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Berg and Pearl Cast as Heroes Of Volunteerism

By Nathaniel Popper

The similarities between the gruesome killing of Daniel Pearl and that of Nicholas Berg have been hard to avoid, with both Americans meeting their end at the hands of Islamic militants, on camera for the world to watch.Less noticed have been the striking parallels in the way that both men lived their lives. On Monday night, theRead More


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


Pro-American French Author Blasts Bush Administration

By Marc Perelman

Coming from another Frenchman, the argument hardly would seem surprising: The war in Iraq was a tragic mistake that derailed the war on terror and damaged America’s image to a point where it now needs a major intellectual, moral and political shake-up to restore its credibility.But when Bernard-Henri Levy, France’s most prominentRead 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


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