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‘Coleman Republicans’ Wave Moderate GOP Flag

By E.J. Kessler

Call them the “Norm Coleman Republicans.”A surprising number of Jews running for office in 2003 appear to be modeling themselves after the newly minted Minnesota senator and former mayor of St. Paul — moderate, Jewish Republicans running on urban-friendly platforms.In mayoral, city council and state senate races in New York, New Jersey andRead More


Scientist’s ‘Theory of Everything’ Could Realize Einstein’s Dream

By Ariel Zilber

Many observers have anointed scientist Brian Greene the intellectual heir to the late Carl Sagan, the famed author, astronomer and television host credited with popularizing science to a mass audience through his 1980 public television series, Cosmos.“It’s very flattering,” Greene said of the comparison. “Carl Sagan was a hero ofRead More


Dark Novel Delivers an Unexpected Happy Ending

By Bill Gladstone

By her own account, Montreal resident Edeet Ravel has been fairly negligent about getting her writing into print. Which is why it amazed the Israeli-born author and former high-school teacher when the British publisher Headline found her letter in its slush pile of unsolicited manuscripts; the firm asked to see more than the five pagesRead More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Oren Rawls

Tales From the Blogosphere: On October 17, the Anti-Defamation League charged The New Republic senior editor Gregg Easterbrook with “either absolute ignorance or total bigotry” for writing in his Web log that “Jewish executives” in Hollywood “worship money above all else.” Three days, two editorial apologies and one lost job later, theRead More


Newsdesk October 31, 2003

Senate Moves Against MalaysiaThe U.S. Senate made military aid to Malaysia conditional on religious freedom, including greater tolerance of Jews. On Monday, the Senate passed an amendment to its foreign-aid spending bill that would require a State Department determination of religious freedom and tolerance in MalaysiaRead More


Dogmatists and Pragmatists

By Gus Tyler

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz was credited this week by The New York Times as being the “intellectual architect of the plan to oust [Saddam] Hussein.” The occasion for mentioning him was his recent trip to Iraq to get a firsthand sense of what was happening there.While there is no doubt that he did playRead More


Tour of U.S. Schools Reveals Why Zionism Is Flunking on Campus

By Natan Sharansky

When I got to Rutgers University in New Jersey last month, I almost forgot I was on a college campus. The atmosphere was far from the cool, button-down academic reserve typical of such institutions. It was more reminiscent of a battlefield.My arrival was greeted by a noisy demonstration of Palestinian and JewishRead More


Groups Rap Mahathir, ADL Rips Chirac

By Marc Perelman and Ami Eden

With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad standing by his claims that Jews rule the world, Israeli leaders and Jewish groups say they are stepping up efforts to organize a “global rejection” of the Asian leader’s remarks.Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky issued a statement Wednesday announcingRead More


Dems Mock GOP On Barbour Gaffe In Southern Race

By E.J. Kessler

A Republican gubernatorial candidate’s visit to the fundraiser of an allegedly racist group, and his subsequent defense of the appearance, has Democrats mocking White House efforts to woo Jewish voters.Haley Barbour, a Washington lobbyist and former chairman of the Republican National Committee who is running for governor of Mississippi,Read More


Activist Pushes for Senate Action

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — A leading activist from Israel’s Peace Now movement last week urged the Senate to help stop Jewish settlement activity in the territories and prevent Israel’s security fence from cutting through the West Bank.The director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch Project, Dror Etkes, told the Senate Subcommittee for Near Eastern andRead More





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