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For Ex-Klansman David Duke, No Room at the Inn in Virginia

By Seamus Mcgraw

Jay Patel didn’t pay much attention to the beleaguered looking blonde-haired man in the overcoat who shuffled through the lobby of the Quality Inn last Saturday night. The Indian immigrant, who had come to the United States during the mid-1980s to build a better life for his family, had better things to do that night than stare at the customers.Read More


Image-Conscious Iran ‘Releases’ Last of Jailed Jews

The release of five Iranian Jews from prison resulted not from a change of heart by the regime in Tehran, observers say, but from a political calculation that requires a burnished national image.And clouding the relief of their relatives and advocates is concern that these released prisoners may be rearrested at any time or be subjected to otherRead More


Jewish Military Families Finding A Virtual Home On ‘The Brave’

By Lisa Keys

For Judy Ledger, an administrator at an Atlanta synagogue, the bumper stickers on her Honda SUV speak a thousand words. On one side, a sticker proclaims — in Hebrew — her love of nature. On the other, she proudly declares “My Son is in the Army,” “My Daughter is in the Army” and, simply, “Go Army!”“People would stare atRead More


Holocaust Denier Demands Refugee Status

By Sheldon Gordon

TORONTO — The Canadian government is likely to thwart a bid for refugee status by Ernst Zundel, a notorious Holocaust denier who was deported from the United States to Canada last week and is being held in a Niagara Falls, Ontario, detention center.The German-born Zundel, who lived in Canada for more than 40 years without citizenshipRead More


Israel’s Role: The ‘Elephant’ They’re Talking About

By Ami Eden

“It is the proverbial elephant in the room,” wrote liberal columnist Michael Kinsley in the October 24, 2002, edition of the online journal Slate. “Everybody sees it, no one mentions it.”Kinsley was referring to a debate, once only whispered in back rooms but lately splashed in bold characters across the mainstream media, over Jewish andRead More


European Pol Wants Oversight of P.A. Funding

By Marc Perelman

He is what would be considered by many as an unlikely advocate for Israel: a French Socialist. But as a member of the European Parliament, Francois Zimeray has been the driving force behind an unprecedented move to shed light on the possible misuse of European funds by the Palestinian Authority.Although his efforts to launch a formal investigationRead More


Why Middle East ‘Marshall Plan’ Ignores Real Roots of Terrorism

BELARUS Page 17OSHMENE, Belarus — Only once in the 12 years that I’ve conducted these little expeditions to Eastern Europe have I come across a three-generation Jewish family that lives under one roof in a shtetl. Not that they’re all talking to each other, mind you — as Ecclesiastes once remarked, “There is nothing new under the sun.”Read More


Visit to Israel Is No Holiday For a Volunteer Paramedic

By Nacha Cattan

JERUSALEM — Delivering babies and treating victims of terrorism: Those aren’t the typical activities for a tourist in Israel, even one who has signed on for a rigorous volunteer or study program.But for Sara Ahronheim, 23, it’s a dream come true.“To be helping a 20-year-old Israeli woman give birth to a child, it’s beautiful to watch,”Read More


Israel Aided FBI in Probe of Suspected Terror Leader

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is being accused of putting politics ahead of policy for dismissing a Secret Service notice and welcoming terrorism suspect Sami Al-Arian into the White House complex for a June 2001 meeting.Al-Arian, a Florida professor indicted last week for his alleged role as a leaderRead More


THE FEATHERMAN FILE

By Andrew Silow-Carroll

Of Noteworthy Items in the Press A Certain People: If the Reformation was a giant oyster, were the Jews the irritant around which grew the pearl known as the Enlightenment? One professor seems to think so.In its February 28 issue, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the “highly anticipated” first book by 33-year-old Adam Sutcliffe,Read More





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