The Israeli Elections

Bang! A starting gun shooting blanks. The candidates are off and running in the Israeli Knesset sweepstakes. Nine of them have taken the field thus far, on the track for would-be prime minister in Israel. Israel's...

Israel Ain’t Monica, Keep Yer Hands Off

With new elections in Israel now set for May 17, 1999, many questions about the vote remain to be answered. But from an American frame of reference, the big question is not which candidates...

Justice and Jonathan Pollard

In the wake of the Wye River negotiations has come a barrage of new attacks against Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. naval intelligence analyst convicted in 1985 of passing classified information to Israel and...

Letter to an Editor

The Israeli district judge's Dec. 30, 1998, decision that recognized Conservative and Reform conversions does not address itself to the divisions between the non-Orthodox religious Jewish communities in Israel and from abroad as to...

The Scenarios of the Palestinian State in Formation

An elder statesman of Great Britain in the late eighteenth century, Sir Edmund Burke, reported that he was often asked why he would not support the French revolution. After all, Burke's colleagues noted, he had...

Bethlehem’s Massive Tourist Plans Include … One New Hotel

At a time when hundreds of thousands of tourists may possibly make their way to Bethlehem next Christmas and New Years to usher in the new century, including the Pope, and another possible visit...

Fatah Preparing for “Intifada of the Settlements”

Now, after the "Intifada of the Prisoners", the Palestinians are preparing a new Intifada to be called the "Intifada of the Settlements". Senior sources in the Palestinian Authority confirm that the intention is to...

Al-Ahram Weekly: The Egyptian View of the PNC Vote

Success Penalised by Mohamed Sid-Ahmed Heading: The decision of the US Congress to go forward with the impeachment proceedure threatens to overshadow Bil Clinton's spectacular Middle East trip to rescue the Wye Accord Quote from Text: "Clinton's decision to...

Scenario One: Commando Units in Tel Aviv

As the school year finally began this year in Israel, following the teacher's strike, Meretz MK Yossi Sarid made an appeal on the "Voice of Israel" radio newsreel. Sarid advised principals, teachers and parents to...

Scenario Two: When No Parent Knows How to Light the Chanukah Candles

When Yitzhak Rabin was murdered, his son attempted to read the Kaddish at his funeral. He was unable to say the words of the prayer, not out of grief but because he had never...