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  • 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

  • Israel, Jewish leaders leery of U.N. Nobel

    NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (JTA) — Consider this week in U.N. history: The organization and its leader win the Nobel Peace Prize for being at “the forefront of efforts to achieve peace and security in the world” — while Syria, a state long accused of sponsoring terrorism, is elected overwhelmingly to the all- important Security…

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

    On a cool and drizzly night in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban, South Africa, 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 s

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

    On a cool and drizzly night in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban, South Africa, 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 s

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

    DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 4 (JTA) — 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 here. The Palestinians and the Arab world would be an obvious target for the Israel-bashing, except that…

  • Israel shines its PR act

    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (JTA) — With image almost as important in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle as the actual fighting on the ground, American Jewish activists note with approval the strides Israel’s public relations machine has made. Criticism of Israel’s PR response to the violent Palestinian uprising rose earlier this year until Israel hired two New…

  • Jewish leaders rally behind Bush

    NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (JTA) — With the launch of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, American Jewish leaders are rallying behind Washington. At the same time, anxiety that Israel’s interests may be shunted aside seems to be dissipating. In the weeks since Sept. 11, the administration seems to have acted upon the realpolitik equation that…

  • Jewish leaders rally behind Bush

    NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (JTA) — With the launch of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, American Jewish leaders are rallying behind Washington. At the same time, anxiety that Israel’s interests may be shunted aside seems to be dissipating. In the weeks since Sept. 11, the administration seems to have acted upon the realpolitik equation that…

  • Israel returns to U.N. for terror debate

    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (JTA) — As a growing chorus of Arab and Muslim leaders here and around with world blame the Sept. 11 assault on U.S. support for Israel, pro-Israel activists are preparing to return to what has historically been an anti-Israel arena, the United Nations. The world body was scheduled to reconvene for…

  • Victims families cling to hope

    NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (JTA) — Tale after tale of courage and heroism are emerging from the wreckage of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. Take, for example, the story of Richard Allen Pearlman, who at the age of 18 was one of the tragedy’s youngest heroes — and victims. Pearlman was dropping off…