Iraq

Sukkot In Baghdad

10/17/2003
Staff Writer
Each day this week, Rabbi Jacob Goldstein of Brooklyn, chief chaplain of the New York National Guard, recited morning prayers at a sukkah erected in the plaza facing the main doors of Saddam Husseinís main presidential palace in Baghdad. "It's a six by eight sukkah and it is there for all to see," he said by phone from Baghdad. "So there I am every morning, benching lulav and esrog," he added referring to the ritual objects used in prayers during Sukkot.

More 'Awe' In Iraq

09/26/2003
Staff Writer
For Jewish soldiers in the combat zone, the Days of Awe have replaced shock and awe. Rabbi Jacob Goldstein, chief chaplain of the New York National Guard, arrived in Kuwait from New York this week bringing with him four Torahs, five lulav and etrog sets for Sukkot, challahs, honey cake and other supplies to enhance the High Holy Days that begin this weekend.

Sex, Lies and Saddam Hussein

The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried.
That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s drama

08/21/1998
Washington Correspondent
Sex, Lies And Saddam The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried. That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s dramatic confession of a “not appropriate” relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and with the latest eruption by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.

Iraq Debate Heating Up

09/27/2002
Washington Correspondent
Iraq Debate Heating Up

Unsure On Iraq

10/18/2002
Washington Correspondent
Unsure On Iraq Congress overwhelmingly approved a sweeping resolution last week authorizing President Bush to wage war against Iraq, but Jewish community leaders continue to be more cautious about the plunge toward war than most lawmakers.

Two Jewish Senators And The War

10/18/2002
Washington Correspondent
Last week’s vote on a congressional resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq could have a big political impact on a pair of Jewish senators with political aspirations. In the case of Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000, those aspirations involve the White House. Political observers say Lieberman’s role as the administration’s Democratic point man in the war-powers debate could boost his presidential campaign — or throw a monkey wrench into it.

Jewish Pols Split On Iraq

10/11/2002
Washington Correspondent
Jewish Pols Split On Iraq With Congress set to pass a sweeping resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq, Jewish lawmakers are pretty much where the Jewish community is: united in concern about Saddam Hussein but divided about the best way to eliminate the threat he poses. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who chairs the important Senate Armed Services Committee, has emerged as an important advocate of caution and has promoted alternative legislation that would narrow the terms of the congressional endorsement.

Jewish Groups Pressed On Iraq

09/27/2002
Washington Correspondent
Jewish Groups Pressed On Iraq Pressure is growing for Jewish groups to abandon their deliberately low-profile pose and dive into the intensifying battle over the Bush administration’s plans for a military strike against Iraq. The mounting pressure comes as Congress considers an administration resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq — and as some Democrats, led by former Vice President Al Gore, try to galvanize a strong opposition movement.

Jews Duck Iraq Debate

08/16/2002
Washington Correspondent
Jews Duck Iraq Debate The war drums are beating louder in Washington as the Bush administration thrashes out the details of its expected assault on Iraq. But Jewish groups, which have more reason than most to hope for an end to Saddam Hussein’s blood-soaked regime, have maintained a deafening silence. While a broad spectrum of Jewish leaders believes the administration is heading in the right direction, many worry that Israel could suffer dire consequences if Washington doesn’t complete the journey.

Beating The Drums For An Iraq Pullout

06/16/2006
Washington Correspondent
President George W. Bush may get a boost in the  polls after a U.S. air strike killed Abu Musab  al-Zarqawi, the top al Qaeda leader in Iraq, but a growing number of Jewish voices are speaking out against the war. This week the Religious Action Center of Reform  Judaism issued an action alert urging its network of activists to support a bill in the House that would require President Bush to “develop and implement a plan for the withdrawal of the United States armed forces from Iraq.”
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