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Poll: We Like Barak

By Matthew Dorf

July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

American Jews have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak by a 30-1 margin, according to a poll released this week by the Israel Policy Forum.

The survey also found... read full article

  • Barak’s Hard Road to Peace

    By Larry Derfner

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Now that Yasser Arafat has called Ehud Barak his "friend and partner," and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has pronounced himself pleased and encouraged with the new Israeli prime minister, and President Clinton is just waiting to welcome him to Washington, the old euphoria seems to...

  • The Truth About the ZOA

    By Morton A. Klein

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Gene Lichtenstein's July 2 editorial misrepresented the positions and activities of the Zionist Organization of America. The ZOA always has been, and remains, a centrist organization, and our efforts on behalf of Israel have broad support among American Jews.

    We are not associated...

  • In Their Rightful Place

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The first part, titled "Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor," forbade marriage and sexual relations between Jews and "citizens of German blood." (This section contains the only handwritten change in the typed text, when someone crossed out the word "sexual" in...
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  • Touching the Past

    By Julie G Fax

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It was, on the surface, a fairly typical sight: children greeting their grandmother, perhaps their great aunt, with flowers and hugs as she emerged from the plane at LAX. But Hana Gruna's connection to these children was not one of blood, but of a Torah scroll. And the coincidences...
  • Speaking of Evil—and of Acting

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    For the last few months, I have been involved with "Speaking of Evil," an original play based on the life of Kurt Gerstein. Gerstein was a member of the Waffen S.S., one of the most deadly and heartless arms of the Third Reich. According to his memoirs and letters, he entered the...
  • A Way of Remembering

    June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    (News item: On June 25, the German Bundestag will vote whether or not to go forward with a plan to build a Jewish monument in Berlin. The design, by American Jewish architect Peter Eisenman, was selected by a five-member committee; they considered 25 invited submissions. According to...
  • Brave New ‘Worlds’

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Last week's film screening/discussion, Open Tent: L.A.'s Middle East Coalition -- part of an ongoing gesture of goodwill and communication between American Jews and Arabs -- couldn't have been more timely.

    The second installment of a program billed as the Middle East Film Festival: A...

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