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  • In Senate, Lautenberg maintained commitment to the Jewish community

    June 3, 2013 | 9:23 am

    In 1982, Frank Lautenberg was running for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate spot at a time when  Democrats in the state were down on their political fortunes.

    The Jewish community knew and liked Lautenberg, a data processing magnate who died Monday at 89 after serving more than 30 years...

  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

  • Yom Kippur thoughts on war, peace, and the lessons of history

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 3:51 am

    I moderated a panel Sunday in which three historians disagreed with one another on the core failure of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. I know these three historians – Amiram Ezov, Uri Bar-Joseph, Yigal Kipnis - and I was the editor in charge of the book each has published in the last two...

  • The war over the leak about the spy during the war

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A different and shorter version of the following article appeared earlier ‎this week in the IHT-NYT.

    It is a story almost 40 years old, yet still painful as a fresh wound. On ‎Monday, it emerged that Israel’s Attorney General has decided to not to ‎indict a former head...

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  • ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ vs. ‘Golda Meir: Vampire Hunter’

    By Jay Firestone

    June 22, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    In a world where Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a Vampire Hunter…she came to the rescue..

    Stay tuned this summer for the movie event of the year…

    “Golda Meir: Vampire Hunter” 

    She was Prime Minister and they’re her prime targets.

    and be sure to catch a sneak peak at the sequel below

    And coming next fall…

    “Golda: The Werewolf Slayer” 

  • Golda Meir wanted Allies to bomb Auschwitz

    September 6, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Golda Meir, the future Israeli prime minister, wanted the United States and its allies to bomb Auschwitz, researchers have learned.

    Researchers from the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies found documents in Israeli and American archives that shed light on Meir’s...

  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem

    December 12, 2010 | 10:55 pm

    Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern.

    The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon’s obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities.

    Kissinger’s remarks come after a meeting he and Nixon...

  • Tzipi Livni wins Kadima contest—now the real work begins

    By Leslie Susser

    September 17, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - With her decisive win in the Kadima party primary on Wednesday, Tzipi Livni's next major task will be assembling a coalition government so she can become prime minister.

    Then all she'll have on her plate is figuring out how to arrest the threat to Israel from Iran,...

  • From Golda to Carter—Jewish history’s heroes and villains get screen time

    By Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Six films from Europe and the United States with Jewish or Israeli themes will open in U.S. theaters during the last half of October, most dealing with the triumphs and tragedies of our recent 20th century history. They are discussed here in order of their opening dates.
    Over the...
  • Ingrid Bergman—in the footsteps of Golda

    By Marilyn Hall

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In 1980, on a private trip to Israel, Ingrid Bergman visited the resting place of Golda Meir. There had been rumors in the press than Bergman, the Swedish-born actress who rose to world fame with the movie, "Casablanca," was set to play the part of the iconic Israeli prime minister....
  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • The Passion of the Tovah

    By Amy Klein

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In a life-imitating art moment, Tovah Feldshuh sits in her Broadway dressing room animatedly discussing politics. Feldshuh -- the one-woman star of the play "Golda's Balcony" -- has already transformed herself from an old, disheveled Golda Meir and is reviewing her day in Albany,...

  • All That Glitters Is Golda

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Renee Taylor was growing up in the Bronx, her relatives described packaging matzah for Palestine with Golda Meir in the 1920s. "That made an impression on me," said Taylor, best known as "The Nanny's" Jewish mom, Sylvia Fine.

    Today the actress is hoping to make an impression...

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