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  • Unprecedented opening for Darfur action exists

    December 11, 2008 | 1:21 am

    It's getting hard to think of Darfur as urgent these days. It's not that things have slowed down. Quite the contrary. In the last year we've seen devastation on par with the worst of the fighting back in 2005.

    The information just keeps rolling in -- renewed bombings, attacks on...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Ori Murray—‘Rosh Hashanah Rap’

    By The Web Guy

    September 30, 2008 | 2:59 pm

    The Matrix, the Kotel, the Days of Awe are all linked in this music video from Ori Murray shot in Jerusalem.

     

  • Fatah fighters’ escape to Israel and what it means

    August 21, 2008 | 12:42 am

    Even for the complex Middle East it was a moment of exceptional irony. Some 180 Fatah loyalists fleeing a series of shootouts and summary executions by Hamas

    on the streets of Gaza ran for the border -- banking on the mercies of the enemy they usually target.

    Remarkably, Israeli...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Back to the Beach

    Just because we're back in school doesn't mean we can't think about the beach. If you want to go into the new Jewish year with another mitzvah under our belt, here is a fun opportunity:

    Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 17

    Help clean the Coastal Park area at Cabrillo Beach...

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  • A Little Light Seeps Into Dark Times

    By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It is hard to recall such despairing times.

    A young Tel Aviv man spat three times on Yitzhak Rabin's memorial -- the same number as the bullets that felled him -- in front of a Channel 2 news crew a few days before the anniversary of his murder. Glaring swastikas were found splashed...

  • Happy Trails to You

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A 7-year-old boy with severe disabilities who usually spends his days in an unresponsive haze in his wheelchair is running his fingers through the mane of a miniature pony named Chocolate -- and giggling.

    "It's a miracle," his mother tells Pepper Salter Edmiston, the founder of the...

  • Dialing for Peace

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In the past two years, a soundproof curtain has descended on dialogue between individuals in Israel on the one hand and Gaza and the West Bank on the other. Without the possibility of interchange, it is but a small step to collective demonization of the other.

    If Palestinians and...

  • A Costly Win

    By Leslie Susser

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Since the start of Israel's election campaign last October, the flamboyant leader of the secular-rights Shinui Party had been promising a secular revolution in Israel.

    This week Yosef "Tommy" Lapid seemed to have a golden opportunity to fulfill his promises when Shinui -- which...