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  • Palestinians escalate hunger-strike in Israel jails

    May 11, 2012 | 8:07 am

    Hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails said on Friday they would shun vitamin supplements and prison clinics in an escalation of their mass protest against detention conditions.

    “We swear we will not retreat. We are potential martyrs. Either we live in dignity or...

  • Folk Singer Observes a Pensive ‘Holiday’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Some years ago, folk diva Chava Alberstein discovered the rundown immigrant neighborhood around the south Tel Aviv central bus station. For the Israeli superstar, the area became a refuge, a place to stroll or sip coffee unmolested by fans. The residents were foreign workers from...

  • Europe’s Harms   to China’s Arms

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Just when it seems that all the World War II and Holocaust stories have been told, a little-known tale from a far corner of the world comes along to add another dimension to the saga of the Shoah.

    The powerful documentary film, "Shanghai Ghetto," is one such story -- a fascinating...

  • Sukkot and Our Duty to Alleviate Poverty

    By Rabbi David Saperstein

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot. The word Sukkot, of course, means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we spent the past week eating, singing and even sleeping in. We remember the wandering of the Jews in the desert and celebrate the fall...

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