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  • As Kidnapping Ordeal Grips Nation, Palestinians Detain Members of Hamas

    Reacting to pressure from Israel and the United States for the return of kidnapped Israeli soldier Cpl. Nach-shon Waxman, Palestinian police have detained at least 200 members of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement, the group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Some 9,000 Palestinian police reportedly participated in the sweep that began Wednesday night in… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines: Jews Approach Election ’94 with No Real ‘defining’ Issues

    Set against the backdrop of a historic year of peacemaking in the Middle East and the strongest U.S.-Israel relationship in recent memory, next month’s congressional elections are focusing Jewish interest on local races and domestic issues. For the first time in years, many analysts are suggesting that this is an election season with no defining… More ▸

  • Bill to Help Survivor Win Reparations Dies in Congress at End of Its Session

    An 11th-hour compromise in the House of Representatives almost helped Holocaust survivor Hugo Princz earn his elusive goal: obtaining compensation from Germany for his suffering during World War II. But after passing the House in a voice vote, the bill that would have allowed Princz to sue the German for reparations failed to make it… More ▸

  • Neo-nazi Leader Facing New Charges After Jewish Leader Files a Complaint

    After being convicted earlier this year on Holocaust-denial charges, the chairman of the extreme right-wing National Democratic Party now has been charged with inciting racial hatred. In June, neo-Nazi leader Gunter Deckert received a one-year suspended sentence and a moderate fine for voicing the so-called “Auschwitz lie” at a public rally and for making derogatory… More ▸

  • Israeli Police Joining Haiti Force; Training in Puerto Rico for the Mission

    A 30-member Israeli police contingent left here last week to join an international peacekeeping force whose goal is to restore law and order in Haiti. The 28 men and two women who volunteered to assist in the restoration of stability in the Caribbean island nation left Israel on Oct. 6. The group left two days… More ▸