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Activists Mourn U.N. Envoy Killed in Iraq

By Marc Perelman

Jewish activists mourned the violent death of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights and expressed hope that his successors will pursue his efforts to reach out to Jews and Israel.The high commissioner, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was among at least 18 people killed in Tuesday’s bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, whereRead More


French Heat Wave Causes Deaths, Burial Delays

As France endures 100-degree temperatures, Parisian Jewish organizations have struggled to cope as unburied corpses have had to wait up to four days for burial.Reports suggest that as many as 3,000 people have died during France’s August heat wave. Hardest hit were the elderly and those with serious medical conditions. Death rates in ParisRead More


Ethiopians Face Threat of Malaria Epidemic

By Nacha Cattan

With an outbreak of malaria sweeping through Ethiopia, American lawmakers are criticizing Israel for failing to open its doors to 18,000 would-be immigrants from the African nation.Several members of Congress raised the issue during recent meetings with Israeli officials in an attempt to win support for the impoverished Ethiopians, known as FalashRead More


Newsdesk August 22, 2003

Complex’s Murals To StayHistoric preservationists scored a victory last week when shareholders of the Seward Park housing complex voted 376 to 202 to maintain the murals that grace the buildings’ lobbies. The murals, painted in 1959 by well-known artist Hugo Gellert, were at risk of being covered up in a redesign of the lobbies. The buildingRead More


Christians Split Over Bush, Peace Process

By Ami Eden

A split is emerging among influential pro-Israel Evangelical Christians over the American-backed plan for Middle East peace, sparking debate over whether the issue could cut into President Bush’s support in 2004.On one side of the divide are Christian activists, including former Reagan administration official Gary Bauer, who accuse the WhiteRead More


Labor’s First Loss in Haifa Produces New Battle Plan

By Elli Wohlgelernter

HAIFA — To most observers, Israel’s municipal elections last June were memorable mainly because Jerusalem elected its first-ever ultra-Orthodox mayor. But to political insiders, the real revolution may have been here in the port city of Haifa, where the Labor Party lost control of City Hall for the first time.The new mayor, Yona Yahav,Read More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Lieberman Catch: The presidential campaign of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman is tapping a top staffer of New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to head its operation in New York state. Basil Smikle, Clinton’s deputy state director, will be joining the Lieberman campaign in September, spokesman Jano Cabrera confirmed. The appointmentRead More


Century of Hatred: ‘Protocols’ Live To Poison Yet Another Generation

By William Korey

History’s most virulent antisemitic propaganda essay, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” was first published 100 years ago this week. Though the Protocols turned out to be both a notorious plagiarism and a shocking forgery, the essay would exercise a powerful impact upon the modern era, principally as a critical factor inRead More


Who Are the Rogues, and Who Are Not?

By Gus Tyler

The United States is suspending military aid to 35 countries because they refuse to grant immunity to American citizens under the International Criminal Code. The basis for this unusual action is a provision of our anti-terrorism law that calls upon our government to withhold all military aid to any country that joined the International CriminalRead More


Jerusalem Ups Pressure To Stop Iran Nuke Program

By Chemi Shalev

JERUSALEM — Israel’s summer of calm was on the verge of collapsing into new warfare this week, after a pair of deadly Palestinian terrorist attacks left tempers near the boiling point.The back-to-back suicide bombings, the worst spate of terrorism since the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire began six weeks ago, left two IsraelisRead More


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