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


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

Her Funny Valentine Charms Her With Water, Duct Tape and Cipro

By Alana Newhouse

Unlike many Americans, I have had jugs of Poland Spring water and a month’s supply of beans and rice stored in my tiny Upper West Side kitchen for weeks. My husband, Daniel, beat a path to the local hardware store way before any of them sold out of duct tape and plastic sheeting. For Valentine’s Day he ordered me a one-week supply ofRead More

Argentina Faces a Suit Over Probe Of Bombing

By Noga Tarnopolsky

Despairing of the criminal trial which has dragged out for more than eight years, family members of some of the 85 victims killed in the 1994 bombing of the Jewish communal center in Buenos Aires have filed a civil suit against the Republic of Argentina. The suit charges that by failing to investigate the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy inRead More

Isser Harel, Father of Spy Network

TEL AVIV — Isser Harel, who founded Israel’s intelligence community and directed the capture of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, died this week at 91 after a lengthy illness.Harel ran the Shin Bet security service for 15 years and the Mossad foreign intelligence service for 11 years, and was largely responsible forRead More

Charities Set To Fight President On Budget

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Ending a months-long reluctance by major Jewish institutions to challenge the Bush administration on domestic issues, representatives of the nation’s largest Jewish charitable network are gearing up for a fight with the administration over plans to revamp Medicare and Medicaid.Lobbying efforts are planned at both the federal andRead More

Israeli, Arab Colleges Unite To Protest Canada Aid Cut

By Sheldon Gordon

MONTREAL — The presidents of universities in Israel, Jordan and the West Bank have joined in an unusual joint appeal to Canada’s foreign aid agency to preserve funding for a McGill University program that brings together Arab and Israeli social work students, training them to be “peace ambassadors” in their homelands.The survivalRead More

Gary Hart Says ‘Dual Loyalty’ Barb Was Not Aimed at Jews

By E.J. Kessler

Former Colorado senator Gary Hart insists he never meant to impugn the patriotism of any particular ethnic group of Americans — especially Jews — when he said in a speech last week that certain Americans can’t separate their “loyalties to their original homelands” from their loyalty to America.It was only a “general proposition,”Read More

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