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Pushing for Peace

By Matthew Dorf

May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

The Clinton administration has a simple message for Israelis and Palestinians: The peace process must move forward without delay.

As soon as Israel's new government is in place, the State... read full article

  • Ties Still Bind

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    With Monday's victory of Labor candidate Ehud Barak as Israeli prime minister, we can once again put to rest the age-old stereotype that American Jews are disinterested in Israel. As this week's Gallop poll indicates, nothing could be farther from the truth. A full 82 percent of...
  • Discovering Zion

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    State Sen. Richard Alarcon, along with state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and 16 other guests of the Anti-Defamation League, spent the week of April 24-30 touring Israel. The trip ran simultaneously with that of Children of the Dream, an ADL project to foster mutual respect...
  • The Way We Live Now

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Two items in the news caught my eye this week. One of course was the wind-down of the bitter intramural elections in Israel, which has only nominally been concerned with the peace process and the next door Palestinians; voters go to the polls Monday, May 17. The second was the...
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  • Unprecedented Election Choices

    By David Landau

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israel appears poised to embark on a two-week period unprecedented in its political history.

    As befits a political culture drawing at least part of its mode of discourse from the Talmud, hypotheses regarding what will happen during those two weeks run the gamut of speculation.

    When...

  • The Return of Poogy

    May 13, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    The fabled Poogy, Israel's most celebrated rock band, is reuniting in the United States next month for a three-city tour, billed as their "final reunion." It's worth watching the reviews to see how they're received. The results will offer data on the state of Jewish identity and...
  • Fly in the Vote

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Phone Chai L'Yisrael in Brooklyn and the recorded greeting tells the caller, "Your vote will help keep Israel safe and secure."

    The Web site for KesherUSA urges the visitor's electoral participation to assure an Israel "committed to democracy."

    The code words need no translation for...

  • Israeli Election: Who Cares?

    By James D

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli voters go to the polls on May 17 in what could be the most critical election in the young nation's history. But many American Jews, perplexed by the ever-shifting lineup of personalities, parties and positions, are reacting with a collective yawn, according to community...

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