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When Worlds Collide: Hollywood, Meet Hunger

By Rob Eshman

April 21, 2009 | 6:57 pm

The Man at the Luxe

Ruth Messinger was telling me how 1.1 million people in Darfur are at
risk for cholera when Matt McConaughey interrupted her.
The actor didn’t really interrupt her: he just happened to be... read on

  • Day 2 of our Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2: Our Way or Norway

    By David Weiner

    April 21, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his... read on

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 1: Arrival

    By David Weiner

    April 20, 2009 | 5:47 am

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals. 

    Armed with his... read on

  • David Brooks Lands in Israel, Is Bemused

    By Rob Eshman

    April 17, 2009 | 1:18 pm

    In today’s New York Times, columnist David Brooks does a nice job capturing what so many of us civilized Jews feel when we touch down in Israel:

    “As an American Jew, I was taught to go all gooey-eyed at the thought of Israel, but I have to confess, I find the place by turns... read on

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  • U.S. Seizes Demjanjuk, But Court Halts Deportation

    By Jay Firestone

    April 14, 2009 | 9:15 pm

    [UPDATE]From Reuters:

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court halted the deportation of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk on Tuesday, just hours after immigration agents carried him out of his Ohio home to send him to Germany for trial.

    Following the ruling, Demjanjuk... read on

  • US ‘Set to Detain’ Nazi suspect

    By JewishJournal

    April 14, 2009 | 3:38 pm

    From BBC News:

    An Ohio man accused by German officials of Nazi war crimes is set to be held by US authorities ahead of his deportation to Germany, his lawyer says.

    John Demjanjuk, 89, is accused being an accessory to the deaths of some 29,000 people at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in World War II.

    His family have claimed that Mr Demjanjuk, who is bed-ridden, is too unwell to be deported.

    Lawyers for Mr Demjanjuk have filed an appeal against the deportation order.  More at BBC News.

  • Obama’s White House Passover Seder: A Users Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    April 9, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    Last night President Bacak Obama chalked up yet another historical first by holding the first President-hosted Passover seder in the White House. As Associated Press reported, other administrations have had seders in the White House, but never with the President himself in... read on

  • Lieberman: Peace Talks Have Reached ‘Dead End’

    April 7, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    From Haaretz.com

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Western-backed peace efforts with the Palestinians had reached a “dead end” and that Israel intended to present new ideas for diplomacy.

    “There is definitely a regression here and we must understand and admit that we are at a dead end,” Lieberman told members of Yisrael Beiteinu during a party meeting. “We definitely intend to present new ideas.”  Click here to read the full story on Haaretz.com

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