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  • 11 Jewish ex-congressmen back Iran deal; 190 former generals oppose

    21 hours ago

    Eleven Democratic Jewish former congressmen signed a letter supporting the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, while 190 former generals signed a letter opposing the agreement.

    The letter backing the deal, released Thursday, touted the signers’ pro-Israel bona fides, and...

  • Iran: What Now? A Panel Discussion on the Nuclear Deal

    3 weeks ago

     

    The Jewish Journal held a debate on the Iran nuclear deal on Aug. 2, 2015.

    Speakers

    Mel Levine / Former U.S. Representative
    Dalia Dassa Kaye / Iran Expert, RAND
    Omri Ceren / The Israel Project

    Moderator

    David Suissa / TRIBE Media Corp. & Jewish Journal President

    Sponsored by The Jewish Federation, Beth Jacob and the Jewish Journal

  • Federation’s letter against Iran deal brings community’s divide to the surface

    By Jared Sichel

    July 30, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A recent community-wide email from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles opposing the Iranian nuclear deal has been met with strong — and opposing — reactions.

    “I was outraged by it,” said Rabbi John Rosove, senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood and a supporter of the...

  • Engaging Iranian Jews at 30 Years After event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 17, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    By the time former Congressman Mel Levine took the stage as an official surrogate for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign at a gathering of mostly young Iranian Americans, the ballroom at downtown’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel was more than half empty. 

    Most of the more...

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  • Mel Levine: Obama “Well Understands”

    By Rob Eshman

    October 27, 2009 | 8:18 pm

    Following is the draft of the speech former congressman Mel Levine (D-CA) delivered Oct. 28, 2009 at the first convention of the pro-Israel lobbying group J-Street in Washington, D.C.

    Let me begin with a candid personal statement and an acknowledgement of my own point of view, or...

  • Obama campaign halts debates with RJC

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    Barack Obama’s campaign has decided advisers and representatives of the Democratic nominee for president will no longer debate officials from the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

    This prohibition led Wednesday to the canceling of a debate scheduled for Sunday at Valley Cities...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kudos to Koss

    More than 1,200 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel on April 25 to honor Michael Koss, president of Koss Financial Corp., one of Los Angeles' top commercial real estate financing groups. The event, hosted by The Federation's Real Estate and Construction...

  • Mel Levine to Chair

    By Marc Ballon

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Levine has been tapped as chair of the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), a move that some observers said they hoped would restore the luster of the embattled agency.

    Levine, a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives for 10 years and in the...

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