is JTA's Los Angeles correspondent. A veteran journalist, he also writes for the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and the London Jewish Chronicle.
May 30, 2012 8:24am
Shimon Erem, who fought for Israel in four wars and was recognized as the “patriarch” of the Israeli community in Los Angeles, has died.
May 8, 2012 9:39am
Reputed Israeli crime boss Itzhak Abergil pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court to participating in a large-scale Ecstasy distribution ring.
May 7, 2012 10:29am
The Spielberg clan honored one of its own — not filmmaker Steven or one of his three sisters, but family patriarch Arnold Meyer Spielberg.
April 3, 2012 10:33am
Gerald (Jerry) Estrin, a computer pioneer in the United States and Israel who built the first computer in the Middle East, has died.
March 12, 2012 10:59am
Israeli President Shimon Peres ended a weeklong visit to California with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino leaders.
February 27, 2012 9:19am
Jewish director Michel Hazanavicius won top honors at the Oscars for “The Artist,” while Israel’s entry in the awards, “Footnote” by Joseph Cedar, lost to an Iranian film.
February 26, 2012 1:30pm
The Israeli and Iranian filmmakers whose movies are vying against each other for an Oscar sat together on a panel discussion.
February 21, 2012 9:07pm
Israeli films once lacked the luster and high production values necessary to compete internationally. But with a string of prizes from international festivals, and a regular presence at the Academy Awards, those days are clearly over.
February 9, 2012 4:51pm
Larry Greenfield, a longtime Republican Jewish activist, was named national executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs in Washington.
February 8, 2012 1:09pm
George Clooney is expected to star in a film about U.S. and British art experts who tracked down Nazi-looted artworks, mainly from Jewish owners.