Judaism

Jewish Voters Leaning Toward Kerry, Poll Says

August 23, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1611

On August 23, 2004 Independent Press Association reported that, "a new poll by a partisan Democratic group shows that Republican outreach to Jewish voters may not produce the dramatic gains for President Bush predicted by some analysts, with John Kerry favored by 75 to 22 percent among American Jews. One reason may be a surprising figure buried in an avalanche of...

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ADL Urges French Law Enforcement to Take Action Against Anti-Semitic Violence

August 23, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASInt_13/4551_13.htm

On August 23, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "In the aftermath of the arson of a Jewish community center in Paris – the latest in a series of disturbing anti-Semitic attacks in France – the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged the French government to take steps to ensure the safety of Jews and Jewish institutions. 'Extremists appear to be...

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At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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Jewish Cemetery Vandalized With Swastikas, Nazi References

August 20, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/467376.html

On August 20, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Anti-Semitic and fascist slogans have appeared on the wall of a Jewish cemetery in a northwestern Romanian village where 126 Jews died during World War II, the local Jewish community said Friday. Jewish officials discovered anti-Semitic and fascist messages at a cemetery in the village of Camaras, written in big red letters in German, said Gavrila Goldner, chief...

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Hands of Peace Program Brings Together American, Middle Eastern Teens

August 19, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/gv/08-19-04-364262.html

On August 19, 2004 Pioneer Press reported, "They came together as strangers and parted after two weeks as friends. That was the goal of the Hands of Peace program, which for a second year brought together 16 Middle Eastern and 11 American teens for a peace-making mission that they and their adult sponsors hope will one day...

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"Jews for Jesus" Campaign Expands and Offends in Wash.

August 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6464-2004Aug16.html

On August 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based group, said it trained more than 600 local volunteers to evangelize the region's 220,000 Jews as part of a worldwide campaign called 'Operation Behold Your God.' The Washington outreach, at an estimated cost of $200,000, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with three days of...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims from Atlanta Visit Sites of Ancient "Al-Andalus"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/saturday/content/epaper/editions/saturday/faith_values_14d19512e3d0a1980050.html

On August 14, 2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "This summer, 32 Atlantans took a 10-day journey together through Andalusia --- the region of southern Spain that includes Grenada, Seville and Toledo --- and to Morocco, to see remnants of a distinctive way of life that...

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Interfaith Conference Examines "Religion, Peace and the Olympic Ideal"

August 11, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4547_31.htm

On August 11, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) participated in a gathering of religious and interfaith leaders from around the world in Athens in the run up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. The Interreligious Conference in Athens, August 10 – 11, 2004, was hosted by the Greek Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in...

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"Religions for Kerry": Democrats Seek Religious Voters

August 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-faith8aug08,1,3897896.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 11, 2004 the the Los Angeles Times reported that,"hoping to loosen President Bush's hold on voters who regularly attend church, Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign has launched what many observers say is the most ambitious Democratic effort in recent times to reach people of faith... The Kerry...

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Continuing Cemetery Attacks Provoke Outrage, Calls for Govt' to Take Punitive Action

August 11, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1280535,00.html

On August 11, 2004 The Guardian reported, "President Jacques Chirac led politicians and religious leaders in a now familiar chorus of revulsion yesterday at the latest desecration of a Jewish cemetery to unsettle France. Vandals smashed gravestones and scrawled swastikas, Celtic crosses and Adolf Hitler's name (misspelt) in black paint on 56 tombs in the graveyard in Lyon on...

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