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    President Clinton pledged to bring to justice those who attacked and murdered Americans abroad. Clinton made his comment in a letter sent to the conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which called on him to seek the extradition of Mohammed Deif, wanted in connection with several attacks that killed U.S. citizens. More ▸

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    A documentary about children transported out of Germany, Austria and Poland on the eve of World War II is slated to be released next month. “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” is scheduled to premiere at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Sept. 11. More ▸

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    The leader of Hamas denied that it has ties to Osama bin Laden. The denial by Sheik Ahmad Yassin came after Israel arrested 23 members of the militant group, some of whom it said studied terror techniques with the Saudi terrorist mastermind’s group. More ▸

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    Czech President Vaclav Havel indirectly criticized a recent comment by one of his government ministers that seemed to make light of a campaign by some European Jews to protest building on top of a historic Jewish cemetery in Prague. Havel said, “The important thing for me is that the government has the will to seek… More ▸

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    The U.N. high commissioner for human rights is welcoming a move by a French soccer club in the city of Strasbourg to take legal action against fans who sprayed anti-Semitic slogans on a stadium after the team’s defeat. Mary Robinson’s comments came after the mayor of Strasbourg and a representative of France’s umbrella organization for… More ▸

  • 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 ▸