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‘Show Me,’ Labor Brass Tell Democratic Hopefuls

By E.J. Kessler

The Democratic presidential hopefuls’ battle for labor support kicked into high gear last week, as eight of the nine contenders — all except Florida Senator Bob Graham — strutted their stuff at the Washington legislative conference of the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades department.Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri — a formerRead More


A DNA Pioneer Finally Gets Her Due — 50 Years Late

By Ami Eden

Fifty years ago this week, James Watson and Francis Crick officially won the race to map out the structure of DNA, a victory that would eventually earn them the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. Now, as the golden anniversary of the discovery is marked, determined feminists and former colleagues are fighting to make sure that a fair share ofRead More


Strikers Invoke Passover In Kosher Eatery Action

The parallels between the story of Passover and a modern-day struggle for worker rights resonated loud and clear at a picket line outside a glatt kosher restaurant on the East Side of Manhattan last week.Immigrant workers and representatives from several local unions and Jewish labor groups waved union posters, ate matzo, drank grape juice andRead More


Daring Heist Spreads Fear

By Marc Perelman

ANTWERP — All hell broke loose on Jews here in mid-February. It was not antisemitism. It was not Iraq. It was merely the largest robbery to hit this Belgian port city in decades.Armed robberies are not usually issues that preoccupy Jewish communal defense experts. The problem this time was that the daring, $120 million robbery took place…Read More


Newsdesk April 18, 2003

By Forward Staff and Jta

Givat Haviva Head ResignsThe top professional of an organization supporting Jewish-Arab dialogue programs in Israel abruptly stepped down last week after a report linked him to leaders of the self-described anti-Zionist New Alliance Party.Robert Levy, executive director of the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation Inc., resigned 10 weeks after theRead More


Calling for Forgiveness From Brooklyn Dodgers Fans

By David Davis

On October 8, 1957, Brooklyn Dodgers publicist Arthur “Red” Patterson shocked the baseball world when he announced that the team was moving to Los Angeles.Since that time, Brooklynites have clung to their hatred of then-owner Walter O’Malley. Some would go so far as to say that the Dodgers’ abrupt departure destroyed Brooklyn’sRead More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Ami Eden

Now It’s Trotsky’s Fault? Conspiracy theories about a clique of Jewish neoconservatives hijacking U.S. foreign policy got bumped up a notch or two this month, when the celebrated Washington policy wonk Michael Lind published his version in the British journal New Statesman. Writing in the April 7 issue of the fabled Fabian sheet,Read More


Long Path Ahead for Establishing Rule of Law in Iraq

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Looting, vandalism and murderous retribution — the visible expressions of lawlessness that immediately followed the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime — do not even begin “to touch the tip of the iceberg” of the legal challenge that America and its allies face in Iraq, says Neil Kritz, one of the nation’s leading experts onRead More


Sharon Aide Makes the Case For U.S. Action Against Syria

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Breaking the self-imposed silence it maintained during the buildup to the war with Iraq and throughout the war itself, Israel publicly called on the United States this week to take decisive action against Syria and Iran.Making the case in Washington was Ephraim Halevy, Prime Minister Sharon’s national security advisor, whoRead More


Achieving Peace in Iraq Requires Staying the Course on Democracy

By Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack

It would be foolish to believe that democracy in a post-Saddam Iraq will be easy or certain — let alone that doing so might solve all of the problems of the Middle East. Iraq has real problems that are going to make the creation of a functional democracy there difficult and lengthy. As critics of intervention have noted, Iraq has littleRead More





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