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  • WJC debates new focus

    The shakeup at the WJC exposes a tangle of subplots that touch on some of the major Jewish issues of the day: the priorities for world Jewry, the defense of Israel and the fate of Holocaust-related assets.

  • Jewish groups pursue ‘foreign policy´

    While Washington renews its push for Mideast peace and Jews and Israel weigh how to respond, American Jewish groups like the American Jewish Committee forge ahead with foreign policy of their own.

  • Israel, Palestinians laud Bush speech

    In his first speech to the United Nations, President Bush made a significant nod to Palestinian dreams of statehood — including an explicit reference to "Palestine" — but warned that not even "national aspiration" could "ever just

  • Bloomberg´s business clout sways New Yorkers

    In an election dominated by the aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes, New Yorkers facing economic insecurity voted their purses and elected a Jewish business whiz over a Jew with political know-how.

  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES

    DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 5 (JTA) — Some of the non-Jewish groups at the U.N. World Conference Against Racism that looked on as Israel was labeled a “racist, apartheid” state now are lining up to denounce the declaration as deeply flawed and anti-Semitic. And perhaps in response to mounting criticism that they went too far,…

  • Survey shows not so many U.S. Muslims

    NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (JTA) — In the run-up to the 2000 presidential elections, Jewish leaders fretted about the perceived surge in influence of American Muslims — both politically and numerically — and how it might affect U.S. support for Israel. Now Jewish leaders have statistics contradicting earlier claims that said Muslims make up more…

  • Jewish activists seek to place blame for U.N. forum

    As the U.N. World Conference Against Racism lurches toward a conclusion, shell-shocked Jewish officials are lashing out at the parties they hold responsible for the virulent anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attacks in Durban, South Africa. In addition to the

  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES

    As the U.N. World Conference Against Racism lurches toward a conclusion, shell-shocked Jewish officials are lashing out at the parties they hold responsible for the virulent anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attacks in Durban, South Africa.

  • Jewish delegates to U.N. forum decry anti-Semitism

    DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 3 (JTA) — On a cool and drizzly night in this Indian Ocean port city, a vast white tent standing in the middle of a cricket field seemed to fit in with the circus atmosphere of the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, one Jewish observer said. This was no regular circus…

  • Anti-Israel sentiment waning at U.N. forum

    Some of the non-Jewish groups at the U.N. World Conference Against Racism that looked on as Israel was labeled a “racist, apartheid” state now are lining up to denounce the declaration as deeply flawed and anti-Semitic. And perhaps in response to mounting