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Actions Speak Volumes

By Matthew E. Berger

August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

A member of an Arab nonprofit protests against Israel at the opening ceremony of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Photo by Anna Zieminski/AFP

Sending a strong signal to the international community, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is boycotting the U.N. World Conference Against Racism -- which begins this week -- because of an... read full article

  • War is in the Air

    By David Landau

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As Israeli opposition leader Yossi Sarid noted this week, the slide into war often happens despite the fact that no one intends or wishes it.

    As the Al-Aksa Intifada entered its 12th month this week with a new and ominous surge in the level of violence, Israelis are beginning to...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bye Bye Helms

    Last week, Sen. Jesse Helms, 79, announced his intention to retire when his term ends in 2002, setting off a race for his seat that is expected to be hotly contested. While the five-term Republican senator from North Carolina has earned the support of pro-Israel...

  • The Good News About W.

    By James D. Besser

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Good news has been in short supply since the Mideast peace process crashed and burned last September and the region was engulfed with violence, which shows no sign of abating.

    But for pro-Israel activists, there is one bright note: Bush II is proving to be a far cry from Bush I.

    As...

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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Five Settlers Arrested

    Israeli police arrested five residents of a settlement near Jerusalem on suspicion of stoning Palestinian cars on a local road. The five were detained after two Palestinians filed complaints about being stoned from a car driven by young Jews. Israel Radio...

  • P.A. Under Siege?

    By Naomi Segal

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Six Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's regime. The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could...

  • White Wedding

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Riemer family is something of a rarity in the Jewish world of post-Communist Central Europe.

    Not only are Daniel Riemer and his wife Magda both Jewish, but both of their 20-something daughters, Zuzana and Sandra, have found Jewish men to marry.

    This is no easy feat in a part of...

  • Sharon’s New Fan Club

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If you want to know how things have changed in the Middle East, try this one: even State Department Arabists are saying nice things about Ariel Sharon. And they're taking the name of Yasser Arafat in vain.

    The hawkish former general they once feared has surprised critics who were...

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