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Cabinet Pick Opens Door to ‘Map’ Push

WASHINGTON — With the last-minute breaking of a deadlock in Ramallah over the formation of a new Palestinian Cabinet, the Bush administration appears once again to have been vindicated in its “vision” of Palestinian reforms leading to a renewed peace process.The deadlock ended Wednesday when Yasser Arafat accepted the Cabinet presentedRead More


Passover Laws Divide Coalition

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Sharon’s government faced a possible new coalition crisis this week after the Interior Ministry, led by the anti-clerical Shinui party, declined to enforce laws against public display of leavened foods, or chametz, during Passover.The ministry policy led to protests from Orthodox politicians, who called on SharonRead More


Newsdesk April 25, 2003

JCC CFO Pleads GuiltyA Florida woman pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from a Jewish community center where she was chief financial officer. Wendi Korb, 37, was placed on probation and must pay $25,000 to the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches immediately, and $45,000 more during the next 10 years. Korb, 37,Read More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Oren Rawls

Pipes Seam: The recent nomination of Daniel Pipes to the board of the quasi-governmental United States Institute of Peace sparked a battle of pens between Beltway and Big Apple editorialists, with trench lines being drawn around the conservative Middle East scholar’s belief in the militancy of Muslim Americans.“The BushRead More


In a Time of War, Runner Ties a Yellow Ribbon

By Rob Charry

Deena Drossin is one of the fastest women on earth. She’s the fastest female marathoner in American history. She’s considered the American distance runner with the best shot at winning a medal at next year’s summer Olympics in Athens. For now, though, the color she runs for is yellow — the color of the ribbon she wears around herRead More


Doing Well by Doing Good: ‘Tax Cheat’ Trumpets Largesse

By Daniel Treiman

Marc Rich, the pardoned tax fugitive, has given away more than $100 million in the last two decades, according to an elegant, hard-bound history of his philanthropic work issued recently by his foundation.It turns out, though, that even if recipients returned every penny, it still might not be enough to settle his tax bill. NewRead More


On Warsaw Ghetto Anniversary, A Pole Calls for Understanding

By Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

The proud and beautiful city of New York is known worldwide as one of the most important centers of the Jewish Diaspora. In fact, nowadays it is true to say that it is the most important city in the entire world. But as a Pole who lives and was born in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, I can never forget that it was from Warsaw and other PolishRead More


U.S.-Israel Differences Deepen on Peace ‘Map’

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — As the Bush administration turns its attention from war in Iraq to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, differences seem to be deepening between Washington and Jerusalem over the terms of the American-led “road map” to peace.The main dispute between the two allies hinges on what conditions, if any, the PalestiniansRead More


Sharon Says He Is Ready For Painful Concessions

By Ari Shavit

There are some matters regarding which we will be ready to take far-reaching steps. We will be ready to carry out very painful steps. But there is one thing that I told President Bush a number of times — I made no concessions in the past, and I will make no concessions now, or ever make concessions in the future, with regard to anything thatRead More


Behind Warnings to Damascus: Reassessment of Younger Assad

By Marc Perelman, With Reporting By Ori Nir in Washington.

A sudden flurry of U.S. warnings to Syria in recent days indicates that Washington has undertaken what Israel and its supporters here have been urging for months: a comprehensive reassessment of Syrian ruler Bashar Assad.In the past two weeks, while U.S. troops were taking control of neighboring Iraq, a string of top American officials —Read More


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