Eric Garcetti Embodies L.A. Melting Pot

Eric Garcetti touts his mixed Jewish and Latino roots as he runs for mayor of Los Angeles. It can’t hurt in a town where half the population is Hispanic and Jews cast nearly 20% of votes.


Shamir Was Man of Few Words

When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he treasured a painting of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

London Jews Gird for Olympics Memorial

For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one. Hundreds are expected at a memorial for the victims of the Munich massacre.

Church Group Considers Israel Divestment

The boycott Israel movement celebrated when Caterpillar was downgraded. Now, a Presbyterian group is considering divesting from companies deemed to support the Israeli occupation.


Judo Stars Lead Israeli Olympic Hopes

Arik Ze’evi and Alice Schlesinger are standouts on the Israeli Olympic judo team and two of their nation’s best hopes at the London Games.

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