What San Gabriel’s Padres taught William Mulholland
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
November 26, 2008 | 5:24 pm
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September 14, 2008 | 8:05 pm
LONDON (JTA)—Suicide bombers will target Paul McCartney unless he cancels his concert in Tel Aviv, a Muslim cleric said.
Omar Bakri said the ex-Beatle’s decision to perform in Israel “is creating more enemies than friends,” London’s Sunday Express reported.
“If he values his life...
July 23, 2008 | 4:49 pm
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm"One who is able to protest against a wrong that is being done in his family, his city, his nation or the world and doesn't do so is held accountable for that wrong being done." (Talmud Bavli Tractate Shabbat 54b)
There is no longer any doubt that the invasion of Iraq is an utter...
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Are we Jews too sensitive to what non-Jews say about us? The haggadah, which we just read on seder night, hints at the answer. The telling of the story of our enslavement in Egypt begins, "The Egyptians [spoke] evil about us" (usually mistranslated as "the Egyptians did evil to us"),...
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm
It was surprising enough that the judge quadrupled the prosecution's recommended sentence for Lawrence Franklin, from three years to more than 12.
But the true bombshell at the sentencing on Jan. 20 of the former Pentagon analyst, who is at the center of the case involving...
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Will you feel safe going to synagogue this New Year?
The High Holidays bring a special dilemma to American congregations. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur attract more Jews to synagogue -- and more attention to American Jews in general -- than at any other time of year.
December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm
President Bush has played the Sept. 11 card with his choice of former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to head the Department of Homeland
Security during his second term. Kerik's a man who had to personally attend the funerals of many of his own boys as a result of the...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.
"You don't really believe that do you?"
I stared back perplexed.
"That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."
There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...
September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The building tempest surrounding Israel, the United States, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and allegations of spying shouldn't obscure the real problem at the root of it all: Iran's WMDs.
The most urgent question is this: Will Iran attack Israel if its nuclear sites are...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Last August, when Imam Mahdi al Jumeili of the small Hudheifa Mosque in Baghdad's Shurti neighborhood met three American officers to resolve a dispute over soldiers entering the grounds of his mosque, his first question was: "Are any of you Jews?"
When he was satisfied that none...
December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
There are very few people I know who have an unambiguous perspective on this war. I think we are quite unanimous in our belief that Saddam Hussein is a bad guy who should go -- for the sake of his own people and all the people in the Middle East.
As a stand-alone goal, the removal...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The American war against Saddam Hussein represents a significant departure from the traditional U.S. posture of appeasing Arab terrorist regimes.
Hopefully, it will be just the first step in a new approach to combating terrorism.
In the past, the United States consistently...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Never have Israel and the United States had such close operational coordination on Iraq. As the anticipated American attack on Baghdad draws nearer, the U.S. military has been showing Israeli officials its detailed plans for preventing Iraqi missile attacks on Israel. But the reason...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
"For bioterrorism, we're about as prepared as we are for snow," said City Councilman Jack Weiss, who has spent a year working with security experts and local officials to figure out what Los Angeles needs to do to prepare for and prevent terrorist attacks. The report of the results...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
A new Israeli military operation has many wondering if the army now has the Gaza Strip in its sights.
For months, Israeli forces have been engaged in a massive anti-terror operation in the West Bank, but have not carried out such operations in Gaza. Several reasons were given,...
January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Iran has again surfaced on Israeli radar screens as a strategic threat to the Jewish state.
Israeli officials charged that 50 tons of weapons captured aboard a ship in the Red Sea last week were destined for the Palestinian Authority. The officials also made clear where they thought...
April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pmIsrael is downplaying threats that it will suffer cross-border attacks once it withdraws its troops from southern Lebanon.
Ever since the Cabinet approved the withdrawal a month ago, there has been speculation that Hezbollah gunmen would attack communities in northern Israel.