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March 7, 2006
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Three anti-Semitic attacks in a Parisian suburb over the weekend led the country’s interior minister to increase security measures in the community. Nicolas Sarkozy announced at a meeting Sunday night that further police reinforcements would be put in place in Sarcelles.

“Munich” and “Paradise Now,” two films that caused considerable controversy in the Jewish community, came up empty-handed at Sunday evening’s Academy Awards. Non-controversial was the selection of Rachel Weisz as best supporting actress in “The Constant Gardner,” playing a passionate activist fighting an international pharmaceutical company. In the documentary short subject category, the Oscar went to “A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin,” celebrating the radio dramas of the 95-year old Jewish writer.

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