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  • ‘Map’ Puts Pressure on Bush and Sharon

    By James D. Besser

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With a new Palestinian government almost ready to roll, the Bush administration may be in the uncomfortable position of getting exactly what it asked for.

    But that's nothing compared to the potential conflicts facing Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon, who now may have to make the...

  • Holding on to Nick

    By Marianne McCarthy

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A newer story about the Markowitz family (January 19, 2007) is online now.



    She once filled her days with projects at home: gardening, decorating and caring for her son and two stepchildren. All that changed for Susan Markowitz on an August day in 2000, when a knock on her door...

  • Humanist Approach a Must in Medicine

    By Dr. Arnold P. Gold

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Medical practitioners today are faced with onerous economics and an increasingly depersonalized and technically complex health-care system. This reality presents serious challenges to practicing humanistic medicine. It is therefore especially important now to value and re-emphasize...

  • Students Seek Identity in Israel

    By Rachel Brand

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rhonda Van Hassalt's concerned father offered her $1,000 not to go to Israel. Although the money would have been enough to send both Van Hassalt's and her boyfriend to Europe for winter break, it wasn't Europe that was tugging at her heart -- it was Israel.

    "When I was young, I...

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  • First Step in Removing Terror Regimes

    By Morton A. Klein

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The American war against Saddam Hussein represents a significant departure from the traditional U.S. posture of appeasing Arab terrorist regimes.

    Hopefully, it will be just the first step in a new approach to combating terrorism.

    In the past, the United States consistently...

  • Peace ‘Map’ Faces Rough Road Ahead

    By Leslie Susser

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As soon as the dust settles in Baghdad, President Bush and his good friend, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, could be heading for a showdown.

    The looming bone of contention is the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace prepared by the diplomatic quartet of the United...

  • Bombing Follows Thwarted Attacks

    By Naomi Segal

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A suicide bus bombing in Haifa has shattered a relative period of calm in Israel and served as a stark reminder to a country bracing for the possible implications of a U.S.-led war against Iraq.

    With the United States stepping up military and diplomatic preparations for a possible...

  • Real Peace Moves, or Just Politics?

    By Leslie Susser

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After more than two years of a downward spiral in Israeli-Palestinian relations, the prospect of a new regional balance after an anticipated American war on Iraq is concentrating Israeli and Palestinian minds.

    Both sides want to be ready for any new American demands after the dust...

  • Danger Ahead for Europe’s Jews

    By James D. Besser

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    State Department officials in recent weeks have quietly urged their European counterparts to take preemptive action to prevent new anti-Semitic attacks in the wake of a United States-led military action against Iraq.

    European officials have listened -- but that's about all. Some...

  • U.S. Courts Israel to Not Join Iraq War

    By Leslie Susser

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Never have Israel and the United States had such close operational coordination on Iraq. As the anticipated American attack on Baghdad draws nearer, the U.S. military has been showing Israeli officials its detailed plans for preventing Iraqi missile attacks on Israel. But the reason...

  • Intifada Fruits: A Palestinian Perspective

    By Muhammed El-Hasan

    October 3, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    What were the Palestinians thinking when they revolted against Israel two years ago?

    By all appearances, they're much worse off now than before the clashes began.

    My uncle Sakher, in the village of Beit Iba near Nablus, told me it's never been this bad, not even during the first...

  • Sharon’s Fine Line

    By Leslie Susser

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As Palestinian terrorism takes an ever-increasing toll, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is seeking to walk a fine line: taking tougher measures to deter terrorists without escalating the situation further.

    The volume of terror continues apace -- 13 people died and more than 80...

  • Linkage, Redux

    By James D. Besser

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Despite aggressive spin control by Jewish leaders in the United States, the battle against the worldwide terror network of Osama bin Laden is already churning U.S.-Israel relations and resulting in intensified pressure on Jerusalem to work out a cease-fire with the Palestinians.

    That...

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