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Myths and Facts About Iraq

Friday, January 31st, 2003

Myth: Everything that’s wrong with Iraq’s economy is because of sanctions. Fact: Iraq enjoyed a strong economy until Saddam Hussein took power and launched attacks against his neighbors âEUR” Iran in 1980 and Kuwait in 1990 âEUR” with devastating results for Iraq. It took 5 years for Saddam to accept the oil-for-food program. Saddam also […]


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Young Terrorist Victim in Serious Condition

Friday, January 31st, 2003

The condition of the 9-year-old boy – Dvir Nissan ben [son of] Esther – who was shot yesterday afternoon by terrorists as he was driving home, continues to be very serious. He was in a car with his mother on his way to Ofrah when terrorists sprayed the vehicle with automatic weapons fire, and a […]


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A Bad Stretch between Britain and Israel: What’s Going on Across the Pond?

Friday, January 31st, 2003

While relations between Israel and Britain had been bumpy for some time, things seemed to come to a nasty head last month. First, British Prime Minister Tony Blair made time to roll out the red carpet for Syrian President Bashar Assad, but had no time to meet Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then the British […]


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Orthodox Lawyers Vow To Bring Justice To Jonathan Pollard

Thursday, January 30th, 2003

Two Orthodox lawyers, Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, are vowing to bring justice to the case of Jonathan Pollard. Pollard is currently serviing his seventeenth year in prison for “conspiracy to deliever classified information to the State of Israel.” In 1987, Pollard was sentenced to the maximum penalty […]


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SHARON LEFT IN POLITICAL QUAGMIRE

Thursday, January 30th, 2003

Prime Minister Sharon basically has three choices in forming the new government, none of them particularly smooth: A secular unity government with Shinui and Labor; A unity government as it was until last November, based on Labor and the religious parties, with or without National Union; and without Shinui; A right-wing coalition with the National […]


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Jewish Posters In Poland

Thursday, January 30th, 2003

By Richard McBee In Poland there was a vibrant Jewish culture for close to a thousand years before it was brutally erased by the Holocaust. The years between the First World War and the Nazi invasion in 1939 were especially rich in diversity, encompassing traditional shtetl life and a vast cosmopolitan secular Jewish culture. After […]


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TV Polls: Likud Doubles Labor; Right-Wing Bloc: 70 Seats!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003

According to Israel Television’s exit poll, the Likud has won 36 seats in the 16th Knesset – more than any of the recent polls forecasted for it. Labor received half that amount, while Shinui received 14 seats. The National Union – 8 seats, UTJ and NRP – five each. Meretz dropped dramatically to 5 seats, […]


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French Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003

Sometimes humor can teach us an important lesson. “Q: Why are there large trees along the Champs Elysees? A: So the Nazis could march in the shade!” Today, in the very same location on that wide avenue, we find anti-Israeli and anti-American demonstrations. Once again, France is giving the world trouble. It seems to always […]


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How memories paralyze: Why Jews and blacks vote Democrat, cont’d

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003

In Part I, I argued that it is not Democratic positions that most entice nearly all blacks and the great majority of Jews to vote Democrat. Rather this lopsided voting is more a function of the two groups’ respective memories. As a result of millennia of Christian oppression of them, many Jews still fear religion, […]


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What Type of Coalition?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

Now that the results of tomorrow’s election appear fairly clear – today’s polls show Likud receiving some 32 Knesset seats, with the entire right-wing and religious bloc winning approximately 65 seats – attention turns to the various options that Ariel Sharon will face when attempting to form his government. Some analysts say that he may […]


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