May 8, 2008
Briefs: Methodists don’t ‘divest,’ Jewish groups mobilize for Myanmar, Reno TV anchor sues
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Fifty percent of respondents said they feel Israel is moving in the "wrong direction" and 36 percent said the country is moving in the "right direction."
But 87 percent said they would want their children to grow up in Israel, and 70 percent said they have no foreign passport and no plan to apply for one. The survey had 561 respondents and a 4.1 percent margin of error.
Iran Tops U.S. State Terror List
"It will come as no surprise to hear that Iran remained the most significant state sponsor of terrorism," Dell Dailey, coordinator of the State Department's Office for Counterterrorism, said last week in releasing this year's country reports on terrorism.
"Iran provides aid to Palestinian terrorist groups, Lebanese Hezbollah, Iraq-based militants and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan," he said. "Despite its pledge to support the stabilization of Iraq, Iranian authorities continue to provide lethal support, including weapons, training, funding and guidance, to some Iraqi militant groups that target coalition and Iraqi security forces and Iraqi civilians. In this way, Iranian government forces have been responsible for attacks on coalition forces."
Dailey also named Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism, noting its support for Hezbollah.
Reno TV Reporter Files Discrimination Suit
Danita Cohen-Breen lost her morning anchor job at KOLO-TV after refusing to work extra hours without extra pay. She claims in her discrimination complaint filed last week with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission that Robert Page, the new news director, referred to her being Jewish when he demoted her, according to The Associated Press.
"I have a Jewish name, and it was at this time Mr. Page asked me if I was Jewish," Cohen-Breen said in her complaint, quoted by the AP. "I informed him that I was. Mr. Page stated that Jewish people are stubborn and sometimes needed to be humbled."
Cohen-Breen says in her complaint that she was replaced as anchor by a visibly religious Christian woman and that two other Jewish station employees were fired.
Briefs courtesy Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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