Jewish Journal

End of Sanity

By Orit Arfa

July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

The orange ribbon was tied neatly around my rearview mirror.

Through the mirror I saw the face of an acquaintance in the backseat. I was giving her a ride from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

When... read full article

  • Pollard Appeal Fails; Few Options Left

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    The court...

  • Gaza Settler Pullout Protest Draws 500

    By David Finnigan

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More than 500 demonstrators, mostly Orthodox Jews, gathered in front of the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles last weekend to oppose Israel's planned, upcoming pullout of settlers from Gaza.

    The two-hour Sunday afternoon rally drew the largest gathering yet of several recent...

  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Expatriates' Vote

    It's long been more socially acceptable for Jews to immigrate to Israel than to emigrate out of it. Some Israelis feel that they're abandoning the project of the Jewish state, not doing their part, not facing the same risks as those they leave behind.

    So it's...

  • Letters

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Poverty Answer

    Kudos to you for publishing "A Chance to Make Poverty History" (July 1). This op-ed clearly demonstrates the need for strong U.S. leadership and intervention to alleviate global poverty. As a supporter of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), I applaud their work...

  • Is Bibi Set to Challenge Sharon?

    By Leslie Susser

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Everyone in the Israeli political establishment knows it's only a matter of time before Benjamin Netanyahu challenges Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for leadership of the Likud Party and the country.

    But speculation is now rife that the challenge could come sooner than expected.

  • Is an Israel Brain Drain Nigh?

    By Dr. Aaron Ciechanover

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I was born in Haifa in 1947, the year Israel was recognized as an independent state by the United Nations, and grew up in the newly born country in the mid-1950s. There was little wealth in Israel at that time, and my family was not among the wealthy few. Nevertheless, I was...

  • An Oleh Love Story

    By Jonathan Udren

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    During my first visit to Israel when I was 24, fantasies of aliyah and Israeli women captured my imagination.

    I pictured myself waking up every day to the tangerine Jerusalem sun in a narrow Nachla'ot apartment that overlooked the city.

    Then I imagined falling in love with one of...

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