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Prison Term Ends for Nuclear Tattletale

Mordechai Vanunu, the convicted nuclear spy, slammed the State of Israel and its law enforcement agencies immediately upon his release Wednesday morning from jail, but said he had no intention of harming the country.Vanunu, 49, walked out of Ashkelon’s Shikma prison a free man around 11 a.m. Israeli time, as his 18-year prison term forRead More


Newsdesk April 23, 2004

Pro-Israel Socialist OustedThe main advocate for tighter European Union oversight over funding of the Palestinian Authority claims he was sidelined by his own party because of his Middle East positions. Francois Zimeray, a French Socialist Party member of the European Parliament, has been kept off the party’s list of candidates for theRead More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Even as many mainstream Jewish groups hailed the White House endorsement of the disengagement plan of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, President Bush is catching flak from some Jewish hardliners and evangelical Christians for backing the initiative, which would uproot all the Jewish settlements in Gaza and many in the West Bank.Some JewishRead More


U.S. Leads the Way at Berlin Conference

By Marc Perelman

The Bush administration has launched a major diplomatic effort to ensure a positive outcome to a major conference on antisemitism being held next week in Berlin.The administration drew cheers from Jewish groups after Secretary of State Colin Powell decided to join the American delegation to the two-day gathering of the Organization for theRead More


Israeli Requests for Shoah Funds Denied

By Nathaniel Popper

A court-appointed special master overseeing distribution of money from Holocaust-era Swiss bank accounts has turned down two Israeli proposals for a dramatically increased share of unclaimed funds.In a report released April 16, the special master, Judah Gribetz, rejected Israeli requests that the Brooklyn federal court allocate almost halfRead More


Fund Helps Persecuted Scholars Reach Safe Havens

By Nathaniel Popper

In a seemingly different life, Ahmed Subhy Mansour was a scholar at Cairo’s venerated Al-Azhar University. He studied the history of dictatorship in Islam and the place of death and paradise in the Koran. But some aspect of his research did not go over well with the authorities, and in 1987 he was fired from his position and jailed for twoRead More


Handing Over the Reins

By Gus Tyler

On April 12, in one of his rare press conferences, President Bush laid out a road map on America’s approach to Iraq’s future. Just two days later, he agreed to change — really reverse — the route. What happened?Much of Bush’s opening statement at the press conference consisted of what was once famously labeled “glitteringRead More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Schumer Speaks: The appearance of New York Senator Charles Schumer at a fundraiser for the All Stars Project, a theater group founded by fringe politician Lenora Fulani, is being criticized by some New Yorkers.“What needs to be asked is, ‘Why, Mr. Schumer, are you addressing a group that only recently staged a show about the murder of YankelRead More


Israelis Celebrate an Emerging Consensus on Independence Day

By Abraham Foxman

As Israel’s 56th Independence Day approaches, stock-taking easily produces negatives. Continuing suicide bombs, unbridled hatred of Israel and Jews throughout much of the Arab world, international condemnation of the Jewish state, and unresolved economic and social issues do not make for a gala celebration.This year, while we give thanks for theRead More


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


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