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Ari Shavit’s ‘My Promised Land’ to be made into HBO film — Jewish Journal

“My Promised Land,” a best-selling book about Israel by journalist Ari Shavit, is being made into a documentary for HBO.<p>Shavit and HBO Chairman …

Israelis are not that weird — Jewish Journal

Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in …

American Jews and the Israeli election — Jewish Journal

If there is one lesson American Jews will learn from Israel’s election, it’s this: they’re not us.<p>Israel is not New York. Or LA. Or Chicago or Boston …

Obama

While all eyes will be on Bibigate this week, there's another drama brewing in Washington that's even more consequential. This is a new bill …

Rice

U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice warned U.S. lawmakers on Monday not to seek new sanctions against Iran while it is in talks with world …

Day 2 at AIPAC: Bibi’s pre

<b>This story has been updated: Rice opposes AIPAC’s Iran agenda, Menendez opposes Rice</b><p>As nervous anticipation filled the halls Monday morning at the …

Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade — Jewish Journal

Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are …

My interview with Leonard Nimoy — Jewish Journal

Some 10 or 12 years ago, I got an unusual request from my rabbi, John Rosove at Temple Israel of Hollywood. One of my fellow congregants was, along …

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83 — Jewish Journal

Leonard Nimoy, who won fame and fans with his portrayal of logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, died on Friday. …

Shaming the murderers — Jewish Journal

A religious Muslim who murders an innocent person in the name of the Quran desecrates his own religion. I wish that idea had been the theme of last …

How not to bomb Iran — Jewish Journal

Oh, to be in Geneva right now, facing the Iranians across a long polished table in a quiet hotel room– because everywhere else the debates over their …

At UCLA, the power of negative emotions — Jewish Journal

For several years now, a nasty anti-Israel group called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has bludgeoned Israel’s image on college campuses. …

‘Maps to the Stars’ shows a morbid world of fame and fortune — Jewish Journal

For a recent interview at his publicist’s office, author Bruce Wagner wore all-black attire and genteelly smoked an e-cigarette, which, with each …

Sony Pictures taps Tom Rothman to run motion picture group — Jewish Journal

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday named long-time industry executive Tom Rothman as chairman of its motion picture group after Amy Pascal leaves …

Still keen on President Obama? — Jewish Journal

On Feb. 23, in a dialogue/debate in Miami Beach with Alan Dershowitz, I asked the liberal Harvard Law School professor if he still thinks it was a …

Why not support President Obama? — Jewish Journal

Why should I, a liberal in the bluest of cities in California, the bluest of states — where President Barack Obama now has a 57 percent approval …

Netanyahu declines Dems' invitation for meeting during visit — Jewish Journal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next …

UCLA judicial board nominee questioned for Jewish background in appointment hearing — Jewish Journal

At a Feb. 10 hearing of UCLA’s student government, four of nine representatives raised concerns that the Jewish background of Judicial Board …

#JewHaters posters at UCLA liken pro

Posters linking the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with Hamas – the Islamist terror group that controls the Gaza Strip – were …

Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit — Jewish Journal

Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during …

Oscar gives nod to Jewish talent but bypasses Israel — Jewish Journal

Given that there were few world famous Jewish names among nominees for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood Sunday night, the tribe did fairly …

‘Deli Man’

Erik Greenberg Anjou’s documentary “Deli Man” began when the filmmaker met Ziggy Gruber, 45, the jovial, Yiddish-speaking proprietor of Kenny & …

Shmoozing with Mel Brooks, the 88-year

“OK, I can die now.”<p>That is what I said — out loud — when, on a recent rainy Monday afternoon, the phone rang and a familiar, gentle voice emerged on …

Sony Pictures co

It comes as no surprise that Amy Pascal, the longtime studio chief of Sony Pictures Entertainment announced this morning that she will step down from …

Meet Oscar-winner Graham Moore

Graham Moore arrives at a Silverlake coffee house wearing a dress shirt and tie, a display of formalism somewhat out of character for a Hollywood …

Nazis, suicide and the Jew behind ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ — Jewish Journal

The Grand Budapest hotel is nestled into a snow-capped mountain dreamscape — a painterly paradise in the former republic of the fictional Zubrowka, …

Two Israeli films among Oscars’ short

As Israeli cinema continues to make its mark on the world stage, two Israeli movies beat out some 140 contenders to make the short list of 10 …

Solving the enigma

Sitting in a Beverly Hills cafe the other day, the almost preternaturally youthful Ido Ostrowsky, 35, and Nora Grossman, 31, looked more like college …