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  • Judge rejects Demjanjuk claim that documents withheld

    December 21, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A federal judge in Cleveland rejected a claim by convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk that U.S. prosecutors withheld documents that could have helped his case.

    U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled Tuesday that a 1985 FBI memo that questioned the legitimacy of a Nazi...

  • The Al Jazeera document dump and you

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Map making seems to be an increasingly popular pastime in the Middle East these days.

    The Palestinians claim they prepared their mapped vision of the two-state solution but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to look at it. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is reportedly...

  • WikiLeaks reveals secrets, backroom dealmaking—and cluelessness

    November 30, 2010 | 10:44 am

    A careful reading of the WikiLeaks trove of State Department cables—which is laying bare some 250,000 secret dispatches detailing private conversations, assessments and dealmaking of U.S. diplomats—reveals a notable if perhaps surprising pattern: how often they get things wrong.

    ...
  • Photos capture numbers and words of Nazis’  Final Solution

    By Kirk Silsbee

    August 20, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Every now and then, a momentous life chapter can be triggered by a seemingly insignificant occurrence. That's what happened to Dr. Richard Ehrlich on a plane a few years ago. The monotony of the flight was broken by skimming an issue of the International Herald Tribune. A small item...
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  • Torture: What did we know, and when did we know it?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 27, 2008 | 7:19 pm


    “After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes.  The only question that remains to be answered is whether those...

  • The new face of Russian Jewry

    By Lea Silverman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Tatyana Sharfman applied to immigrate to the United States, she was not yet sure that she wanted to leave her native country of Russia. Her aunt, who had left Russia in 1992 and now lives in the San Fernando Valley, was determined to bring over the rest of the family, and so...

  • Caltech Seeks the Complete Einstein

    By Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    He was a lifelong atheist who was offered the presidency of the State of Israel.

    He was a dedicated pacifist who helped usher in the atomic age.

    He was a modest man whose face may be the most familiar one in the world.

    Though pictured mainly as a frail, unkempt old man, he was adored...

  • Playing at Pollard

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Martin Blank confesses he has an affinity for spy stories. It was this attraction that drew him to a book about great American espionage cases a few years ago -- and to the story of Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who received a life sentence in 1987 for passing...

  • ‘Dreamers’ Still Hold Hope for Peace

    By Gil Sedan

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sometimes, they say, hope shines brightest in the darkest hours. Palestinians and Israelis have never been further apart in the past decade, with nearly 3,000 people killed in the two years of the Palestinian intifada.

    Yet "the dreamers," as some call them, are still busy preparing...

  • Ninth Circuit Misses on Iran

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I once appeared in court to ask that three additional defendants be held liable on a judgment.

    The judge was skeptical -- until I showed him that the additional defendants had forged both a set of articles of incorporation and a doctor's business license.

    The judge looked at the...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Variety Comes Down on Egyptian Television

    Variety, the daily newspaper covering the entertainment industry, admonished Egyptian television in a Nov. 13 editorial for running its 41-part series called "Horseman Without a Horse," a series which is based on the anti-Semitic tract...

  • Artifacts of a Survivor

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In 1949, 16-year-old Ernest Michel never dreamed that the very belt and pants he wore at Auschwitz would become treasured relics in a special exhibit. At the time, the young labor camp inmate was more concerned with survival. Now at age 79, the former executive vice president of the...

  • Why Jonathan Pollard is Still in Prison

    By Edwin Black

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner. Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, prisoner...

  • Arafat’s Paper Trail

    By Gil Sedan

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    These battleground spoils cannot explode or kill, but Israel considers them important benefits of its military operation in the West Bank: Thousands of documents, pamphlets and posters that provide written evidence of the Palestinian Authority's massive involvement in terrorism. The...

  • A Hero’s Struggles

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Once you've tasted fame. It's very difficult to live without it."

    Christoph Meili was living as an average guy when he did an extraordinary thing and suddenly found himself idolized as a superhero.

    After basking in the adulation of the Jewish community for his allotted span, the...

  • In Their Rightful Place

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The first part, titled "Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor," forbade marriage and sexual relations between Jews and "citizens of German blood." (This section contains the only handwritten change in the typed text, when someone crossed out the word "sexual" in...