Experience the defense of freedom- with servicemembers & veterans aboard Battleship Iowa Museum

Andy Bossenmeyer introduces WWII radiomen to visitors
On Memorial Day weekend, veterans of US Naval battleships came to teach visitors aboard the Los Angeles Battleship USS Iowa Museum- accompanied by patriotic, period-music from the Andrew Sisters-inspired, The Lindy Sisters trio.
During World War II, the USS Iowa served as the communications ship for the USS Missouri- the ceremony on which Japan unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Forces.  

The Museum's Andy Bossenmeyer took us on an informative tour, introducing us to several Navy veterans- including radioman Don Fosburg who served on the Missouri during the surrender, and Bryan Moss, radioman on the Iowa during the Korean War

Battleship USS Iowa is a popular Los Angeles museum that provides a glimpse into the past through a unique experience aboard the only battleship museum on the West Coast. 

Your get to explore life at sea for thousands of sailors over the past 70 years, while interacting with numerous exhibits using our state of the art interactive tour app, and following a clever mascot dog named Victory on a popular scavenger hunt. 
Maj. John Roeder teaches about Iowa's global voyages 

Known as the Battleship of Presidents, USS Iowa is located at the LA Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Pacific Fleet and an area rich in maritime history.

During Labor Day weekend, the Iowa will participate in Fleet Week - an annual patriotic tradition where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a major U.S. city for one week.

Popular Fleet Week destinations include San Diego, San Francisco and New York. 2016 is the first time Los Angeles has hosted an official Fleet Week event.

The event, which runs from Sept. 2 to Monday Sept. 5., is free to the public. It includes various locations along the L.A. waterfront, including the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, Battleship Iowa and Downtown Harbor in San Pedro.

Fleet Week is hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, and the event's partners include U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy League, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, USO, Downtown San Pedro Business Improvement District, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and Battleship IOWA.


"America’s instructive humiliation in the South China Sea": Spengler

David P. Goldman in Jerusalem
Let us admit it fairly, as a business people should: We have had no end of a lesson: it will do us no end of good,” wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1902 after the Boers humiliated the British Army in the first round of the Boer War. America should express the same gratitude towards China, which has humiliated America in the South China Sea. By exposing American weakness without firing a shot, Beijing has taught Washington a lesson which the next administration should take to heart.
Last year I asked a ranking Pentagon planner what America would do about China’s ship-killer missiles, which reportedly can sink an aircraft carrier a couple of hundred miles from its coast. If China wants to deny the American navy access to the South China Sea, the official replied, we can do the same: persuade Japan to manufacture surface-to-ship missiles and station them in the Philippines.
It didn’t occur to Washington that the Philippines might not want to take on China. The country’s president-elect Rodrigo Duterte explained last year (as David Feith reported in the Wall Street Journal), “America would never die for us. If America cared, it would have sent its aircraft carriers and missile frigates the moment China started reclaiming land in contested territory, but no such thing happened … America is afraid to go to war. We’re better off making friends with China.”
It isn’t only the Philippines who see the obvious. China claims the support of 40 countries for its position that territorial claims to the South China Sea should be resolved by direct negotiations between individual countries, rather than before a United Nations tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on Law of the Seas, as Washington wants. A joint statement by the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India after a meeting in Moscow last month supported China’s position.
The US 7th Fleet was the eight-hundred-pound gorilla in the South China Sea after World War II, relying on a weapons system now more than nine decades old, namely the aircraft carrier. That was before China fielded its DF-21 “carrier killer” surface-to-ship missile. The latest iteration of the missile, designated DF-26, reportedly has a range of 2,500 miles. New technologies, including lasers and rail guns, might defeat the new Chinese missiles, but a great deal of investment would be required to make them practical, as a January report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies argued.


Western Civ in the Middle East- from Israel's history to Mossad thriller series on display at Jewish Film Festival in L.A.

L.A.J.F.F. premiered Israeli espionage series, "K'fulim" ("False Flag")
featuring stars Angel Bonanni, Ania Bukstein, and co-creator Amit Cohen
The L.A. Jewish Film Festival runs for the week between Wednesday May 18th and May 25th on this schedule. Exec. Director Hilary Helstein discusses some of this year's offerings, from their red-carpet event in Beverly Hills.

On the 50th anniversary of  Israeli musical Kuni Lemel," original host of "Let's Make a Deal,"Monty Hall presents Kuni Lemel actor, Mike Burstyn, a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the Festival. Mr. Burstyn answers audience questions about the film and his career.

Actor, Eric Edelstein, discusses the Jewish-American comedy he stars in, "The Pickle Recipe," and lays-out L.A. Jewish delis he frequents- for visitors to note.


Oscar-nominated picture extends Holocaust interest past Remembrance Day- but will it end Oscar night?

Producer Adam Benzine discusses "Spectres of the Shoah" with Exec Dir. Liebe Geft at at Museum of Tolerance screening 

Oscar-nominated (documentary: short-subject) filmmaker, Adam Benzine
Adam Benzine takes JooTube inside his producing of "Claude Lansmann: Spectres of The Shoah." The film is nominated for an Academy Award (Category: documentary (short-subject) and in addition to cinema, it has been broadcast by BBC and will be shown in the US on HBO.

French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann reflects on the difficulty of editing and structuring his behemoth Holocaust film SHOAH, in this second clip from Adam Benzine's Oscar®-nominated short subject documentary CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH.

Oscar-docupix, "Specters of the Shoah" director Adam Benzine at Wiesenthal

http://JooTube.TV Before an audience on Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016, documentarian, Adam Benzine, in conversation with Liebe Geft (director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles) on the making of "Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah."


In 1973, French journalist Claude Lanzmann began work on "SHOAH," a film that would forever change his life. Twelve years later, having tracked down former SS officers, dozens of death camp survivors, and having shot more than 200 hours of footage, he finally completed his nearly 10-hour-long documentary masterpiece. In CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH, the maverick filmmaker recounts the trials and tribulations he faced while creating his Holocaust magnum opus, as well as the weight it left him carrying.

Adam Benzine is an English writer, director and journalist based in Toronto. Currently serving as the Canadian Bureau Chief for Uk-based entertainment trade publisher C21 Media, he is the former Associate Editor and Online Editor for Realscreen, the international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He has written for a range of publications including The Globe and Mail, The Independent, Indiewire and Little White Lies.

"Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah," is his directorial debut.

Why Mr. Denis Bieber is upset that the Jewish establishment is weak its responsibility to educating society about the past and potential future Holocaust. At the Holocaust Remembrance Day screening of "Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah" at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Exploring the roots and joint ideologies of the Nazis and early Arab-Palestinian "National" Movement headed by Jerusalem's religious leader Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini

Confronting anti-Semitism and the Jihadists (courtesy Actual News)