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October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Birthright Extends Deadline

A program that sends young Jews on free trips to Israel extended its registration deadline to Nov. 5 in the hopes of attracting more participants for winter... read full article

  • Austrian Restitution of Nazi-Era Assets

    By Barry A. Fisher

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last January, Austria joined Germany and the Swiss banks in signing a Holocaust reparations agreement. Relatively little noticed, the Austrian settlement deserves great recognition. Among its distinctive features is that it permits the return of specific items of property, including...

  • Bush Backed—Finally

    By Michael J. Jordan

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With the launch of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, American Jewish leaders are rallying behind Washington.

    At the same time, anxiety that Israel's interests may be shunted aside seems to be dissipating.

    In the weeks since Sept. 11, the administration appears to have acted upon the...

  • Muted Response

    By Eric Silver

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel is on high alert to meet any reprisal attacks by Palestinian or Lebanese supporters of Osama bin Laden. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office announced immediately after Britain and the United States launched their air offensive on Afghanistan: "Israel has taken all the...

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  • Briefs

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bin Laden's Rhetoric

    Nowhere on the planet was Osama bin Laden as popular this week as in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    It took Palestinians a whole night, after the first news spread of the attack on Kabul, before they took to the streets in protest.

    Like the rest of the world,...

  • A Siberian-Jewish Tragedy

    By Larry Derfner

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The crash of the Air Siberia jet over the Black Sea last week was an Israeli tragedy, but more specifically and acutely, it was a tragedy for Siberian Jewry. Fifty of the 76 people killed were Siberian Jewish immigrants to Israel, mainly from the metropolis of Novosibirsk.

    "I would...

  • Hamas, Hezbollah on Latest U.S. Terror List

    By Sharon Samber

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. State Department's biannual list of foreign terrorist organizations once again includes Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups that perpetrate terrorist attacks against Israel.

    But the significance of the list, issued last Friday, is unclear in light of the new U.S. war against...

  • Supreme Court to Rule On Vouchers

    By Sharon Samber

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of school vouchers is expected this term, with the high court apparently ready to tackle one of the most significant church-state rulings in years.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its new term this week,...

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