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  • Final Reckoning—Israel’s Defeat

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    However hard Ehud Olmert tries to spin it, the U.N. ceasefire that began this week is a disaster for Israel and for the war on terrorism generally. With an unprecedented green light from Washington to do whatever necessary to uproot the Iranian front line against Israel, and with a...
  • Dems and Don’ts

    By Rob Eshman

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last Sunday evening, in a Westwood office tower, I sat behind a one-way mirror and watched a group of about 30 voters -- half Democrats, half Republicans -- respond to images and opinions about Israel's war in Lebanon.

    Pollster Frank Luntz had arranged the session as part of his...

  • Local Christian Leaders Maintain Support for Israel

    By Marc Ballon

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Even in the face of recent international criticism of Israel's war tactics, American Christians, especially Evangelicals, have remained steadfast in support of Jews and the Jewish state. Whereas vicious anti-Zionist attacks in much of Europe and the Arab world have lately bled into...
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  • War Takes Environmental Toll

    By Uriel Heilman

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As the people of northern Israel finally return to their homes, they're going back to more than empty streets, freshly dug gravesites and a beefed-up military presence.

    They're also coming home to a radically altered physical landscape. Devastated by fires sparked by Katyusha...

  • Pets left behind in the North are focus of Israeli volunteers

    By Dina Kraft

    August 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    YOKNE'AM, Israel, Aug. 15 (JTA) -- When tens of thousands of Israelis fled their homes as Hezbollah rockets began raining down on northern Israel, they left behind not only hastily locked-up houses but, in many cases, their pets.

    After days and weeks of being left to fend for...

  • Painful Lessons Emerge From War in Lebanon

    By Michael Berenbaum

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We are now four weeks into the war in Lebanon, five weeks into the crisis in Gaza, and it is time to consider what we have learned -- if anything.

    For Jews on the left, a position where I comfortably situate myself politically and morally, this was a war that should not have...

  • Persian Angelenos Pledge Money, Support to Israel

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Karnit Goldwasser

    The young woman stood at the podium and spoke to a quiet, tearful audience. "We just got married last October," said Karnit Goldwasser, "and I can't describe to you how my life was just turned upside down on that one day."

    Goldwasser's husband is Ehud Goldwasser, one of the...

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