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  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES Admission that U.S. looted property may convince others to come clean

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (JTA) – A new account of how U.S. soldiers at the end of World War II looted a train filled with Hungarian Jews’ property may prompt other countries to search dark chapters of their own histories in an attempt to make restitution. That is the assessment of several members of the presidential…

  • Citing inactivity, U.S. erases Palestinian group from terror list

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (JTA) – At a time when its leader has expressed a more moderate view of the Middle East peace process, a Palestinian terrorist group known for killing 22 Israeli schoolchildren has been dropped from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations. The State Department said the Democratic Front for the Liberation of…

  • NEWS ANALYSIS Foreign aid and Wye package get trapped in U.S. budget battles

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (JTA) – Israel”s backers in Washington have long sought to ensure that foreign aid to the Jewish state remains above the partisan fray. This year, however, that has not happened. With Congress and the White House battling over the budget, Israel”s nearly $3 billion in annual aid as well as funds to…