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Jews’ Role Murky As Rebel Banner Drops in Georgia

By Jeff Zell

ATLANTA — Thanks to a last-second compromise reached by lawmakers last week, the state flag of Georgia is about to drop the notorious Confederate battle emblem for the first time in nearly 50 years..The deal — widely seen as a rebuke of Republican Governor Sonny Perdue — came quickly, catching most observers by surprise. But for TyroneRead More


Prolific Writer Awarded for Letters to the Editor

By Max Gross

Stephen A. Silver knows how to get his name in print.He is the recipient of a media watch group’s Letter Writer of the Year Award because of the dozens of letters he published in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world on behalf of Israel.Silver, who lives in Concord, Calif., is one of more than 3,500 American members of theRead More


Israeli Ambassador Gets Down to Business at the U.N.

By Marc Perelman

UNITED NATIONS — In the aristocratic world of the United Nations, where diplomats land appointments only after slowly climbing the ranks of their foreign services, Israeli ambassador Dan Gillerman is a maverick.Gillerman is no career diplomat. He is a businessman who has agreed to forgo shares and profits for a while and instead fight overRead More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Oren Rawls

Alternate Route: “The Oslo accords, which were produced by direct negotiations, have collapsed and have been replaced by a violent interaction that the two sides cannot end by themselves,” Martin Indyk writes in the May/June issue of the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs. “Without some form of effective international intervention, IsraelisRead More


Misquoted About Schools, Paige Is Hearing Apologies

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Two national Jewish organizations are apologizing to Education Secretary Rod Paige for their criticisms of him over a public endorsement of schools that teach “the values of the Christian community,” after it was disclosed that he had been misquoted.The Anti-Defamation League and the Religious Action Center of Reform JudaismRead 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


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Does the presidential candidacy of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman have a Jewish problem? Some folks seem to think so.The Hartford Courant took its home-state senator to task last week for what it called his “dismal” first-quarter contribution filing, saying there was a “Jewish wrinkle” to Lieberman’s lackluster showing: TheRead More


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