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  • Post-Visit Israeli Opinion of Obama: Better but Far From Great

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 11, 2013 | 7:31 am

    So how is Obama doing among Israelis? I'm not going to rehash the reasons for which this question is important, and I'm not going back to explain the trajectory of Obama's approval ratings in Israel. You can take a look at our graphs and see for yourself what it's been like in the...

  • The Organized American Jewish Community’s Response to President Obama’s Jerusalem Speech

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 31, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    President Obama’s Jerusalem speech has been praised by most American Jewish Organizations for his eloquent support of Israel, its security, his respect for the historic Jewish attachment to the land of Israel, his tough stand against the Iranian nuclear threat, and his desire to...

  • Poll: Big drop in Israelis who see Obama as pro-Palestinian

    March 29, 2013 | 8:06 am

    The number of Israelis who view President Obama as pro-Palestinian dropped by 20 percent following his first presidential visit to Israel, according to a new poll.

    In the poll, conducted Sunday by Smith Research for the Jerusalem Post, 27 percent of 500 Israeli respondents said...

  • Do Israelis think Obama is just ‘neutral’ or ‘pro-Palestinian’?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 17, 2013 | 8:20 am

    Last week, we learned some new things about American support for Israel. The American public- as you can see in our updated Favorability tracker (done by Prof. Camil Fuchs) - 'favors' Israel slightly less than it did a year ago. But we also warned that there are many ways to...

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  • Jewish Democrats ‘confident’ Hagel will follow Obama’s pro-Israel lead

    January 7, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council said it was confident Chuck Hagel would follow what it called President Obama's "unprecedented" pro-Israel record.

    The statement Monday morning came before Obama's formal announcement expected later Monday nominating Hagel, a former...

  • Senator Daniel Inouye, hailed by pro-Israel groups, dies at 88

    December 18, 2012 | 1:37 pm

    Daniel Inouye, the longtime Hawaii senator described by pro-Israel groups as one of Israel's best friends in the Senate, has died.

    Inouye, 88, and a decorated World War II hero, died Monday of respiratory complications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

    "Senator...

  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • Kardashian, Murdoch slammed for tweets involving Israel

    November 18, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Reality star Kim Kardashian apologized for tweeting about the Gaza conflict, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch slammed the "Jewish-owned media" for its "anti-Israel coverage" in a tweet. 

    At the same time, Twitter suspended three accounts held by an Orthodox Jew from New York after...

  • April 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 15, 2012 | 3:52 am

    A Tale of Two Uprisings

    Syrian refugees who found sanctuary in Libya talk to Abigail Hauslohner of Time about the ‎differences between the revolts against the rules of Muammar Gadhafi and Bashar Assad.  ‎

    ‎[T]he Syrians who have fled Homs for the relative safety of their Arab...

  • ‘Anti-Israelism is driven by the existence of the Jewish state, not its policies’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 11, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    A discussion on Israel advocacy with Matthew Ackerman of The David Project, a non-profit organization ‎dedicated to positively shaping campus opinion on Israel, and the lead author of The David Project’s ‎recently released report, “A Burning Campus? Rethinking Israel Advocacy...

  • Republicans’ ‘Starting from zero’ aid proposal startles pro-Israel community

    November 15, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    “Starting from zero,” the foreign assistance plan touted by leading Republican candidates at a debate, is getting low marks, and not just from Democrats and the foreign policy community. Pro-Israel activists and fellow Republicans also have concerns.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

  • After stumble, Herman Cain stresses pro-Israel bona fides

    November 1, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    Call Herman Cain the crash-course pro-Israel candidate.

    Since stumbling in May on a question about Palestinians and the right of return, the one-time pizza executive who recently rocketed to the top of GOP presidential polls has visited Israel and read up about the Jewish state.

    ...
  • Christians, Jews gather for pro-Israel rally at U.N.

    September 21, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    Several hundred supporters of Israel gathered near the United Nations to protest the Durban III meeting and oppose the Palestinian statehood bid.

    Wednesday’s rally was organized by the pro-Israel Christian group Eagles’ Wings.

    Many leading Jewish groups have decided not to mount...

  • Pro-Israel ads in Bay Area countering anti-U.S. aid campaign

    September 19, 2011 | 11:55 am

    The pro-Israel organization StandWithUs has launched an ad campaign in Bay Area Rapid Transit stations to counter local ads that call for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.

    The posters will be on display Sept. 18 through Nov. 13 at five major stations, as well as on a local...

  • David Suissa: Fair-weather Zionists

    By David Suissa

    August 2, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    What do you do if an annoying and exasperating friend gets in trouble and really needs your help? And what do you do if that friend is also a blood relative, like Israel? I often ask myself that question about progressive, pro-Israel Jews who are furious at the direction in which...

  • The pro-Israel divide

    By Rob Eshman

    June 15, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Every week, an e-mail circulates among hundreds of Jews in Los Angeles calling for my immediate firing. The subject line of a recent one was, “The L.A. Jewish paper needs a new Editor-in-Chief.”

    I know when this happens, because the author is always kind enough to copy me on the...

  • The 36th contenders: Both pro-Israel, different on all else

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 24, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    When South Bay Republican Craig Huey, who has never before held public office, finished second in the May 17 special election to fill the empty seat in California’s 36th Congressional District, he didn’t just surprise political observers.

    He also surprised the only candidate...

  • Canada re-elects Stephen Harper, its pro-Israel prime minister

    May 3, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Canada’s staunchly pro-Israel prime minister, Stephen Harper, was re-elected by a wide margin.

    Harper, who heads the Conservative Party, has gone from heading two successive minority governments to a healthy majority.

    In Monday’s federal elections, Harper captured 167 seats in the...

  • Pro-Israel Rep. Shelley Berkley in bid for Senate

    April 14, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), a pro-Israel stalwart, will run for Nevada’s United States Senate seat.

    Berkley (D-Nev.), who is seen as the most pro-Israel member of Congress, made her decision Thursday after months of dropping hints, according to a tweet by Jon Ralston, a political...

  • In sign of Dems’ precarious hold on center, pro-Israel hard-liner Jane Harman quits Congress

    February 8, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Jane Harman, a Jewish Democrat who made her reputation in Congress as a tough-talking advocate for carrying a big stick, is transitioning to the world of speaking softly.

    Harman, 65, a tireless advocate in Congress of both the U.S.-Israel relationship and of strengthening the...

  • Dilemma of pro-Israel groups: To talk Egypt or not?

    February 1, 2011 | 11:17 am

    As Egypt convulses, pro-Israel groups and U.S. Congress members are seized by the ancient maternal dilemma: If you have nothing nice to say, should you say anything at all?

    The question of whether to stake a claim in the protests against 30 years of President Hosni Mubarak’s...

  • AIPAC viewed U.S. gov’t as targeting pro-Israel groups during espionage probe

    By Ron Kampeas

    December 16, 2010 | 1:04 pm

    It was a case that transfixed the pro-Israel community: the arrest in August 2005 on espionage charges of two senior officials at the most influential pro-Israel group in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    Before the government dropped the case in May 2009...

  • AIPAC viewed U.S. gov’t as targeting pro-Israel groups during espionage probe

    December 16, 2010 | 1:04 pm

    It was a case that transfixed the pro-Israel community: the arrest in August 2005 on espionage charges of two senior officials at the most influential pro-Israel group in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    Before the government dropped the case in May 2009...

  • Pro-Israel? DON’T ASK

    By Rob Eshman

    March 24, 2010 | 8:03 am

    I hate the term “pro-Israel.”

    Just saying it sounds like an apology. Do people describe themselves as “pro-Italy” or “pro-Iceland”? After all, Israel is no more or less a country than those are, no less than Argentina or Russia or Mexico. To have to describe oneself as...

  • VIDEO: Pro-Israel demonstrators at Federal Building on Sunday

    By The Web Guy

    January 12, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    Large numbers of pro-Israel demonstrators crowded the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave. in Westwood on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11 to support Israel’s recent actions in Gaza.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members from...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 11, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone

    Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January 11 to support Israel and the recent actions against Hamas.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 7, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 8, 2009 | 1:46 pm

    A pro-Israel rally in Westwood brings adults and teenagers together in ruach, advocacy and support for Israel. Though no counter protest was present, several pro-Palestinian rallies are expected to occur throughout the weekend. 

    Brad Greenberg reports from Westwood.

    Video By Jay Firestone and Brad Greenberg

  • VIDEO: Youth rally supports Israel at Federal Building in Westwood

    By The Web Guy

    January 8, 2009 | 12:28 am

    Brad A. Greenberg reports from today’s pro-Israel rally outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and Brad Greenberg

  • SF cops probing death of Israel activist—body found in elevator shaft

    By Sue Fishkoff

    December 2, 2008 | 8:26 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—A prominent Israel activist was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

    Daniel J. Kliman, 38, was the co-founder of San Francisco Voice for Israel, an affiliate of the national Israel advocacy group StandWithUs, and a well-known pro-Israel activist in the...

  • Can new pro-Israel group J Street generate political clout?

    November 13, 2008 | 12:24 am

    Can fundraising success translate into Capitol Hill clout?

    That's the question facing J Street, the new liberal pro-Israel political action committee, which raised nearly $570,000 for 41 U.S. House and Senate candidates -- a total far surpassing most other pro-Israel political action...

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