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  • Wallace Responds to Charges Made That ’60 Minutes’ Report Was Biased

    Jewish organizations are up in arms over a report on the Temple Mount killings broadcast on the CBS television program “60 Minutes.” But correspondent Mike Wallace strongly defends his report, which aired Dec. 2. The most extensive charges were leveled by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, which claimed the segment “failed to meet journalistic… More ▸

  • ZOA Demonstrates in Washington to Denounce Anti-israel Resolution

    The Zionist Organization of America held a rally near the White House on Wednesday, to voice its support of Israel in the face of the Oct. 12 U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its handling of the Oct. 8 riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. At a rally in Lafayette Park sponsored by… More ▸

  • Israel Rejects U.N. Resolution on Riots As ‘totally Unacceptable’

    Israel has rejected as “totally unacceptable” a U.N Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish state for the fatal shooting last week of 21 Palestinian rioters on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. An official statement issued by the government Sunday said Israel would not receive or cooperate with the fact-finding team the resolution requested the U.N…. More ▸

  • Hussein Invasion Likely to Stall U.S. Pressure on Israeli Minister

    When Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy arrives in Washington on Wednesday for his first meeting with Secretary of State James Baker, he may find the Palestinian issue relegated to the back burner because of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The talks are expected to center on the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein rather than… More ▸

  • Mandela Warmly Welcomed to U.S. by Most American Jewish Leaders

    Nelson Mandela was warmly welcomed here Wednesday by a wide spectrum of New Yorkers, including representatives of local and national Jewish groups, who participated wholeheartedly in the festivities. A shofar was even scheduled to be blown in Mandela’s honor during an ecumenical ceremony Thursday at Manhattan’s Riverside Church, as part of a blessing to be… More ▸

  • Zionist General Council Discusses Aliyah, Revamping Education Program

    Soviet Jews are applying to come to Israel at the rate of 1,700 a day, World Zionist Organization Chairman Simcha Dinitz said at the opening of the Zionist General Council here. “A quarter of the Jewish people is on the move in the direction of Israel,” Dinitz told 150 delegates representing Zionist organizations from all… More ▸

  • Israel Reacts with Pain, Surprise at Tough Talk from Washington

    Israel has reacted with hurt and astonishment to the stern rebuke it got from U.S. Secretary of State James Baker during his appearance Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington. The secretary bluntly accused Israel of not being serious about peace. Attempts by the Bush administration Thursday to soften the blow did little… More ▸

  • Mandela May Meet with Sharansky During Next Week’s Visit to U.s

    Nelson Mandela and Natan Sharansky have agreed in principle to meet in the United States during the African National Congress leader’s upcoming visit here, an American Jewish leader confirmed Monday. “Both sides have indicated that they are interested in the meeting,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. “Now it’s… More ▸

  • U.S. Could Suspend PLO Dialogue, but Decision Awaits Baker’s Return

    The Bush administration is still pondering whether to continue its dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization following last week’s attempted raid on Israeli beaches by a PLO-affiliated terrorist group. Both the White House and the State Department said Tuesday that the administration was still studying whether the PLO had violated its December 1988 pledge renouncing… More ▸

  • U.N. Won’t Dispatch Observer Team, but Other Action Under Discussion

    In a policy shift, the United States blocked the U.N. Security Council over the weekend from sending a team of U.N. observers to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But the matter is expected to come up again when the Security Council reconvenes Tuesday at U.N. headquarters in New York. In an extraordinary move, the… More ▸