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  • New Jewish group encourages volunteers

    Coinciding with the Jewish new year and President Bush’s designation of this month as “September of Service,” the Trust for Jewish Philanthropy has launched the Jewish Coalition for Service, which aims to bring Jewish-sponsored service

  • Congress focus on terror pushes all else aside

    The reverberations of the Sept. 11 terror attacks are still being felt on Capitol Hill, where this Congress´ final acts are expected to focus primarily on the creation of a homeland security department and fighting terrorism.

  • Rights group blasts anti-Semitism

    In a report released Tuesday, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights said European governments are not accurately reporting or effectively combating anti-Semitic violence, and must immediately acknowledge the "extraordinary dangers" that such vi

  • Terror victims´ relatives feel ignored

    Relatives and friends of the Americans killed in the July 31 terror attack at Hebrew University say they feel ignored by the White House.

  • Seeds of Peace founder dies

    John Wallach, founder of Seeds of Peace, died of lung cancer at age 59. Wallach, a son of Holocaust survivors, created Seeds of Peace to bring Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian youths together on neutral soil in the United States.

  • Gilman’s retirement mourned

    For more than 30 years, Rep. Benjamin Gilman has been known for his strong understanding of foreign policy and tireless advocacy for Israel. The 79-year-old lawmaker recently announced that he would not seek re-election.

  • After vouchers, is charitable choice next?

    The proponents of school choice are not the only ones pleased with last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that school vouchers are constitutional. Advocates of faith-based initiatives are now hoping for the “voucherizing” of charitable choice.

  • Report: Syrian kids taught to hate

    Much has been made of Palestinian textbooks and how the “culture of hatred” that is being instilled in Palestinian children destroys chances for peace in future generations. A new report from B’nai B’rith International says that culture is also alive and

  • Black, Jewish ties under strain in Congress

    Black-Jewish relations on Capitol Hill have never been the easiest to maintain, and a hotly contested primary in Alabama and the volatile Israeli-Palestinian conflict are making things more tense than ever.

  • Poll: U.S. too supportive of Israel

    For the first time since last October, a plurality of Americans responding to the Gallup poll — 43 percent — say the United States is too supportive of Israel, while 40 percent say the country gives Israel the right amount of support.