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Network Beams America Into Arab Living Rooms

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — After two months on the air, Alhurra, America’s Arabic satellite TV network, has become a favorite punching bag of Arab commentators and religious leaders throughout the Middle East.Cartoonists ridicule it. Columnists dismiss it. One Saudi cleric went so far as to issue an Islamic edict outlawing Muslims fromRead More


Maverick Gumshoe Unearths Leads in 1960s Czech Death

By Nathaniel Popper

Since August of 1967, when the body of an executive at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was found floating in the Vltava river, a fog of international intrigue has surrounded the death.Now, a Czech historian and documentary filmmaker, Martin Smok, has come upon new leads in the case suggesting that the executive, Charles Jordan —Read More


Young Donor Puts Passion for Debate Into Philanthropy

By Miriam Colton

A 25-year-old Jewish philanthropist has launched one of the nation’s most generous student writing contests with a whopping grand prize of $25,000, in the hopes of altering Christian-Jewish relations following the recent debate surrounding Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ.”Introduced last week in full-page advertisementsRead More


President Bush Failed To Heed His Father’s Warnings

By Gus Tyler

The gruesome events in Iraq on the day before April Fool’s Day are a painful confirmation of what the elder President Bush foretold would happen if Uncle Sam decided to go after Saddam Hussein and remove him from office.On March 31, four American civilians working for a security firm in Falluja, Iraq, were ambushed and killed. The victims’Read More


Newsdesk April 16, 2004

Hungary Uncovers PlotHungarian police said Tuesday that they had detained a Hungarian citizen of Palestinian origin who planned to blow up a Jewish museum in Budapest, as well as two Syrian men suspected of links to the plot.But police said there was no connection between the arrests and the state visit by Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who wasRead More


Israel Hears Lebanese Echoes In American Occupation Woes

By Ofer Shelah; With Reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

TEL AVIV — Stung by accusations that his agency botched its pre-war Iraqi threat assessments, Israel’s military intelligence chief insisted this week that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were real and would eventually be found.“We have verified intelligence,” the spy chief, Major General Aharon Ze’evi-Farkash, told the dailyRead More


Groups Question Own Inaction on African Killings

By Nathaniel Popper

With the commemoration last week of the 10th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, amid growing warnings of new atrocities in Sudan, human rights activists complain that the organized Jewish community has failed to act on its implied commitment to see that such tragedies “never again” be allowed to occur.Jewish organizations,Read More


Stifled Discussion Dampens Student Advocacy Efforts

By Nathaniel Popper

When Jeff Silver arrived at the University of North Carolina for his freshman year, Israel advocacy was at the top of his slate of extracurricular interests. His motivation, though, was quickly quashed after he attended the first few meetings of the Carolina Students for Israel and found participants unwilling to broach any criticism of the JewishRead More


Washington Puts Weight Behind Gaza Withdrawal

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Caught in a deepening Iraqi quagmire with barely any international support, the Bush administration is lobbying the international community heavily to endorse Ariel Sharon’s plan for unilateral disengagement from Gaza.Even before the Israeli prime minister returned to Jerusalem from Washington to promote his disengagement planRead More


Iraqi Crisis May Hinder U.S. Reform Of Mideast

By Marc Perelman

The unfolding chaos in Iraq is threatening the Bush administration’s ambitious plan to promote democratic reforms in the Middle East, experts and diplomats said.The administration’s so-called Greater Middle East initiative, which is to be presented formally during a meeting of the G-8 group of industrialized nationsRead More


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