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Hawks Gearing Up for Road Map Fight

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Angered by a wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel, pro-Israel hawks here are stepping up their criticisms of President Bush’s “road map” to peace, claiming that the violent surge proves the plan’s dangers to Israel.The violence prompted stern warnings to the president from both Jewish and ChristianRead More


At a Local Library, A Pro-Nazi Exhibit

By Amy Waldman

This Wisconsin town, with a population of 18,800, is the kind of place where church parking lots fill up on Sundays, people leave their cars running when they duck into the grocery store and residents greet former neighbors like long-lost friends when they come back for a visit.Marshfield, about 200 miles northwest of Milwaukee, is also homeRead More


Endorsement of Papal Declaration Sought

By Marc Perelman

Jewish communal leaders are seeking the Vatican’s support in a campaign to have national bishops’ conferences around the world endorse a papal denunciation of antisemitism as a sin.The issue was to figure prominently in a meeting in Rome slated for this Thursday between Pope John Paul II and World Jewish Congress leaders Edgar Bronfman andRead More


Debs’s Heirs Reassemble To Seek Renewed Role as Hawks of Left

By Joshua Micah Marshall

Are you a liberal Democrat who supported the Iraq war? Do you want muscular, democratizing Wilsonianism abroad without endless upper-income-tax-cutting at home? Do you want security for the homeland without a union-busting Department of Homeland Security? If I’m speaking your language, then have I got a deal for you!Actually, theRead More


(Orthodo)X-Men

By Ami Eden

In the long-running comic book series “The Uncanny X-Men,” a string of genetic mutations gives birth to a sub-species of humans endowed with super powers. The mutants strike fear in political and military leaders, who worry that this new breed will supplant its genetic predecessors.Read More


In Sickness and Health (Care): Marrying To Get a ‘Blue Card’

By Amy Waldman

Several days ago I developed a dreadful cough and started feeling feverish. Fearing pneumonia, I rushed home to my boyfriend and said, “Let’s get married!”I am one of more than 41 million Americans who, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, currently live without health insurance, . Nine months ago I left a career as an analyst on Wall StreetRead More


Restitution Deadlines Approaching

From Aach to Zywietz, hundreds of thousands of names are waiting to be rediscovered on the Web site of the International Commission of Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.The list of 363,232 names, on the Internet since April 30, represents unpaid insurance policies belonging primarily to Jews in Nazi Germany. It is the most comprehensive such listRead More


Newsdesk May 23, 2003

Einstein Site LaunchedA new Web site dedicated to Albert Einstein was launched this week by Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the California Institute of Technology.The site provides access to 43,000 never-before-published documents, articles, photographs and scientific papers taken from the Einstein Archives at Hebrew University.HanochRead More


Activists Scale Back Opposition to ‘Map’

WASHINGTON — As the Bush administration steps up its drive to implement the president’s “road map” to Middle East peace, pro-Israel lobbyists and their allies in Congress are dropping their initial antagonism and moving toward active support of the administration’s stance.LastRead More


Black History Museum Is Moving Ahead in Congress

By Daniel Treiman

With the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993, Washington gained a widely acclaimed museum lauded for its emotionally moving permanent exhibit. The launch of a government-sponsored institution devoted to a genocide perpetrated overseas also highlighted, if unintentionally, the absence of a major national museum addressingRead More


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