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Real Estate Magnate Sees a Third Way Leading to Mideast Peace

By Eric Marx

As the recently unveiled Geneva Understandings pick up international support — and settler leaders push their own model for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — yet another Middle East peace plan is being put forward. Abe Hirschfeld, an eccentric real estate mogul and senatorial candidate from New York, has a binational plan that, heRead More


Survivors Say Compensation Fund Misled Them

By Nacha Cattan

Some Holocaust survivors are alleging that a restitution organization misguided them into paying $50 to apply for a compensation fund that they had almost no chance of receiving. Emily Kessler, 87, said that the Manhattan-based United Restitution Organization charged her $50 to process her application for a German pension fund. KesslerRead More


Writing a New Chapter in a Tale of Jewish Discovery

By Nathaniel Popper

Julie Sandorf and her husband Michael Weinberger gave little thought to Jewish rituals or observance as they raised their young daughter. Then one day, when she was 3 years old, their daughter came home from church nursery school and announced that she wanted to be “a Christian, not a Jewish.”If Sandorf’s ethnic anxietyRead More


Florida Prisoner To Receive Kosher Food

By Julie Kay

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The battle to secure kosher meals for an observant Jew serving a life sentence in a Florida prison has been won, but activists say the war is not over. It is still being waged in Florida and a handful of other states that refuse to offer kosher food to inmates.The Florida Department of Corrections recently settled a lawsuitRead More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Oren Rawls

Guardian Angel: According to the Eurobarometer of public opinion recently released by the European Union, six out of every 10 Britons believe Israel to be a threat to world peace. Julie Burchill is not one of them.The contrarian columnist for the Guardian, the newspaper of choice for Britain’s intelligentsia, is moving on at the end of theRead More


Newsdesk December 5, 2003

Argentine Judge DroppedAn Argentine court has dismissed the judge in charge of the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. A court in charge of overseeing magistrates decided to take the case out of the hands of investigative judge Juan Jose Galeano and give it to another magistrate, Judge Rodolfo CanicobaRead More


Trying To Match Bush’s Monetary Might

By Gus Tyler

The decision of two Democratic presidential candidates, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and former Vermont governor Howard Dean, to forego federal funding in their campaigns must come as a shocker to many Democrats. Federal funding of presidential campaigns was supposed to be a way to liberate candidates from the need to obligate themselves toRead More


Candidates’ Representatives Discuss Jewish Vote, Middle East

By Eric Marx

Representatives for seven of the nine Democratic presidential candidates squared off this week on issues of importance to the Jewish community, ranging from health care and abortion to Israel and the war on terrorism.The “Democratic Presidential Insider Roundtable,” sponsored by the New York chapter of the National Jewish Democratic Council,Read More


E.U. Accused of Burying Report on Antisemitism Pointing to Muslim Role

By Marc Perelman

The growing debate over antisemitism in Europe took a new twist this week after the authors of a study on antisemitism commissioned by the European Union accused the E.U. of burying their work for political reasons.A professor at Berlin Technical University and one of the report’s authors, Werner Bergman, said that the E.U.-sponsoredRead More


Attacks on Judt, Soros Reveal Blind Spots

By Ami Eden

Shortly after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. government released a deck of cards featuring the faces of its most-wanted enemies. Next came the anti-war movement’s edition, topped by President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. These days, it increasingly feels as if Jewish hawks would like to release a deck of their own, withRead More





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