Forward Forum


Polish Chief Is Iraq War’s Surprise Winner

By Maurizio Molinari

The second Gulf war is not yet finished, but the Polish president, Alexander Kwasniewski, is already one of its winners. He has emerged alongside British Prime Minister Tony Blair as the European leader most visible in the military campaign.Poland’s place on the battlefield gave it new stature as a staunch ally of the United States in the war onRead More


No, War’s Opponents Need Not Apologize

By Leonard Fein

What shall those of us who opposed the war now say and do, save mumble that it’s not yet quite over and that real peace and democracy are still iffy propositions? For the most part, the victory has been swift, comprehensive and without the tens of thousands of civilian Iraqi casualties that some of us feared likely. Is it time, as right-wingRead More


Britain’s Disingenuous Iraq-Israel Linkage

By Abraham Foxman

In announcing his resignation from the post of British foreign secretary out of opposition to the war with Iraq, Robin Cook said: “I have heard it said Iraq has had not months but 12 years in which to complete disarmament, and that our patience is exhausted. Yet, it is more than 30 years since Resolution 242 called on Israel to withdraw from theRead More


And Social Justice for All

By Leonard Fein

In case you haven’t noticed — but of course, you have — these are not the best of times. There are even those who assert they are the worst of times, but on the perfectly reasonable supposition that things can always get still worse, I won’t go that far.Read More


A Monumental Failure at Belzec

By Avi Weiss

Several years ago the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum decided to build a Holocaust memorial for the 600,000 Jews murdered at Belzec.Last June, I warned on these pages that “Despite assurances by museum officials that ‘we are being careful in construction not to disturb any human remains,’ anyone familiar with the Belzec…Read More


Dangers of a Drawn-out War

By Martin Van Creveld

Sixty-two years ago this week, on April 6, 1941, Germany went to war against Yugoslavia.Then, as now in Iraq, a small country served as a vital source of raw materials — in the case of Yugoslavia, nonferrous metals — to a much larger and more powerful one. Then, as now, that country refused to follow the great power’s rules. Hitler’sRead More


‘Soprano’ Zionism

By Gil Troy

My grandmother used to sigh, “Shver tsu zayn a yid” — it’s tough to be a Jew. These days, though, it’s even tougher to be a Zionist. It is an act of triple-chutzpah.Diaspora Zionists risk the opprobrium of anti-Zionists who libel Zionism as racism, of Israelis like writer A.B. Yehoshua who uses crude sexual terms to sneer that Diaspora…Read More


How To Make Yeshiva Day School Tuition Affordable

By Shalom Lamm

The American Orthodox Jewish community has enjoyed decades of freedom, strength, growth and self-confidence unprecedented in the history of the Diaspora. We are the freest Jews in virtually every respect in at least the last 2,500 years. There is a lot to celebrate, starting with the quality and availability of Jewish education.The number ofRead More


‘Road Map’ to Peace ...

By Marvin Lender

In recent days, groups of pro-Israel activists have begun voicing alarm, mostly in private, over the prospect that the “road map,” the plan backed by the Bush administration for addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is nearing implementation. This alarm, if translated into active efforts to delay or derail the road map, would beRead More


‘Road Map’ to Peace ...

By David Forman

I am a confirmed Israeli liberal. I believe there should be a Palestinian state on virtually all the land occupied by Israel since 1967. I feel strongly that the vast majority of the settlements should be dismantled. Doubtful that the Palestinians and us are capable, on our own accord, of reaching a peace agreement, IRead More


Would you like to receive updates about new stories?






















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.