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  • Madeleine Albright on discovering in her 50s that her family was Jewish

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2012 | 9:57 pm

    In her new book, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shares what it was like to discover in her late 50s that her family was Jewish. A portion is excerpted at the Huffington Post:

    I had no idea that my family heritage was Jewish or that more than twenty of my relatives had...

  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends in ‘Retirement’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 1, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Monday evening, Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and...

  • Everyone’s Jewish—until proven otherwise

    By Charles Krauthammer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Strange doings in Virginia. George Allen, former governor, one-term senator, son of a famous football coach and in the midst of a heated battle for reelection, has just been outed as a Jew.
     
    An odd turn of events, given that his having Jewish origins has nothing to do with anything...
  • The ‘Disappearance’of Ya’acov Schwartz

    By Larry Derfner

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 10, the day Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in Israel, the country became preoccupied with another event: the disappearance of Ya'acov Schwartz. Police said that they suspected the 63-year-old Schwartz, whose car was found abandoned near the Gaza Strip, had...
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