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April 30, 2004
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Natan Sharansky told a U.S. judge that Israeli Holocaust survivors must get some settlement money from Swiss banks. Speaking Thursday via a video hookup from a Berlin conference on anti- Semitism, Israel’s minister of Diaspora affairs told Judge Edward Korman, of the Eastern District of New York, that Israel has a “strong disagreement” with Korman’s chief adviser in the $1.25 billion settlement.

Ralph Nader is losing support from Arab Americans in swing states, a poll said. Support for Nader, an Arab American running as an independent, dropped 6 percentage points, from 20 in February to 14 in April, in an Arab American Institute poll tracking the community’s voting trends in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Sen John Kerry (D-Mass.) continues to poll the strongest among Arab Americans in those states, winning 45 percent to President Bush’s 28 percent.

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