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  • Persistent Israeli ethnic divide may split vote for Netanyahu

    3 weeks ago

    In the past, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party could count on Israelis like 50-year-old shopkeeper Yossi Levy when it came to election day.

    Levy, who describes himself as a lifelong Likud voter, is a member of Israel's Sephardic community - Jews of Middle...

  • Shared history of persecution unites Mizrahi, Sephardic Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 3, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    A band of young, Jewish musicians filled the halls of Hillel at UCLA with traditional Sephardic music as more than 120 local Sephardic Jews gathered at the center on Nov. 24 to commemorate Jewish refugees from Arab lands and Iran. Sponsored by the nonprofit Jews Indigenous to the...

  • Studying Sephardic roots

    January 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Adina Jalali, a 15-year-old student at Yeshiva High Tech in Los Angeles, has many Ashkenazi friends, but when her parents recently offered her the chance to visit Israel for the first time, she opted for a trip that would resonate with her Sephardic upbringing. 

    Over winter...

  • Film Fest celebrates Sephardim

    November 8, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    For its 11th festival, the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (LASJFF) needed an honoree for its gala, which takes place Nov. 11 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. At the same time, the Portuguese-American actress Daniela Ruah needed a community. Or at least as much of a...

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  • Sunday in the Park

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe the post-apocalyptic parking situation was a tip-off. The overcapacity of automobiles surrounding Woodley Park seemed to confirm that this year's Israeli Independence Day Festival outdid itself in terms of spectacle and attendance. An estimated 50,000 attended, festival...

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