Jewish Journal

  • Pollard Lawyers Get Day in Federal Court

    By Edwin Black

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sept. 2 is going to be a big day for Jonathan Pollard: The American Jewish spy is going to get another day in court.

    Pollard's lawyers will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind the life sentence he received 18...

  • Israel Reconsiders Peace Policies

    By Leslie Susser

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last week's massive bus bombing, which killed 21 people, most of them ultra-Orthodox Jews and some of them children, may turn out to be a defining moment in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    It signaled the collapse of the hudna (cease-fire) declared by Palestinian terrorist...

  • Israel to Seek Celebrity Support

    By David Finnigan

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Flush with the worldwide publicity generated by this summer's visit to Israel by actor Christopher Reeve, Ambassador Yuval Rotem of the Israel Consulate of Los Angeles said that in September he will "re-embark on this mission, to appeal to some people from the entertainment industry...

  • Jerusalem Bombing Shatters Cease-Fire

    By Gil Sedan

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yehuda Meshi-Zahav was checking the bodies lying on the pavement next to the bus destroyed in yet another suicide bombing, when he heard a baby crying.

    Meshi-Zahav, the head of ZAKA -- the ultra-Orthodox organization that collects victims' body parts after terrorist attacks -- found...

  • Making Dreams of Israel Come True

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the international terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport, the luggage carts sag under the weight of bulging suitcases, and it seems as if every family moving to Israel on this group flight is accompanied by a 10-person entourage to see them off.

    Despite the El Al security guards...

  • British Writer Snubs Pro-Israel Letters

    By Richard Allen Greene

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A British newspaper columnist who admits that he ignores pro-Israel letters to the editor if the writer has a Jewish name will not be punished, the country's media watchdog has decided.

    Richard Ingrams, a columnist for the Observer newspaper, made the remark last month in a column...

  • Reeve Superhero to Israeli Terror Victims

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On this hot Tuesday morning in central Israel, Elad Wassa sits in his wheelchair, his dark eyes bright with anticipation. One year ago, Wassa, a Falasha (Ethiopian Jew), was working at a vegetable stand in a Netanya market when a bomb exploded as he was bending down to pick up some...

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