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  • Air Force Flies New Tolerance Guidelines

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Just in time for the High Holidays, U.S. Air Force officials are disseminating new guidelines for religious tolerance, in hopes of improving an atmosphere that some airmen say is unwelcoming to religious minorities.

    However, while some are calling the new regulations a good first...

  • Pollard Appeal Fails; Few Options Left

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    The court...

  • Roberts Draws Little Jewish Opposition

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    So far, the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court has ruffled few feathers in the American Jewish community.

    Many Jewish organization leaders were poised to fiercely oppose a conservative nominee -- and to earmark resources to influence senators who must confirm...

  • O’Connor Played Key Church-State Role

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The modern-day legal guidelines on how religion fits into the American public square have largely been the creation of one woman: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been fiercely divided for a quarter-century, with four justices opposing religious...

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  • Ten Commandments’ Future Unclear

    By Matthew E. Berger

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's split rulings this week on the public display of the Ten Commandments is likely to lead to further confusion on what's permissible and what's not, analysts say.

    The high court determined that some monuments cast a religious message and therefore violate the...

  • B’nai B’rith Radio Launches on Web

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    Headphones on, face pressed against the microphone in a cramped cubicle, the leader of one of the best-known Jewish organizations in the country is reliving his youth.

    Well, sort of.

    "This is B'nai B'rith Radio, and I'm your host, Dan Mariaschin."

    Mariaschin is far from the...

  • AIPAC Probe Fails to Erode Support

    By Ron Kampeas

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The public resurrection of a federal investigation involving Washington's top pro-Israel lobby has done little to shake Jewish confidence in the group -- but some organizations worry about the long road that now appears ahead.

    FBI investigators searched the Washington headquarters...

  • Kerry Vies for Jewish Vote

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Kerry administration would avoid the pressure other presidents have used to nudge Israel in peace negotiations, and would consult closely with the Jewish state before launching any new Mideast peace initiative.

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the presumptive Democratic nominee for...

  • ‘Map’ OK Opens Way for Forceful U.S. Role

    By Matthew E. Berger

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the end, the message from the White House to the Jewish world could have been this: When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the vision that President Bush set forth last June is like the Torah.

    The "road map" peace plan is like the Talmud, explaining that vision -- but...

  • Just the Beginning

    By Matthew E. Berger

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This week's coordinated terror attacks on commercial and governmental sites in New York and Washington have stunned terrorism experts in their scope and sophistication -- and prompted dire warnings that more could be in store for American citizens.

    Daniel Pipes, who has written...

  • Setting the Agenda

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When George W. Bush moves into the White House next month, his most difficult task will be to rally a fractured electorate and Congress around his presidency and his agenda.



    Even though domestic issues dominated his campaign, the 43rd president may find more consensus on foreign...