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  • Israel as a wedge issue and other notes on the Republican debate

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 11, 2015 | 3:58 am


    It has been a while – almost ten years – since I wrote an article for Slate that argued as follows:

    Here's one lesson Americans can definitely draw from the Israeli experience of building a fence to separate them from the Palestinians: High fences don't always make good...

  • Answering readers’ comments on “Who killed the Israeli left”

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 10, 2014 | 3:47 am

    My New York Times article from earlier this week did not attract as many responses as the one from last month on "Israel's fair weather friends". But it did attract a fair share of congratulatory and angry comments and a number of questions – some of which merit an answer or...

  • Garcetti: ‘My support of Israel is kind of an unshakable thing’

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:33 am

    In late June, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hit his one-year anniversary in the job, local media outlets gave him only passing reviews.

    The Los Angeles Times characterized his governance style thus far as “low-risk,” while the L.A. Daily News said his policies have been...

  • Congressmen introduce resolution backing Israel in Gaza conflict

    July 10, 2014 | 10:22 am

    A resolution in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket fire from Gaza was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The resolution, which has more than 50 bipartisan sponsors, was introduced Wednesday by Reps. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Tom Cole...

  • Handicapping the 2008 Presidential Race

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Just one year after the congressional elections, we are nearing the first caucuses and primaries. California votes on Feb. 5. While Jews are expected to vote for the Democratic nominee in large numbers, Republicans hope to cut into that margin, and also to compete for campaign...
  • Speaking Truth to Power—Not

    By James D. Besser

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There's nothing bashful about Jewish organizations, but in 2004, many suddenly go mute if the subject involves potential conflict with the Bush administration. 

    The silence epidemic has been particularly evident in the ongoing Capitol Hill battles over President Bush's proposals...

  • Hispanic Tourists Top Israel Wish List

    By David Finnigan

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's Ministry of Tourism, facing a 50 percent drop in tourism since the intifada began three years ago, is making an aggressive push into a fresh territory of potential new tourists: Hispanic Evangelical Christians.

    "We need you in Israel -- we want you to visit our wonderful...

  • Honey Brings Joy to Needy Israeli Families

    By Journal Staff

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Some 2,000 needy families in the Israeli communities of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon had a sweeter New Year thanks to the generosity of Orange County's Jewish community.

    Each of these families received a gift of honey sent by O.C. residents in a project organized by 11 local...

  • Israel Bolsters Local GOP Support

    By Adam Wills

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    While the Bush administration's strong support for Israel might not yet be paying off dividends in the Middle East, the stance has certainly been a boon for local Jewish Republicans.

    Since its start in November 2000, two months after the second Palestinian intifada began, the...