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  • Hezbollah building up weapons in Lebanon, leader says

    December 6, 2011 | 10:09 am

    The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, whose backers Syria and Iran are at the center of heightened regional tension, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday marking the Shi’ite Muslim festival of Ashura and said his group was building up its arsenal.

    Surrounded by armed bodyguards,...

  • Idea of Dumb Bush Voters Lacks Reality

    By Cathy Young

    December 3, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    As the furor over the election dies down, with unseemly whining from sore losers and unseemly gloating from sore winners, certain stereotypes of Bush voters continue to command currency among disgruntled liberals. One of them is that Bush supporters, and conservatives in general,...

  • Spy vs. Spy

    By Rob Eshman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Over the past few weeks, as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approached, the FBI and the Department of Justice, along with investigative reporters at CBS, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, have focused their resources on what they must figure is a real threat to American...

  • Edwards Garners Jewish Praise

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) doesn't need to represent a state with a lot of Jews to understand the needs of the Jewish community, supporters say.

    "In a lot of ways, John Edwards transcends North Carolina," said Lonnie Kaplan, a former president of the American Israel Public...

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  • Is It Safe?

    By Rob Eshman

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch famously used to greet fellow citizens with an enthusiastic handshake, shouting out, "How'm I doing?"

    Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, now into his third year in office and facing what is shaping up as a tough re-election bid, is not that kind of...

  • Who Has Kerry’s Ear?

    By Ron Kampeas

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Now that he's running for president, Sen. John Kerry's openness to a broad range of Jewish opinion is making some in the pro-Israel community nervous -- and others hopeful.

    The very quality that attracted Jewish voters to him as a longtime Massachusetts senator is now earning the...

  • Fervid Moderation

    By Stuart Schoffman

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The horrifying images on Israel's Channel 10 were probably the most graphic I had ever seen on television. A suicide bomber, a Muslim religious teacher from Hebron -- himself the father of young children, had blown up a Jerusalem bus filled with ultra-Orthodox men, women and children...

  • Mothers’ March

    By Naomi Segal

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A single mother's 120-mile hike to protest Israeli government cuts in social welfare benefits has captivated public and media attention and spawned similar pilgrimages in the country.

    The growing tent encampment set up by Mitzpe Ramon resident Vicky Knafo and her comrades on the...

  • The Final Push

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the final days before the Nov. 5 election, secession supporters are facing a tough battle. The latest public opinion poll shows Valley voters backing Measure F, which would create a separate city, by a narrow margin.

    A Los Angeles Times Poll earlier this month found only 42...

  • Torah Outreach Develops Programs for Underserved

    By Journal Staff

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Torah Outreach Program, an independent Placentia-based nonprofit organization, will attempt to offer educational programs for unaffiliated Orange County Jews without the stigma of a denominational orientation.

    Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, the Torah Outreach Program's first speaker,...

  • A Code of Civility in Jewish Public Discourse

    By David N. Myers

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One of the most distressing aspects of the recent Middle East conflagration has been the retreat of both sides -- Israelis and Palestinians, as well as their supporters -- behind towering rhetorical walls.

    This retreat evokes the verbal wars of the 1970s, when Israel meant racist...

  • Rules of Engagement

    By Rob Eshman

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The return of suicide bombings following Israel's military campaign in the West Bank demonstrates, among other things, that Israel and its supporters are in this struggle for the long haul.

    And as the time span increases, so does the chance of dissension within the Jewish community.

    ...

  • Synagogue’s Biggest Hit

    By Carin Davis

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It's 20-19 in the seventh, two outs, runners on first and third. The unrelenting Valley sun beats down on four-time league champions Temple Judea, who have allowed Kol Tikvah Black to score three runs in the game's final inning and narrow the margin to one. With a clean crack of the...

  • ‘We Knew We Had to Come’

    By Michael J. Jordan

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was 90 minutes into the community's largest public mobilization in 15 years, and Jews from around the country continued to stream toward the U.S. Capitol, clamoring to get into the pro-Israel rally.

    Within the Jewish family out on the Capitol lawn -- organizers put the number at...

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