Jewish Journal

Michael Shapiro

  • Jewish Law Cited in Death Penalty Case

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A man who will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court next year that his planned execution in Florida's electric chair constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" can point to a 2,000-year-old Jewish law when he pleads his case.

    A friend-of-the court brief filed last week in the Supreme...

  • Can Bush Win the Jewish Vote?

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    After being vanquished from the White House nearly eight years ago, much of the Republican establishment is putting its faith -- and cash -- behind George W. Bush to lead the party back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Many Jewish Republicans appear to be no different.

    After politely...

  • Agreement Reached for Slave Laborers

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Jews who worked as slave laborers during the Nazi era are one step closer to receiving some measure of compensation for their ordeal.

    After months of torturous negotiations, an agreement has been reached to establish a $5.2 billion fund for these victims of the Holocaust, according...

  • Talks to Be Held

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's Middle East shuttle mission has paid off with the announcement that Israeli-Syrian negotiations will resume next week.

    President Clinton made the announcement Wednesday after Albright held separate talks with the leaders of Israel and...

  • Is Bradley Good for Jews?

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Bill Bradley first ran for the Senate in New Jersey in 1978, many Jewish activists backed his Republican opponent, who was seen as a strong supporter of Israel and a friend to the Jewish community.

    At the time, Bradley, who had retired a year earlier from a star-studded career...

  • Mideast Briefs

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish relief agencies and the government of Israel are mobilizing to send rescue missions and humanitarian aid to Turkey, in the wake of a devastating earthquake that, at press time, may have claimed more than 4,000 lives.

    The Israel Defense Force sent a 200-member rescue team to...

  • Jews Must Be Careful When They Talk About Buchanan

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In recent weeks, Jewish groups have publicly criticized the views expressed by Pat Buchanan that Nazi Germany posed no threat to the United States and that America did not have to enter World War II.

    But when Buchanan announced this week that he was leaving the Republican Party to...

  • Mideast Briefs

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    With nearly $2 billion in aid to fund the Wye agreement still trapped in the budget battle between congressional Republicans and President Clinton, pro-Israel activists and Israeli officials are engaged in one of their most intense lobbying efforts in years.

    A few hundred activists...

  • Partisan Bickering

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's backers in Washington have long sought to ensure that foreign aid to the Jewish state remains above the partisan fray. This year, however, that has not happened.

    With Congress and the White House battling over the budget, Israel's nearly $3 billion in annual aid as well as...