Garden State Philanthropist Arrested

The arrest of Charles Kushner seems likely to put an end to one of the most remarkable careers in Jewish philanthropy and public life in New Jersey.Kushner, the high-profile political donor and real estate mogul arrested Tuesday for allegedly hiring a call girl in an effort to blackmail a witness in a New Jersey corruption probe, is a pillarRead More

American Peace Activist Detained in Israel

By Josh Richman

Israel’s refusal to let an American peace activist into the country is the product of a political double standard and a violation of her rights as a Diaspora Jew, supporters say.Jamie Spector, 32, a social worker from San Francisco, was told upon arriving July 10 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv that she was barred from enteringRead More

Ice Cream Mogul Aims To Give Bush His Just Desserts

By Max Gross

Ben Cohen is determined to send George W. Bush on the Rocky Road back to Texas.The co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is no stranger to political activism. His company, which he founded along with his boyhood pal Jerry Greenfield, has a long history of raising money for environmental and social justice causes.“Growing up in LongRead More

Newsdesk July 16, 2004

By Forward Staff and Jta

Iranian Role DisputedJust days before the 10th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish communal center in Buenos Aires, the Swiss federal office laid to rest one of the most intriguing investigative leads in the case by announcing Tuesday that no evidence had been found of Swiss bank accounts being used to fund the attack.According to theRead More

France Riled by Bias Hoax

PARIS — After what seemed a rabid antisemitic attack that grabbed headlines and prompted condemnation from all corners turned out to be a hoax, Jewish advocates are expressing concern that both the French government and the press will tone down their condemnations of antisemitism.Roger Cukierman, the head of CRIF, the umbrella organizationRead More

Israel Moves On Holocaust-Era Assets

By Nathaniel Popper

Just before the Nazis invaded Poland, Maurycy Moses Tempelhof, a resident of Lodz, bought about 1.25 acres of land just north of Haifa in what was then British-run Palestine. Tempelhof, his wife and two of his children died during the war, but one daughter, Isabelle, survived him. In search of her father’s property, Isabelle wentRead More

Suit Links Arab Bank, Terrorists

By Nathaniel Popper

A lawsuit filed last Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court alleges that the Arab Bank, a leading Jordanian institution with deep commercial ties in this country, has been using its New York branch to help channel funds to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers.The suit, brought by the families of six Americans injured or killed by terroristRead More

Pro-Israel Activists Start Media Campaign

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of American Jewish activists launched a concerted pre-emptive media campaign this week to minimize negative publicity for Israel, as the International Court of Justice in the Hague rules on Israel’s West Bank security fence.The activists set off a newly created network and applied skills that they acquiredRead More

Sharon Faces American Diplomatic Chill

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — In a sign of what could be an emerging chill in U.S.-Israeli diplomacy, the Bush administration is expressing disappointment with the slow pace at which Israel’s government is dismantling illegal outposts in the West Bank. The administration also is rejecting an Israeli demand that international financial aidRead More

Gaza Settlers See Evacuation Plan As Looming Catastrophe

By Mati Milstein

NEVEH DEKALIM, Gaza — While politicians and the media debate the threat of violent resistance from settlers when the army comes to evacuate them, residents of this settlement in southern Gaza say they remain convinced that day never will come.The morning after an Israeli army outpost was blown up near here by Palestinian militants — the sameRead More

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