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Tag: Religious Freedom
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September 24, 2008 | 11:38 pmReport: Respect for Religious Freedom Fell in Israel
Respect for religious freedom in Israel has declined, according to a new U.S. State Department report.
An increase in "societal abuses and discrimination" against "some evangelical Christian groups as well as Messianic Jews" has...
September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The following is an excerpt from the speech President Bush gave on Sept. 14 at the national dinner celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in America at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
....I'm honored to accept this medal commemorating three and a half centuries of...
October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Senate Makes Malaysian Aid Conditional
The U.S. Senate made military aid to Malaysia conditional on religious freedom, including greater tolerance of Jews. On Monday, the Senate passed an amendment to its foreign aid spending bill that would require a State Department...
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
After Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the biggest winner in Israel's election would appear to be Yosef "Tommy" Lapid, head of the staunchly secular Shinui Party. In just its second election, Shinui more than doubled its strength Tuesday, jumping from six to 15 Knesset seats to become...
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Israel: U.S. Didn't Help
Israel denied a newspaper report that the CIA helped Israel track down a smuggled arms shipment. "This operation was purely blue and white," said a spokeswoman for the Israeli military, referring to the colors of Israel's flag. Citing unnamed U.S....
December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm
October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pmWhat rights would a yarmulke-wearing child have in a public school that decides to prohibit hats on campus? What about a group of Jewish inmates who want to light Chanukah candles when a regulation clearly bans fire of any kind inside a prison? Or a synagogue or church that wishes...