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  • Israel’s Mayors Threatened Daily

    By Larry Derfner

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a so-so January for Zvi Gov-Ari, mayor of the Israeli city of Yavne. On the good side, the 18-year-old boy who torched Gov-Ari's car with two Molotov cocktails was convicted and sentenced, albeit very lightly -- 20 months imprisonment, suspended. On the bad side, the mayor...

  • Nostalgia

    By Rob Eshman

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I asked Avraham Burg what he feels is the greatest misconception American Jews have about Israel. The Knesset speaker and Labor Party leader was sitting still for a moment in a Beverly Hills hotel. Too many of them, he said, harbor some nostalgic vision of Israel as a land of milk,...

  • U.S. May Be Giving Up on Arafat

    By David Landau

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What a difference a year makes.

    A little more than a year ago, then-President Bill Clinton detailed a Mideast peace plan that included deep Israeli concessions and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

    This week, as Clinton visited Israel for the first time since leaving...

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  • Another of ‘Iran 10’ Released

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The second of 10 Iranian Jews jailed on charges of spying for Israel has been freed, but Jewish leaders don't see it as a shift in Iranian policy.

    "We take no delight in an innocent man serving more than 1,000 days in a prison for exercising his religion," said Pooya Dayanim,...

  • Clinton in Tel Aviv

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Despite his administration's failure to bring peace to the Middle East, former President Bill Clinton still enjoys rock star-like popularity in Israel. That was amply demonstrated last Sunday night when Clinton received an honorary doctorate at Tel Aviv University from university...

  • Enabled Kids

    By Judy Lash Balint

    January 24, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    It's the high point of the week for Adi Maloul: an art session with friends at Beit Hagalgalim (House of Wheels) in Herzliya. The innovative support project for disabled youngsters lights up the face of the dark-skinned, short-haired 18-year-old.

    Her high-tech wheelchair is parked at...

  • After Arafat

    By David Landau

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    For the first time, Israeli political debate is focusing openly on the prospect of life after Yasser Arafat.

    This follows a marked drop in the Palestinian Authority president's international standing -- in the eyes not just of the United States but also among other key members of the...

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