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  • U.S., EU set sanctions as Putin recognizes Crimea ‘sovereignty’

    March 17, 2014 | 12:43 pm

    The United States and European Union imposed personal sanctions on Monday on Russian and Crimean officials involved in the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the region as a sovereign state.

    The moves heightened the most...

  • The day the Earth stood stupid

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 13, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Say goodnight, Earthlings.

    That message — plus the slimmest of shots at an eleventh-hour reprieve — was announced to the people of the world last week. 

    When this happens in science fiction — 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is the classic — the planet pays attention. ...

  • James Baker says Bush’s Syria policy is ‘ridiculous’; Sobell finally gives it up

    September 17, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    Baker Calls Bush 'Ridiculous' on Syria

    The Bush administration's refusal to deal with Syria is "ridiculous," said James Baker, a former U.S. secretary of state.

    Five former secretaries of state met Monday under the auspices of CNN to discuss what advice they would give the next...

  • Will new ‘Cold War’ play out in Middle East?

    By Leslie Susser

    August 27, 2008 | 5:12 pm

    When Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes to Moscow next month, his first order of business will be to make sure the Russians don't sell sophisticated new weaponry to Syria that could alter the military status quo in the Middle East.

    Last week, Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Russia...

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  • From the people who brought you the Iraq war comes . . . The ALL NEW Cold War

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 15, 2008 | 9:09 pm

    Wait a minute: I thought the greatest threat to the American way of life was Saddam Hussein?  OK, he’s dead. 

    Then the greatest threat must be leaving Iraq.  But now President Bush seems ready to adopt Barack Obama’s withdrawal timetable.  Hold it, it’s Iran.  We have to be ready...

  • Letters to the Editor

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Chamberlain Ad

    I do not know if I can communicate how deeply offended I was by the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) Neville Chamberlain ad on page 6 of the Sept. 8 Jewish Journal. Besides the complete lack of intellectual honesty, the appalling lack of logical reasoning fails...
  • 3 Novels Explore Life in Cold War Era

    By Michal Lemberger

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Meritocracy: A Love Story," by Jeffrey Lewis. (Other Books, $18).
    "Dancing With Einstein: A Novel," by Kate Wenner. (Scribner, $24).
    "When She Sleeps," by Leora Krygier. (The Toby Press, $19.95).

    The memory of the Holocaust has haunted the Jewish imagination for three...

  • A Miracle Behind Bars

    By Harry Langsam

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dark clouds covered the European skies, threatening the children of Israel in the fall of 1939. The Nazis had tightened their grip over Eastern Europe and, as it often happens, nature acted with unfriendliness toward the oppressed. A cold winter came upon us -- the refugees -- after...

  • The New Germany

    By Adam Wills

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The opening of Berlin's Jewish Museum, an architectural marvel that houses a celebration of German Jewish culture, has done wonders to invigorate interest in Germany as a Jewish tourist destination.

    Vibrant Jewish communities are also adding to the allure of a nation that, during...