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  • Polls: U.S. public supports Israel

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (JTA) — Israel gets strong backing from Americans in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to two recently released polls. Some 92 percent of those surveyed in one of these polls endorse “full cooperation” between the United States and Israel in combating terrorism. The poll of 1,011 Americans was…

  • Religious leaders back Bush

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (JTA) — Religious leaders of many faiths are throwing their support behind President Bush as he seeks a response to the terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation. But at the same time, many members of the clergy are urging a peaceful resolution to the crisis that began with the Sept. 11…

  • Sen. McCain to help find kidnapped Israelis

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (JTA) — For 10 months, the families of four Israelis kidnapped by Hezbollah have been waiting for their loved ones to return home. Now the families have found a new source of hope, after U.S. lawmakers and Jewish groups indicated that the families’ crusade has not been forgotten and that a new…

  • Terror forces new Rosh Hashanah sermons

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (JTA) — Rabbi Yaakov Luban ended the Jewish year by crawling to safety amid the devastation caused by the terror attacks on New York’s World Trade Center. Just days afterward, Luban, who was in a subway under the World Trade Center just before the towers collapsed on Sept. 11, was planning to…

  • Washington prays  and demands justice

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (JTA) — Just seven miles from the fire-ravaged Pentagon, nearly 1,500 local Jews pitted the power of prayer against the power of terror. The group gathered Thursday at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington for a memorial service to the victims of Tuesday’s terror acts in New York and Washington. At least 175…

  • Spewing anti-Arab, anti-Israel chat

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (JTA) — As people across the country try to come to grips with the terror attacks in New York and Washington, their feelings are pouring out over the Internet with a mix of anger against Arabs, Muslims and Israel. In Internet chat rooms, where emotions often run high, many are calling for…

  • Focus on charitable choice as Congress resumes

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (JTA) — A year after Sen. Joseph Lieberman made news by being the first Jew to be nominated to a major party’s presidential ticket, attention again is focused on the Democratic senator from Connecticut — but for a different reason. Lieberman is expected to lead the legislative effort in the Senate for…

  • Focus on charitable choice as Congress resumes

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (JTA) — A year after Sen. Joseph Lieberman made news by being the first Jew to be nominated to a major party’s presidential ticket, attention again is focused on the Democratic senator from Connecticut — but for a different reason. Lieberman is expected to lead the legislative effort in the Senate for…

  • Jewish groups will miss Helms’ support of Israel

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (JTA) — For a lawmaker once considered a staunch opponent of the Jewish state, it seems ironic that Jesse Helms’s retirement will be lamented — though not quite mourned — by the pro-Israel community. But while the five-term Republican senator from North Carolina has earned the support of pro-Israel activists, he has…

  • Jewish groups will miss Helms’ support of Israel

    For a lawmaker once considered a staunch opponent of the Jewish state, it seems ironic that Jesse Helms’s retirement will be lamented — though not quite mourned — by the pro-Israel community.