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  • Soviets Who Settle in Territories Would Face Arrest Back in USSR

    Soviet Jews who settle in the administered territories would be arrested and charged with war crimes if they were to return to the Soviet Union on a visit, a top Soviet official said last week. Yuri Reshetov, chief of the Soviet Foreign Ministry’s Department of International Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, made the statements in… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Express Support of Senate Resolution on Jerusalem

    Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and Jewish organizations urged President Bush on Friday to join the Senate in declaring that Jerusalem is the united capital of Israel. The Jewish groups expressed their appreciation for the Senate’s unanimous voice vote adoption of Moynihan’s resolution on Jerusalem, which had 83 co-sponsors, 45 Democrats and 38 Republicans. The resolution,… More ▸

  • U.S. Now Says It’s Prepared to Back Housing Loan Guarantees for Israel

    The Bush administration has agreed to provide Israel with $400 million in housing loan guarantees, as long as the money is not used to build housing for Soviet immigrants in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. That condition is softer than one Secretary of State James Baker stated last Thursday, when he told a congressional… More ▸

  • Israel Bonds and Hadassah Launch Efforts to Aid Soviet Absorption

    Urgent action to help Israel absorb the tens of thousands of Soviet Jews beginning to arrive there has just been announced by the State of Israel Bonds Organization and by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah has allocated $1 million for a wide range of absorption needs. The Bonds Organization’s aim is to… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Deny ‘crisis’ in U.S. Relations with Israel

    The leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are trying to reassure the Jewish community that there is “no crisis” in U.S.-Israeli relations and that Israel’s peace initiative is not in danger of falling apart. This was the essence of the report made Monday to a closed-door consultation of the Conference… More ▸

  • News Analysis: U.S. Jewish Community Less Wary About Reaching out to the Pollards

    The arms-length distance at which the organized American Jewish community has been holding the Pollard affair appears to be shrinking. Reeling from the shock that an American Jew had spied for Israel, leaders of major Jewish organizations distanced themselves from the couple following their arrest and during the initial months of their imprisonment. But recently,… More ▸

  • Leon Dulzin, Former WZO Chairman and Zionist Leader, is Dead at 76

    Leon (Arye) Dulzin, a former Cabinet minister whose career as a leader of the world Zionist movement spanned four decades, died Tuesday night at the age of 76. Dulzin served as chairman of the World Zionist Organization-Jewish Agency Executive from 1978 to 1987, when Simcha Dinitz was elected to replace him. He had been ill… More ▸

  • Message on Arab Funding Allegations to Be Broadcast with ‘days of Rage’

    A controversial documentary on the Palestinians will be broadcast Wednesday on public television stations across the United States, despite charges that the film was partially funded with money coming from Arab countries. But a message informing viewers of the allegations about funding will be broadcast immediately before and after the documentary, which is entitled “Days… More ▸