Every morning, at my kitchen counter, I leaf through two Israeli dailies, both of them in English. The Hebrew papers I read in cafés, not every day. I watch the TV news at 8 pm, on Channel 2. I rarely watch the Israel Broadcasting Authority news in English, but you can see it –...
Trial begins for main suspect in revenge murder of Palestinian teen
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On the morning after Yom Yerushalayim, I walked past the prime minister’s house on the way to the dentist. The house sits on Balfour Street, named for the British lord whose famous Declaration of 1917 paved the road to the Jewish state. Half a century later, the Israel Defense...
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May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmNot too far from my home there's a street named for the German poet Heinrich Heine, a baptized Jew and metaphorical Marrano. Sometimes on Shabbat afternoons, I take a long Jerusalem walk with my son, soon to be a soldier, and Lizzie, our German shepherd, a breed of dog that in my...
February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
For an Israeli who lives in Jerusalem, it's strange being the only Jew in the room. Yet that's how it was on Jan. 10 as I gave a talk on the current political situation to an international conference of Catholic bishops at the elegant Knights Palace Hotel in the Old City.
October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The horrifying images on Israel's Channel 10 were probably the most graphic I had ever seen on television. A suicide bomber, a Muslim religious teacher from Hebron -- himself the father of young children, had blown up a Jerusalem bus filled with ultra-Orthodox men, women and children...
March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
We live in an age of anxiety -- to put it extremely mildly. By the time you read these words, Iraq might be in flames, Saddam Hussein (or at least one or two of his doubles) may be history -- or on the other hand, maybe not. We in Israel are readying our plastic sheeting, oscillating...
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"Try to be one of those people on whom nothing is lost!" Henry James' advice to the beginning writer, expressed so exuberantly in his 1884 essay "The Art of Fiction," is a credo worth adopting for any sentient person. Notice everything, make the most of every experience, and, one...
September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm
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"Is America a great country or what? (APPLAUSE)
Yes it is. God bless America, land that we love."
- Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Los Angeles, Aug. 16, 2000
Like most American Jews, I'm a Democrat by tradition and temperament. Still, I understand why some Jews might not vote for Joe...
June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm
It's not easy being 52, especially when you're a country. Israel and I are the same age, and I get the feeling it's harder on her than on me. The other night my high school classmates living in Israel got together for a 35th reunion. There were 116 graduates of our modern-Orthodox...
May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pmDuring the Passover holiday I went on a picnic with family and friends. My brother and his boy were visiting from Los Angeles, and five carloads of parents and children made for Park Britannia, a scenic spot 40 minutes southwest of Jerusalem, via a sliver of Palestinian territory and...
May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm
May 1998. Israel turned 50. The weather has beenfabulous. We got a new dog. Otherwise, things are morecomplicated.
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