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August 25, 2006
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A Canadian legislator who was his party’s deputy foreign affairs critic resigned from that post after suggesting that Canada should remove Hezbollah from its terrorist list. After attempting to backpedal from his comments and even deny that he made them, Boris Wrzesnewskyj submitted his resignation to interim Liberal Party leader Bill Graham, who reaffirmed that Canada’s official opposition party still considers Hezbollah a terrorist group.

A man who threatened worshipers inside a Russian synagogue was set free because of his poor mental condition. A regional court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don made the ruling regarding Vadim Domnitsky this week. Domnitsky, who shouted anti-Semitic epithets and threatened Jews with a broken bottle in late January, initially was charged with hooliganism.

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