Newsdesk September 10, 2004

U.S. Consulted on FencePrime Minister Sharon intends to bring the corrected route of the separation fence to the government after it is presented to the American administration, thus putting to a political test the new route which runs much closer to the Green Line, and leaves most of the settlements of the WestRead More

Jewish Woman Named to Canadian High Court

By Sheldon Gordon

TORONTO — Rosalie Abella, a flamboyant legal trailblazer who at age 29 was appointed Canada’s first Jewish female judge, has now become the first Jewish female named to the Supreme Court of Canada.Abella, who was promoted last month from the Ontario Court of Appeal, has “strong credentials,” said Lorraine Weinrib, a University of TorontoRead More

Communal Groups Try To Tap Younger Generation

By Sheldon Teitelbaum

LETTER FROM UNIVERSAL CITYThe mock want-ad on the cover of the spring 2004 issue of Contact, the journal of the Jewish Life Network and the Michael Steinhardt Foundation, said it all: WANTED: Jewish Professional

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Revitalization of Jewish Life


High level of experience/Excellent communications &Read More

New Editor Appointed at Jerusalem Post

By Nathaniel Popper

David Horowitz, currently the editor of The Jerusalem Report, will be taking over the reins of the Jerusalem Post from the current editor-in-chief, Bret Stephens, on October 1. Stephens, who has led the paper since 2002, will go back to the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal.After months of bad news at the paper, media insiders from acrossRead More

Espionage Ruled Out in Case of Bad Art

By Seamus Mcgraw

Is it espionage or — worse — bad art?While officials in the United States are busy grappling with the question of whether Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin passed sensitive information to Israel and compromised national security, authorities in our neighbor to the north are trying to tamp down speculation that a platoonRead More

Affair May Slow Push for Regime Change in Tehran

By Marc Perelman

The disclosure this week of an FBI investigation into the activities of a Defense Department official involved in Iran policy is being seen as a blow to advocates of regime change in Tehran.A key Pentagon supporter of such a policy, Lawrence Franklin, is reportedly under investigation for allegedly passing classified information about AmericanRead More

Questions Raised Over Aipac’s Tactics

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — The FBI investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has cast light on the fine line that the organization walks between advocating a strong American-Israeli alliance and acting as the representative of a foreign government.Both activities are legal, but serving a foreign government requires registrationRead More


By Ori Nir, With Reporting From Ami Eden, Marc Perelman and E.J. Kessler in New York.

WASHINGTON — As the FBI intensifies its investigation of Washington’s pro-Israel lobby, Jewish organizations are charging elements of the government with orchestrating a borderline-antisemitic smear campaign against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.The community’s wall-to-wall defense of the pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse comesRead More


By E.J. Kessler

Less than 48 hours had passed since CBS News broke the news about an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the lobbying powerhouse was facing its first public test.The setting was Sunday’s “community celebration” sponsored by Aipac, United Jewish Communities and the Republican Jewish Coalition.The listRead More

Ensure Stability in Middle East By Building Just, Free Societies

By George W. Bush

For more than a generation, the United States and Israel have been steadfast allies. Our nations are bound by our shared values and a strong commitment to freedom. These ties that have made us natural allies will never be broken.Israel and the United States share a common history: We are both nations born of struggle and sacrifice. We are bothRead More

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