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  • Operation “Take One and Convert One”-A Jewish Solution to Intermarriage

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    February 3, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Recently the Israeli media proclaimed to the horror of some that Yair Netanyahu, the 23 year old son of the Prime Minister has a beautiful Norwegian girlfriend who is studying in Israel. The religious and right wing press had a field day. His uncle and leading rabbis denounced him... read on

  • Christmas in the Knesset?  No Prayer on El -Al Political Correctness and Multiculturalism hit Israel

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    December 29, 2013 | 7:26 pm

    This past week Arab Christian Knesset Member Hanna Sweid (Hadash) requested that a Christmas tree be put up in the Knesset to show religious pluralism in the Jewish State.  The request by Sweid of the Communist Hadash party, was rejected by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein who  told... read on

  • What if they gave a festival and too few came?

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    April 24, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Israel's big 65th Birthday bash was this past Sunday and Israeli blue and white flags fluttered in the breeze on a beautiful day in Rancho Park. The park was  transformed into Israel as the smell of Israeli food wafted through the air as Israeli music blared and Hebrew was... read on

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  • G-d is pissed! A Shameful Way to Treat Our Dead!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    April 10, 2013 | 6:25 pm

    Jewish tradition gives us specific instructions to have respect for the dead to watch over and clean their bodies, to sit shiva, say Kaddish and to remember the departed. In Los Angeles however, our rabbis and community leaders obviously missed that lesson in the Talmud because... read on

  • Mazal Tov to Lapid and Bennett and Goodbye to the Ganavim Haredim!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    March 15, 2013 | 10:57 am

    A new Israeli Government has now been formed and this will be the first time that the religious Haredi parties will be sitting out on the sidelines and not in the Government.  No more fat men in their black coats - there are no fat lady Knesset Members in their parties because they... read on

  • ONLY ONE EFFIN MINUTE

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    July 24, 2012 | 7:48 pm


    Forty years after the Munich Olympic massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympians were killed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) still has not honored the Israeli victims of a so-called peaceful Olympics.  In 1972, not only did the German Government ignore warnings three weeks... read on

  • Shame on the Jewish Federation !!!  The ZOA Fiasco

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    June 25, 2012 | 9:04 pm


    As a left of center liberal who proudly stands up for most Jewish and Israeli causes, I was disgusted and ashamed when I heard from my friend Orit Arfa, Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Western Region, that the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles,... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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LiAmi is the former Director of Media for the Israeli Consulate and a public relations maven. A former actor & personal trainer to the rich and famous, he is known in the Los...

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