January 21, 2019

David Suissa

David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, where he has been writing a weekly column on the Jewish world since 2006. In 2015, he was awarded first prize for "Editorial Excellence" by the American Jewish Press Association. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, a marketing firm named “Agency of the Year” by USA Today. He sold his company in 2006 to devote himself full time to his first passion: Israel and the Jewish world. David was born in Casablanca, Morocco, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in Los Angeles with his five children.
It was the anguish of a father who lost his son that triggered the journey that lies at the heart of Rabbi Naomi Levy’s new book “Einstein and the Rabbi."
The folks at Pico Café serve a mean shakshuka, that clumsy word made famous recently by Conan O’Brien in his television adventures from Israel.
Soon enough, neighborly love will probably take a back seat to finger pointing, politics. Harvey will take its place in Nature’s hall of fame of calamities.
Even Trump, in his reaction to the Charlottesville clashes, said, “[T]his egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence … has no place in America.”
The issue of all issues in the non-profit world must surely be how to attract donors to your cause.
Joshua Malina wants to shut Jews up by shaming them. Referring to the negative reaction among some Jews to raising a Palestinian flag at a Jewish camp.
Was it a Jew-hating one-off or a Jew-hating pattern? That was the question on my mind when I heard the imam at the Davis Islamic Center.
The White House reality show continues. After weeks of chaos, backstabbing, leaks and vulgarities, the Mooch is out and the General is in.
It’s easy to see the latest brouhaha over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as a defeat for Israel. After all, Israel had to cave to Arab and Muslim pressure.
The acrimony that has built up between the leadership of American and Israeli Jewry reminds me of two squabbling parents threatening a divorce.
The latest twist in the time bomb that is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is that Muslim leaders are rejecting the security measures implemented by Israel.
Surrendering to ultra-Orthodox pressure, Bibi reneged on a January 2016 agreement to ensure egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.
We’ve all become obsessed with politics. Politics now colors every aspect of culture, including our personal lives.
Will you see the humanity in those with whom you disagree? Will you honor your obligations as much as you fight for your rights?
The first thought that popped into my mind after seeing the play “Oslo,” which won the Tony award for best play last Sunday night, was: “That’s it?”
The presenter was longtime Israeli diplomat and strategist Ambassador Dore Gold, who is now President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Of all the things I’ve read about the latest jihadist terror attack from London, one line in particular from Prime Minister Theresa May stood out.
I was attending an event sponsored by the UCLA Debate Union, billed as “A Spirited Debate on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).”
Since its inception, Israel has been a country under siege. When it’s not attacked by terrorist forces, it’s attacked by diplomatic ones.
When I see President Trump get all excited about making “the ultimate deal,” I roll my eyes.
Imagine sitting down at a Passover seder and receiving a visitor who wants to kill you.
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