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  • Israel, Japan mark 60 years of relations

    May 16, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Israel and Japan marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    The anniversary, which was celebrated Tuesday, is set to be marked in both countries with a series of special events, including cultural events, academic meetings and...

  • Egypt’s new politics make Israel ties a target

    April 24, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    To mark the day Egypt regained control of the Sinai peninsula from Israel, a group of protesters pledged they would this week cover a memorial to Israelis killed in the war with an Egyptian flag bearing the words: “Sinai - the invaders’ graveyard.”

    The gesture will be one of the...

  • Opinion: Time to rethink how we relate to Christians

    January 25, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    Jews are known for their intellect, and for legitimate reasons. The number of Jewish recipients of Nobel Prizes, for example, is wildly disproportionate to the Jewish proportion of the world’s population. Jews make up about one-fifth of 1 percent of the world’s population, yet...

  • No end in sight for downward spiral in Turkish-Israeli ties

    September 6, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    The bad diplomatic news for Israel just kept getting worse.

    First Turkey announced that it was slashing the level of its diplomatic ties with Israel to the second secretary level, giving the senior Israeli embassy staff 48 hours to leave the country. Turkey also said it was...

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  • Greece-Israel relations improving, Israeli envoy says

    February 14, 2011 | 10:28 am

    The historic exchange of visits by the premiers of Israel and Greece is a sign of rapprochement between the two countries, Israeli Ambassador to Greece Arye Mekel said.

    Mekel made his statements in an interview Feb. 12 with the Athens News Agency, the official Greek news agency, in...

  • Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman delivers mixed review of Obama’s Israel policy

    April 8, 2010 | 10:48 am

    “I know why you’re here, and I want to address it, but I think it’s a tempest in a teapot,” Brad Sherman, the Democratic Congressman from Sherman Oaks said Wednesday evening at a town hall at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. The meeting was called to focus on U.S.-Israel...

  • Rude Israeli Olympic medalist ticks off Chinese, Peres apologizes

    By Alison Klayman

    September 15, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.

    That...

  • Lessons From Abramoff’s Case

    By Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's recent indictment and arrest on charges of wire fraud involve an already notorious individual. The U.S.

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and federal grand jury have already investigated him about his unscrupulous dealings with Indian tribes.

    Because...

  • U.S. Mistakes Worsen Iran Situation

    By H. David Nahai

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The recent runoff election in Iran catapulted the ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, onto the international stage and set off a blaze of speculation. But while the face of the presidency may have changed, the soul of the regime has not.

    From the vantage point...

  • Milestones in Pope’s Relations With Jews

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm



    During his papacy, Pope John Paul II repeatedly condemned anti-Semitism and met frequently with Jewish religious and lay leaders. He also took certain steps that Jews criticized. Following are some of the milestones in his relations with Jews and Israel:

    1920s-1930s -- Karol...

  • Fly the Mitzvah Skies

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    El Al, Israel's national airline, is the only airline that keeps kosher, observes Shabbat and even gives out doughnuts on Chanukah, but recently it has been doing other mitzvot as well.

    On Nov. 3 Edith Krygier boarded an El Al flight to Los Angeles in Tel Aviv because she wanted to...

  • Israeli Tourists ‘Ugly’ No More

    By Larry Derfner

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Leafing through travel books on Turkey at Tel Aviv's L'Metayel (For the Traveler), veteran sojourner Ronen Lazar suggests how to curb the phenomenon of the "ugly Israeli" -- the obnoxious Israeli tourist.

    "There should be a law forbidding Israelis from going overseas for at least...

  • Timeline of Reagan, Key Jewish Events

    By Journal Staff

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The following are key events in the Ronald Reagan presidency focusing on his Middle East policy and relations with the American Jewish community:


    Nov. 4, 1980:

    Reagan is elected president with 39 percent of the Jewish vote. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter receives 45 percent of the...

  • Will Jesus Film Poison Christian-Jewish Ties?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jesus will appear on the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday -- thanks to Mel Gibson.

    The Hollywood star directed and financed the $25 million epic "The Passion of the Christ," which is emerging from a nearly yearlong media storm and is due to hit 2,000 screens nationwide Feb. 25.

    ...

  • Complicated Branches

    By Robert Brustein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "The Syringa Tree," which won the 2001 Obie Award for best play and premieres in Los Angeles this week, might be the first theatrical work to deal with the complicated and ambiguous relations between Jews and blacks in South Africa. A solo performance written and acted by Pamela...

  • Mixed Messages

    By J.D. Besser

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With U.S.-Israel relations facing an explosive new crisis, a number of Israel representatives were in Washington this week, offering mixed messages about the intentions of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government.

    Some Jewish leaders here said the conradictions could increase the...

  • Senate Shocker

    By James D. Besser

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The stunning change in the U.S. Senate triggered by Sen. James Jeffords' switch from GOP to independent status means a seismic shift in the war over a host of domestic issues, including the church-state skirmishes that have preoccupied Jewish groups.

    The change is less likely to...

  • UCLA Hillel Hosts Muslim-Jewish Series

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On April 2, UCLA Hillel opened a spring forum titled "Muslim-Jewish Relations: Harmony and Discord Throughout History" examining relations between Muslims and Jews from the founding of Islam to the contemporary era.

    Co-sponsored by a variety of organizations, including...

  • Open Discussions

    By Tom Tugend

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles, as always, attracted a variety of interesting visitors in recent days. The Jewish Journal couldn't meet all of them, but we made contact with a group of German journalists and government officials, the former executive editor of The New York Times, and the Israeli...
  • Dialogue in Distress

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There's good news and bad news in Catholic-Jewish relations. The good news is, relations between Catholics and Jews have never been better. The bad news is, relations between the Vatican and world Jewry have gotten so bad that the Vatican has severed its formal diplomatic link to the...

  • Forging a Common Future

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Allies or adversaries? That is the question confronting Jewish and Latino political leaders as they assess the current and future relations of their communities.

    Some legislators, such as Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, disagree that Jews and Latinos are at cross purposes...

  • The Torah of Our Lives

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left to right, panelist Rabbi Elliott Dorff of University ofJudaism, Rabbi Lisa Edwards of Beth Chayim Chadashim, moderator MarkLevine, panelist Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and lawyer and AIDS activistDavid Rephun, the panelist from an Orthodox background. Below,panelist Rabbi Allen...