Jewish Journal

The Prospect of War

By Larry Derfner

June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

During the yearlong tenure of the Netanyahu government, Syria has become the forgotten front in the Israeli-Arab peace process. The two sides aren't negotiating, and Warren Christopher's... read full article
  • Compromise

    By Eric Silver

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Binyamin Netanyahu's crises never come singly. One, of prime interest to American Jewry, was put on hold this week. Another, which hogged the headlines for Israelis, ended with blood on the saddle.

    Leaders of American Reform and Conservative movements reached an agreement, in...

  • Bilingual Blues

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Here we go again. For the third time in four years, Californians are about to be treated to another racially tinged slugfest, this time over bilingual education.

    Slated for the June 1998 ballot, the measure -- called "English for Children" -- would direct California's educational...

  • Labor’s Move Toward Center

    By Eric Silver

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    After a year of licking the wounds of electoral defeat, the Israeli left has crowned a new leader who radiates an aura of victory and an appetite for power. The campaign of the year 2000 has begun.

    Ehud Barak, a former armed forces chief who entered politics only 2 1/2 years ago, was...

  • Netanyahu’s First Anniversary

    By Ina Friedman

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As the first anniversary of Binyamin Netanyahu's election as prime minister approached this week, Israel looked back on a tumultuous year in which the public was more sharply divided and over a wider span of issues -- political, social, and religious -- than ever before.


  • Stepping Stones

    By Eric Silver

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel is preparing a package of gestures designed to revive the Mideast peace negotiations that have been frozen since work began on a contentious Jewish housing project at Har Homa in East Jerusalem two months ago.

    The measures are expected to include firm steps toward building...

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