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August 3, 2000
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A Jewish mogul and humanitarian catapulted to the top of the Canadian media world by inking a $3.5-billion deal to acquire 149 Canadian daily newspapers. A supporter of human rights causes, Israel “Issy” Asper helped establish the Institute of Freedom and Democracy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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