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Divorce, Israeli Style: Populace Loses Its Illusion About Politics

By Nahum Barnea

Among the stars of this year’s Israeli election campaign was a pair of senior citizens. Back in 1999, after being happily married for nearly 60 years, the husband asked his wife for the first time in their life together whom she voted for that year. She foolishly decided to answer: the Labor candidate, Ehud Barak. TheRead More


Young Jewish Republicans Toss Off Their Family Ties

By Max Gross

Matt Brooks, the 36-year-old head of the Republican Jewish Coalition, has what in his circle amounts to a dirty little secret: His parents were once Democrats.“I’ve always been Republican,” Brooks told the Forward. This from a boy whose mother volunteered for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and whose grandparents were active inRead More


Terrorism Stokes New Set of Fears Among Jews: Poll

By Steven M. Cohen

Alarmed by the growing specter of terrorism abroad and at home, American Jews report feeling high levels of anxiety and fear of further attacks — on their nation, their community and themselves. The September 11 attacks, ongoing violence in Israel and reports of antisemitic threats worldwide have combined to create a widespread feelingRead More


At Home and Abroad, Bush Has Some Explaining To Do

By Gus Tyler

President Bush is involved in a two-front war. One is being fought on the international front and the other upon the domestic front. The former is the war against Iraq; the latter is the war against a threatening “depression” devil. And he is losing both.Who says so? It’s not The New York Times and not TheRead More


Critics Charge Rabbinic Court Covered Up Lanner Abuse

By Nacha Cattan

Nineteen critics of convicted sex offender and former Orthodox Union youth leader Rabbi Baruch Lanner have signed a letter excoriating a respected rabbi, saying that he withheld for more than a decade a 1989 rabbinical court ruling that found Lanner guilty of abuse.The January 24 letter accuses Rabbi Mordechai Willig, a highly regarded spiritualRead More


Secular Shinui Parties, While Leftists Taste Sour Grapes

By Noga Tarnopolsky

JERUSALEM — The left wing was never very big here in the Holy City, but these days it is very small. Most days, you can find much of it ensconced at Gaffen, a wine emporium-cum-coffee shop on Emek Refaim Street, the main drag in the trendy German Colony.On Tuesday, Election Day, wine was being served as of 10:00 a.m. and an exact reproduction ofRead More


Egypt Wants Labor To Join Unity Gov’t

By Marc Perelman

Egypt wants the Israel Labor Party to join a national unity government under Ariel Sharon, in order to boost the prospects of an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire agreement that Cairo and Jerusalem have been negotiating quietly in recent weeks.“Our reading is that Israel will have a coalition government and that Sharon prefers to have a coalitionRead More


Powell Seen Warning Sharon In Comments on Palestinians

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — A day before Israelis went to the polls to reelect Prime Minister Sharon, Secretary of State Colin Powell indirectly yet strongly criticized the Israeli leader for his vision of what a future Palestinian state should look like.Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Powell said Monday: “We also have to say toRead More


Grim Sharon Faces Few Options After Historic Electoral Victory

By Chemi Shalev

JERUSALEM — The Likud Party’s overwhelming victory in this week’s Israeli elections may have given Prime Minister Sharon several options for building a new government, but his first choice, a broad coalition with Labor, appears to be achingly out of reach.Even as the election night returns were coming in, showing Sharon with a Knesset blocRead More


ZOA Said To Be Selling Its Tel Aviv Center

By Alana Newhouse

The Zionist Organization of America may be selling its cultural center in Tel Aviv, in a move that could prove controversial for the hawkish pro-Israel organization.The Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported earlier this month that the center, called the ZOA House and run by the organization since the 1950s, may be sold to the Kaldash Company, aRead More


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