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  • Swiss fund authorized to pay Holocaust survivors very soon

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (JTA) – The World Jewish Restitution Organization has authorized the first payment of $12 million from Switzerland’s Holocaust Memorial Fund, paving the way for Eastern European Holocaust survivors to begin receiving restitution as early as October. Initial payments in the amount of $1,000 are slated to be dispersed to about 12,000 Jews…

  • Arab American group objects to Days Inn in Gaza settlement

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (JTA) – The largest Arab American lobby group is urging a boycott of the Days Inn hotel chain to protest the opening of a resort hotel in an Israeli settlement. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has expressed “grave concern” about the location of a Days Inn franchise in Gush Katif in the Gaza…