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  • Holy Moly! Robertson Apologizes

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Rev. Pat Robertson has long preached as though God is on his side -- including when he recently cast the stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as God's punishment for "dividing" the Holy Land by pulling Israel out of Gaza.

    But last week, Robertson apparently...

  • Library Group Draws Fire Over Web Site

    By Marc Ballon

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With more than 64,000 members, the American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest organization of its type in the world. The group aims to improve the quality of libraries and to ensure equal access to information for all. This mission has included advocacy when...

  • Olmert’s Conversion From Pol to Leader

    By Larry Derfner

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    As far as personality goes, Ehud Olmert is not my kind of guy. He comes off like he thinks he's God's gift to humanity, riffraff that we are.

    I remember several years ago when as mayor of Jerusalem, he came to view the damage to a local Conservative synagogue that had been...

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  • ‘Top Gun’ Lawyer Aims to Aid Likud

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The latest, and certainly most colorful, addition to the ranks of the local Likud leadership is Beverly Hills lawyer Myles L. Berman.

    He is better known to citizens facing drunk driving charges -- and to connoisseurs of advertising slogans -- as The Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney, but...

  • Uncertain Time for Likud in America

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ariel Sharon and his Likud party used to be the safest of bets for American supporters of Israel who are conservative, hawkish or focused foremost on security. And Sharon's Likud could rely on its American tribe for financial and political support.

    But times have changed -- and...

  • Clear Ideological Focus Marks Olmert

    By Leslie Susser

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ehud Olmert, who took over as acting Israeli prime minister following Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke, is a career politician with a clear ideological focus. If he becomes prime minister in his own right, Olmert can be expected to carry on peacemaking efforts with the Palestinians...

  • AFTER SHARON

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    History will note the premiership of Ariel Sharon as the pivotal moment when Israel decided that ending control over the Palestinians was in its own, crucial interest. And it was the time that Israel took dramatic unilateral action to pursue that course. Disengagement, defeating...

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