In light of several recent security snafus, Washington's intelligence community is clearly under pressure to tighten the cordon around sensitive material.
Iran appears to have made a concession by reducing jail time for the "Iran 10," but American Jewish advocates insist it's not nearly enough.
It's after Labor Day, which means kids are back to school, the football season has kicked off and the presidential race is heating up.
With the E.U. announcement this week that it has lifted sanctions against Austria, some wonder whether the wheels of restitution will, coincidentally, grind to a halt.
There is reportedly puzzlement and consternation that Arafat continues to reject what is presumably the best offer an Israeli leader can make.
The waiting game continues in Iran, as the judiciary there has postponed at least for another week a decision in the appeals of 10 Iranian Jews convicted on charges of spying for Israel.The delay is ostensibly because the three judges reviewing the appeals are divided on whether the charges the Jews were convicted of actually constituted a crime.
Speaking to more than 150 heads of state at the U.N. Millennial Summit on Wednesday, Barak said Israel is prepared to accept less than 100 percent "of its dreams."
Since 1996, Jewish groups and their lawyers have gone to the mat with the likes of the Germans, the Swiss and the French, extracting $9 billion in restitution for the evil wrought in Europe by Nazi forces and their collaborators.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman's first Friday in the U.S. Senate posed a problem for him - not politically, but religiously.
Iranian hard-liners are showing no signs of backing down in the trial of 13 Iranian Jews accused of spying for Israel.
What happens next is anyone's guess.
When it first emerged in November that a Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez had been fished out of the sea, Moises Asis relied on his lawyerly instincts.
After an appeal by Iran's chief rabbi, the Iranian judiciary has announced it will allow 13 Jews accused of spying for Israel and America to hire their own lawyers, said an American Jewish leader.
The 13 will also get a few extra days to prepare their case, according to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Having endured 10 years of oppression and the largest expulsion in Europe since the Holocaust, it is not uncommon to hear the Albanians of Kosovo draw parallels between themselves and Jews.
So it was little surprise to Greta Kacinari that Jews would be among those lending a hand in Kosovo, the war-torn southern province of Yugoslavia.
Soaring above the sea of green and white canvas tents in the dusty, wind-swept Stenkovec refugee camp in Macedonia are a handful of Israeli flags. It is a jarring sight whose incongruity is compounded by the fact that just a stone's throw away are the Germans.
It was March 31, the first night of Passover, and his native Yugoslavia was again convulsed by war.
In other circumstances, there would be nothing unusual about busloads of Yugoslavs visiting the capital of their northern neighbor, Hungary.