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  • JEWS DECIDE: 2004

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Republicans promise that a substantive, tough party platform this year will present Jewish voters with a sharp contrast from the relatively scrawny Democratic document -- but they may find that delving into details could prove devilish.

    The Bush campaign is emphasizing its adherence...

  • Jewish Law Favors Stem Cell Research

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Even as Ron Reagan makes a case for stem cell research at the Democratic National Convention, Californians may take matters into their own hands. In November, the state ballot will include a 10-year bond issue, which would generate $3 billion for stem cell research. If it passes, the...

  • Faith and Folly

    By Rob Eshman

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Democrats have had all week to prove that this election is for John Kerry, not against George Bush, but nobody I know is buying it.

    I've come across a lot of anti-Bush sentiments among Jews of all sorts, but very little Kerry enthusiasm. Bush partisans tell me this phenomenon is...

  • DNC, ‘Daily Show’ and Davening

    By Janine Zacharia

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    So an Orthodox Jew is not the Democratic vice presidential nominee this year, like in 2000. And the wife of the vice presidential nominee is not named Hadassah. Yet, despite the absence of such central Jewish characters at the 2004 Democratic National Convention this week, Jews --...

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  • For Whom Poll Tolls

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Gallup Poll recently released its newest data on Jewish political attitudes, and it holds bad news for George W. Bush and for Republicans searching for Jewish votes. Based on polling from 1992 through May 2004 (of admittedly small, rolling samples of Jewish voters), the Gallup...

  • Ronald Reagan

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ronald Reagan's presidency was a time when U.S. Jewish power grew to new levels of influence -- and when Jews learned of its limits.

    Thanks to Reagan, who died Saturday at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, the years 1981-1989 saw the consolidation of bipartisan support...

  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Slashing Section 8

    Compassionate conservatism seems to have finally hit rock bottom. The Bush administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 includes a $1.66 billion cut from the Federal Section 8 housing assistance program. Section 8 provides housing vouchers to low-income...

  • Vote Frenzy in Full Swing

    By James D. Besser

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For such a small segment of the electorate, Jewish swing voters in this country are sure getting a lot of attention these days.

    President Bush's reelection team has developed a fast, efficient Jewish operation aimed at a select segment of Jewish voters in key states and Jewish...

  • Kerry’s Flip-Flops on Israel Stir Concern

    By Rick Richman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Earlier this year, Sen. John Kerry started shifting his position on Israel in hope of removing it as an issue of concern to Jewish voters.

    In February, just before the New York primary, Kerry met with prominent Jewish leaders and explained the naming of former President Jimmy Carter...

  • Coalition Lesson

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Community activist Karen Bass' victory in the 47th Assembly District's Democratic primary provides a valuable opening for coalition efforts between the Jewish community and a new generation of African American and Latino activists.

    Los Angeles has a long and distinguished history of...

  • Kerry Begins Jewish Outreach Effort

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Now that he's proven he's electable, John Kerry is ready to tell Americans why he should be elected.

    Only in recent days has the Massachusetts senator started to outline detailed policy positions. Some of these having to do with foreign policy and terrorism have been of particular...

  • Life After New Hampshire

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Now that the race for the Democratic nomination for president is moving south and west, Jewish scrutiny of the candidates is likely to intensify.

    Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.), who won New Hampshire with a healthy margin, was propelled forward with his second win in two weeks. He has...

  • How Will Saddam’s Capture Affect Vote?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What does the capture of Saddam Hussein mean for Jewish voters in 2004? Will it shift the preferences of Jewish Democrats as they weigh the party's presidential contenders? Will it push Jewish voters closer to supporting President Bush for re-election?

    The heartfelt connection that...

  • Republican Redux: Jews Going Right?

    By James D. Besser

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a town famous for hot air, the Washington Post made a major contribution over the weekend with an oft-repeated tale of how Jewish voters, concerned about terrorism and Israel, are about to migrate to the greener pastures of the GOP.

    Jewish Democrats reacted angrily, saying it was...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Power?

    By Joel Kotkin

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The forced retirement of Gov. Gray Davis, and the shattering of the Democratic one-party government in California, marks a major turning point in the political evolution of the state's Jews. For the first time in a decade, the state's liberal Jewish elite finds itself widely outside...

  • Pols Face Israel Litmus Test

    By James D. Besser

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What is the proper pro-Israel litmus test for presidential candidates? And who gets to decide?

    That recurring question has already had special relevance for former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, the surprise frontrunner in the 2004 Democratic presidential contest -- the kind of...

  • Against the Tide—Again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Can California's new Republican governor make inroads among traditionally Democratic Jews? Jewish voters aren't likely to abandon the Democratic party anytime soon, but will likely give Arnold Schwarzenegger a chance to prove that he can govern in a bipartisan, moderate manner.

    Every...

  • The DeLay Factor and the Jews

    By James D. Besser

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The recent clamor over Howard Dean's demand for U.S. "evenhandedness" in the Middle East was sweet music to the ears of Jewish Republicans, who hope 2004 will be a watershed in their long but frustrating effort to rally Jewish voters to their cause.

    But the Republicans could...

  • Recall Tarnishes Golden State’s Shine

    By Bob Hertzberg

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    California has always been a land of hope and opportunity. From the Gold Rush forward, our state has been a magnet for visionaries, entrepreneurs and dreamers. Across the world, California has become a beacon of prosperity, known from Timbuktu to Tel Aviv for constantly challenging...

  • Partisans for Israel

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The crowd in front of the Jewish Republicans' booth didn't approach the size of those at some of the better food stands at the Israel's Independence Day celebration at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley. Still, it was big enough to interest me after having watched the GOP's long...

  • ‘Map’ Won’t Play Key Election Role

    By James D. Besser

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Opponents of the recently released Mideast "road map" are reassuring themselves that presidential politics will keep the Bush administration from pressuring Israel too hard to accept the plan, which proposes a diplomatic sprint to the creation of a Palestinian state by 2005.

    They...

  • Clash Over Council, School Board Seats

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the North San Fernando Valley lies District 12, which has been represented by Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson for 24 years. Bernson, 72, is retiring because of term limits, and the battle for his seat has resulted in the nastiest fight in years.

    Not since "the Richards"...

  • Labor Sinks to New Low as Mitzna Quits

    By Leslie Susser

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Amram Mitzna's decision to abdicate the leadership of the Labor Party after just months on the job seems to signal the lowest ebb for a party that dominated Israeli life for decades. But it might just herald a dramatic realignment of Israel's political map.

    After months of rebellion...

  • Voter Apathy High Among Israeli Arabs

    By Eric Silver

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Omar Baransi, a 71-year-old retired building contractor with a lined, leathery face, brags that he won't be voting in Israel's general election on Jan. 28. "We don't trust anyone these days," he said, "not even the Arab candidates. We've been citizens for 55 years and nothing has...

  • It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

    By Dick Morris

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Republicans ran on terrorism and the Democrats ran on the economy. The Republicans won.

    This election result -- beyond a tribute to Bush's courage in risking his reputation by campaigning hard for his men and women -- is the latest illustration of a trend throughout the world....

  • Secession War: Both Sides Gearing Up

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Valley secession is finally on the ballot, and observers say the Jewish vote may well be a factor that tips the scale either for or against the biggest break away in U.S. history.

    "We tend to constitute about 15 percent of local city voters in municipal elections," said statistician...

  • Who’s Who in the Valley Secession Fight

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This is the first in a multipart series looking at the Jewish community and Valley secession. Let us know what you think about secession by taking part in our secession forum at www.jewishjournal.com/forum.

    The acronyms and titles relating to the Valley secession movement have been...

  • Separate Cities Pay Off

    By Jeff Brain

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If the people of the San Fernando Valley want to vote to become their own independent city and it is not going to take any money away from the rest of the city, then why should any among us feel we have the right to deny them that right?

    State law gives every California community...

  • New Directions

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Who's the big winner in Tuesday's Los Angeles mayoral election? My bet is real estate developer Steve Soboroff. James Kenneth Hahn may be an old-line Democrat, but he benefited mightily from the silence maintained by the wealthy Republican businessman, who had come in third in the...

  • The Comfort Zone

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Those of us with a sense of Los Angeles history approach the June 5 election with trepidation. No one wants a repeat of the first Sam Yorty/Tom Bradley race in 1969, with its bitter overlay of race-baiting. That's one reason why throughout most of the campaign the candidates have...

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