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  • Kenya Attacks Blur Lines of Terrorism

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya are not expected to divert the United States from a possible war with Iraq -- or change U.S. limits on Israel's response to Palestinian terror. One immediate effect of the Nov. 28 attacks, thought to be the work of Al Qaeda, may be a subtle...

  • Partners in Dysfunction

    By James D. Besser

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israel and the United States have a lot more in common these days, and it's not just because the Bush administration has apparently adopted an Israeli military tactic they previously criticized: targeted assassinations.

    That became apparent last week when a CIA-operated drone plane...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Blasts Attacks

    President Bush lashed out at those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across Europe. "We reject the ancient evil of anti-Semitism," Bush said during a speech Tuesday, referring specifically to "those who burn synagogues in...

  • Mixed Message to Bush

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One message from this week's rally at the Capitol was clear -- solidarity with the State of Israel and its people. Much less clear was the message to the Bush administration. Signs, speakers and more than 100,000 demonstrators touted support for the U.S. war on terrorism. But few...

  • The L.A. Image

    By Joel Kotkin

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The best thing about David Lehrer's firing as head of the local Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been the local reaction, which has done more to awaken Los Angeles' Jewish leadership than anything in recent memory. The worst thing about Lehrer's firing: That the ADL's New York...

  • 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...

  • Washington Reassesses

    By James D. Besser

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Bush administration, reeling from a week of explosive developments on the troubled Israeli-Palestinian front, is reexamining even its limited efforts to win a cease-fire in the 16-month-old intifada.

    That reassessment -- that resulted in this week's indefinite postponement of a...

  • Beware This Bill

    By Douglas Mirell

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As one who supported the confirmation of John Ashcroft as attorney general, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) is certainly no radical. But last week, Feingold, chair of the Constitution subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cast the lone Senate vote against final approval of...

  • The Global Minute

    By Rob Eshman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Suddenly, we find that an alternate universe shadows our world. Its inhabitants see our culture as their poison, our politics as their oppression, our freedom as their threat -- The question is how we could have been so blind. Only now is most of America learning about...

  • Surreal in the City

    By Peter Ephross

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Even for North American Jews used to thinking about security issues at home -- and confronting terrorist acts in Israel -- the series of horrific acts that struck Tuesday came as a devastating, unimaginable blow.

    "This is surreal. This whole situation seems surreal," said Martin...

  • Laying Out Markers

    By James D. Besser

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Bush administration, determined to scale back U.S. Mideast involvement, is being drawn into the seething center of the conflict as Israeli-Palestinian confrontations rage.

    But President George W. Bush and his foreign policy team, anxious to avoid the overinvolvement of their...

  • Bush Ups the Ante—Cautiously

    By James D. Besser

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Bush administration, this week facing its first critical Mideast crisis, is seeking a new formulation to enable it to play a role in keeping conflict from spreading without requiring intensive direct mediation.

    The strategy included a blunt assessment blaming the Palestinians for...

  • Safe and Sound

    By Stuart Schoffman

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Amerika, du hast es besser ... - J.W. von Goethe, 1827

    It was a perky El Al stewardess named Meital who first informed me, a few hours after the polls had closed, that George Bush had won the election. We were 30,000 feet over Halifax, more or less, and hundreds of Jews, crammed...

  • Election Blues

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    There's a dull witticism abroad: If in fact the election was stolen, the thief should be indicted for a misdemeanor rather than a felony. That follows from the value of that which was stolen -- i.e., the government.

    Alas, that's not true. Yes, the Congress is divided nearly down...

  • Looking Ahead to Bush II

    By James D. Besser

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The results of the strangest-ever presidential election are still not official, but Texas Gov. George W. Bush is accelerating his transition efforts.

    And despite the morass of legal challenges to the bungled vote in Florida, a growing number of Democrats believe the GOP nominee...

  • Coup DeLay

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. George W. Bush claimed his birthright Sunday night after his Florida campaign co-chair and ambassador-in-waiting Katherine Harris, the Florida secretary of state, brushed aside requests for a few more hours to continue counting votes.

    W immediately began naming retreads from...

  • Is the Electoral College Good for Jews?

    By James D

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Almost as soon as it became apparent that the disputed vote in Florida would determine the winner of this month's presidential election, politicians around the country started hurling rhetorical grenades about the Electoral College.

    Hillary Clinton, now the Democratic senator-elect...

  • Does the Jewish Vote Matter to Gore and Bush?

    By James D

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As fast as it began, it ended: the political fireworks ignited by the New Hampshire presidential primary and the meteoric rise of insurgent Republican contender John McCain ended with a fizzle after last week's "Super Tuesday" contests.

    There was a parallel story on the Democratic...

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