Israeli Spies Aided Feds In Readying ‘Jihad’ Case

By Marc Perelman; Ori Nir

Intelligence supplied by Israel played a key role in the indictment last week of University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian on charges that he is a leader of the Islamic Jihad Palestinian terrorist group, the Forward has learned.An FBI delegation traveled to Israel late last year to collect intelligence obtained by Israel during theRead More

Soft Side to Sharon’s ‘Hard-line’ Coalition

By Chemi Shalev

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Sharon was hard at work this week cobbling together a coalition government that seemed to be leaving almost everyone unhappy — including much of Sharon’s own Likud party.The prime minister’s closest aides were insisting it was all part of a plan, a classic Sharon high-wire act that would eventually leadRead More

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

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