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  • Japanese center illuminates the Holocaust

    About an hour north of Hiroshima, where the world’s first atomic bombing incinerated an entire city, a Japanese educational center teaches about another holocaust half a world away.

  • Boosting Israel-Japan trade

    Japan and Israel are seeking to establish a framework for joint research and development in civilian and defense areas where they have similar needs, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on a visit to Tokyo.

  • Bronfman: Singer took money

    In a letter intended to ease distress over the firing of World Jewish Congress official Israel Singer, the group’s president wrote that Singer was fired because he was taking money without proper authorization or documentation.

  • Questions remain after visit to Israel

    Delegates from the Conference of Presidents’ annual Israel mission came, saw — perhaps more than they had bargained for — and left, many with more questions than when they arrived.

  • Philanthropist has ear of world leaders

    There are a number of apocryphal stories about Lev Leviev, the Israeli diamond mogul who has become one of the Jewish world´s pre-eminent philanthropists.

  • U.S. Jewish group sees fruit of Russian investment

    MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (JTA) — The microphones had been removed from the stage of Jewish School #1311 and the high school students, who had spent an hour serenading their guests in Yiddish and Hebrew and then another hour leading them on a tour of their school, had lapsed into casual teen-aged banter. The executive committee…

  • U.S. Jewish group sees fruit of Russian investment

    MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (JTA) — The microphones had been removed from the stage of Jewish School #1311 and the high school students, who had spent an hour serenading their guests in Yiddish and Hebrew and then another hour leading them on a tour of their school, had lapsed into casual teen-aged banter. The executive committee…

  • Miss Israel heads from pageant to army

    BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, May 15 (JTA) – Most of the young women competing for the Miss Universe title had nice plans when they left Puerto Rico last weekend: modeling contracts, university studies, jobs, or vacations with their boyfriends. Miss Israel Ilanit Levi, however, faced something a bit more grueling: basic training. Like most Israeli women,…

  • Barak’s term was short but important

    NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (JTA) – Ehud Barak’s term as Israeli prime minister was among the shortest in Israeli history, but in just 19 months he succeeded in altering the strategic landscape of the Middle East and recasting the terms of Israeli political debate. Barak’s most recognized accomplishment was the withdrawal of Israeli forces from…

  • Clinton outlines peace plan

    With only days left before he leaves office, President Clinton went public with an outline for a Middle East peace agreement that he believes will continue to guide future administrations.