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  • Thinking Twice About War

    By J.J. Goldberg

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    On a single day during Passover 1986, most of Israel's major dailies ran oddly identical front-page stories describing a secret negotiation, recently collapsed, between Israel and Iraq. Iraq, it was said, had approached Israeli representatives in New York, asking that Jerusalem...

  • Withholding Our Funds From Territories

    By Steve Berman

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Like so many of us across the United States, I have been giving to the annual campaign of the United Jewish Communities (UJC). Through our annual gifts to our local Jewish Federation, a significant portion of our money goes to the UJC, which then distributes funds in Israel for...

  • Democracy in the Mideast?

    By Barak Lurie

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President George W. Bush is certainly putting his money where his mouth is. Last week, the State Department announced it will invest $25 million to promote democracy throughout the Arab world. The goals of the program, which will train political advocates, journalists and others, are...

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  • The Cost of Boycott

    By Bonnie Lipton

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For some time, Dr. Eitan Galun, the head of Hadassah Medical Organization's Goldyne Savad Gene Therapy Institute, has been engaged in research to cure a genetic disease prevalent in the Palestinian community. He recently requested genetic material from a Norwegian scientist and was...

  • The Irrelevance of Arab Hatred

    By Larry Derfner

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The consensus view of the intifada among Israelis, Diaspora Jews and American conservatives -- that it's caused by Arab hatred and rejection of Israel -- is nothing but a lousy excuse. An excuse to say Israel is wholly blameless in this affair, and there's nothing Israel can do...

  • Job or Genesis?

    By Charles R. Bronfman

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks into our annual summerlong stay at our home in Jerusalem, my wife, Andy, and I became honorary citizens of this extraordinary city -- the first North American Jews to be so honored. It was a tremendously humbling moment in a summer of emotional ups and downs. We have many...

  • The Ethics of Revenge

    By Yitzhak Frankenthal

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    My beloved son, Arik, my own flesh and blood, was murdered by Palestinians.

    My tall, blue-eyed, golden-haired son who was always smiling with the innocence of a child and the understanding of an adult. My son. To hit his killers, innocent Palestinian children and other civilians...

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