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Brussels Jewish Museum opens its doors four months after shooting
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Belarus museum opens exhibit about Ariel Sharon
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North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor
Auschwitz guard, now 93, charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder
Samantha Vinik helps youngsters protect their hearing
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December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pmOneVoice
Arthur Cohn's recent guest opinion on OneVoice and Mideast peace is hopelessly rooted in the thinking of past generations ("OneVoice Speaks Mistakenly on Achieving Peace," Nov. 16).
The idea that Palestinians intentionally kill innocent Israelis, but Israelis only...
March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Excerpt from Israeli TV show "Ktzarim": some troubled people meet for group therapy.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Click on the BIG ARROW to view.
::::::::::::::::::::: Security in Israel now is about as good as it gets. Suicide bombings have become a rarity; just the threat...
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Swastikas were found flying from highway overpasses in Los Angeles and northern San Diego County, as well as in Orlando, Fla., just before the Jewish New Year. Calls began coming in to law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles at around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, saying flags with...
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August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmGunter Grass Admits to SS Past
Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass' admission that he was an SS member has drawn both rage and defenses of the writer.
While some say the revelation devalues his life's work, others are showing more understanding for the pressures faced by the...
March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
This week marks the shloshim, the 30th day following the death of Ilan Halimi, murdered by French anti-Semites in a Paris suburb.
"Pour Ilan" -- this is what the sign says, held by demonstrators in a quiet march, in Paris, in your memory. Pour Ilan, Ilan Halimi, my newly fallen...
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
At the Islamic Center of Southern California, each table had a word. There was "family," "social action," "prayer," "rituals" and "holidays." Participants were asked to move to the table that reflected how they viewed their faith.
The exercise was part of the second annual...
December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Danna Stern, head of acquisitions at YES, Israel's only television satellite company, was surprised to see that Mark Burnett, reality TV guru and producer of hit shows like "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," had only one framed press clipping in his office: a feature on him that had...
October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion" by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, $26.95).
With daily reports of suicide bombings in Iraq, never-ending violence between Israelis and Palestinians and Iran's nuclear threat, it can be hard to imagine the Middle East as...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The disengagement or expulsion has ended. But is this also the end of religious Zionism? Are there lessons we can and must learn that may enable us to emerge stronger from this most difficult period?
The first lesson we learned is that we are indeed one nation. There was no real...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
In the past year, several mainline American church bodies have favored divesting their assets from companies doing business with Israel. As an
Anglican priest, I find this very disturbing, especially so when my own American branch of Anglicanism (The Episcopal Church) has considered...
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Ed. Note: Former Jewish Journal Senior Writer David Margolis died July 17 at the age of 62 in Israel, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Most recently, Margolis wrote for The Jerusalem Report, where this column, one of his last, originally appeared.
Some months ago, at a kind...
July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Entering university can be a tough transition, especially for Israelis, who have probably spent the previous decade of their lives prepping for the army, serving in the army and recovering from the army.
"Once you get out of the army, everything you used to study, to stand for, is...
June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Kol hakavod to The Journal for its comprehensive coverage of the wide range of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian impasse, from those of Jon Hambourger to those of Craig and Cynthia Corrie and Khaled and Samah Nasrallah ("Two Families' Dreams Were Not Demolished,"...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When 50 Israelis who survived the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami were stranded in Sri Lanka, El Al made good on its commitment to organize and operate rescue missions.
"When there is a problem, Israelis will go out of their way to help other Israelis," said Nira Dror, the Israeli...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
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Edna Bar-Or wants to be optimistic about the prospects for peace after this week's Palestinian elections, but like many Israelis, she is not sure she can.
"I very much hope it will bring good," said Bar-Or, 55, surrounded by stacks of laundry and hangers full of pressed shirts at...
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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Prime Minister Ariel Sharon predicts 2005 will be the year of peace -- and Israelis, Palestinians and key members of the international community are taking steps to make it happen.
In a keynote speech last week at the Herzliya Conference on Israel's National Security, Sharon...
November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
For Israel, it's the classic "I've got good news, but you might want to hear the bad news first" scenario.
Just when a confluence of unrelated events revived the prospect of peace talks with the Palestinians, Iran's potential nuclear threat to the Jewish state suddenly seems...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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Mangled metal and scattered limbs have a way of changing one's perspective.
On a warm night in Jerusa-lem, my friends and I sat at Cafe Hillel on Emek Refaim Street, sipping coffee and beer, enjoying the glorious freedom of the Israeli drinking age of 18. We Americans were happy to...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
More out of ethnic loyalty than any expectation of a great match, The Journal stayed late at the 78th annual Mercedes Benz Cup men's tennis tournament on July 17 at UCLA to watch a doubles semifinal between two Israelis and two Americans. The Americans, Bob and Mike Bryan, were the...