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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 ▸

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    The Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Israeli Sephardi leader Aryeh Deri, clearing the way for Deri to begin serving his sentence for fraud and bribery on Sept. 3. Sephardi leaders criticized the decision. Shas Party leader Eli Suissa said it “twisted the knife that has been stuck in the Sephardi back for 52 years,”… More ▸

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    The Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael established a park in the Israeli development town of Ofakim. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and JNF President Ronald Lauder attended the inauguration of the park, part of a JNF program to improve the quality of life in Israel’s desert. More ▸

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    Three alleged neo-Nazis charged with kicking and beating to death an immigrant from Mozambique denied that they tried to kill him. But the three admitted that they attacked the immigrant even after he fell to the ground. More ▸

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    Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s appointed Tova Herzel as the country’s ambassador to South Africa. Herzel, whose appointment must still be confirmed by the Knesset, is currently head of congressional affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. More ▸

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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 ▸