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  • To Be or Not to Be

    By Matthew Dorf

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

  • Gore’s Gamble

    By Matthew Dorf

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Unhappy with the draft of a speech he was to deliver at the Jewish state's 50th anniversary celebration and frustrated with five Jewish aides who were unable to discuss the first biblical references to Israel, Vice President Al Gore took a break for dinner while his staff scoured Air...
  • A Bump in the Road to Jerusalem

    By Matthew Dorf

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Four years after the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a law that required the United States to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the mission remains firmly rooted outside the Jewish state's capital city.

    President Clinton last Friday blocked the embassy move by...

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