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August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pmIllegal Hebron Settlers Evicted
Israeli security forces evicted Jewish settlers who had taken over disputed properties in Hebron. Thousands of soldiers and police descended on the West Bank city Tuesday to remove two Israeli families squatting in abandoned apartments. The evictions...
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Devorah Meitlis walks up a wind-swept hill leading to the small clubhouse-turned-polling station in this West Bank settlement, hoping her home here will still exist by the time of Israel's next election.
Tuesday's vote, seen as a referendum on Israel's future presence in the West...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
At the Sundance wintertime festival, which began Jan. 19 and runs through Jan. 29, Jewish viewers can check out a blizzard of flicks, including:
Opening night film, "Friends With Money" (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Isaacs), spotlighting successful adults approaching midlife crisis. It's...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The disengagement from Gaza has exposed raw emotions and wrenching scenes of families being uprooted from their homes of decades.
Many in the Jewish community, while believing that the disengagement was necessary and even overdue, have felt the pain of the settlers. Some have even...
August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Modern Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip resumed only after the 1967 Six-Day War, but even with those settlements set to be evacuated, Jewish roots in the sandy strip of land where Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea meet run deep.
Opinions differ on whether the area was or...
August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The withdrawal from Gaza, scheduled to begin in mid-August, is one of the most important events in the history of the State of Israel. It will determine whether Israel can continue to be a Jewish and democratic state.
In an Alert Paper published in June 2003 by the Jewish People...
July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The orange ribbon was tied neatly around my rearview mirror.
Through the mirror I saw the face of an acquaintance in the backseat. I was giving her a ride from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
When she noticed the color of my political views above the dashboard, she offered her own: "We...
March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm
In the winter of 1861-1862, the skies in California let loose, unleashing torrents of water around the state. In Los Angeles, rain fell for 28 straight days, pushing the Los Angeles River higher and higher until a waist-high wall of water jumped its banks, ripping away everything...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
North American Modern Orthodox Jews say they can explain their connection to Israel in one word: Torah.
"It's an organic existence. An Orthodox Jew grows up and believes that Eretz Yisrael and the people of Israel are one. The fulfillment of Torah is Eretz Yisrael," said David...
October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Knishes, brisket, borscht, flanken and overstuffed corned beef on rye.
Imagine American Jewish food, and one envisions Ashkenazi fare brought by the 2.5 million Eastern European immigrants who settled here between 1881 and 1921.
But long before pastrami ever hit a New...
September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm
For the settlers of the Gaza Strip, the left-leaning kibbutzim just over the border with Israel proper are, politically speaking, a world apart.
But as Knesset ratification of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip looms, some Gaza settlers are exploring the...
July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
This is a soul-wrenching time for all of us who love the Land of Israel. Jewish homes and villages, farms and factories -- the settlement work of three decades -- are soon to be uprooted in Gaza. We know that more demolitions may be coming.
Politically -- for the first time in the...
June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm
We have long since learned to swallow hard as the Israelis persist in policies that are ill-conceived and ill-executed, policies that threaten the entire Zionist enterprise.
There are so many of these that we try to ignore and even justify targeted killings, "collateral damage," a...
September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm
U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution
The United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded Israel not "remove" Yasser Arafat. The United States vetoed the resolution Tuesday at the 15-member council in New York because it does not explicitly condemn...