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Wellstone — One of the ‘Frozen Chosen’

As Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) began campaigning for a third term, some pro-Israel activists tried to generate support for his opponent by whispering that the two-term incumbent was insufficiently supportive of Israel. But in almost every respect Wellstone, who died in the crash of his campaign plane in remote northern Minnesota last week en route to a funeral, was more representative of the Jewish political tradition than almost anyone else in political life.

Hilltop Struggle Casts Long Shadow

On the face of it, the struggle between Israeli troops and a group of unruly young settlers for control of a windswept West Bank hilltop does not seem all that important.

The Turn to Civil War

This latest confrontation could lead the Palestinian society to a fitna (Arabic for civil war).

Goldhagen Book Rocks Germany

The photo was misidentified by the archive that provided it, Goldhagen told reporters at the fair.

Sharon Seeks a Trade

The first shot has yet to be fired in the anticipated American-led war against Iraq, but diplomats are already preparing the ground for a concerted effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as soon as it\’s over.

Palestinian Supporters Gift-Wrap Message

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United States is considered Israel\’s last remaining key ally. Aiming to change that, the anti-Israel movement on college campuses has adopted a message rooted in bedrock American ideals.

Findings Reveal Demographic Shift

This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS):

Population Study Poses New Challenges

America\’s Jewish population declined by 5 percent during the past 10 years, according to a new survey, a trend that is likely to continue given the community\’s aging population and low birth rates.

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