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October 28, 2005
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Ariel Sharon ordered Israeli forces to mount a sweep for West Bank terrorists. The order, prompted by Wednesday’s Islamic Jihad suicide bombing in Hadera, has not yet been implemented in the West Bank, but the Israeli air force struck Palestinian terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip overnight.

The United Jewish Communities was the top Jewish group on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the top 400 charities in America. The UJC, the umbrella group for North American Jewish federations, fell from 25th last year to 42nd on this year’s list. More than 25 Jewish groups made the list; the top five include the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee at 60, the Jewish Communal Fund at 82, the UJA-Federation of New York at 83 and the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago at 133.

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