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  • Agreement reached for slave laborers

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (JTA) — Jews who worked as slave laborers during the Nazi era are one step closer to receiving some measure of compensation for their ordeal. After months of torturous negotiations, an agreement has been reached to establish a $5.2 billion fund for these victims of the Holocaust, according to several lawyers and…

  • Will U.S. pay for an Israel-Syria deal?

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (JTA) — After securing nearly $2 billion in aid to implement the Wye agreement, pro-Israel activists are anticipating what they say will be an even bigger challenge on Capitol Hill: securing funds to underwrite a potential peace deal between Israel and Syria. At the time of the Wye signing, Republican congressional leaders…

  • Will U.S. pay for an Israel-Syria deal?

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (JTA) — After securing nearly $2 billion in aid to implement the Wye agreement, pro-Israel activists are anticipating what they say will be an even bigger challenge on Capitol Hill: securing funds to underwrite a potential peace deal between Israel and Syria. After more than three years on hold, talks between the…

  • Israeli-Syrian talks to resume

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Middle East shuttle mission has paid off with the announcement that Israeli-Syrian negotiations will resume next week. President Clinton made the announcement Wednesday after Albright held separate talks with the leaders of Israel and Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will hold a day…

  • Can Bush win the Jewish vote?

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (JTA) — After being vanquished from the White House nearly eight years ago, much of the Republican establishment is putting its faith — and cash — behind George W. Bush to lead the party back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Many Jewish Republicans appear to be no different. After politely listening to the…

  • Can Bush win the Jewish vote?

    After being vanquished from the White House nearly eight years ago, much of the Republican establishment is putting its faith — and cash — behind George W. Bush to lead the party back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Many Jewish Republicans appear to be no diffe

  • Can Bush win the Jewish vote?

    After being vanquished from the White House nearly eight years ago, much of the Republican establishment is putting its faith — and cash — behind George W. Bush to lead the party back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Many Jewish Republicans appear to be no diffe

  • Republicans woo GOP Jewish group

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (JTA) — A day before they were to square off in a New Hampshire debate, the six Republican candidates jostling for their party’s presidential nomination intensified their courtship of Jewish voters. During Wednesday’s daylong event marking the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the candidates delivered speeches to…

  • Jewish groups outraged over lawyers’ fees

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (JTA) — Lawyers who helped Holocaust survivors win a $1.25 billion settlement from Swiss banks have submitted their bill: $15 million. The attorneys’ fees have Jewish groups questioning the morality of lawyers who seek money for what they see as a humanitarian effort. “Holocaust survivors are being exploited by a feeding frenzy…

  • GOP Jews hit Hillary with attack ad

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (JTA) — The political fallout from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perceived misstep in Ramallah is not going away. Images of the first lady sitting silently while Suha Arafat, the wife of the Palestinian Authority president, accused Israel of poisoning Palestinians has been playing on television screens in New York and Washington this week…