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  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
     
  • Salman Rushdie Q & A: there's a fascination with death among suicide bombers

    By Erich Follath

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Salman Rushdie, 59, has spent many years thinking and writing about terrorism. In this interview with political author Erich Follath, which appeared last month in Der Spiegel and is reprinted here with permission, Rushdie reflects on why apparently normal young men turn to terror,...
  • Old-Fashioned Solution to Iran Problem

    By Saul Singer

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona and presidential hopeful, is absolutely right about the gravity of the threat from a nuclear Iran.

    But does anyone notice something strange?

    McCain strongly backed President Bush in toppling Saddam Hussein and is an unabashed hawk in...

  • Community Briefs

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Officials Urge Calm, Caution

    In the wake of an Al Qaeda threat against Los Angeles and a widespread power outage, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton assured the Jewish community last week that a strong and highly visible police presence will provide both...

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  • Sept. 11 Report: Israel Was a Target

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Qaeda was planning terrorist attacks against Israeli and American Jewish sites.

    That, at least, is one conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, which was released Thursday.

    The report shows that American intelligence agencies received signals...

  • Second Government

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I've been thinking a lot recently about French philosopher, journalist and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy (only in France can philosopher hyphenate with filmmaker).

    We had lunch about six months ago. At the time, Levy's English-language edition of "Who Killed Daniel Pearl?"(Melville...

  • Was Berg Targeted for Being a Jew?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The world may never know for sure if Nicholas Berg's religion played a role in his grisly execution at the hand of terrorists in Iraq.

    But many, including his family, are speculating that it was a factor in the terrorists' decision to kill the American Jewish civilian who had gone...

  • The Network of Terror

    By Micah D. Halpern

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The catastrophic simultaneous terror bombings that rocked Madrid and sent the United States, Israel and other freedom-loving and freedom-seeking countries reeling symbolized more than a small victory of evil over righteousness.

    It was the worse-case scenario for countries at the...

  • Political Ties of U.S.

    By Dr. Alexander Ford

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The old truths by which we in the Jewish community have ordered our political alliances are being shaken to the core.

    This became clear to me last week, as I sat, shmoozed and listened along with the 5,000 delegates at the 43rd annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public...

  • Fuel for Fear

    By Mike Levy

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    An FBI warning that Al Qaeda might attack Jewish targets with gasoline trucks ignited widespread concern in Los Angeles and fueled heightened security in Jewish communities nationwide this week.

    From Jewish organization offices to community centers to synagogues, news spread quickly...

  • A Beautiful Mind

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Acuity, passion, the ability to hold several conflicting ideas at the same time, a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the world we live in, and an ability to articulate a broad intellectual and moral vision -- watching Bill Clinton last Monday night at the Universal...

  • Crossing the Line

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Reluctant at first to pronounce outright support for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, extreme right-wing, militia and neo-Nazi groups within the United States entered the post-Sept. 11 period blaming Jews and Israel for the attacks on New York and Washington.

    In recent weeks, however,...

  • The Ear of the Beholder

    By J. D. Smith

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When I worked for Warner Bros. Records, I spent a good deal of my time trying to calibrate, coordinate and prognosticate the exact moment the headlining artist would take the stage. This involved calls to the manager, the road manager, the box office, the artist and spiritual...

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