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  • Iraq could still hit Israel, U.N. weapons chief warns

    NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (JTA) — Uncertainty about Iraq’s biological weapons program and missile capability has heightened concern that Baghdad might strike Israel in the event of a U.S.-led military confrontation. Iraq may possess enough biological substances, such as anthrax or botulin toxin, to “blow away Tel Aviv,” The New York Times quoted Richard Butler,…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Jews of Hong Kong taking transition of power in stride

    HONG KONG, March 24 (JTA) — It”s Barbecue Night at Hong Kong”s Jewish Community Center, and the lower-level function room is packed. Jews ranging in age from toddlers to septuagenarians, and in religious observance from completely secular to fervently Orthodox, are lining up at the buffet tables. They are seeking their fill of steak, turkey…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Activity at Jerusalem Congress shows Zionist politics still alive

    JERUSALEM, Dec. 23 (JTA) — One hundred years after the First Zionist Congress, delegates from all over the world gathered here this week and engaged in passionate debates about the future direction and structure of the Zionist movement. They came in droves from the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, and, of course, various parts of…