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  • Families of terror victims wait for compensation

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (JTA) — A father’s fight for compensation for the terrorist murder of his daughter is far from over. For now, it is caught in the political and legal wrangling between the Clinton administration and those who seek to collect damages from state sponsors of terrorism. Last year, an amendment to the Anti-Terrorism…

  • Hate crimes victims press Congress

    Rabbi Brad Bloom, whose Sacramento, Calif., synagogue was torched in June, and Alan Stepakoff, whose 6-year old son was shot during an August attack at a Los Angeles Jewish community center, are joining activists and lawmakers to push tougher hate crimes

  • Jewish groups must be careful on Buchanan

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (JTA) — In recent weeks, Jewish groups have publicly criticized the views expressed by Pat Buchanan that Nazi Germany posed no threat to the United States and that America did not have to enter World War II. But when Buchanan announced this week that he was leaving the Republican Party to seek…

  • Mounting a full-court press for Wye aid

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (JTA) — With nearly $2 billion in aid to fund the Wye agreement still trapped in the budget battle between congressional Republicans and President Clinton, pro-Israel activists and Israeli officials are engaged in one of their most intense lobbying efforts in years. A few hundred activists and several top Israeli officials descended…

  • Lobbying for Wye shifts into high gear

    With nearly $2 billion in aid to fund the Wye agreement still trapped in the budget battle between congressional Republicans and President Clinton, pro-Israel activists and Israeli officials are engaged in one of their most intense lobbying efforts in yea

  • Lobbying for Wye shifts into high gear

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (JTA) — With nearly $2 billion in aid to fund the Wye agreement still trapped in the budget battle between congressional Republicans and President Clinton, pro-Israel activists and Israeli officials are engaged in one of their most intense lobbying efforts in years. A few hundred activists were expected to descend on Capitol…

  • Lobbying for Wye shifts into high gear

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (JTA) — With nearly $2 billion in aid to fund the Wye agreement still trapped in the budget battle between congressional Republicans and President Clinton, pro-Israel activists and Israeli officials are engaged in one of their most intense lobbying efforts in years. A few hundred activists are expected to descend on Capitol…

  • ADL-inspired course fosters black-Jewish understanding

    Washington Jewish Week WASHINGTON, March 10 (JTA) — While their most pressing concerns may differ, 16 students from American and Howard universities have come together with one goal in mind. The Jewish students are concerned about anti-Semitism, intermarriage, church-state separation, the Holocaust and Israel. The black students are focused on economic issues, understanding slavery in…