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  • Jewish Legislators Back Iraq Resolution

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Stop Saddam Hussein now, before it's too late. That is the message elected officials, ranging from local members of Congress to President George W. Bush, worked to get across to the Americans these past few weeks.

    "We have to confront him sooner or later," Rep. Howard Berman...

  • The Necessary Fight

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    With all the discussion, confusion and controversy about the Bush administration's planned actions against Saddam Hussein, it's ironic that President Bush, a born-again Bible reader, appears to have rejected the Christian position and adopted instead the Jewish stance on self-defense...

  • Nobody Likes Saddam

    By Rob Eshman

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    So do you think America should go to war with Iraq?

    The question is not idle.

    This week, members of Congress and the Bush administration met with Jewish leaders in Washington to discuss President George W. Bush's resolution on Iraq. While administration officials did not ask...

  • The Necessary Fight

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    With all the discussion, confusion and controversy about the Bush administration's planned actions against Saddam Hussein,it's ironic that President Bush, a born-again Bible reader, appears to have rejected the Christian position and adopted instead the Jewish stance on self-defense...

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  • Mideast Menace

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A decade after he rained Scud missiles on Tel Aviv during the Persian Gulf War, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein again poses a threat to Israel, analysts say.

    A series of steps Hussein has taken in recent months, including moving army units in the direction of Israel while issuing...

  • Torah Makes Dangerous Trek

    By Jeanine Mercer

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A group of female Jewish scholars recently danced joyously with a 200-year-old Iraqi tradition -- a Torah once held prisoner by Saddam Hussein.

    "Here ye! Here ye! Here comes the Sefer Torah!" the women of the Drisha Institute exclaimed at the arrival of the Torah, which had made a...

  • Opportunity Missed

    By James D

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    As U.N. weapons inspectors returned to Iraq this week and U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf stood down from high alert, the world breathed a sigh of relief after yet another race to the brink with Saddam Hussein.

    But many Jewish leaders were fuming about what they saw as one more...

  • The Panic Retreats

    By Larry Derfner

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    After being caught up in a wave of initial panic,the Israeli public seems to be calming down a bit over thepossibility of an Iraqi missile attack.

    There has been a backlash against panic. Panic isnow "out." News stories about panic have become redundant, boring andsuspect, what with...

  • The Big Fear

    By Larry Derfner

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There was such a crush of people at the gas-maskdistribution center in Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station this week thata portable fence had to be set up at the doorway -- just to keeppeople from pushing their way in.

    About 100 people were pressed up against thefence. Many were shouting...

  • Israel’s Best Weapon: Middle East Peace

    By Ofra Bengio

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Anger over the stalled Mideast peace process has clearlycontributed to Arab states' reluctance to help the United Statesdeter Saddam Hussein. That is one reason the United States is nowpressing Israel for a serious and credible plan for withdrawing fromthe West Bank, it has been...

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