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  • Israeli intelligence helped U.N. obtain Iraqi confession

    NEW YORK, March 1 (JTA) — Israel provided vital information that helped force an Iraqi official in 1995 to admit to developing biological weapons, according to The New York Times. The Times published an investigation last week reporting that Israeli intelligence officials gave documents to United Nations Special Commission for Iraq, the United Nations inspections…

  • Albright asks Jewish leaders for help in swaying Netanyahu

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (JTA) — In an extraordinary move, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has asked American Jewish organizational leaders to help push the peace process forward. In a conference call she initiated last Friday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Albright urged U.S. Jewish leaders to help her convince…

  • Israeli police find marijuana by the road

    JERUSALEM, April 21 (JTA) —Leave it to Israeli ingenuity. Israeli police have found dozens of marijuana plants hidden in a traffic island on a major road in Jerusalem. The plants were interspersed with flowers planted by the city. Two plainclothes detectives were shown on Israel Television digging up the illegal plants as cars whizzed by….

  • Red heifer declared impure after white hairs found on tail

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 21 (JTA) — A red cow named Melody, once thought to have fulfilled a biblical requirement, was declared impure last week. The declaration came after a rabbi detected white hairs on her tail. According to Jewish scripture, the ashes of a red heifer are required to purify Jews before they can enter the…

  • Jewish bachelor finds love, but she won’t go to Alaska

    NEW YORK, Mar. 3 (JTA) — The Alaskan Jewish bachelor who came to New York to find a bride is considering something he never thought he’d do: Move to the Big Apple. Jay Ramras, 33, came to New York four months ago from Fairbanks, Ala., at a relative’s suggestion. With approximately one-third of the nation’s…

  • Music triumphs over politics at Israel jubilee celebration

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 (JTA) — Music triumphed over politics as a sellout crowd of 15,000 people gathered here over the weekend to celebrate Israel’s 50th anniversary. The jubilee event, titled “Hear, O Israel” and expected to be the largest in the country, featured a powerful program of classical music performed jointly by the Israel Philharmonic…

  • Accord reached on exhibit

    NEW YORK, March 10 (JTA) — Thank goodness for footnotes. Some Ellis Island officials and some Jewish groups had objected to the term “concentration camp” being part of the title of an exhibit, slated to open next month at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, about the involuntary incarceration of Japanese Americans in the United States…

  • Poland’s new government vows action on restitution

    NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (JTA) — Poland’s deputy prime minister has promised Jewish officials that the new Polish government would press forward on issues of restitution to the Jewish community. In meetings in Warsaw last week, Janus Tomaszewski, the new deputy prime minister and minister of interior, said the government would create a mechanism to…

  • Israel drops Viagra ban

    JERUSALEM, June 7 (JTA) — Israel has dropped its ban on the sexual impotency pill Viagra. Israel’s Health Ministry said it was again permitting doctors to prescribe the drug after it received clarifications from its maker, Pfizer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the deaths of six Americans who were taking the drug….

  • Israeli company launches offering

    NEW YORK, March 11 (JTA) — Israel’s Silicon Valley is making waves on Wall Street. An Israeli software company plans to launch in the coming weeks what would be the largest initial public offering for an Israeli firm in the United States, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. Amdocs, which develops telecommunications software, including programs…