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Exhibit Sheds Light on Nazi Suppression Of Free Speech

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — For the past decade, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has focused on the Nazi campaign to persecute and murder Europe’s Jews. But this week, the museum marked its 10th anniversary by opening an exhibition on a topic that is not explicitly and specifically Jewish: Hitler’s war on free thought and free speech.“I was aRead More


Strike Shuts Down Government Services

About 700,000 public-sector workers, including more than 200,000 teachers, launched a nationwide strike this week effectively shutting down almost all government services offered by the state. The strike, which began Wednesday, was called to protest the government’s introduction of legislation that would cut $2.35 billion from Israel’s $56Read More


Only in America: Building Bridges at a Unique Seder

By Andrea Barron

LETTER FROM VIRGINIAEvery Passover, Jews begin telling the story of the exodus from Egypt by reciting the Four Questions, starting with, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” This year, one Seder I attended was different not simply because of the matzo and the maror, but because of the people seated around the table.There wereRead More


‘A Place... Close to Our Hearts’

By Lisa Keys

TEREZIN, CZECH REPUBLIC — Theresienstadt, the Nazis’ “model” ghetto, whose remains were nearly washed away by the waters of the Elbe and Eger rivers in last August’s disastrous floods, is on its way back to model condition. Thanks to the generosity of Jews throughout the world who answered cries for help, the site through which 140,000Read More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

When CNN military analyst Wesley Clark — a former general who is often mentioned as a potential Democratic presidential candidate — took a new job recently as chairman of the board of WaveCrest Laboratories, pundits pronounced him out of the political game. Not quite. The post just might help build Clark’s credentials amongRead More


U.S. Groups Seek To Cast Peace ‘Map’ As a Threat

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Despite American assurances that Israel will not be endangered by President Bush’s “road map” to peace — and despite Israel’s in-principle acceptance of the road map — several leading American-Jewish organizations are working to cast doubt on the plan and depict it as a threat to Israeli security.American assurances toRead More


U.S. Set To Verify Fulfillment of Peace Plan Requirements

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — A special addendum to the “road map,” the American-led plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, says that the United States will take the lead in verifying that Israel and the Palestinians fulfill the plan’s requirements.This leading American role — especially on the question of whether the Palestinian Authority isRead More


A Farewell to Partisan Review, Bracing ‘Family of Freethinkers’

By Sanford Pinsker

It’s been more than a decade since I first submitted a piece to Partisan Review — it was a review of Sidney Hook’s letters — and received a typed note from William Phillips, the journal’s co-founder and longtime editor, telling me that, with some minor changes, he’d print it. I was overjoyed, partly because any acceptanceRead More


Third Trial In ’91 Riot Shows Race Still Divides

By Nacha Cattan

An air of frustration filled Courtroom 6 during jury selection in the Brooklyn federal courthouse last week when Juror 46 insisted that despite her own biases she could be fair in the racially charged trial of Lemrick Nelson Jr. When Judge Frederic Block admitted her to a pool of jury finalists, frustration boiled over into anger.JurorRead More


U.S. Probe Sees Terror Networks Sharing Men, Cash in Global Trail

By Marc Perelman

American authorities are investigating a suspicious money trail that leads from the jungles of South America to the suburbs of Dallas and may shed light on the interlocking finances of some key terrorist networks, including Hamas and Al Qaeda.Federal and Texas state investigators are seeking clues to the origin and destination of millions ofRead More


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