Jewish Journal

Grand Illusion

By Ruth E. Gruber

March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

Joerg Haider's unexpected resignation as head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is widely seen as a strategic ploy that may ultimately win him more political power -- including the... read full article
  • Iran’s Elections—A Cause to Rejoice?

    March 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    The western world did headstands and cartwheels last week as Iranian election results indicated that "reformers" easily won seats in Iran's parliament. According to news reports, "the Clinton administration is welcoming" election results as "as pointing toward a stronger hand for...
  • Early Withdrawal?

    By Eric Silver

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's leaders are losing whatever faith they may have had in Hafez Assad. They are no longer convinced that the Syrian president has made a strategic choice for peace.

    As a result, more than half Ehud Barak's cabinet is pressing for an early, unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops...

  • Breaking Away

    By Julie Wiener

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is setting itself apart from Israel and most other American Jewish organizations in its refusal to boycott Austria.

    "I don't think the way you deal with the problem" of Joerg Haider's extreme-right Freedom Party participation in Austria's governing...

  • Austria in Mind

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Atlantic Ocean seemed to yawn wider this week than it has in years. Europe was in turmoil, haunted by the specter of a radical-right rising to power in Austria, Hitler's birthplace. Americans watched sympathetically.

    Austria last week became the first Western democracy since...

  • Struggle on the Steppes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ruzena Berler wrote her memoir, "Cattle Car to Kazakhstan," to reveal a little-known chapter of World War II: The story of women who struggled on the freezing steppes of Asia and on the Russian front.

    She first began to write about her experiences in the late 1940s, to exorcise her...

  • Nation/World/Mideast Briefs

    By Douglas Davis

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Undeniable Truth

    By Douglas Davis

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis "systematically" gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks.

    David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third...

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