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  • Madeleine Albright reveals secret past in ‘Prague Winter’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 1, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Madeleine Albright and Christopher Hitchens are two famous figures who discovered their Jewish ancestry only in adulthood. The discovery did nothing to temper Hitchens’ harsh view of religion in general or the State of Israel in particular. For Albright, by contrast, the belated...

  • Obama awards medal of freedom to Albright, Dylan, Karski

    May 29, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    President Obama awarded Medals of Freedom to Jan Karski, Madeleine Albright and Bob Dylan, among other recipients.

    Obama this year awarded 13 Medals of Freedom. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the White House. Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the medal in a separate...

  • Madeleine Albright on discovering in her 50s that her family was Jewish

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2012 | 9:57 pm

    In her new book, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shares what it was like to discover in her late 50s that her family was Jewish. A portion is excerpted at the Huffington Post:

    I had no idea that my family heritage was Jewish or that more than twenty of my relatives had...

  • Obama adds Dylan, Albright to Freedom Medal recipients

    April 26, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    The list was released Thursday. President Obama had previously announced that he was set to confer the medal on Peres, the Israeli president, and Karski, the...

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  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 8, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, all...

  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends in ‘Retirement’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 1, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Monday evening, Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and...

  • Feb. 22–March 4, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 22, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    SAT | FEB 26

    MARVIN HAMLISCH
    The composer of “A Chorus Line” and the songs “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better” has won every major entertainment award — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — as well as a Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes. The pops conductor shares...

  • Talks to Be Held

    By Michael Shapiro

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's Middle East shuttle mission has paid off with the announcement that Israeli-Syrian negotiations will resume next week.

    President Clinton made the announcement Wednesday after Albright held separate talks with the leaders of Israel and...

  • The Two Sides of the Street

    By Eric Silver

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The only thing Jerusalem's Jewish and Arab shopping malls had in common when news broke last Friday of the Wye II deal was that no one was dancing in the streets. There was relief that something at last was about to move on the Israeli-Palestinian front, but it takes more than...
  • Lonely at 50

    By Eric Silver

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    On the eve of the 50th birthday of the Jewishstate, Israelis have seldom felt so lonely. No one wants to come tothe party. Vice President Al Gore is one of the few foreigndignitaries who have accepted an invitation to the April 30 fiesta.The rest are either stalling or saying,...

  • A Push for Peace: Behind the Scenes

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    How did it come about that, just prior to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's visit to the Middle East, the government of Israel released some funds it was withholding from the Palestinian Authority? And then after her departure, it transferred 50 percent of the moneys owed to...