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  • Trump revokes Washington Post’s campaign press credentials

    June 14, 2016 | 11:25 am

    U.S. Republican Donald Trump said on Monday he will no longer issue press credentials to the Washington Post, stopping the publication from gaining access to press areas at his presidential campaign events.

    The Washington Post, based in the U.S. capital, is one the country's the...

  • Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief detained for ‘incitement’

    February 16, 2016 | 8:07 am

    Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth was detained by Israeli Border Police in Jerusalem.

    Booth and a colleague were detained at the Damascus Gate outside the Old City on accusations of “incitement” and released an hour later after being questioned at a nearby...

  • A response to the Washington Post’s “five myths about Hanukkah”

    By Jared Sichel

    December 10, 2015 | 2:01 pm

    Below is a letter to the editor that I submitted to the Washington Post on Dec. 5 regarding its recent article, "Five myths about Hanukkah," written by Jennifer Bleyer, a senior editor at Psychology Today. I haven't heard back from them, so I'm assuming they don't plan to publish...

  • Washington Post says Iran’s conviction of its reporter is ‘contemptible’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:46 am

    The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it.

    Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the...

  • Hackers use new tactic to attack U.S. media sites

    August 15, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.

    That resulted in some WashingtonPost.com and Time.com...

  • ‘Lovelace’ — Two versions of a porn star’s tragic tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    More than a decade after Linda Lovelace died of injuries suffered in a car crash in 2002, the actress remains an icon as the most famous pornography star in the most successful skin flick of all time: 1972’s “Deep Throat,” about a sexually frustrated woman who discovers her...

  • Washington Post calls on Obama to ‘reset’ relations with Netanyahu

    January 22, 2013 | 10:10 am

    President Obama should "reset" his relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post wrote in an editorial.

    "The wise U.S. policy would be to concede, and maybe even welcome, Mr. Netanyahu’s reelection while quietly urging him to construct a centrist government," urged...

  • ‘The Exorcist’ at the Geffen: No green vomit, but plenty of evil

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 27, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    William Peter Blatty was a Georgetown University student in August 1949 when he came across a front-page story in the Washington Post titled “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip.” Blatty, a devout Catholic, was fascinated by the accounts of the...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Goldstone committee members stand by report

    April 14, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Three members of the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza war say they stand by the report.

    Calls to retract the Goldstone report disregard the rights of the victims, the international law experts said in a statement published Thursday in the British newspaper the...

  • UN chief to Peres: I will not retract the Goldstone Report

    April 8, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told President Shimon Peres in a meeting in New York on Friday that the UN would not be retracting the Goldstone Report, despite its author’s renouncement of some of the report’s claims.

    The Goldstone report was sponsored by the UN,...

  • Rice: Goldstone report should simply ‘disappear’

    April 7, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the Goldstone report is probably beyond fixing and should simply disappear.

    Rice, speaking to a hearing Thursday of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was reacting to congressional calls on Richard...

  • Goldstone says he will not retract report

    April 6, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    South African Judge Richard Goldstone said he will not seek to quash his report to the United Nations on Israel’s conduct during the Gaza war, despite his retraction of a key finding.

    Goldstone told the Associated Press that reports that he told Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai...

  • Now that Goldstone has changed his mind, what’s next?

    April 5, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    What happens now with the Goldstone Report may well be up to Goldstone.

    Richard Goldstone’s April 2 Op-Ed in the Washington Post disavowing his earlier assumption that Israel had committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during the 2009 Gaza war has left pro-Israel...

  • Goldstone would have to request that U.N. dump report

    April 4, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Richard Goldstone would have to ask the United Nations on behalf of his committee to rescind its report on Israel’s actions during the 2009 Gaza war to set such an action in motion, a U.N. spokesman said.

    The U.N. Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, has not received...

  • Gandhi grandson resigns after criticism of anti-Semitic article

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The president of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the University of Rochester resigned Thursday amid criticism of a short opinion piece he wrote for The Washington Post online titled "Jewish Identity Can't Depend on Violence."

    Penned by Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of...
  • Laugh at Death the Buchwald Way

    By Dov Burt Levy

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Art Buchwald is living and dying in a Washington, D.C., hospice. If you don't know his story, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a very sad time for the 80-year-old Jewish columnist.

    Just the opposite, Buchwald says. "I am," he announces, "having the time of my life."


  • Beware This Bill

    By Douglas Mirell

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As one who supported the confirmation of John Ashcroft as attorney general, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) is certainly no radical. But last week, Feingold, chair of the Constitution subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cast the lone Senate vote against final approval of...