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The Democratic Party, at its Convention in San Francisco, selects Mondale as the Democratic Presidential candidate, and adopts a political platform that is strongly pro-Israel and includes an endorsement of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israel’s Olympic team consisting of 38 athletes, 12 coaches, and six officials arrives in Los Angeles to join more than 8,000 competitors from throughout the world in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Israel, however, again fails to bring home an Olympic medal.

The House approves by a large majority the Equal Access law which would permit religious groups to hold meetings in public schools, but only before and after regular class hours.

Farrakhan uses the prestigious forum of the National Press Club in Washington to denounce the American Jewish leadership as “spiritually blind” and having “abnormal power” over the United States government.

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