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  • Women in 9 North American Cities Conduct Shacharit Service in Unity

    Some 200 Jewish women from all four major branches of Judaism, and nearly every political ilk and age group, filled the Bnai Zion hall here Monday morning, where they conducted a full Shacharit service with not a word or melody excised. They davened in unity and simultaneously with their sisters in Jerusalem and at least… More ▸

  • Foreign Correspondents Pushed to Use Palestinian Press Cards

    Palestinians in the administered territories have recently been demanding that foreign correspondents covering the West Bank and the Gaza Strip obtain press cards issued by what they call the “Palestinian Press Office,” Israel Radio reported Monday. Foreign correspondents have been asked to submit photographs and personal details to local Arab correspondents in the territories. They,… More ▸

  • Arab-jewish Tensions Seethe in Hebron and Ramallah Areas

    Tension in the territories shifted to Hebron on Monday, after a bus carrying Jewish passengers came under attack by Palestinian rock-throwers there. A curfew was imposed on downtown Hebron, after the bus, carrying passengers from Petach Tikva, was attacked opposite the local vegetable market. The incident occurred just a few yards away from the Avraham… More ▸

  • Israel and U.S. Pushing Italy to Endorse Shamir Election Plan

    Israel is pressing the visiting leaders of Italy to give their backing to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s proposal for Palestinian elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At a working session Monday with Italian Prime Minister Ciriaco de Mita and Foreign Minister Giulio Andreotti, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Arens urged Italy to encourage other… More ▸

  • French Jews Planning Mass Vigil As Arafat Meets with Mitterrand

    The French Jewish community has called for a massive vigil here on May 2, the day Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat is scheduled to meet with French President Francois Mitterrand. The vigil will take place in front of the Reu Copernic Synagogue here, where four people were killed and a dozen wounded in an… More ▸

  • Protesters Outnumber Skinheads at Hitler Celebration in Idaho

    Over 1,000 demonstrators marched in protest here against a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hitler’s birth, dwarfing less than a hundred Skinheads and white supremacists who were gathered for the commemoration. There were no disturbances and no major arrests, as the marchers conducted a seven-mile Walk for Racial Equality on Saturday, watched over by… More ▸

  • Jewish Newspaper in San Diego Firebombed in Pre-dawn Attack

    Police have launched a full-scale investigation into the Molotov cocktail bombing of a San Diego Jewish newspaper building, which had previously been defaced by spray-painted swastikas. The firebomb, hurled against the one-story building in E1 Cajon, Calif., that houses the San Diego Jewish Times, ignited a blaze early Saturday morning that shattered two barred windows… More ▸

  • Kin of Those Chased from Austria Return to Recapture a Dark Past

    For a couple of days they behaved like good kids, these American youngsters who were showcased not only for being Jewish but primarily as grandchildren of former Austrian citizens who had been chased out of their home country after the Anschluss in March 1938. One hundred of these descendants, as young as 16 and as… More ▸

  • Rabbis from U.s., Israel, Europe to Make Nine-day Visit to USSR

    The chief rabbis of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Rehovot are to be part of an international delegation of rabbis invited to visit the Soviet Union next week. The delegation, which has been invited by the Soviet minister for religious affairs, will be headed by Romanian Chief Rabbi Moshe Rosen. Other participants include French Chief Rabbi… More ▸

  • Israelis Laud Soviet Theater Troupe

    The Moscow Youth Theater received a standing ovation Sunday night, when it appeared at the opening of the second Haifa Festival of Children’s Theater. It was the first Soviet theater group to perform in Israel. The 27-member cast presented the long-banned Russian play “Heart of a Dog.” More ▸