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  • Sephardi compensation on public agenda

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 9 (JTA) — For more than three decades after the creation of Israel in 1948, Samir Muallem and his parents tried to hold onto the sizable business assets of their Jewish family in southern Iraq. In the early 1950s, many of his family members left for Israel, along with 650,000 Jews from Middle…

  • Left and right know talks not over yet

    JERUSALEM, July 26 (JTA) — The collapse of the talks at Camp David did little to dispel the deep feeling of uncertainty felt by most Israelis over the future of the region. On the face of it, hard-liners were jubilant and the peace camp was dejected, as could be expected. But just the same, settlers…

  • Left and right know talks not over yet

    JERUSALEM, July 26 (JTA) — The collapse of the talks at Camp David did little to dispel the deep feeling of uncertainty felt by most Israelis over the future of the region. On the face of it, hard-liners were jubilant and the peace camp was dejected, as could be expected. But just the same, settlers…

  • Jerusalem the symbol vs. Jerusalem the city

    JERUSALEM, July 25 (JTA) — Jerusalem may be a city infused with historical and religious significance to three of the world’s great faiths, but it is also a city with ordinary people who live ordinary lives. As the fate of Jerusalem was brought to the negotiating table this week in Camp David, pundits tried to…

  • Jerusalem the symbol vs. Jerusalem the city

    JERUSALEM, July 25 (JTA) — Jerusalem may be a city infused with historical and religious significance to three of the world’s great faiths, but it is also a city with ordinary people who live ordinary lives. As the fate of Jerusalem was brought to the negotiating table this week in Camp David, pundits tried to…

  • Both sides skeptical of a deal

    It has been a dramatic week in Camp David, with historic peace talks saved only by a last-minute decision to remain at the retreat for one last chance for an agreement when President Clinton returns from Japan. But back home on the streets of Ramallah and

  • Both sides skeptical of a deal

    It has been a dramatic week in Camp David, with historic peace talks saved only by a last-minute decision to remain at the retreat for one last chance for an agreement when President Clinton returns from Japan. But back home on the streets of Ramallah and

  • Both sides skeptical of a deal

    It has been a dramatic week in Camp David, with historic peace talks saved only by a last-minute decision to remain at the retreat for one last chance for an agreement when President Clinton returns from Japan. But back home on the streets of Ramallah and

  • Both sides skeptical of a deal

    It has been a dramatic week in Camp David, with historic peace talks saved only by a last-minute decision to remain at the retreat for one last chance for an agreement when President Clinton returns from Japan. But back home on the streets of Ramallah and

  • Israeli media focus on Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM, July 17 (JTA) — The Israeli media are searching for scraps of information to serve a news-hungry population amid an information blackout from the Camp David summit. Almost all newspapers, from across the political spectrum, are exploring one issue in depth: the future of Jerusalem. “Jerusalem is already divided, all that is left is…