Jewish Journal

Matthew Gutman

  • Security Fence Fails in Barring Criticism

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    An austere monolith of reinforced concrete, the 25-foot-high wall that separates parts of Israel from the West Bank conjures images of the Berlin Wall, Hadrian's Wall or even the Great Wall of China.

    But some Israelis fear that the wall -- part of a security barrier that will have...

  • IDF at Odds With Militant Activists

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The bad blood between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and a group of international pro-Palestinian activists continues to grow as more members of the group are injured in Israeli anti-terror operations.

    A British activist was shot in the head last Friday as a group of foreign and...

  • New Jerusalem Mayor Causes Concern

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The appointment of an acting mayor in Jerusalem has provided a new source of religious-secular tensions in the sharply divided city.

    On Sunday, after Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert announced his resignation so he could take a seat in the Knesset, he was succeeded by Deputy Mayor Uri...