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  • Tunisian Jews Defy Attack

    By Judith Fein

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews here persevered with their annual Lag B'Omer celebration this week in spite of a recent terrorist attack that rocked their tiny island community. The numbers were down from past celebrations, but still hundreds of tourists came to join the 1,000 Jewish Jerbans for the pilgrimage...

  • How the Times Distorted Jenin

    By Daniel Gordon

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When I write a screenplay, I start out with an agenda. I decide who my hero is first and who is the villain. Then I fashion scenes to build my dramatic case and make it believable. That is, I believe, exactly what occurred with regard to at least two reporters, Sheila MacVicar of CNN...

  • Irreconcilable Differences

    By James D. Besser

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was a hot talk show topic: The Bush administration's Middle East policy zigzags are making analysts dizzy.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is a "man of peace," the president says, even as he pressures the Israeli government to continue withdrawing from West Bank towns.

    Yasser Arafat...

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  • Le Pen’s Mark

    By Andrew Diamond

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The strong showing of far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections holds some bitter ironies for the nation's Jews. Notorious for the anti-Semitic views he has espoused, Le Pen until recently had seen support for his National Front Party...

  • What really happened in Jenin?

    By Leslie Susser

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    After the Israeli army's 12-day action against armed Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp, a London Times headline read: "The Camp of Death," conjuring up a clear association with Nazi death camps like Auschwitz.

    And U.N. Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen, as he walked through the...

  • The World Has No Memory

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is a slightly abridged version of an address delivered to a crowd of 2,000 people at a rally for Israel at the Milken Jewish Community Center, April 16, 2002

    I want to talk to the children tonight, because I'm concerned for your faith.

    You've heard that we are aggressors -...

  • Helpers Harm

    By James D. Besser

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It's one of the oddities of world affairs that the worse things get in the Middle East, the more various countries, international bodies and individuals want a piece of the diplomatic action. The region could use some help, but sadly, recent offers by a number of hopeful mediators...

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