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  • What Made Saddam Run?

    By Reuven Firestone

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What was the driving force behind Saddam Hussein's behavior? Was it his Arabness? His Islam? Or just generic cruelty?

    There is a famous story from the Jahiliyya, that long period in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, about a Jew named Samaw'al (Samuel) B. Adiya. He was entrusted...

  • Strategic Balance Favors Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty years after the traumatic Yom Kippur War, Israel's military superiority over the Arabs is greater than ever.

    That, at least, is the assessment of Tel Aviv University's prestigious Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. In its annual report, the think-tank cited the quality of...

  • ‘Shattered Dreams’ 10 Years After Oslo

    By Ethan Bronner

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002," by Charles Enderlin (Other Press, 2003).

    I once asked King Hussein of Jordan whether he considered Zionism legitimate. Did he accept that there was any historical basis to the Jews' claim to a...

  • Voter Apathy High Among Israeli Arabs

    By Eric Silver

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Omar Baransi, a 71-year-old retired building contractor with a lined, leathery face, brags that he won't be voting in Israel's general election on Jan. 28. "We don't trust anyone these days," he said, "not even the Arab candidates. We've been citizens for 55 years and nothing has...

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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Report: Saudi Sponsorship Hidden

    Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of an anti-Israel radio campaign in the United States last year was reportedly hidden. The Saudi government, through a Washington public relations firm, Qorvis Communications, spent $679,000 alone on anti-Israel radio...

  • Intifada Put Aside in Slaying of Two Girls

    By Helen Schary Motro

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two child murders in Israel pushed all else off the Israeli news. The intifada, next month's elections, the souring economy and soaring poverty levels, all were forgotten by a country obsessed with the almost simultaneous disappearance of two girls in Jerusalem -- one Jewish, the...

  • The Bloody Lesson of Hebron

    By Avi Davis

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There are few locations in the Middle East that excite fiercer debate than the Jewish community of Hebron. The issue bubbles to a scalding heat whenever atrocities, such as that which occurred on Prayers Walk on Nov. 13, rip into the heart of the community.

    Hebron is all too well...

  • Rabin’s Funeral

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Given the atmosphere in the Middle East today, it is hard to believe that just seven years ago, on Nov. 6, 1995, a Jewish funeral took place where the deceased was surrounded and eulogized by Jews and Arabs. Yes, this week marks the seventh anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister...

  • What’s That You Say About the West Coast?

    By Mike Levy

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It seems Arabs and Jews in can agree on one thing at least -- a touch of resentment toward East Coast "national" organization headquarters.

    Following its national convention in June, the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)...

  • What’s That You Say About the West Coast?

    By Mike Levy

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It seems Arabs and Jews in Los Angeles can agree on one thing at least -- a touch of resentment toward East Coast "national" organization headquarters.

    Following its national convention in June, the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee...

  • NPR Reaching Out to Jews, Arabs

    By Saron Samber

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    National Public Radio (NPR) has mounted a public relations campaign among Jews and Arabs in an effort to avoid being known as National Protest Radio.

    At the same moment that the president of NPR was addressing Jewish newspaper editors in Chicago about coverage of the Middle East,...

  • There Is No ‘Occupation’

    By Morton A. Klein

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Arab spokesmen regularly complain about what they call "the Israeli occupation" of the Judea-Samaria-Gaza territories. But the truth is that there is no such "Israeli occupation."

    To begin with, nearly all Palestinian Arabs currently live under Yasser Arafat's rule, not Israel's....

  • The Good Fence

    By Rob Eshman

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Secretary of State Colin Powell spent a week in the Middle East and managed to extract from Israeli and Arab leaders concessions that were promising and far-reaching -- for 1991.

    That was when another Republican secretary of state, James Baker, flexed the muscle that another...

  • A War of Words

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Students, faculty and staff members at CSUN were up in arms last week regarding an exhibit sponsored by the university's Muslim Student Association (MSA). The "Museum of Intolerance" exhibit, part of planned activities for the campus' Islam Awareness Week (Oct. 21-27), showed...

  • Censorship of Dancing Streets

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After noon prayers in the mosque last Friday, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims marched in triumph through Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp brandishing portraits of Osama bin Laden, some as big as 15 feet.

    Hamas' anti-American rally was not shown on the world's television screens....

  • Now It’s Jewish Terrorists

    By Larry Derfner

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The settler movement is in serious denial over last week's killings of three Palestinians, including 3-month-old Dia Tmeizi. While all settlers publicly condemn the killings, even the most "mainstream" don't see any connection between the nighttime ambush near Hebron and the...

  • Opposing Hate at UCLA

    By Julie G Fax

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This year's annual Anti-Zionism Week on the UCLA campus saw some of the usual rhetoric: "Zionist oppressors. Israel is an apartheid state. Jewish racism is killing Arabs. Palestinian refugee camps equal Nazi concentration camps."

    It was this last slogan, written on a sign adorned...

  • Tragedy or Exploitation?

    By Helen Schary Motro

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The photograph of the Palestinian father cradling his terrified son moments before the boy was killed in Gaza this fall was viewed live on television and reproduced on the front pages of newspapers around the globe. Like the photograph of the boy with hands raised standing in the...

  • Denial Squared

    By David Eliezrie

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I recently participated in two dialogues about the crisis in the Middle East. One was with Palestinian Arabs at a local university. The second was with Jews who have been longtime supporters of the Oslo accords. The dialogue with the Arabs took place in a large college gym. Some...

  • A Time to Mull

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    So it turns out that the Arabs of Judea and Samaria really hate the guts out of us Jews.

    For seven years, Israel had been engaging in confidence-building steps. Israel even gave Yasser Arafat weapons to build a police force and agreed to patrol in "joint Israeli-Palestinian patrols"...

  • Under Attack

    By David Landau

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As leaders of the world community try to bring the Middle East back from the brink of war, Prime Minister Ehud Barak is facing a mounting political challenge to get tougher with the Arabs both inside and outside Israel.



    Despite the intermittent violence that continued in the...

  • Debka for Peace

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    At first glance, the some 40 dancers warming up at the University of Judaism looked identical to each other. All were limber, wiry, dressed in leotards or sweats. But the murmured voices in the studio -- in Hebrew and Arabic, as well as English -- told a different story.

    The...

  • The Two Sides of the Street

    By Eric Silver

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The only thing Jerusalem's Jewish and Arab shopping malls had in common when news broke last Friday of the Wye II deal was that no one was dancing in the streets. There was relief that something at last was about to move on the Israeli-Palestinian front, but it takes more than...
  • 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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