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  • What Went

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 5, 2004 | 7:01 pm

    Four years ago, he was the toast of the Jewish world, the favorite son who became a symbol of opportunity for American Jews in the United States.

    But when he went out on his own this time around, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) failed to catch on as a top-tier candidate.

    Lieberman...

  • Where Will Backers of Lieberman Go?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The withdrawal of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has left many Jewish fundraisers and donors without a candidate and has sparked a new round of fundraising calls and solicitations.

    Much of the discussion focuses on Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has emerged as the front-runner after...

  • New Chance to Build Israel-Iraq Ties

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As the United States begins rebuilding Iraq, pro-Israel activists are watching closely, seeing an opportunity for the Jewish state to improve ties with another Arab neighbor.

    Much of that hope has been placed in the hands of Ahmed Chalabi, a leader of the Iraqi National Congress...

  • Will He or Won’t He?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the Palestinians move forward with the confirmation of a new prime minister, many are looking to the White House to see when President Bush will unveil the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    They may be waiting a while.

    Administration officials and analysts say that...

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  • Sharon, Bush to Discuss Iraq Plans

    By Matthew E. Berger

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visits Washington next week, it's no surprise what will be on the agenda.

    The White House will try to assure Sharon that the United States will do all it can to protect Israel in case of a U.S. attack on Iraq, administration officials said.

    ...

  • Sept. 11 Forced Shift to Israel

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was only a day after the Twin Towers had fallen, and already it seemed that United States policy toward Israel was changing.

    Walking into a packed briefing room on Sept. 12, Secretary of State Colin Powell outlined America's intention to retaliate against Osama bin Laden and the...

  • Zinni’s Third Time Around

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Peace envoy Anthony Zinni's return to the Middle East later this week is seen as an attempt to address mounting international pressure on the Bush administration.

    Zinni set off for Israel as the U.N. Security Council, in a surprise move, approved a resolution Tuesday night calling...

  • A ‘Barbaric’ Act

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Was Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl killed because he was Jewish?.

    Several veteran foreign correspondents say all American journalists, regardless of religion, face the same danger in overseas trouble spots -- although they agree that religion is an issue, both for their...

  • U.S. Aid Used for Basic

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 16-month-old intifada has taken its toll on American-supported projects in Palestinian areas, with money being shifted from infrastructure, health care and natural resources to more basic needs for a people in economic collapse.

    Contrary to popular belief, U.S. aid does not go to...

  • Writer Accused of Mossad Ties

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli officials are angrily dismissing claims that the Wall Street Journal reporter abducted in Pakistan works for the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service.

    The presumed Pakistani kidnappers of Daniel Pearl said Wednesday they would kill him within 24 hours because they...

  • New Urgency for Peacemaking

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    For the players in the Middle East peace process, it may seem like the two-minute warning.

    A peace treaty may be Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's only chance at being reelected prime minister in next year's elections.

    The threat of a harder-line Likud leadership in Israel...

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