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  • September 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 9, 2012 | 2:05 am


    Lessons for Israel from Captured Iraqi Nuclear Documents

    Documents revealing Saddam Hussein's true motives for acquiring nuclear weapons in the 1980s could be applicable to Iran today, writes Dore Gold in Algemeiner

    In the debate over Israel’s future borders in...

  • May 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 15, 2012 | 5:22 am

    Meridor: Thanks to sanctions, Iran is not rushing full speed to the bomb

    In a wide-ranging interview, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor talks to David ‎Horowitz of the Times of Israel about Iran, as well as a settlement freeze, the peace ‎process and the future of the peace...

  • For the record: Sherman didn’t flip-flop to attack Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 19, 2012 | 12:05 am

    A correction to our coverage of the debate between Brad Sherman and Howard Berman (Sherman Lays Into Berman in Four-way Congressional Debate, Jan. 13) appears in the print edition of the Jewish Journal that hits newsstands today.

    The problematic sentence in the original article...

  • 20 questions with John McCain

    By Rob Eshman

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Hey, Rob, how are you!" John McCain said on the other end of the phone. He sounded like he'd been hovering over his cell phone, just waiting for me to dial his number.

    I spoke to the senator, now the presumptive Republican candidate for president, last Wednesday, while he was in Los...

  • John McCain’s running mate

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • The price of smugness

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • Will Jews give Obama a chance?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Excerpts from Barack Obama's meeting at an Ohio Jewish Community Center on February 24, 2008

    If the Democrats decide to sponsor re-votes in Florida and Michigan, we will soon be thinking about how Jewish voters see Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. While most Jewish Democrats voted on Feb....

  • Budget black hole

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

  • New U.S. administration won’t mean new Mideast policy

    By Michael Young

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    For months, we've been hearing the presidential candidates promise American voters "change." But as the U.S. primaries move beyond their half-way point, here is a prediction:
    Whoever becomes president in 2008 will pursue the same policies as the Bush administration in the Middle...
  • The NIE, Iran, presidential politics and the Jews

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The release last week of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear ambitions stunned the nation's capital. After being buried for a year, the NIE has deflated the Bush administration's case on Iran by stating that Iran halted its program to develop a nuclear weapon...
  • Progressives should join Jews on Iran strategy

    By Andrew Lachman

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Iran's nuclear ambitions have emerged not only as a foreign policy issue but recently have become an American political issue, as well.

    In response to the news offensive by the neoconservative movement and the Bush administration threatening military action against Iran and without...

  • Briefs: Yavneh wants city to investigate Kol Nidrei incident; Congressmembers slam Moran for 'Jewish influence' comment

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Yavneh Wants City to Investigate Kol Nidrei Incident

    "It was a true coming together, and you could feel the electricity. We were stronger because we stood united."

    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was describing the Sukkot service at Yavneh Hebrew Academy, five days after Los Angeles city...

  • How Walt and Mearsheimer’s book got the pro-Israel lobby wrong

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Covering Israel, its relationship with the United States and the influential lobby that straddles the two often requires the basic skills and instincts of a cub reporter on the neighborhood beat.

    With that in mind, I approached "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," the new book...

  • Jew-Baiting

    By Rob Eshman

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Five years ago, before the start of the Iraq War, I wrote an editorial titled "The Jewish War." If the Iraq War is a disaster, I wrote, mainstream voices will start blaming the Jews.

    Far-right pundits like Pat Buchanan had long pointed at Israel and the Jews for America's problems...

  • Shouldering the burden in Iraq

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Bush’s ‘neocons’: far from the best and the brightest

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A significant shift in American political history occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s when a group of "Cold War intellectuals," a number of whom were Jewish, defected from the liberal mainstream of the Democratic Party.

    Alienated by the anti-war movement and by what they saw...

  • Light at the end of the tunnel

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Tel Aviv trauma expert assists U.S. military

    By Avi Hein

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli professor studying the long-term effects of war on the soldiers who fight is now sharing her knowledge with United States counterparts in an attempt to provide better therapy for American servicemen and women returning home from the battlefields of Iraq.

    During the last...
  • At Odds

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Where are the other Jewish anti-war voices?

    By Leonard Fein

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On March 12, by action of its Executive Committee, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) became the first national Jewish organization to take more than a tongue-clucking position on the Iraq war.

    It did what the United States Senate has been unable to do: It voted overwhelmingly to...

  • We must stand for victory In Iraq

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's gotten pretty lonely.

    A convention of Democrats who still support the Iraq war could be held, if not in a phone booth, then in a medium-sized walk-in closet.

    The argument among congressional Democrats now is just how fast to withdraw the troops. Even many Republicans have...

  • Dems win won’t hurt Israel but could impact Iran

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship remains the same whoever controls Congress, but Democratic pledges to stringently oversee the Iraq war could affect how the United States confronts Iran. Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in Nov. 7...
  • The End of Bush’s ‘Jewish Moment’

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Republicans once had high hopes that George W. Bush would draw American Jews away from their historic affinity with Democrats into embracing the conservative party. They believed that Jews would be drawn to Bush's intense support for the State of Israel. Orthodox Jews, already more...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Criticizes Iraq War

    The Reform movement passed a resolution criticizing the handling of the Iraq war and seeking a partial troop withdrawal. At its biennial in Houston, The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on Friday became the first Jewish denomination to speak out against the...

  • AJC Poll Punctures Political Wisdom

    By James D. Besser

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The 2003 American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey of Jewish public opinion released this week was hard on the propagators of political conventional wisdom.

    The survey contained mixed news for Jewish Democrats and Republicans, although both sides spun the results as an unqualified...

  • Jewish Values Guide Marine’s Life in Iraq

    By Mordecai Finley

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We lost e-mail contact with our son, Kayitz, when he and his Marine unit disembarked from their ship on Feb. 24. From just about the beginning of the Iraq War, though, we knew what he was going through.

    Though incessant Internet searches, I found two reporters embedded in his unit,...