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Newsdesk June 11, 2004

Barghouti SentencedMarwan Barghouti, general secretary of Fatah in the West Bank, was sentenced this week in Tel Aviv District Court to five consecutive life sentences and 40 additional years in prison.A three-judge panel convicted Barghouti on May 20 of involvement in five terrorist murders between January and June 2002, in the courseRead More


Leftist Magazine Editor Morris U. Schappes, 97, Dies

Morris U. Schappes, a respected historian of American Jewry and longtime editor of the leftist journal Jewish Currents, died June 3 at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 97.A longtime fixture in the world of American communism, Schappes first achieved prominence in 1941 when he was fired, along with 40 others, from the faculty ofRead More


Reagan: Big Steps Altered Jewish Politics

By Marshall Breger

Great men, Isaiah Berlin once wrote, can be compared to the hedgehog or the fox. The fox knows many things, which may guide him for good or ill. The hedgehog, in contrast, knows one big thing, and knows it well. Ronald Reagan knew a few big things, and he knew them well: the importance of individual freedom, the evil of communism and its ideology…Read More


Learning the Lessons of Reaganomics

By Gus Tyler

President Ronald Reagan, who presided in the White House from 1981 to 1989, pursued an economic course that, in his time, was tagged “Reaganomics.” It was not an original invention of this Hollywood star, who used his theatrical talents to win the hearts of Americans. It was the eternal theme of conservatism not only in theRead More


Hebrew National Certified Kosher — But Not Kosher Enough for Some

By Miriam Colton and Steven I. Weiss

Hebrew National became the unchallenged king of the kosher meat industry by marketing its product to non-Jews with the help of several catchy advertising slogans, including the famous, “We answer to a higher authority.” But its success masked a bizarre twist: Most kosher consumers won’t eat the company‘s products.But with the departureRead More


Tenet Praised for Role in Talks

Few Washington insiders seemed prepared last week to accept the claim that George Tenet was resigning from his post as CIA director for “personal reasons.”Tenet and his agency have been under fire in recent months from critics who say the CIA supplied false intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify last year’s invasion of Iraq.Read More


Administration Pushes Disengagement Plan for Gaza

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Though skeptical about the reliability of the political process in Jerusalem, the Bush administration and its international partners are pushing hard for implementation of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan after it was approved Sunday by his Cabinet.The Bush administration reacted with guarded relief this weekRead More


Prison Abuse Scandal May Influence Detainees’ Cases

By Marc Perelman

The prison abuse scandal in Iraq could affect Supreme Court rulings in key pending terrorism-related cases, according to human rights advocates and lawyers involved with those cases.The cases pending before the Supreme Court include one filed on behalf of a dozen foreign detainees in the U.S. military facilityRead More


Agreement To Preserve Jewish Sites in Poland Hailed

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Underscoring an intensifying effort to confront its troubled past, Poland has signed an agreement with the United States to preserve and restore historic Jewish sites in Poland.The agreement, signed last month in Washington, is the latest in a series of accords America has signed with European governments since 1992 toRead More


Preparing a New Battle Plan in Israel’s War on Drugs

By Mati Milstein

HERZLIYA PITUAH, Israel — In Israel’s war on drugs, Ronny Douek is fighting on the front lines.As the new chairman of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, Douek faces a formidable challenge. The Israel Anti-Drug Authority estimates that there are 20,000 drug addicts in Israel, among 300,000 periodic drug users. Ten percentRead More


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