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  • Running off the rails

    By Stuart Schoffman

    February 29, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    On the 4th day of Adar, on the front page of Haaretz, there appeared a most curious story. Its headline read: “Israel Railways planning to build 475-kilometer rail network in West Bank.” The artwork consisted of a photo of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz of the Likud party,...

  • Fervid Moderation

    By Stuart Schoffman

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The horrifying images on Israel's Channel 10 were probably the most graphic I had ever seen on television. A suicide bomber, a Muslim religious teacher from Hebron -- himself the father of young children, had blown up a Jerusalem bus filled with ultra-Orthodox men, women and children...

  • Topsy-Turvy

    By Stuart Schoffman

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    How do you feel about what's going on here in Israel? How do you think you're supposed to feel?

    What's gone on lately in our country has been very confusing for a great many people, not least those of us on the ground. To get a better handle on the matsav -- Hebrew for situation, and...

  • A Tale of Two Liebermans.

    By Stuart Schoffman

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Is America a great country or what? (APPLAUSE)

    Yes it is. God bless America, land that we love."

    - Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Los Angeles, Aug. 16, 2000

    Like most American Jews, I'm a Democrat by tradition and temperament. Still, I understand why some Jews might not vote for Joe...

  • Selective Memory

    By Stuart Schoffman

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's not easy being 52, especially when you're a country. Israel and I are the same age, and I get the feeling it's harder on her than on me. The other night my high school classmates living in Israel got together for a 35th reunion. There were 116 graduates of our modern-Orthodox...

  • Picture Imperfect

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "A Dream No More," an ambitious documentary on Israel's first 50 years, intended originally as a highlight of the nation's anniversary jubilee, is, indeed, a dream no more. Nearly completed, the film has been permanently shelved by the producing Simon Wiesenthal Center, to the...