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Jewish Groups To Challenge Ethics Reform

Nathan Guttman reports in The Forward: Two of America’s most influential Jewish organizations are gearing up for their first direct confrontation with the incoming, Democratic-led Congress. The topic: Democratic proposals for congressional ethics and lobbying reform. At issue are two…

War news round-up

Ha’aretz reports: Some 160 infantry reserve soldiers are accusing their commanders of preventing them from participating in a demonstration against the war in Lebanon, which they called a “debacle.” The soldiers said they had been used as “sitting ducks.” “I’ve…

"Why doesn't Israel work for peace?"

Silvia Tennenbaum, a writer in East Hampton, New York, is author of the novels “Yesterday’s Streets” and “Rachel, the Rabbi’s Wife.” In an article in New York Newsday, she addresses the conflict in Lebanon and Gaza from the point of…