Judaism

Attack on Muslim Graves Latest in Series of Hate Crimes

October 24, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1334785,00.html

On October 24, 2004 The Observer reported, "Since April, the French region of Alsace, which borders Germany, has seen about 16 similar desecrations and more than 300 tombs have been defaced. Catholic, Muslim and Jewish graveyards have been hit in rotation, with satanic symbols and Nazi slogans scrawled on the stones... Despite the frequency of the attacks, police have made...

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Reform Jewish Leaders Against Security Grants, Citing Separation of Church and State

October 24, 2004

Source: Haaretz News/The Forward

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/492719.html

On October 24, 2004 Haaretz News/The Forward reported, "the U.S.'s largest synagogue movement is discouraging congregations from seeking federal funds to pay for security improvements, warning that such a step would violate the separation of church and state. At issue is the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, a bill signed into law by President Bush earlier this month, which offers $25...

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Differing "Decalogue Displays" to be Considered in 10 Commandment Cases

October 23, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55480-2004Oct22.html?referrer=email

On October 23, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "sometime in late winter, advocates for and opponents of public displays of the Ten Commandments will argue the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 25 years. Litigators on both sides agree that the justices probably will set parameters on what constitutes an...

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Canadian Islamic Congress President Supports Violence to Israeli Civilians

October 23, 2004

Source: CBC News Online

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/23/elmasry_jewish.html

On October 23, 2004 CBC News Online reported, "Remarks by the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress came under fire Saturday from anti-hate and Muslim and Jewish organizations. Mohamed Elmasry told various media outlets that Israelis above the age of 18, – civilian and those dressed in military uniform – are legitimate targets for...

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Jewish Leaders Outraged at Posters in Students' Campaign Against Anti-Semitism

October 23, 2004

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1098520961050

On October 23, 2004 The Jerusalem Post reported, "French Jewish leaders were outraged when they discovered the posters for a planned campaign against anti-Semitism to be launched Monday by the French Union of Jewish Students, UEJF. The posters show representations of Jesus and of the Holy Virgin tagged 'Dirty...

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Coalition for Tolerance and Justice in Delaware

October 22, 2004

Source: Cape Gazette

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/1004/intolerance102204.html

On October 22, 2004 Cape Gazette reported, "a group of 20 county residents says Sussex County is in need of a wakeup call to combat intolerance. The Coalition for Tolerance and Justice formed over the past few months to seek tolerance respect and acceptance for all people in Sussex County... According to a recent press release, the coalition grew from discussions...

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Jewish Student Group Prepares "Shocking" Ads to Fight Anti-Semitism

October 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/154/story_15479_1.html

On October 22, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A new advertising campaign to fight anti-Semitism in France aims to shock. The campaign features serene images of Jesus and Mary with the slur 'Dirty Jew' scrawled across them as if in graffiti. Underneath the picture appears the slogan: 'Anti-Semitism: What if it were everyone's problem?'...

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Study Examines Jewish Standards for Muslim Dialogue Partners

October 22, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200410201127

On October 22, 2004 The Forward reported, "In an emerging national conversation about the future of Jewish-Muslim relations, several experts this week debated the appropriate conditions under which Jewish community officials should break bread with Islamic groups. The issue is a growing concern for Jewish leaders across the country as Islamic groups are increasing their...

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Concerns Over TX Candidate Seeking Jewish Votes

October 20, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/20/tx.32.house.ap/index.html

On October 20, 2004 Associated Press reported, "Democrat Martin Frost believes that when Republicans tried to slam the door on his 26-year congressional career, they mistakenly opened a window. In destroying Frost's Dallas-area district during last year's political remapping, Republicans created a District 32 that includes most of the city's Jewish community......

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In Jerusalem, Diversity Does Not Breed Tolerance

October 19, 2004

Source: The New York Times/Jerusalem Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/middleeast/19israel.html

On October 19, 2004 the Jerusalem Journal reported, "Jerusalem may have the world's highest diversity of religious belief per square meter but here, it seems, diversity does not produce a lot of tolerance. In fact, it is almost the reverse, suggests Rabbi David Rosen, based in Jerusalem as head of inter-religious affairs for the...

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Hope for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Jordan? An American Tourist Reports

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p18s02-hfes.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story by Margie Goldsmith, an "American... female... blond... with a Jewish last name" who traveled to Jordan. She writes about her learning about Arab-Jewish tensions in the country: "When I asked my guide, Ali, how he felt about Jews, he said that Jews, Christians, and Muslims had lived happily side by side...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Princeton

October 18, 2004

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2004/10/18/news/11129.shtml

On October 18, 2004 The Daily Princetonian reported, "Muslim and Jewish students shared cookies, conversation and conceptions of God in Cafe Vivian Wednesday at the second Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) event of the year. Marc Grinberg, a senior in the politics department, and Rasha Al-Duwaisan, a junior in the Wilson School, created the program last year...

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