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  • Israel programs see huge decrease

    As the intifada enters its third year, Israel programs are looking at a 92 percent decrease in the number of Jewish youth participating in educational trips to Israel. That means a generation of Jewish teen-agers, college students and young adults who nev

  • Film explores Holocaust warnings

    A new documentary, “Messengers Without an Audience,” features interviews with witnesses to the Holocaust who brought information about the slaughter of Jews to the West. The film sheds new light on the eyewitness information America and its al

  • Israelis re-examine Russian aliyah

    A renewed call to change Israel’s Law of Return is turning the spotlight on the former Soviet Union, which has been the source of nearly 1 million immigrants since the late 1980s. As many as a quarter of them are not Jews according to religious law,

  • Israelis go back to school

    As the academic year begins in Israel, many parents are driving their kids or arranging car pools, erring on the side of safety rather than risking rides on public buses, which have been frequent targets for suicide bombers.

  • Takeover of media body assailed

    Being Israel’s prime minister is never easy — but a few weeks ago Ariel Sharon took on yet another job when he became the minister in charge of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Critics ask what the move means for the free press in Israel.

  • Post-terror stress in U.S. and Israel

    Following the harrowing events of the last 10 months, a significant number of children and adults in the United States and Israel are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers gathered for

  • Jewishness of Falash Mura under review

    A senior Israeli rabbi visited Ethiopia recently to check the Jewishness of the Falash Mura, people who once had been Jews or whose ancestors had been Jewish.

  • Intifada confusing for Ethiopians

    The 19-month Palestinian intifada is just one more complicated issue for the older generation of Ethiopian Israelis to understand.

  • Daniel Pearl honored in Israel

    Daniel Pearl´s ties to Israel were kept under wraps while the slain Wall Street Journal reporter was alive, but at a memorial service in Israel, the connection was made clear.

  • American mission expresses Israel support

    The Conference of Presidents represents the range of American Jewish opinion — but this year´s solidarity mission to Israel found the group unusually unified.