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Cloning Controversy Multiplies

By Sharon Samber

August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Dolly, the world's first cloned animal, stands in her pen at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, in 1997. Reuters Photo

In the Brave New World of cloning, most Jewish ethicists and organizations are staking out the middle ground.

A general consensus appears to be emerging in the Jewish community that... read full article

  • Sharon Agrees to Let Peres Negotiate

    By David Landau

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's policy of "no talks under fire" is increasingly coming under fire within Israel.

    Initially, Sharon's refusal to hold diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority until Palestinian violence against Israel ceases completely was supported by Israelis...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Settler Murder Retaliated

    IDF helicopters fired three to four missiles at a Palestinian security post in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday causing no casualties, Palestinian security forces and witnesses said. The strike on the Force 17 post came just hours after Israeli...

  • A Jewish Slice of ‘American Pie’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On the set of "American Pie," actor Jason Biggs at one point took screenwriter Adam Herz aside. "Dude, did you do it?" he whispered.

    It's the question everyone has asked Herz since Biggs' infamous pie-nookie scene made pop culture history and "Pie" became a sleeper hit in 1999,...

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  • An Issue of Image

    By Michael Jordan

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With image almost as important in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle as the actual fighting on the ground, American Jewish activists note with approval the strides Israel's public relations machine has made.

    Criticism of Israel's PR response to the violent Palestinian uprising rose...

  • Victory Should Be Israel’s Goal

    By Morton A. Klein

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Should Israel's goal be to defeat the Palestinian Arab terrorists who are waging war against it? Or should Israelis be striving merely for a few days or weeks of quiet?

    The answer would seem obvious, but at a recent meeting with a senior State Department official, I and other Jewish...

  • Sen. McCain to Help Find Kidnapped Israelis

    By Sharon Samber

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For 10 months, the families of four Israelis kidnapped by Hezbollah have been waiting for their loved ones to return home. Now the families have found a new source of hope, after U.S. lawmakers and Jewish groups indicated that the families' crusade has not been forgotten and that a...

  • Biased Forum Feared

    By James D. Besser

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are trying to spin a hopeful story about the fight to prevent the upcoming World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance from turning into an Israel bash-a-thon.

    But recent events offer little cause for optimism about the...

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