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A Taxing Double Dip

By Jessica Steinberg

November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

A new immigrant with her baby disembarks with other North Americans from a specially chartered jet at Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. Photo by Brian Hendler/JTA

It took Herb and Barbara Greenberg 10 years to realize their dream of making aliyah so they could live near their children and grandchildren.

But when a long-debated tax reform goes into... read full article

  • Peace ‘Map’ Fears

    By Matthew E. Berger

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israel backers are raising numerous concerns about the latest version of the U.S. "road map" for Middle East peace.

    Analysts and Jewish leaders say the latest version, currently being hammered out in Washington, diverges from President Bush's June 24 speech, in which he called for...

  • Cape Town Clash

    By Moira Schneider

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A controversial conversion has reignited a dispute over Orthodox Jewish standards between South Africa's Orthodox establishment and one of the largest Orthodox congregations in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Attempts to paper over the cracks between the beit din, or the Jewish law court,...

  • The Arafat Factor

    By James D. Besser

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    According to a poll released last week by Americans for Peace Now (APN) and the Arab American Institute (AAI), U.S. Jews continue to support an active Mideast peace process and a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, despite two years of horrific terrorism and the...

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  • Mitzna Wins Labor

    By Naomi Segal

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna hopes to becomes Israel's next prime minister, he faces a daunting challenge: resuscitating a moribund Labor Party in a little more than two months.

    A day after the dovish newcomer to national politics won a sweeping victory in Labor's leadership primary,...

  • Statesman Abba Eban, Dies at 87

    By Eric Silver

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The maverick Irish writer-politician Connor Cruise O'Brien once celebrated Abba Eban, who died in Tel-Aviv Sunday at the age of 87, as "the most brilliant diplomat of the second half of the 20th century."

    Never daunted by flattery, Eban quipped: "As my mother would have said, 'Who...

  • Netanyahu, Sharon Face-Off

    By Leslie Susser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The smart money says Israelis won't have to wait until next January's general election to know who their next prime minister will be: Nearly all the pundits agree it will be the winner of the Nov. 28 Likud Party leadership primary between Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The...

  • Buy for Chanukah, Donate to Israel

    By Mica Rosenberg

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The idea of a rabbi doll came to Gary Barris while he was shopping during the holiday season two years ago.

    Overwhelmed by stores filled with Christmas decorations and gifts, the young Detroit entrepreneur said he "felt there was a void for sending greetings in the Jewish community."...

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