Zev Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles County Supervisor and longtime Southern California political force, has announced he will not enter the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles.
“Almost like in a boxing ring,” exclaimed a breathless local Fox News reporter.
It’s hard to picture Tarzan wearing a yarmulke, or yodeling “Hatikvah” instead of his usual cry. But the jungle king, who is marking his centennial, is a hero of Israel, too.
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.
A speech by anti-Islamic activist Pamela Geller was abruptly cancelled by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, prompting a protest.
Congressmen Brad Sherman and Howard Berman will continue their dogfight in November after they finished one-two in California’s unusual primary system.
Howard Berman is beating fellow Democrat Brad Sherman in the race for pro-Israel donors. The dogfight is a deciding factor in the Los Angeles primary battle.
A southern California rabbi-turned-longshot Republican U.S. Senate candidate is under fire for anti-Islamic comments in which he purports to speak for “white, Christian America.”
Paul Krassner still does stand-up comedy, though now it’s with a cane. And he still plays a ‘now-I-am-now-I-ain’t’ peek-a-boo with his Jewish identity.
The gala opening of the 26th Israel Film Festival at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday night turned into a celebration of Israel’s entertainment industry as translated by Hollywood. Producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, and Showtime President David Nevins of the TV hit series “Homeland,” based on the Israeli series, were honored with an IFF award presented by Homeland star Morena Baccarin. Israel’s Minister of Culture Limor Livnat also hailed the Academy Award nominations of 10 motion pictures from Israel, included the most recent, “Footnote.”