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  • My Journey with L.A.’s Rabbis on the 2009 Israel Unity Trip

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 14, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    This journalist and blogger joined 18 of Los Angeles’ prominent rabbis last month as they spent an amazing 58 hours together exploring different facets of life in Israel. I interviewed, photographed and filmed these rabbis as they came together to show a united front in support of...

  • OMG! Cooties! I’m gonna wash that Jew right off of my hands [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    December 7, 2008 | 8:03 pm

    From Ha’Aretz:

    Several opposition newspapers and lawmakers in Egypt called on the country’s top Islamic cleric to resign Saturday for shaking the Israeli president’s hand at a conference.

    Egyptian media has been running a photo of Grand Sheik Mohammed Seyed Tantawi shaking hands...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni’s failure to build coalition could help or hurt in new elections

    By Leslie Susser

    October 27, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With Israel now headed for new general elections probably some time early next year, supporters and opponents of Tzipi Livni are putting a very different gloss on her failure to form a governing coalition.

    Opponents say Livni’s inability shows she is not yet...

  • Tzipi Livni to seek new elections as coalition effort fails

    October 26, 2008 | 7:36 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Tzipi Livni has called for new general elections in Israel, saying she failed to form a coalition government.

    Livni, the foreign minister and prime minister-designate, won the Kadima Party primary in September following Ehud Olmert’s resignation. But she was unable...

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  • Israel eyes regional peace push, prepares for U.S. talks with Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 23, 2008 | 1:08 am

    With the governments in Washington and Jerusalem set to change, Israeli leaders are reassessing policy in two key areas: Middle East peacemaking and Iran.

    On peacemaking, both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are coming out strongly in favor of a new regional...

  • VIDEO: Jewish Americans for Obama

    September 30, 2008 | 5:04 am

    Jewish friends, colleagues and supporters from Chicago say Barack Obama’s Yiddishe neshumah—Jewish soul—makes him the right candidate.  Official campaign video.

  • Can Livni form a coalition or are elections next?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 25, 2008 | 12:37 am

    With her primary victory in hand, prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni now has six weeks to form a government and stave off new elections. Theoretically, if she cannot form a government, President Shimon Peres could give someone else a chance before calling an election.

    But there is...

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28, in a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • 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...

  • Rabbi Zoë Klein: L.A. delegation to Israel returns with wealth of optimism

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Last week I returned from traveling through the land I love with some of our most influential local leaders, all journeying to Israel with the desire and will to help our collective Los Angeles reach its highest potential.

    Sitting in the office of the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yaffo with...

  • Letter from Paris: Israel and France are back to normal

    By Shirli Sitbon

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres has seen it all.

    Almost any man would have been confused by the series of unbelievable mishaps that erupted out of nowhere during his visit in France, from anti-Israeli rallies and boycotts to a sabotage of his speech by right-wing Jews, to the...

  • Briefs: Rice says Abbas can do, Peres talks Turkey, Olmert suspected

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rice: Abbas a True Peace Partner

    Condoleezza Rice told thousands of Jewish communal activists that the president of the Palestinian Authority is a true partner for peace. The U.S. secretary of state, addressing delegates in Nashville at the General Assembly of the United Jewish...

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    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Sworn in as Israel's President

    In his inauguration speech, Shimon Peres, a one-time Nobel Peace Prize-winner, said Israel must not forego any opportunity to make peace with its neighbors.

    Before Sunday evening's inauguration, held at the Knesset, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...

  • Briefs: Peres elected President of Israel; Oprah criticized for pro-Israel stance

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Elected President of Israel

    Shimon Peres became Israel's ninth president. In parliamentary voting Wednesday, the longtime leader defeated rival Knesset members Reuven Rivlin and Colette Avital. Rivlin and Avital dropped out after the first round, having received 37 and 21...
  • Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    P.A. Coalition Sworn In

    The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...

  • Briefs: West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says; Israel wants U.S. to stay the course on P.A.

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says

    Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.

    The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...

  • Community Briefs

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Pays Visit to Southland

    In addition to celebrating his 80th birthday, former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres spoke with members of the Los Angeles Jewish community on two separate occasions this week.

    Peres' first speaking engagement took...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    They're breakin' out the fine china for two big Jewish entertainers today. As if seven Emmy's and five Golden Globes weren't enough, Ed Asner racks up another award "for his tireless contributions" to FirstStage Theatre, an organization dedicated to helping writers refine...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sharon Defends West Bank Incursion

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defended Israeli incursions into the West Bank in a phone call with Colin Powell. Sharon told the U.S. secretary of state Wednesday that Israeli troops will not leave four Palestinian cities until Palestinians...

  • Political Pot Boils Over

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a cool and drizzly night in this Indian Ocean port city, a vast white tent standing in the middle of a cricket field seemed to fit in with the circus atmosphere of the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, one Jewish observer said.

    This was no regular circus that had come to...

  • The Perception Gap

    By Helen Davis

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Who is the most distrusted and despised Israeli politician in the Arab world? The answer is not to be found among the usual suspects -- current and former Likud prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu. Rather, it is the dove incarnate: Shimon Peres.

    Amid the welter of...

  • Israel vs. Florida

    By Steven L. Spiegel

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Trying to figure out the results of the Israeli election? Here's something that might help: compare and contrast what happened this week in Israel with what happened last November in Florida.

    In Florida, when the election was over, people knew less than they thought they did. As for...

  • Assessing Netanyahu’s Past Policies

    By Michael S. Arnold

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's still unclear whether former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to run in the upcoming election, but analysts already are wondering how a second Netanyahu administration might differ from the first.



    Three years after defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by a hair's...

  • Mideast

    By Larry Derfner

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Binyamin Netanyahu (left) is "a Titanic about to run into an iceberg," says Ehud Barak (right). Netanyahu photo by Peter Halmagyi

     

    Just after dawn two years ago today, May 29, 1996, the all-night vote count finally...

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