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Jewish Journal

Janine Zacharia

  • Cheney’s Israel-Iraq Comment Misleads

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has received scant attention in the run-up to the Nov. 2 presidential election. Iraq and the war against Al Qaeda have dominated the foreign policy discussions. And with neither candidate sketching out an approach to resuming the peace process, both sides prefer instead to...

  • What about Iran?

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last week in Baghdad, 30 Iranians were captured fighting for the militant Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. A few days earlier, two trucks transporting weapons for Sadr's fighters were caught trying to drive into Iraq from Iran.

    NBC reported recently that "thousands" of Iranian-funded...

  • Berman ‘Rocks’ Boston

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At French Connection on Boston's fashionable Newberry Street this past Tuesday evening, L.A. native Lindsey Berman is juggling. A song by the band Journey blares out of her satchel shaped like a guitar each time her cell phone rings. People are calling -- friends, friends of friends,...

  • DNC, ‘Daily Show’ and Davening

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    So an Orthodox Jew is not the Democratic vice presidential nominee this year, like in 2000. And the wife of the vice presidential nominee is not named Hadassah. Yet, despite the absence of such central Jewish characters at the 2004 Democratic National Convention this week, Jews --...

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  • Is Bush Good for Israel?

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last October, when Israeli air force jets struck a Palestinian terrorist training camp outside Damascus in response to a deadly suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant, there was some anticipation that Washington might rebuke its Jewish ally. It was, after all, Israel's first attack...

  • A Relative Peace for Those in Tunisia

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Throughout much of the Arab world and Europe, three and a half years of intensive Israeli-Palestinian violence has deepened anti-Israeli and even anti-Semitic sentiment among populations, recent polls have shown. But in Tunisia, home to one of the last significant Jewish populations...

  • Jews on the Warship

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When I first packed for my trip as "embedded press" aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt -- one of five navy aircraft carriers deployed for war in Iraq -- I decided to throw a Megillah in my backpack, realizing that I would be on board during Purim. I had considered the possibility of...