Judaism

The Battle at Columbia Microcosm of Larger Trends in US Academia

April 30, 2005

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2005/0504056.html

On April 30, 2005 the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reported, "freedom of speech and conscience on American universities and colleges, particularly in relation to Middle East studies, has been taking some hard hits, of late. First, there was the post-9/11 lawsuit over the use of the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, in a freshman...

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Boston Jewish Community Rivaling That of New York

April 29, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3100

On April 29, 2005 The Forward reported, "the Jewish community of Boston has been gaining ground on The Big Apple. New Yorkers may think of their city as the center of all things Jewish in America, but Boston-area institutions have been shifting the balance of power. In recent years, several new national initiatives have taken shape in Boston with local institutions assuming increasingly national profiles. Most recently, New York...

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Jewish Women Activists Visit Temple Mount

April 28, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1114654778795&p=1078027574097

On April 28, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "While thousands of people flocked to Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday to visit the various museums and holy sites, one group stood out among the sea of visitors not because of its size but rather due to its predominant gender –...

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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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Putin First Kremlin Leader to Visit Israel

April 27, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16585_1.html

On April 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Greeted by beaming Israeli officials, Vladimir Putin on Wednesday became the first Kremlin leader to visit the Jewish state, capping a historic rapprochement between two nations that once faced each other as bitter enemies across the Cold War divide. Putin, on his first Middle East trip, was also...

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40,000 Israelis Protest Gaza Withdrawal Plan

April 27, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4491525.stm

On April 27, 2005 BBC News reported, "About 40,000 Israelis have staged a rally against Israel's planned pullout from the Gaza Strip. Protesters gathered near the Gaza settlement of Neve Dekalim and then marched to the Mediterranean coast. The pullout of all 8,000 Gaza settlers and four West Bank settlements had been set for July, but Prime Minister Ariel Sharon now wants a delay until...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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President Taking First Steps Toward Forming Jewish World Forum

April 22, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3063

On April 22, 2005 The Forward reported, "Israeli President Moshe Katsav is taking the first concrete steps toward forming a new forum of Jewish leaders from across the globe to tackle what he calls the 'crisis situation' facing the Jewish world. Katsav's earlier proposal for a global Jewish parliament has been shelved, primarily because of the difficulty of holding worldwide elections. Instead, Katsav has called a preparatory...

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