Jewish Journal

Am I Really Going to Vote for Ariel Sharon?

By David Margolis

February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon, flanked by bodyguards, whose visit to the Temple Mount touched off days of rioting. JTA photo

Not happily, not comfortably, but in a word, yes, I am going to vote for Sharon. I know about Sabra and Shatila, but Ehud Barak has so completely betrayed the hopeful vote I cast for him in... read full article

  • Dirty Money?

    By Julie Wiener

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Exactly two weeks before a controversial last-minute presidential pardon made him a household name in the United States, Marc Rich was sitting in the VIP section at a mega-event for Birthright Israel in Jerusalem.

    Surrounded by thousands of young, primarily North American Jews on...

  • An Anatomy of Failure

    By Helen Davis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Israeli voters go to the polls next week to elect a prime minister, Ehud Barak will be consigned to political history, and Ariel Sharon will move into the newly vacated post.

    Sharon has effectively waged a campaign of silence, allowing the failed peace process and the daily,...

  • Together to Israel

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I had been living vicariously for three months. First there were the attacks on the High Holy Days, the desecration of Joseph's Tomb. A few days later, Israeli hikers were stranded under fire for hours near Schem-Nablus. The Internet had brought the daily conflict straight to my...

  • Undefeated Champion

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Now I must get back into politics, that's the only way to help the Democrats return to power," said U.S. Rep. Henry Arnold Waxman, sitting in his small, plain district office on crowded Third Street near La Cienega Boulevard. Get back into politics? The man has been a player since...

  • Republican Revelry

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    They may be small in numbers, but Jewish Republicans were out in full force during Inauguration weekend, partying as George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States.

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

  • Ceding Control

    By David N. Myers

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As time runs out on both Bill Clinton and Ehud Barak, it appears highly unlikely that an enduring and comprehensive agreement in the Middle East will be achieved. The prospects for peace that seemed so bright just months ago now seem tragically dim. Indeed, they have gone up in...

  • The Battle for Peace

    By Helen Davis

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The acid test for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat came last week when he made his fateful visit to the White House to discuss Bill Clinton's framework agreement -- a roadmap designed to set the parameters for negotiating the tough issues that separate Israel and the Palestinians....

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