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  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to form unity government

     
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early election he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday....
  • Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters

    Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters
    On May 23, 1960, then- Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion stood at the podium in the Knesset and solemnly said: "A short time ago one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, was discovered by the Israeli security services. Adolf...
  • Milt Program Guide August 08

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST THE HUMAN FACTOR As the Iraq War debate rages on, politicians remind us that America’s initial intervention was based on faulty intelligence. Mistaken or misconstrued information is nothing new for the Central Intelligence...
  • Israel's identity crisis

    Israel's identity crisis
    From 1948 on, the Arabs still living in Israel -- those who didn't flee or weren't driven out when the state was established -- were allowed to become citizens. They could vote in free elections, criticize the government and run for public office,...
  • Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?

    Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?
    Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
  • In Theory: An interview with Desmond Tutu

    Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has announced that, after his 79th birthday in October, he is to resign from nearly all of his official commitments and withdraw from public life, the United Kingdom's Guardian newspaper reported last week. He...
  • Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman

    Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman
    To the End of the Land A Novel David Grossman Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95 From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
  • ISRAEL: Specter of Meir Kahane continues to haunt politics

     
    Two decades after his party was banned from running for seats in the parliament, Rabbi Meir Kahane and his ideas are once more on its agenda. Recently, right-wing legislator Michael Ben-Ari asked to hold a discussion in parliament in memory......
  • ISRAEL: Parliament might put an end to "Photoshop" models

     
    "You look too thin." It's one thing when your mother says it. When the Israeli Health Ministry says it, they mean a person's BMI (body mass index) is less than 18.5. And when legislators said it Monday, this meant a......
  • ISRAEL: Conversion bill rattles relations with U.S. Jews and Israeli politics

     
    A bill proposing (among other things) that control of conversions to Judaism be given to the country’s chief rabbinate, an orthodox body, is causing political controversy in Israel and threatening a big family feud outside it. The question of "who......