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Embracing Diaspora

By Tom Tugend

December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

The old-time Zionist religion had it that the only good Diaspora Jew was the one who made aliyah and settled in the ancestral land.

Now, after decades of inner-focused effort to build up the... read full article

  • Poverty and Unemployment Plague Israel

    By Larry Derfner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The peace process isn't the news in Israel anymore; it's poverty, unemployment and hunger. The domestic agenda, the one that Prime Minister Ehud Barak focused his election campaign on, has jumped up and bitten him.

    Recent polls show that Israelis, by a margin of over 2-1, think Barak...

  • Co-Existence on the Court

    By Helen Schary Motro

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Against the backdrop of four impeccable tennis courts in the exclusive Israeli town of Caesarea, an elegant female attorney addressed an attentive audience, a virtual "Who's Who" of the Israeli tennis world: stars, Glickstein, Perkis, Blum and Mansdorf; local and international...
  • Israel: Land of Sustainable Growth?

    By Avi Machlis

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The captains of Israel's economy told world economic leaders at the annual conference of the International Monetary Fund last month that Israel's sluggish economy is set for a revival after a three-year slowdown.

    Rosy government forecasts have been backed by a series of recent...

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  • Speechless in Ramallah

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign advisers had a punch-drunk air of disbelief about them this week as they struggled to absorb the fallout from their candidate's disastrous visit last week with Mrs. Yasser Arafat in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

    It wasn't enough that Clinton...

  • Finally, the Solution?

    By Douglas Davis

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Unlike previous efforts at Middle East summitry, this week's Clinton-Barak-Arafat meeting in Oslo did not aim at achieving any dramatic breakthroughs.

    Instead, the three leaders had the more modest goal of creating a positive atmosphere as Israel and the Palestinian Authority embark...

  • Ehud Barak’s First 100 Days

    By Eric Silver

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Ehud Barak has never been celebrated for his modesty. Presenting his government to the Knesset on July 6, the new prime minister declared: "I believe that this day will be chronicled as a milestone and a turning point --a time of reconciliation, unity and peace."

    He promised to be the...

  • Partisan Bickering

    By Michael Shapiro

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's backers in Washington have long sought to ensure that foreign aid to the Jewish state remains above the partisan fray. This year, however, that has not happened.

    With Congress and the White House battling over the budget, Israel's nearly $3 billion in annual aid as well as...

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