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  • Governability for Whom?: Arab Parties and the Knessett

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 24, 2014 | 5:30 am

    Prior to the close of the Knesset's winter session, three amendments to the Basic Laws of Israel were passed by the coalition that cast doubt on the democratic functioning of the state. Each bills represented one demand from each of the three major coalition partners and were...

  • Morsi, army refuse to budge as deadline passes

    July 3, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Morsi's...

  • Egypt’s opposition protests draft constitution

    December 9, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohammed Morsi cancelled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Time for Jewish leaders to end their silence on Iraq

    By Aryeh Cohen

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "One who is able to protest against a wrong that is being done in his family, his city, his nation or the world and doesn't do so is held accountable for that wrong being done." (Talmud Bavli Tractate Shabbat 54b)

    There is no longer any doubt that the invasion of Iraq is an utter...

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  • Punk Princesses:  Jews With Attitude

    By George Robinson

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    There were always Jews in punk, even before there was punk.

    "It really begins with Lenny Bruce," says Steven Beeber, whose new book "The Heebie Jeebies at CBGBs: A Secret History of Jewish Punk," will be published next year by A Capella Books. "Bruce sort of epitomizes the attitude,...

  • 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...

  • Geneva Accord Stirs

    By Leslie Susser

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After its gala launch in Switzerland this week, the unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal known as the Geneva accord is rapidly picking up international support.

    Monday's festive launch was designed to generate international and grass-roots pressure on leaders on both sides...

  • Ignoring Opposition to War an Old Story

    By Leonard Fein

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What do Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, New Haven, Atlanta, Chicago, Gary, Des Moines, Portland (Maine), Baltimore, Detroit, St. Paul, Newark, Jersey City, Santa Fe, New York City, Syracuse, Cleveland, Akron, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Austin, Burlington,...

  • When Shepherds Desert Their Flocks

    By Joel Kotkin

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The conflict over Valley secession reflects the growing gap between rabbis and the actual reality their flocks experience.

    With few exceptions, the rabbinate seems to be totally aghast at the notion of dividing Los Angeles into two cities. Prominent rabbis, including Mark Diamond,...

  • Religion, Rabbis and Reform

    By Joel Kotkin

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The San Fernando Valley secession movement faces almost total opposition from Los Angeles' political, civic, academic and media establishments. But over the coming weeks, it is likely to be taking flak from the city's religious elite, too.

    Among those likely to be weighing in against...

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