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March 16, 2000
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Israel demanded a bigger role in a world Jewish body that seeks Holocaust-era restitution. Rabbi Michael Melchior, the Jewish state’s minister for Israeli society and world Jewish communities, said the structure of the Claims Conference must be changed since it is heavily weighted toward Diaspora Jewry. Israel, he said Wednesday, should have “a decisive role in policymaking,” since most Holocaust survivors live in Israel.

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