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  • Buck Stops at Prisoner Torture

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Why am I not surprised at the news of the mistreatment of Iraqis in an American version of Saddam Hussein's prisons, crimes, which in fact, occurred in the very same Baghdad prison that was notorious as a torture center in pre-occupation Iraq?

    Take a group of American men and women...

  • The Attack on Secularism

    By Cathy Young

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The new book "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" (Metropolitan Books), by writer and social critic Susan Jacoby, is a historical work but it is also an unabashed polemic on an acutely topical issue: the role of religion in public life in modern-day America. In the...

  • Barbaric Acts Kill Palestinian Sympathy

    By Larry Derfner

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I know there are many Palestinians out there who are sickened and ashamed by what happened in Gaza to the remains of the six dead Israeli soldiers.

    I don't hold them responsible; I don't associate them with those acts just because they are Palestinians or Arabs, not in any way.

    In...

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  • Failure to Elect Kerry Will Hurt Israel

    By Daphna E. Ziman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am a sabra, a native Israeli. I am also an American. I grew up with the Israeli and American flags crisscrossing my wall. They symbolized freedom to me.

    Throughout my life I've loved Israel, always appreciating the American Jewish community's commitment to my homeland. My husband...

  • Your Letters

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gays and Judaism

    Steve Greenberg may be many things, but Orthodox is not one of them ("Gay Orthodox Rabbi Peels Back His Life," May 7).

    It is worse than presumptuous to tell people how to define themselves. Orthodox Jews believe in -- and have always believed in -- a binding set...

  • The Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

    By Tamar Sternthal

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in...

  • Kerry’s Flip-Flops on Israel Stir Concern

    By Rick Richman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Earlier this year, Sen. John Kerry started shifting his position on Israel in hope of removing it as an issue of concern to Jewish voters.

    In February, just before the New York primary, Kerry met with prominent Jewish leaders and explained the naming of former President Jimmy Carter...

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