather options. So take a look and pencil something in. You may soon decide it looks...
  • Museum-hopping in Madrid, sans ham

    By Hilary Larson

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What is the best museum town in the world? Paris comes to mind, as does New York. But as a certified art museum lover, I put my money on Madrid.

    Madrid, the proud and stately capital of Spain, is home to three of the finest collections of art anywhere: the Museo del Prado, the...

  • Israel Launches First Underwater Museum

    By Leora Eren Frucht

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It was the largest, most impressive port in the Roman Empire when it was inaugurated in 10 B.C.E. And some 2,016 years later, the ancient port of Caesarea -- along the Mediterranean coast of Israel -- was inaugurated again last month, this time as the world's first underwater museum....

  • Oxnard Kosher Dining Is a Sur Thing

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Kosher gourmet" sounds like an oxymoron. And "Oxnard kosher" sounds like the nocturnal ravings of some deluded diner.

    Well, get used to it. Gourmet kosher dining has arrived in the Southern California farming community of Oxnard. Paris, London, New York maybe. But Oxnard? Home of...

  • Glimpses of Jews’ Past in Andaluc­a

    By Beverly Gray

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Spain's Andaluc­a is romance. It's orange blossoms perfuming the air. It's golden drops of sherry sliding down your throat in a smoky bodega. It's fingers dancing on the strings of a flamenco guitar.

    This southern wedge of the Iberian Peninsula, known for whitewashed villages...

  • Jews Thriving on Peace of the Rock

    By Hilary Leila Krieger

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Long before there was a State of Israel, there was a state of the Jews. Its name was Gibraltar, and it was ceded to Conversos -- Spanish Jews who had been forced to convert to Catholicism -- in 1474 at the urging of Pedro de Herrera of Cordoba, himself a Converso.

    Herrera convinced...

  • Mizrachi Options to Liven the New Year

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While apples and honey are de rigueur among Ashkenazim for celebrating the New Year, Middle Easterners turn to the more exotic, like dates, quinces or pomegranates during the High Holidays. So if you're looking for some unique recipes this High Holiday season, you might want to turn...

  • Political Fight Wages Over Abbas

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The capture of Mohammed "Abu" Abbas may advance the U.S. war on terror, but it also could set off a political time bomb.

    Less than a day after U.S. Special Operations Forces in Baghdad nabbed the mastermind of the infamous 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking, parties ranging...

  • A Feast From Jewish Tunisia

    By Linda Morel

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a Rosh Hashana table adorned with fruits and vegetables galore. Ruby-red pomegranates beckon; their jellied seeds symbolize your good deeds in the coming year. A bowl of crunchy sesame seeds promises that your virtues will be as numerous as the seeds themselves. You partake...

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