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  • Hackers in Israel: We can protect the Net

    They came to Tel Aviv from out of cybershadows the world over, wearing name tags like Nothingmuch, Cyphunk and Blacktiger. The message from the international hackers’ conference: “Hackers are very important for the Internet community as a whole, because t

  • Papal visit sent a powerful message

    For Jews around the world, even skeptics of Catholic-Jewish reconciliation, it was hard not to be moved during Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Standing in front of the Western Wall, the pope quietly read a prayer of reconciliation, then s

  • Papal visit sent a powerful message

    JERUSALEM, March 27 (JTA) — For Jews around the world, even skeptics of Catholic-Jewish reconciliation, it was hard not to be moved by two historic moments during Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The first was the sight of the 79-year-old pope staring silently into the eternal flame at the Yad Vashem…

  • Israeli’s resignation sparks debate

    JERUSALEM, March 20 (JTA) — Yossi Alpher, who recently resigned as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel office, has unleashed a scathing criticism of organized American Jewry’s support for Israel on political affairs. Like much of the behind-the-scenes work done by American Jewish officials, Alpher’s comments did not draw much public attention in Israel….

  • Israeli’s resignation sparks debate

    JERUSALEM, March 20 (JTA) — Yossi Alpher, who recently resigned as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel office, has unleashed a scathing criticism of organized American Jewry’s support for Israel on political affairs. Like much of the behind-the-scenes work done by American Jewish officials, Alpher’s comments did not draw much public attention in Israel….

  • Pope pumped up in ad campaign

    JERUSALEM, March 16 (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League is launching a massive advertising campaign to explain the pope to Israelis. The campaign will focus on the historic importance of Pope John Paul II’s upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his views on Christian-Jewish reconciliation. “We believe that the vast majority of Israelis simply do…

  • Pope packs 2000 years of baggage

    Pope John Paul II’s upcoming historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem carries different symbols for different people. Some 100,000 Catholic followers will arrive to join the pope’s spiritual journey, the Palestinians will watch for political signals and Diaspora

  • Pope packs 2000 years of baggage

    Pope John Paul II’s upcoming historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem carries different symbols for different people. Some 100,000 Catholic followers will arrive to join the pope’s spiritual journey, the Palestinians will watch for political signals and Diaspora

  • Poll: Most Israelis will welcome pope

    JERUSALEM, March 8 (JTA) — Many Israelis will welcome the pope, but they don’t know much about the Roman Catholic Church’s attitudes toward Jews. According to a Gallup poll commissioned by the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel and released Wednesday, 59 percent of Israeli Jews view the Pope John Paul II’s March 20-26 visit “positively”…

  • Holocaust survivors say Israel kept their assets

    Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and their heirs have been coming forward in the past few weeks, claiming Israel has robbed them. They say the Jewish state has waited too long to investigate what happened to assets that Holocaust victims deposited in pre-s