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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Jonah Lowenfeld

548 ARTICLES

The Shangri-La’s elusive key witness

The former assistant food and beverage director at the Hotel Shangri-La is the only person who claimed to have heard hotel owner Tehmina Adaya say she wanted to eject the “f---ing Jews” from the pool at the hotel she and her family own.

Shangri-La lawyers ready for another day in court

Four years after a group of Jewish partygoers accused a hotel owner of anti-Semitic discrimination — and two years after a jury found in favor of the group — the case is about to return to court.

How one 16-year-old Brit mobilized a mobile app against Israel

Buycott, a one-year old mobile app that allows consumers to support various social and political causes by purchasing some goods and avoiding others, wasn’t...

California Reform Jews succeed in push to fund housing

In 2011, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law abolishing California’s community redevelopment agencies, he eliminated the primary sources of funding that had helped build affordable housing across the state.

After electoral loss, still fighting for political reform

Dan Schnur isn’t backing off from his push to reform the electoral system in the Golden State.

Election 2014: Elan Carr, a Republican Jew, and Ted Lieu, a Democrat, advance to round two

When the first round of voting in the race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman wrapped up on June 3, voters in the 33rd Congressional district had handed Elan Carr, a Republican Jewish gang prosecutor, a first place finish.

Pro-Israel Democratic candidates at odds with L.A.’s Democrats for Israel

This entry has been updated since it was first posted. See below for updates.  In the race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman in the 33rd...

A voter’s guide to the races for the 33rd Congressional District and Los Angeles County’s 3rd Superv

When voters in and around Los Angeles head to the polls on June 3, they will confront a buffet of candidates running for a wide array of powerful positions.

In recording, Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Israelis treat black Jews ‘like dogs’ [AUDIO]

Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, apparently has no more fondness for Jewish black people than he does for non-Jewish...

SEC charges L.A. Jewish leaders in alleged variable annuities scheme

Since the 1990s, Rabbi Harold Ten has been helping gravely ill Jews and their families navigate the health care system.

SEC hits L.A. Jewish leaders in alleged variable annuities scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on March 13 that it had taken enforcement actions against participants in what it called a scheme...

Channeling Purim’s Esther, Jewish women fast for immigration reform

While many devout Jews across the United States and elsewhere observed the pre-Purim tradition of fasting on Thursday, March 13, more than 200 Jewish women and men are going without food today for a different cause: immigration reform.

Three reasons to pay attention to the ZOA’s leadership fight

When the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) delegates gather in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 9, to kick off the organization’s 97th national convention, they’ll be faced with a choice between the two men who want to lead the staunchly pro-Israel organization.

AIPAC policy conference: Once more, with feeling

What does a pro-Israel lobbying group do at its annual policy conference when it knows with a high degree of certainty that its chief policy priority isn’t likely to go anywhere on Capitol Hill?

Why the U.S. Response in Ukraine Matters to AIPAC

Even at the AIPAC’s policy conference this week, where the focus of discussion is, by design, all but exclusively Israel-related, the speakers and attendees...

Expecting “headwinds,” AIPAC sets Iran as agenda for its activists

The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which began its annual policy conference on Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., will lobby Senators and Congressional representatives...

AIPAC vs. Obama Administration, 2014 edition

If it seemed, from the tepid reaction given by the activists attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference to Treasury Secretary...

Journalist Matt Miller to run for Waxman’s seat in Congress

Columnist and author Matt Miller jumped into the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills) on Friday, Feb. 14.

Praying with presidents

U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have had rough public relationships with religious leaders.

L.A. attorney challenges Klein for ZOA top job

In the past two years, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein has had to defend himself against three lawsuits from two different fired employees, weather the temporary loss of his organization’s tax-exempt status and undergo heart surgery. At the end of 2013, he earned the dubious distinction of being named by The Jewish Daily Forward as one the five most “overpaid” leaders of Jewish organizations.

Israel’s visa waiver chances dim

Right now, an Israeli citizen who wants to travel to the United States has to contend with long lines at the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv and a long wait to see if the visa application will be approved. Even Miss Israel had to cancel an appearance at an event in New York last year because she couldn’t get a visa in time.

ZOA’s Klein faces challenger for first time in decades

Over the past two years, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein has had to defend himself against three lawsuits from two different fired employees, as well as to weather the temporary loss of his organization’s tax-exempt status and to undergo heart surgery. At the end of 2013, he earned the dubious distinction of being named by The Jewish Daily Forward as one the five most “overpaid” leaders of Jewish organizations.

Zev Yaroslavsky won’t run for Congress

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will not make a bid for the seat currently held by retiring Congressman Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills).

Who’ll succeed Henry Waxman?

Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel was the first to announce her bid to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman, throwing her hat into the ring on Jan. 30, the day the 20-term Congressman announced he will not seek re-election.

Henry Waxman: Governed by tikkun olam

The rain during Noah’s flood lasted 40 days and 40 nights. The Torah was given to Moses during a 40-day stay at the top of Mount Sinai. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert.

Skirball’s founding chairman passes the baton

Addressing the more than 600 attendees of the Skirball Cultural Center’s Founders Gala last October, Howard I. Friedman, the center’s first, and until Jan. 2 its only, board chairman, spoke about one of his favorite subjects: the significance of ideas in sustaining Jewish life.

Domain name .kosher gets closer

Earlier this month, the world got one step closer to the day when Web sites can end not just with .com, .net or .org — but with the suffix .kosher as well.\n

UNESCO sets date for Jews in Israel exhibit

After sustaining withering criticism for its abrupt decision to postpone a planned exhibition about the millennia of Jewish history in the land of Israel, UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural and education arm, announced Jan. 21 that the exhibition will be presented at its Paris headquarters, opening June 11.

Calif. legislators form Jewish caucus

Jewish lawmakers from the California Assembly and State Senate have created a formal caucus to focus on Israel-related legislation and other matters of interest...

OK-Kosher wins right to “dot-kosher” domain over competitors’ objection

Last week, the world got one step closer to the day when web sites can end not just with .com, .net, or .org --...

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Nazis Who Killed Children Ran German Children’s Homes After the War, Report Finds

The report states that torture, abuse and malnourishment were commonplace at these homes.

Nick Cannon, ADL Call for Unity Between Black and Jewish Communities in Joint Op-Ed

"When Blacks and Jews fight one another, racists rejoice and bigots celebrate, even as the silent majority among our people mourn."

Israel’s Hadassah Hospital ‘a Partner’ in Development of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine, Director Says

"They’re doing fine work, they work differently to us and we adapt our methods to them.”

Nazi Party Applications Reportedly Distributed in Indiana Park

Anti-Semitic pamphlets were also reportedly handed out.
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