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Restricted: Visas Good for West Bank Only

By Nathan Guttman

Omar Rahman was on his way from America to a friend’s wedding in Jerusalem. The 25-year-old journalist, born and raised in Washington to parents of Palestinian descent, had visited the West Bank and Israel many times before, and although he was used to the four-hour wait at the border crossing, he had never encountered any problems.Read More


A Virtual Home for Poland’s Vanished Jews

By Gal Beckerman

In the Virtual Shtetl, there is no Tevye the Milkman. Gimpel the Fool doesn’t live there, either. And you won’t find Marc Chagall’s floating goats and violins.Read More


More American Jews Support Striking Iran

By JTA

A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons — a significant increase from a year ago.Read More


Jewish Lawyers Take Forefront In Representing Gitmo Detainees

By Nathan Guttman

David Remes, a Washington attorney who left a major corporate law firm to take on full-time representation of terrorism suspects held in the American detention center here, recalled vividly one of his early visits to meet with his clients.Read More


A Quick Burial For Goldstone’s Report on Gaza

By Nathan Guttman

Israeli and American diplomats came to the United Nations not to praise the Goldstone Report, but to bury it. And unlike Marc Antony in his eulogy for Julius Caesar, they meant it.Read More


Jewish Groups Take Sides in Honduran Strife

By Matthew E. Berger

The recent return of Honduras’s ousted and expelled president to his country is not an issue in which the Jewish stakes are clear or obvious. But Jewish groups are nonetheless taking sides over the turmoil roiling the Central American country and over the Obama administration’s stand on developments there.Read More


High Drama Unfolds at Toronto Film Fest

By Rebecca Dube

A celebrity face-off over Israel at the Toronto International Film Festival in September marked the latest skirmish in a long-percolating Palestinian effort to promote an artistic and cultural boycott of Israel.Read More


Goldstone’s Gambit: The Man Behind U.N. Report

By Claudia Braude

Ask Richard Goldstone what possessed him, a Jew and self-described supporter of Israel, to accept the job of chief United Nations investigator of alleged war crimes committed in Gaza last winter, and the legendary South African judge invokes his past.Read More


South African Jews Look for Support

By Claudia Braude

When Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s new president, appeared before the country’s premier Jewish umbrella group in late August, the audience before him was concerned about the tack his government might be taking not just toward Israel, but also toward South African Jews who support it.Read More


Father Patrick Desbois: A Priest on a Holocaust Mission

By Michael Kaminer

If the Rev. Patrick Desbois is bothered by the glances from late-lunching tourists at a midtown Manhattan hotel café, he’s not letting it show.Read More





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