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  • November 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 2, 2012 | 3:26 am

    In-depth

    Anatomy of a Deal with Iran

    Writing in the National Interest, Rajan Menon lays out his vision for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

    A negotiated settlement would have to include provisions allowing Iran some level of enrichment but one well below what...

  • The Rosner-Cohen Exchange Part II: Your Israel survey is odd; your reporting is selective

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2012 | 9:30 am

    This is the second ‎part in an ongoing debate with Prof Steven M. Cohen of the Hebrew Union College, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. The first part is here. We will be discussing many ‎issues over the next few weeks, and readers are more than...

  • June 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 26, 2012 | 2:13 am

    Noteworthy
    American Jews’ Cowardly Retreat from the term “Zionism”

    Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Professor Gil Troy reprimands the American Jewish community for its abandonment of the word ‘Zionist’, even though it clearly subscribes to the philosophy.

    American Jews’ gutless...

  • ‘How adaptable is the Jewish community in managing change?’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Dr. Steven F. Windmueller, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service at the ‎Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and author of “The Unfolding of the Third American Jewish Revolution”, discusses the past, present and future ‎responses of the...

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  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

  • Whither the Left?

    By Amy Klein

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Gallup reports from Israel and the West Bank on Israeli public opinion regarding the Middle East peace process


    When, after seven years of violence, President George W. Bush brought the Israelis and Palestinians together last November to resume peace talks at Annapolis, right-wing...
  • Is anti-Semitism (in moderation, of course) good for the Jews?

    By Tom Tugend

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Is anti-Semitism good for American Jews?

    Yes; in moderate doses it may be the antidote to assimilation and declining support for Israel among American Jews, argues UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh.

    Actually, with biased criticism of Israel added to modest amounts of anti-Semitism,...

  • Crises in Israel energize support from diaspora communities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Gilad Shalit's somber voice sounded like a ghost's on the audiotape released late last month. It was the first anyone had heard from the Israeli soldier since Hamas militants kidnapped him a year before. Shalit's abduction in Gaza, however, was a prelude to the summer's tragedy that...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s links to Israel are strong and personal

    By Jennifer Jacobson

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before a packed meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) three years ago, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) connected her political support for the Jewish state with her personal life.

    "My daughter is Catholic. My son-in-law is Jewish," she said. "Last week...

  • U.S Must Defend U.N. Terror Definition

    By Paul Kujawsky

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Should the United States try to reform the United Nations, or give up on it? Tough choice.

    On the one hand, the United Nations is the only club that every nation can join. It has become the principal source of international law. It embodies humanity's hopes for international...

  • Why George W. Bush?

    By Dan Cohen

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The clear choice for president of the United States for the American Jewish community is Gov. George W. Bush of Texas." Four years ago in a similar article, I argued for our community to support then-Gov. Bush in the 2000 presidential election.

    I urge you to look back at what has...

  • Who Causes Anti-Semitism?

    By Leonard Fein

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.

    Consider:...

  • The Young Leaders

    By David Margolis

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Israel is on its way to becoming a back-burner issue in much of the American Jewish community. Studies show that the younger the Jew, the less connection he or she feels to what is, let's try to remember, the Jewish homeland. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which used...
  • Recapturing the Dream

    November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    A curious thing happened in the pages of The Jewish Journal the week of Nov. 20. During a period when a host of issues of major importance to the American Jewish community were occuring that commanded front page attention elsewhere, The Journal chose to devote the cover story and an...
  • Dance With Them That Brung You

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says that he's opening up a new front in his organization's 85-year campaign to protect Jews from defamation. This new fight is a little different from battles past, though, because its target is other Jews.

    Foxman wants...

  • Strains in the Relationship

    By Tom Tugend

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The reluctance of the popular comedian and others to lend theirtalents to the event reflect the growing strains between largesegments of the American Jewish community and Israel, centered on thelegitimacy and treatment of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.

    Last week, the widening chasm...

  • ‘Out of Business’

    By Tom Tugend

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "We're winding up our operations and terminating our relationship with the U.S. government," said Joseph DeSutter, executive director of the Washington-based organization. "For all intents and purposes, we're out of business."

    Builders for Peace was born in the wake of the September...

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