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  • POW’s journey to forgiving the unforgivable in ‘The Railway Man’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 9, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Jonathan Teplitzky is the Jewish-Australian director of the new film “The Railway Man,” based on Eric Lomax’s searing, best-selling 1996 memoir of his incarceration and torture in a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. The movie, like the book, also details...

  • The long journey from POW to veterans’ advocate

    November 11, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Harry Corre, held as a prisoner of war during World War II by Japanese military forces in the city of Omuta, was behind a brick building when he saw a “tremendous flash.” Looking around the building, he saw an enormous cloud 30 miles across the bay, above Nagasaki, and assumed...

  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

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  • Get out of jail free

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 2:06 am

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  • Candles in the wind

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 3:05 am

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  • Hezbollah swap muddies Shalit talks

    By Roy Eitan

    July 20, 2008 | 7:43 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The long-awaited resolution to the Lebanese hostage crisis has cast a pall over efforts to retrieve the Israeli soldier held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    Gilad Shalit was abducted to Gaza shortly before Hezbollah snatched Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev to Lebanon in...

  • On eve of prisoner swap, Israel recalls 2006 Lebanon war

    July 16, 2008 | 1:29 am

    (JTA)—For many Israelis, the timing of this week’s scheduled prisoner swap with Hezbollah serves as a bitter reminder of the failings of the Second Lebanon War.

    Two years since the 34-day conflagration—sparked by Hezbollah taking two Israeli soldiers captive in a cross-border...

  • Briefs: Obama to visit Israel this month, Hezbollah swap inches forward

    July 9, 2008 | 11:26 pm

    Obama to Visit Israel This Month

    The presumptive Democratic Party candidate Sen. Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Israel on July 22 or 23 for a two- or three-day visit, Yediot Achronot reported.

    Obama, who is seen as keen to boost his security credentials and support among...

  • Lawsuit re POW swap involves L.A. family; Student writes guide for U.K.

    July 2, 2008 | 9:55 pm

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Israeli Prisoner Swap Involves L.A. Family's Missing Son

    A day after the Israeli government agreed to trade five Lebanese prisoners for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers whose kidnapping sparked the 2006 war with Hezbollah, a lawsuit was filed in Jerusalem by...

  • Briefs

    By World Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    SARS Kills Toronto Jews

    A Jewish couple from Toronto died of SARS. The elderly couple apparently contracted SARS when the man was hospitalized for an unrelated heart condition and was placed in the same room as a SARS patient, according to the Jerusalem Post. The man's wife then...