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  • Geneva Pact Generates Ray of Optimism

    By Larry Derfner

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some thoughts, optimistic ones, on the effects already felt from the Geneva agreement:

    1) The view from the Israeli street is that the agreement is another trick, another Palestinian trick to fool Israel into believing that they really want peace, and then, when our guard is down,...

  • ADL Marks 90 Years

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week, marking its beginnings in Chicago when Sigmund Livingston, a young Jewish lawyer, watched a vaudeville show portraying Jews as greedy, dishonest characters with hooked noses and thick accents.

    Knowing that such...

  • An Open Letter to Avraham Burg

    By Arthur Cohn

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 26, the Journal published an opinion piece by MK Avraham Burg critical of Israel's current government ("Leaders Stay Silent as Israel Collapses.") The following is a reply to Burg. To see Burg's letter, go to www.jewishjournal.com.

    Dear Avrum,

    I've known you -- within our...

  • Political Prophylactics

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was an ominous warning affixed to the plastic-covered condom, which was glued on a rust-colored postcard with pictures of dirty mattresses: "Practice Safe Politics."

    Below, a glaring surgeon general-like admonition: "Warning: This condom will not protect you from the real...

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  • Groups Call for Divestment

    By Julie Wiener

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel supporters in Cambridge, Mass., have hit back hard in response to a small faculty campaign urging Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) to divest from companies doing business in Israel.

    Responding to a pro-divestment faculty petition that garnered...