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Bibi Warns Of Missile Threat

10/09/1998
Washington Correspondent
Bibi Warns Of Missile Threat Last week’s three-way summit between President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat was front-page news around the world. But in a bilateral session at the White House, Netanyahu tried to steer the conversation to a different issue — Israeli concern about the growing threat posed by the ballistic missile arsenals of countries such as Iran.

Embassy Issue Surfaces Again

The issue of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the administration claims is a time bomb in the middle of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, is ticking again thanks to a petition being circulated by the Conference of Presid

10/02/1998
Washington Correspondent
Embassy Issue Surfaces Again The issue of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the administration claims is a time bomb in the middle of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, is ticking again thanks to a petition being circulated by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The petition originated with an “ad hoc interfaith group of people concerned about Jerusalem,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chair of the umbrella group.

‘Most Dangerous Hate Group In U.S.’

New ADL report on The National Alliance

09/25/1998
Washington Correspondent
Hate groups have been out of the news in recent months, but that doesn’t mean they are not exploiting recent events — including the stock market plunge and the Monica Lewinsky scandal — to expand their base. That was the message in a new  Anti-Defamation League report on the National Alliance, which the Jewish watchdog group called “the single most dangerous organized hate group in America today.”

Test for Anti-Terror Law

09/25/1998
Washington Correspondent
Test For Anti-Terror Law Ever since it passed two years ago, Jewish leaders who pressed hard for a tough federal anti-terrorism law have been nervously waiting for its first major court challenge. Now it appears that the test will come in Los Angeles, where the United States Court of Appeals will decide in a case directly challenging the most controversial provisions of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.

Wake Up Call on Missile Proliferation

Will the recent test of an advanced North Korean ballistic missile awaken Washington from its long slumber on the issue of missile defenses?

09/18/1998
Washington Correspondent
Wake-up Call On Missiles? Will the recent test of an advanced North Korean ballistic missile awaken Washington from its long slumber on the issue of missile defenses? That was the underlying question posed by a group of Israeli legislators who made the rounds in Washington this week, seeking to bolster missile defense cooperation and encourage American efforts to combat the escalating threat.

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.

The Activist Ambassador

Zalman Shoval is a man who understands challenges.

08/14/1998
Washington Correspondent
The Activist Ambassador Zalman Shoval is a man who understands challenges. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Israel’s top envoy to Washington during a time of enormous stress in the U.S.-Israel relationship. His tenure encompassed the bitter debate over loan guarantees for Israel; firefights with former Secretary of State James Baker; and the Gulf War, when Shoval’s calm demeanor as Israel’s top U.S. spokesman belied tough behind-the-scenes diplomacy over Israel’s role in the war against Iraq.

Iran Sanctions: Is Action on Russia Enough?

Pro-Israel groups are playing a cautious game of wait-and-see in response to last week’s dramatic developments in the battle over sanctions on Russian companies that contribute to Iran’s missile development program

07/24/1998
Washington Correspondent
Is Action On Russia Enough? Pro-Israel groups are playing a cautious game of wait-and-see in response to last week’s dramatic developments in the battle over sanctions on Russian companies that contribute to Iran’s missile development program. Facing an almost certain override of his veto of the Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act, President Bill Clinton announced he would impose trade sanctions on seven of nine Russian companies accused of contributing to Iran’s weapons program.

Say the Right Thing

Recent administration pressure on Israel may boost the Republican party’s prospects with Jewish voters — as long as GOP candidates learn to say the right things on Israel and moderate their language on social issues.

07/03/1998
Washington Correspondent
Say The Right Thing Recent administration pressure on Israel may boost the Republican party’s prospects with Jewish voters — as long as GOP candidates learn to say the right things on Israel and moderate their language on social issues. That was one conclusion of a major study by Republican pollster Frank Luntz for the National Jewish Coalition, the central group of Jewish Republicans.

Olmert’s Uncertainty Could Last Months

06/04/2008
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s visit to Washington this week to meet with President George W. Bush and address the AIPAC convention afforded him a brief respite from the scandals back home that some analysts believe he may weather for months to come.
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