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  • Family Feud—with my family, it’s no game

    By Teresa Strasser

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I would take my mom against Clint Eastwood in any movie. Sure, he usually plays a grizzled, gunslinger with cat-like reflexes and something to prove, but if you cross my mother, you will find yourself, like the title of Clint's greatest Western, "Unforgiven."

    Make no mistake; this...

  • Palestinian terror reaches Eilat

    By Dina Kraft

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Eilat generally has escaped the violence of the six-year Palestinian intifada, but even its remote setting couldn't forever insulate the Red Sea resort city from the region's tensions.

    A suicide bomber struck Monday morning at a small bakery in the usually serene city, killing three...

  • Oprah ... Shoah ... Shoah ... Oprah

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This is how naive I am: I never understood why Primo Levi killed himself. I'd long admired and devoured the works of the Italian chemist who wrote of his experiences surviving the Holocaust. When he committed suicide in 1987, at the age of 67, I couldn't fathom it. Hadn't he survived...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

  • Briefs

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid

    President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

  • Israel Buries Beersheba Bombing Victims

    By Dina Kraft

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Avital Etash stares out from the front pages of Israel's newspapers, a 4-year-old boy in a striped shirt and dark blue kippah, his dark eyes wide and curious.

    Etash was the youngest of 16 people killed in Tuesday's double suicide bombing in Beersheba. His mother lies in the...

  • Fence Offensive

    By Steve North

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "People don't become suicide bombers for the fun of it, you know. They have grievances."

    The statement should have come as no surprise, after all I had heard that day, but still, I was stunned. The speaker was one of two British journalists I'd spent the morning with in and around...

  • Morocco Bombings Shock Emigres

    By Philip Carmel

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For most Parisian Jews with roots in Casablanca, the news that their home community had been targeted by Islamic terrorists came like a bolt from the blue.

    "Sure, it's happened in every other Arab country, in Egypt, even Tunisia, but we never thought it would happen in Morocco,"...

  • A Real ‘Baby Boomer’

    By JTA Staff

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israelis are outraged by a picture of a Palestinian baby dressed as a suicide bomber. The baby was photographed wearing a mock suicide bomber's uniform, complete with sticks of fake explosives and a red headband that read Hamas. Israeli newspapers published the photograph, seized in...

  • Spartacus’

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "My Stroke of Luck" by Kirk Douglas (William Morrow, $22.95)

    Five years ago, Kirk Douglas, the legendary tough guy of 84 movies, decided to end his life.

    A stroke had left him speechless -- an actor's worst nightmare. A painful compressed spine reminded him constantly of an earlier...

  • Sharon: No More Words

    By David Landau

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Trick or treat? That slightly out-of-season challenge reflects Israeli reaction to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's dramatic call on his people for "a complete stop to all armed activities, especially the suicide attacks."

    Analysts noted that it was Arafat's strongest...

  • Armageddon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Early Tuesday morning, my wife and I stared dumbly at the television, mumbling words like hijacked, explosion, collapse. My daughter, 5, looked up from her cereal, confused and frustrated. What language are you speaking? she asked. They were words almost unspoken in American living...

  • River of Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.

    "This kind...

  • Abbie Hoffman’s America

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the late 1970s, Robert Greenwald met a vibrant neighbor named Anita at a volleyball game near his home in Venice Beach.

    That neighbor was Anita Hoffman, wife of 1960s counterculture hero Abbie Hoffman, a fugitive since his arrest on cocaine charges in 1974.

    The two '60s veterans...

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