Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

August 29, 2001
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Greece’s Orthodox Church called for a referendum on government plans to issue new identity cards that will omit the bearer’s religion. Greek Jews back the government’s plans. The church said it had collected 3 million signatures requesting the referendum. But the government, which has rejected church demands regarding the cards during the last 14 months, said it would not change its stance.

Recommended from JTA