With shofars blasting and flags in hand, yesterday nearly 120 Los Angeles area supporters of Israel— including local Iranian Jews and even non-Jews alike weathered the pouring rain by aligning Wilshire Boulevard near the corner of Veteran Street in Westwood to counter-demonstrate...
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Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone
Here’s a look at yet another protest outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Blvd. Members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at around 8:30 a.m to protest the ongoing war in Gaza....
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...
November 12, 2008 | 11:46 pmTwo L.A. School Board Members to Retire
Veteran Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board members Julie Korenstein and Marlene Canter, both of whom are Jewish, announced in late October that they would not seek re-election for their terms, which expire in June.
October 1, 2008 | 11:36 pmOnline Dating Addict
"True Confessions of an Online Dating Addict" -- "Cathy" it's not (Sept. 26). It's brilliant, and one of the smartest singles columns I've read. I love reading each week's adventure. Klein's journey is familiar, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so....
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Exclusive JewishJournal.com video: Dueling demonstrations --Muslim students led by Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Imam of Masjid Al-Islam in Oakland and a pro-Israel crowd in front of the Israeli Consulate Friday noon. Rabbi Daniel Bouskila leads the singing of "Ya'aseh Shalom."
February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wonder, "Will we be billed for this?" when they attend Bet Tzedek's Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Jan. 22. The Bet Tzedek supporter to their right is lawyer Bruce Ramer.
Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...
February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pmThe notice shocked Karen Klein, head of Students for Israel at Cal State Northridge: Norman Finkelstein, the much-maligned scholar who wrote "The Holocaust Industry" and has spoken glowingly of Hezbollah, had been invited by the provost to lecture for three days this week at her...
December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Conference at B’nai David-Judea (Rabbi Kanefsky’s shul) tackles tough questions about Israel, Jerusa
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmThe morning had been filled with depressing insights into whether peace with the Palestinians is now possible for Israelis.
Khaled Abu Toameh, a Palestinian affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and NBC News, said it isn't -- Fatah is too weak, and Palestinian Authority President...
May 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm[MAY 29] -- The fifth international conference by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, showed poor attendance last weekend, drawing about 50 people to their O.C. event, Jewish observers said.
The "Uniting for the Return" conference was held May 25-27 at the Hilton...
February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pmRoz Rothstein wanted nothing more than to relax after a long flight from Los Angeles to New York. Instead, the head of StandWithUs, a Los Angeles-based Israel advocacy group, found herself face to face with the anti-Zionist attitudes she and her organization work to eradicate....
February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmNeighborhood Angels
David Suissa gets it right when he praises the incredible work of selfless individuals ("Neighborhood Angels," Feb. 2). Through their tireless efforts to feed struggling Jewish families, Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen bring honor not only to themselves but also to...
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmHier scolds Carter, and vice versa
Former President Jimmy Carter has implicitly accused the Simon Wiesenthal Center of "falsehood and slander," after the center mailed Carter some 25,000 signed petitions protesting his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
In a brief but...
December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pmORT Ovation
Education and life were celebrated at the Beverly Hilton's Rodeo Gallery on Dec. 3 for the L.A. Chapter of American ORT's 26th annual Chanukah Brunch honoring JDate and Sparks Networks founder Joe Shapira. A 1972 graduate of ORT Singalovski Institute of Technology in Tel...
July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Jewish organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as supportive Christian groups, are shifting their fundraising efforts into high gear to succor civilians and soldiers in embattled Israel.
As in past Middle East crises, community response has been outstanding,...
July 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
In an effort to demonstrate solidarity with Israel, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and other Jewish groups are organizing a major community rally to take place in front of the Federation's Wilshire Boulevard headquarters this Sunday, July 23 at 4 p.m.
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South Central Farm
Ralph Horowitz's claim of anti-Semitism simply serves to inject ethnic conflict into a debate it does not belong ("A Harvest of Conflict," June 23).
As part of our senior project, I and my friend, Deepak Seeni, interviewed some of the people involved in the farm....
June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
In May of 2006, I witnessed the bizarre rantings of the author and Holocaust revisionist Norman Finkelstein at UC Irvine. This was the second time that I had the misfortune of sitting through his lecture, the first time was at Cal State Fullerton.
Finkelstein uses his identity as the...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm
When former Democratic Congressman Mel Levine agreed to chair the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), he hoped to infuse it with the passion and purpose of its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In those days, the JCRC -- which is one of the major voices and faces of...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Doctor in the House
On Sunday, April 9, American Jewish Congress, StandWithUs and Beth Jacob Congregation welcomed Dr. Raanan Gissin, strategic analyst, international spokesman and senior adviser to Israel's prime minister, to Los Angeles. More than 150 people learned about Israel's...
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Los Angeles supporters of Israel's political parties praised or mourned the results of the Knesset election, but even the winners weren't entirely in a mood to celebrate.
Shimon Erem, a former high-ranking officer in the Israeli army, said he had planned to fly to Israel to cast his...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
When the controversial film "Paradise Now" is introduced at the March 5 Oscars ceremony, the live and television audiences may wonder not just whether it will win, but exactly where it came from.
In the listing by countries of the five nominees for foreign language film honors, the...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
The Jewish Federation's Young Leadership Division put a cool spin on Chanukah with "Latkes and Blackjack" at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. The usually dark alternative music club had a cheery holiday makeover as dreidels and chocolate gelt were spread across...
January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm