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November 14, 2006
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A wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe sparked by Israel’s war with Hezbollah occurred almost entirely in Western Europe, a new report found. The European Jewish Congress’ 53-page report, presented Sunday at a World Jewish Congress meeting in Paris, shows that the former Eastern Bloc and Denmark were exceptions to the anti-Semitic revival.

An Israeli court sentenced a seaman to community service for causing the death of seven Japanese fisherman. Pilastro Zdravko, a Montenegrin who worked as a navigator for Israeli shipping company Zim, received six months of community service Sunday in Haifa Magistrate’s Court.

Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip threatened to attack U.S. targets. The threat was issued this week by a wing of the Popular Resistance Committees armed group, as well as three small factions within Fatah.

The Arab League called for a peace summit with Israel and U.N. power brokers. Arab foreign ministers who had gathered for an emergency conference Sunday in Cairo issued a resolution to try to engage Israel, as well as the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, in peace talks on the principle of territorial concessions.

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