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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Olympics Ban Wanted

    Jewish groups called on the International Olympic Committee to impose penalties after an Iranian athlete refused to compete against an Israeli. The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called for action after Iranian judokan Arash...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Chandra Levy Laid to Rest

    A private Jewish burial was held for Chandra Levy in California. Between 75 and 100 people attended the service, which was held just days after Washington police turned over Levy's remains to her family. The case of Levy, who disappeared in April 2001...

  • World Briefs

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Tel Aviv Closes Down War Room

    Officials in Tel Aviv closed down an office set up to deal with possible Iraqi attacks on the coastal city. The municipality cited budgetary constraints in making the move, the daily Ha'aretz reported. Any subsequent emergencies will be handled by...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands March for Israel in New York

    Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.

    Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals

    Palestinians reportedly have been holding...

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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Blasts Attacks

    President Bush lashed out at those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across Europe. "We reject the ancient evil of anti-Semitism," Bush said during a speech Tuesday, referring specifically to "those who burn synagogues in...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Violence Continues, Despite Plan

    Despite the Saudi peace initiative being bandied about, violence continued in Israel. On Wednesday, a Palestinian murdered his Israeli employer at a factory in Atarot, north of Jerusalem. Also Wednesday, two Israeli police officers were wounded...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bush, Sharon Meet

    A year to the day since his election, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon flew to Washington to meet with President George W. Bush on Wednesday night. Sharon pressed his agenda of the freezing-out of Yasser Arafat. Sharon -- who has indicated regret that didn't order the...

  • World Briefs

    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....

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Crown Heights Decision Overturned

    The brother of the Chasidic man killed in the 1991 Crown Heights riots will fight a court decision overturning the convictions of two men. Norman Rosenbaum told JTA that he plans to fly from Australia to New York in the coming days. "I have a...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sabbath Bill Makes Waves

    Israeli legislators are sparring over a bill that would change which establishments are allowed to open on the Sabbath. The bill would allow places of entertainment, such as theaters and cafes, to open on the Sabbath, while stores would shut down.

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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    U.S.: Syria willing to stop terror

    Syria reportedly said it will look into ways to shut down terrorist organizations operating out of Damascus. American officials informed Israel of the new Syrian position after Jerusalem raised the problem of terror in Syria and Lebanon...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sharon Defends West Bank Incursion

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defended Israeli incursions into the West Bank in a phone call with Colin Powell. Sharon told the U.S. secretary of state Wednesday that Israeli troops will not leave four Palestinian cities until Palestinians...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    WTC Developer Praises 'Family'

    The real estate developer who held the lease on the World Trade Center praised the Jewish communal "family" for coming together in the days following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

    Speaking at a federation campaign luncheon, Larry Silverstein, a major...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Two Jews Remain in Kabul

    Only two Jews currently live in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to the Associated Press. Ishaq Levin, 72, and Zebulon Simentov, 72, live at separate ends of the same decaying synagogue. The synagogue's sole Torah scroll was confiscated by the...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Prepares to Call Reservists

    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is making preparations to call up tens of thousands of reservists abroad in the event of a major war. According to an IDF spokesman, recruitment branches have opened in nine cities, which include Los Angeles, New...

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