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High Morale

By Avi Machlis

March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Israeli soldiers deploy during clashes with Palestinian protesters March 12 between the West Bank town of Ramallah and Bir Zeit. Photo by Jamal Aruri for AFP

As Israeli-Palestinian violence hits the six-month mark, Israeli military officials report that soldiers remain motivated to serve in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Senior military... read full article

  • Jewish Ethics and Israeli Arabs

    By Gerald Bubis

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I was honored to be one of a number of scholars taking part in the University of Judaism's Day of Learning on March 18. The excitement of the 500-plus participants was high as they heard the frank, open and stimulating dialogue among the three panelists. Rabbis Harvey Fields, Harold...

  • Washington Watch

    By James D. Besser

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Likely Orthodox Nominee Spurned by Some

    The next U.S. ambassador to Israel could be an Orthodox Jew, the first to hold that post.

    But the expected selection of career diplomat Daniel Kurtzer has generated intense opposition from an unlikely coalition of right-wing Jewish and...

  • Investing in Dignity

    By Richard Gunther

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Yang Guinua, age 29, lives with her husband and two children in a tiny, dusty village in Yixian County near Beijing, China. Until two years ago, she was a farmer eking out a bare living with no prospects of a better life. When I visited her in September 2000, she told me that in 1998...

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  • Waiting for Action

    By David Landau

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel seemed to be holding its breath this week in the wake of three Palestinian attacks.

    The reaction wasn't born of fear but rather a sense that the moment of reckoning is at hand as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returns from his first trip to Washington.

    Israel didn't respond to...

  • An Intifada Casualty Named Atarot

    By Larry Derfner

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Atarot Industrial Park, located at the edge of a Jerusalem Arab village and right on the border of the Palestinian Authority, was meant as a forerunner of the "New Middle East": Arabs and Jews making money together, not war. Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Israel Aircraft Industries...

  • The Age of Coalitions

    By James D. Besser

    March 22, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    Two recent events in Washington pointed to some interesting -- and potentially troubling -- changes in the Jewish political landscape in the new century.

    First, the Census Bureau started releasing data from the 2000 survey of the nation. The most dramatic finding: a surging Hispanic...

  • Congressional Concern

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Members of Congress are urging the Bush administration to review its diplomatic treatment of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in light of the violent uprising against Israel.

    Pro-Israel lobbying groups and lawmakers want a...

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