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July 4, 2005
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A team of investors bidding for the Washington Nationals is led by a Nixon administration official who cracked down on Jewish government employees. Fred Malek, who leads the Washington Baseball Club, compiled a list of Jews who worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics at President Nixon’s behest. Nixon believed that Jewish staffers were skewing employment statistics to make him look bad.

Most Israelis oppose the inclusion of children in demonstrations against the upcoming withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a survey found. According to the poll released Sunday by the women’s group Na’amat, 84 percent of the public found sights of settler children — including toddlers — taking part in anti-pullout protests last week “inappropriate.” But the sentiment varies according to sector.

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