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  • Protesters disrupt consulate work flow

    By Jay Firestone

    January 14, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    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....

  • [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...

  • Two LAUSD board members retire,  Friedlander wins Shoah scholarship prize

    November 12, 2008 | 11:46 pm

    Two 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.

    Korenstein has...

  • Shame on Rabbis for Obama, hooray for Amy Klein, thanks for Marty Kaplan

    October 1, 2008 | 11:36 pm

    Online 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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  • Campus hate—while down —is still a problem, wailin’ on Palin

    September 11, 2008 | 12:54 am

    Quiet War at UCI

    We agree with the Sept 5 letter from five UCLA academics that anti-Zionism/anti-Semitism at UCLA is less severe than that at UC Irvine ("Quiet War on Campus," Aug. 22).

    However we commend The Journal for running [Brad] Greenberg's review of the situation on...
  • Sunday rally planned to support Israel

    By Amy Klein

    March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm



    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."




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  • Demi Moore, Tony Blair, Mr. Mayor

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher,Bruce Ramer
    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.

    Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan,Joseph Cedar,Uri Gavriel
    Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...

  • L.A.‘s defenders of Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The 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...
  • Brad Pitt, Alan Dershowitz, Donut Menorah

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    StandWithUs Honors Dershowitz

    Just before Chanukah began, influential members of the community, including Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad, outspoken Muslim pro-democracy advocate Wafa Sultan and American Jewish Congress Pacific Southwest Director Gary Ratner, along with 1,100 other...

  • Conference at B’nai David-Judea (Rabbi Kanefsky’s shul) tackles tough questions about Israel, Jerusa

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The 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...

  • Hilton boycott organizers claim victory as Palestinian ‘right of return’ conclave in O. C. attracts

    By Amy Klein

    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...
  • StandWithUs offers Israel 101 guide to help students confront anti-Zionist rhetoric

    By Marc Ballon

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Roz 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....
  • News from the hood, eruv in the air

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Neighborhood 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...

  • Briefs: Hier scolds Carter, and vice versa; StandWithUs distributes “Israel 101”

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hier 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...

  • ORT Ovation; Law and Laughter; Stand and Deliver

    By Norma Zager

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    ORT 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...

  • Groups Rally to Raise Funds for Israel During Crisis

    By Tom Tugend

    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,...

  • Large-Scale Israel Solidarity Rally Planned for Sunday

    By Marc Ballon

    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.

    ...

  • Protestors at Israeli Consulate Face Off Over Gaza Actions

    By Amy Klein

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Anti-apartheid!" a young man wearing a kaffiyeh yelled into a megaphone, rallying a crowd of anti-Israel protesters marching in a circle in front of the Israeli consulate on June 29 to protest Israel's action in Gaza. "Anti-oppression!" he shouted.

    Last Thursday afternoon, ANSWER...

  • Letters 06-30-2006

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    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....

  • Beware the Finkelstein Syndrome

    By Roz Rothstein

    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...

  • UCLA Jews, Muslims Alter Protest Tactics

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like Moses upholding the Tablets of the Law, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller stood on the steps of UCLA's Ackerman Union last week, his outstretched arms grasping a large, hand-lettered cardboard sign, which proclaimed:

    Peace for Israel
    Peace for Palestine
    Share the Hope

    Milling near...

  • Federation Support of Civic Group Wanes

    By Marc Ballon

    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...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    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...

  • The View From L.A.: Hoping for the Best

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Where in the World Is ‘Paradise’?

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Disputed Film Draws Muted Response

    By Marc Ballon

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For Rabbi Marvin Hier, suicide bombings are the modern-day plague. The founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center so condemns these acts of terror that he spoke to the late Pope John Paul II, Jordan's King Abdullah II and the chancellor of Austria to enlist their support in...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shining Lights

    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...

  • Moshe Salem: Giving a Voice to Israelis

    By Amy Klein

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    There's a worn American flag hanging in the second-story window of Moshe Salem's stately Valley Village home.

    Which is strange if you think about it, since much of Salem's existence is centered around Israel. He's Israeli, his wife is Israeli, as are their four kids. Most...

  • Community Briefs

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hillary Clinton to Speak on Forgiveness at Temple

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will speak on Yom Kippur, Oct. 13, at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills.

    Clinton will deliver a 10-12 minute speech on forgiveness, as part of Rabbi David Baron's "living sermons," which...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 4

    Today, galerie yoramgil launches "introductions," a three-month endeavor to present six new artists to the public. View the diverse works of painters Zeev Ben-Dor, Yuri Katz, Nona Orbach, Paul Abbott and Mary Leipziger, and the bronze sculptures of Immi...

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