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  • Itzhak Perlman Wins the ‘Jewish Nobel.’

    June 23, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    Itzhak Perlman, wearing a cream-colored dress shirt and looking younger than his 70 years, rides an electric scooter up on to a Jerusalem stage for a meeting with journalists sponsored by the Jerusalem Press Club.

    “OK, you want me to read my speech now?” he asks Press Club...

  • Two-state solution, found

    By Uri Dromi

    October 15, 2015 | 2:11 pm

    Earlier this month, a group of undergraduates from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University concluded a 10-day visit in Israel. During their trip they met with people from right and left, Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis, religious and non-religious Jews,...

  • In Jerusalem, examining global press freedom

    May 27, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    As governments increase restrictions and casualties mount for journalists worldwide, the relatively new Jerusalem Press Club hosted the city’s first International Conference of Freedom of the Press, with participants demanding protection for reporters in war zones, authoritarian...

  • The week that was in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    December 16, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Two Israelis made world headlines this week. In freezing Stockholm, Prof. Dan Shechtman of the Haifa Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology) won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In sunny Perth, Australia, Lee Korzits won the gold medal at the women’s Sailing World Championships,...

  • Heroes Who Defy Status Quo Can Save Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    January 11, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    If you know this old Jewish joke, just skip it.

    Two Jews come to the rabbi to settle a dispute. The first Jew complains about the other, and the

    rabbi says, ``You’re right.’’ Then the other Jew makes his claim, to which the rabbi says, ``You’re right.’’ The rabbi’s...

  • Goldstone: Stay Calm and Argue

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2009 | 1:11 pm

    This week’s commentary from Uri Dromi:

    Analysis: Stay calm, and argue

    Now that the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has endorsed the Goldstone Report by a 25-6 majority, with five countries opposing and 11 abstaining (the UK, France and three other members of the 47-nation body...

  • Israel Is Smaller in Size But Stronger in Spirit

    By Uri Dromi

    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...

  • Saddam’s Fate Carries Messages

    By Uri Dromi

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When the news broke that Saddam Hussein was captured, there was an uproar of joy here. Like many Israelis, I was glued to the TV screen, watching L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator for Iraq, announcing proudly: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!"

    What a great moment for the...