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  • Briefs

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Hillel Gets $10.7 Million Gift

    Hillel announced Monday that it has received a $10.7 million grant, the largest in its history, to support the Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative, which employs students to involve classmates in Jewish life, and to expand a program piloted at UCLA that...

  • World Briefs

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Mckinney Wins House Primary

    Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney won enough votes to avoid a runoff in her quest to return to Congress. McKinney, who was targeted by Jewish donors two years ago because she is seen as anti-Israel, won 51 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary...

  • World Briefs

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Vilnai: Labor Would Consider Government

    Israel's Labor Party would consider joining Ariel Sharon's government if the prime minister has a plan to return to peace talks. The declaration Wednesday from Matan Vilnai, a leader of Labor, was the clearest to date that Sharon's ruling...

  • World Briefs

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Accused of Shipping Weapon Detonators

    An Israeli citizen has been accused of illegally shipping detonators for nuclear weapons from the United States to Pakistan, via his company in South Africa.

    Asher Karni, 50, described in numerous character references as a pillar...

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  • World Briefs

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Swastikas a Felony in N.Y?

    A bill that would make swastika graffiti a felony was introduced in the New York state assembly. The bill, which would make the crime punishable by one to four years in jail, was introduced earlier this month following several anti-Semitic acts in...

  • World Briefs

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Vandals Burn Survivor's Chanukah Banner

    Chabad of the Conejo installed a 6-foot menorah on the front lawn of Victoria Monina's North Ranch home on Dec. 16, after vandals burnt a Chanukah banner that she hung over her garage.

    Monina told The Journal that she hung the banner...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Congress passes Syria bill

    Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing penalties on Syria unless it takes action against terrorists under its control. The House of Representatives voted 408 to 8 on Thursday to approve Senate modifications to a bill the House passed in October....

  • World Briefs

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Baby Formula Firm Comes Clean

    A German company admitted that its baby formula, implicated in the deaths of three Israeli babies, didn't contain Vitamin B1. Representatives of Humana said the missing vitamin, also known as thiamine, was the result of human error. Two class-action...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Pressure Builds on Ford

    The Ford Foundation came under new scrutiny in Washington for funding anti-Israel groups. Following a JTA investigative series, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told a foundation official Monday that the group should stop giving grants to Palestinian and other...

  • World Briefs

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Father Allows Child's Israel Study

    A New York man dropped a court case aimed at preventing his daughter from studying in Israel. Vladimir Brichkov last week dismissed the case he had filed to keep his daughter away from Israel, due to the potential for violence there.

    "She...

  • World Briefs

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Agency Aids Children

    The Jewish Agency for Israel distributed $5,000 each to children who lost a parent in a terrorist attack. The agency's terror victim's fund is allocating a total of $2.5 million to some 400 children. The money was raised by the United Jewish...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israel to Get Less Money

    The United States will propose $3 billion less in supplemental military aid for Israel than the Jewish State had requested. An Israeli official in Washington confirmed that Israel would be offered $1 billion as part of a U.S. war costs bill, but the...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mofaz: Army Avoids Harming Innocent Civilians

    The Israeli army does not know of a pregnant woman killed during a military raid in the Gaza Strip this week, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Tuesday. Mofaz was responding to a question during a Cabinet meeting from Justice...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Snow Hits Israel

    Snow blanketed portions of Israel on Monday. Because of heavy snow in the north, the Hermon ski resort and roads leading to the Golan Heights were closed. In Jerusalem, which witnessed major traffic jams, schools closed at 2 p.m. Other parts of the country were...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Talks on Attacks Fail

    Officials from Hamas and Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement concluded meetings in Cairo without any agreement regarding suicide attacks against Israeli civilians.

    A Hamas representative, Osama Hamdan, left Cairo on Dec. 26, telling The Associated Press that...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Sentenced For Hezbollah Contacts

    A Lebanese-born Israeli was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for having contact with Hezbollah. Holon resident Nissim Nasser was convicted of having contact with a Hezbollah agent and passing information to the organization....

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Three Killed in Settlement Attack

    Three Israelis, including two teenagers, were killed by a Palestinian gunman who infiltrated a West Bank settlement Tuesday night. Linoy Saroussi and Hadas Turgeman, both 14, as well as Orna Eshel, 53, were killed when the terrorist opened fire...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush: PLO Can Have D.C. Office

    President Bush waived for six months a law blocking the PLO from having a Washington office. The waiver has been enacted twice a year since 1994, after the signing of the Oslo peace accords. The waiver is routine, but last Tuesday's memo said...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    More Hezbollah Attacks

    The United States promised Israel it would warn Syria against an escalation along Israel's northern border. Hezbollah continued to fire mortars and anti-tank rockets into Israel from Lebanon on Monday, lightly wounding a shepherd in one attack. Israel's...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    State Dept. Issues Warning, Recall

    The State Department Tuesday warned U.S. citizens to defer travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. "Ongoing violence has caused numerous civilian deaths and injuries, including to some American tourists," the department advisory said. "As a...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Russian-American Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

    The United States and Russia plan to step up efforts to end Israeli- Palestinian violence. President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a joint statement after summit talks in Washington on Tuesday that they would be...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sharon Held Responsible

    Six Palestinians were killed when Israeli tanks entered a West Bank village, despite U.S. calls for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian-controlled territory. Israel said the six were killed when they opened fire on Israeli troops entering Beit Re'ema on...

  • World Briefs

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Birthright Extends Deadline

    A program that sends young Jews on free trips to Israel extended its registration deadline to Nov. 5 in the hopes of attracting more participants for winter trips.

    Officials with Birthright Israel, which has approximately 8,000 North American Jews signed...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bye Bye Helms

    Last week, Sen. Jesse Helms, 79, announced his intention to retire when his term ends in 2002, setting off a race for his seat that is expected to be hotly contested. While the five-term Republican senator from North Carolina has earned the support of pro-Israel...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Five Settlers Arrested

    Israeli police arrested five residents of a settlement near Jerusalem on suspicion of stoning Palestinian cars on a local road. The five were detained after two Palestinians filed complaints about being stoned from a car driven by young Jews. Israel Radio...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Buries Bomb Victims

    Israeli soldiers cry during the burial of Sgt. Ophir Kit, 19, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem on Sunday. Kit and Sgt. Aviv Izak, 19, were killed last Friday when they responded to a call to help a jeep with Israeli license plates that...

  • World Briefs

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Insurer Faces California Lawsuit

    Relatives of Holocaust victims filed a class-action lawsuit against Italy's largest insurer for allegedly failing to pay claims dating back to the Holocaust era. The lawsuit, filed against Assicurazioni Generali in a San Francisco court, seeks remedy...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By James D

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

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