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  • German Jewish activist voted sexiest female politician

    January 17, 2013 | 11:14 am

    A 25-year-old Jewish woman has been voted Germany's sexiest female politician.

    Marina Weisband, 25, a leading member of the "Pirate Party Germany," took first place in a Playboy online poll with 29 percent of the votes. According to the Bild Zeitung newspaper, 1,000 people took...

  • Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli Prime Minister, dies

    June 30, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Yitzhak Shamir, the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the vision promoted by the United States of trading occupied land for peace with the Palestinians, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 96.

    The second longest-serving prime minister after Israel’s founder David...

  • Avigdor Lieberman told he might be indicted

    June 8, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.

    The punishment for money laundering alone could be up to a 10-year prison sentence.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed the Kadima...

  • Fred Karger for president

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    In the course of an election campaign, most presidential candidates talk about what they’ll do if — or, if they’re particularly bullish, when — they’re elected.

    But Fred Karger isn’t like other Republicans running for president, and not just because he’s openly gay...

  • Barney Frank leaves as he served: With a sharp wit

    November 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Barney Frank’s talk of retirement was anything but retiring.

    The veteran Jewish congressman’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek re-election was replete with the same caliber of verbal bombs—lobbed and received—that characterized much of his career.

    Frank, a...

  • Rep. Bachmann links U.S. economic policy to Holocaust

    May 1, 2011 | 11:51 am

    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) linked the fallout from current U.S. economic policy to the Holocaust in a speech.

    Speaking to about 200 New Hampshire Republicans April 30 at the We The People First in the Nation Freedom Forum, Bachmann, a self-professed supporter of Israel,...

  • Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav receives seven-year prison sentence

    March 22, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was found guilty of rape and sexual assault, was sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay compensation to two of his victims.

    A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly five years...

  • The New Jewish Politic

    By Journal Staff

    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...

  • Support for IsraelElementary to Watson

    By Mike Levy

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    She may not know the word shteibel, but she knows what's going on.

    "I represented [them] before, you know, in the '80s when I was a state senator," said Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles), referring to the Jews of Hancock Park. "They wanted to pray, to have a temple in a house. I...

  • Can Bob Hertzberg Save L.A.?

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On a drizzly morning, with the city just opening its eyes, Bob Hertzberg is sitting at Solley's Delicatessen in Sherman Oaks. Even before having his coffee, he seems animated, even agitated, by his great new project: how to save Los Angeles.

    To Hertzberg, speaker emeritus of the...

  • Campaign Kippah

    By Sherry Shameer

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.

    Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...

  • Defending Hillary

    By Dennis Prager

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I wish to defend Hillary Clinton against the charge of anti-Semitism. The charge emanates from her allegedly calling Paul Fray, the Jewish manager of husband Bill's failed 1974 Congressional campaign, a "Jew bastard."

    I do so as a practicing Jew; as an author of a book on...

  • Embracing Diaspora

    By Tom Tugend

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The old-time Zionist religion had it that the only good Diaspora Jew was the one who made aliyah and settled in the ancestral land.

    Now, after decades of inner-focused effort to build up the new land and survive, the Jewish state is rediscovering its distant relatives and, what's...

  • Breakfast with Mr. Security

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Arik Sharon,the last of the great Israeli war heroes/politicians.

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi

    Last Saturday morning, as the Middle East peaceprocess careened toward yet another crisis point, Ariel Sharon washolding court at a back table in the Peninsula Hotel in BeverlyHills.


  • The Horse Whisperer

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty one and still full of surprises, that'sWarren Beatty. This weekend, Beatty goes head to head at the boxoffice with "The Horse Whisperer," starring that other senior iconRobert Redford. Redford, like his contemporary Beatty, not only starsbut also directs and produces his movie....

  • A No-Win Position

    By Larry Derfner

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Labor Party leader Ehud Barak said that unless the opposition waited a decent interval before attacking Netanyahu politically, "it could be interpreted as if we were defending Arafat, even though this is not true -- we are defending the State of Israel."

    Barak went out of his way to...