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  • Bush flirts with peace talks but won’t commit to Palestinians

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The rug that Syrian President Bashar pulled out from under his widely reported but vaguely defined peace offensive last week was a Persian weave.

    He had been talking for months about unconditionally resuming negotiations with Israel over the Golan Heights, and it seemed like...

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    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Sworn in as Israel's President

    In his inauguration speech, Shimon Peres, a one-time Nobel Peace Prize-winner, said Israel must not forego any opportunity to make peace with its neighbors.

    Before Sunday evening's inauguration, held at the Knesset, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...

  • Faith-based foreign policy faces perils ahead

    By James D. Besser

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ideology is fine for campaigners, bloggers and talk show hosts, but it often wreaks havoc in the real world, where effective policy requires flexibility, not rules dreamed up in think tanks and advocacy groups.

    That lesson has defined Israeli policy for decades, but it is being...

  • Briefs: Western Wall dig starts, Israel and U.S. back gays at U.N.

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Starts Western Wall Dig

    Israel began a controversial dig in the Western Wall Plaza. Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts...

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  • Washington, D. C.: Progress on both sides of the aisle

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The partisan atmosphere surrounding the president's State of the Union address will only get nastier as we approach the 2008 presidential race. So now might be the best time to take a moment and reflect on the greater good that is served by Jewish activism in all political parties....
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