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  • Drive Opens to Free 11 Jews Held in Iran

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Babak Tehrani was 17 years old in June 1994 when he hugged his parents and two younger brothers, left his home in Tehran and, guided by a well-paid smuggler, tried to slip across the rugged mountains from Iran into Pakistan.

    He was joined by his friend, 20-year-old Shaheen Nikkhoo,...

  • College Ad Misses the Point

    By Susannah Heschel

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a historian of Jewish-Christian relations in Germany, and as a professor who has taught at several German universities, hostility toward Jews and Judaism in university settings is certainly nothing new to me.

    Yet the recent New York Times ad condemning anti-Semitism at American...

  • Swiss Attack Jewish Ritual

    By Fredy Rom

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Swiss government has launched a campaign to end a century-old law barring Jewish ritual slaughter.

    Launched by Economics Minister Pasqual Couchepin, the campaign has created a heated outcry against any lessening of the prohibition.

    It also prompted fears of a widespread...

  • Freedom for Lori Berenson

    By Murray Polner

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Franklin Roosevelt's remark that Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo "may be an SOB, but he's our SOB" is a reminder that defending universal human rights may be a good American party line, but it is somewhat tainted by the support given to loathsome regimes in Chile, Guatemala and...

  • ‘Shiraz 10’ Update

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In response to recent human rights violations perpetrated by the Iranian government, the House of Representatives passed an amendment brought to the floor by Congressman Brad Sherman during consideration of the foreign aid bill for fiscal year 2001. The amendment seeks to cut World...

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