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  • Jewish Groups Join Call for Congress to Pass Hate Crimes Law This Session

    Jewish groups are joining in a last-ditch effort to push through federal hate crimes legislation before the 106th U.S. Congress is history. If they fail, advocates would practically have to start over again in the next Congress. In a news conference on the steps of New York’s City Hall, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the state’s Democratic… More ▸

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    Supporters of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are applauding a decision by Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon not to hold early primaries unless early elections are held. The decision could pave the way for a return of Netanyahu, who reportedly will run for leader of the party if Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein does not indict… More ▸

  • Jewish Heritage Sites Promoted As Integral to European History

    An ancient mikvah in Sicily. The Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo. The oldest synagogue in Great Britain. These are just a few of the hundreds of Jewish heritage sites in 16 European countries that will be open to the public Sept. 3 in a “European Day of Jewish Culture.” The scope of this year’s initiative is… More ▸

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    Australia is opening an office in the West Bank to further its relations with the Palestinian Authority. The move comes three months after Prime Minister John Howard became the first Australian leader to meet with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. More ▸

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    Jewish groups working to pass federal hate crimes legislation are stepping up efforts to pass it before the end of the 106th session of the U.S. Congress. Supporters held a media event in New York attended by New York Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. More ▸

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    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has discussed the peace process in recent days with the foreign ministers of Syria, Egypt and France. The reports of Albright’s discussions come as U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis Ross said he would hold another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to see if another peace summit… More ▸

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    Argentine Jewish leaders are protesting a “Messianic Jewish” festival in Buenos Aires held this week that was touted as an international festival of Jewish music and dance. Jewish leaders sent out e-mails, posted fliers and rented a truck with speakers to inform possible attendees of the Christian missionary nature of the event. More ▸

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    Israeli police clashed with Palestinian activists in Jerusalem. Two policemen and two demonstrators were slightly hurt in the scuffle, which occurred after approximately 200 activists marched from Palestinian headquarters in Jerusalem toward the Damascus Gate in the Old City. More ▸

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    Egypt is the key to reaching a compromise on Jerusalem, an Israeli Cabinet minister told Israel Army Radio. Shlomo Ben-Ami made his comments after meeting with Palestinian negotiators and before a scheduled trip to Egypt. More ▸

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    Supporters of Osama bin Laden may be planning attacks in Israel to try to thwart the Middle East peace process, a U.S. congressional report warned. The report said some members of Hamas may be gravitating to bin Laden. More ▸