Jewish Journal

  • New Channel BeamsJewish Programming

    By Eric Silver

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The soap opera, argues Shlomo Ben-Zvi, is the most Jewish of all television formats.

    "Every 15 seconds, you have a dilemma of interpersonal relationships -- and you have to solve them," he said

    Ben-Zvi, who emigrated from England 20 years ago, is putting his money where his mouth...

  • Bush, Sharon to HoldKey Mideast Talks

    By Leslie Susser

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With a new strategic balance in the Middle East and pressure building to implement a U.S.-backed peace plan, next week's meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Bush could be their most important to date.

    Neither Israelis nor Palestinians came away entirely...

  • Majority Report

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As America sets out on its most fateful hour of Middle East diplomacy and decision-making in a decade, American Jews are sending two clear messages to Washington.

    Unfortunately, the messages conflict.

    One group is saying, "We support Israel, so we don't support the 'road map.'"


  • Labor Sinks to New Low as Mitzna Quits

    By Leslie Susser

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Amram Mitzna's decision to abdicate the leadership of the Labor Party after just months on the job seems to signal the lowest ebb for a party that dominated Israeli life for decades. But it might just herald a dramatic realignment of Israel's political map.

    After months of rebellion...

  • Berkeley Donors Linked to Terrorists

    By Rachel Pomerance

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Funders of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies have links to Al-Qaeda, according to a campus Jewish newspaper.

    Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who funds the center's Sultan Endowment for Arab studies, is a primary defendant in the $100 trillion lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • Domestic Attention Deficit Disorder

    By James D. Besser

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last week's release of the Israeli-Palestinian "road map" signaled the start of a new round of U.S. Mideast diplomacy and a new challenge for the pro-Israel groups that don't like some interpretations of the plan.

    It signaled something else, as well: It will be even harder to get...

  • U.S. Jews Differ on Israel Attachment

    By Rachel Pomerance

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Delight shot through the classroom of eighth-graders like a pogo stick gone wild.

    The 35 students at the Heschel School on Manhattan's Upper West Side erupted Monday afternoon with giddy comments and questions about the two-week trip to Israel they were about to begin the next...

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