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Father of Daniel Pearl and Muslim Intellectual Tour U.S. With Dialogue Presentation

August 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19541-2004Jul27.html

On August 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "At some other point in history, [Akbar] Ahmed and [Judea] Pearl probably never would have crossed paths. Despite some similarities -- both are immigrant academics in their sixties who as children witnessed the costs of religious and ethnic strife -- Pearl was usually cloistered in a California lab while Ahmed...

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Opinion: New Global Anti-Semitism Seen in Disproportionate Criticism of Israel

July 31, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080436525.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 The Age ran an opinion piece by Pamela Bone, an associate editor of The Age, in which she argues that not only Jews should be worried about the "global phenomenon" of the "return" of anti-Semitism." She writes, "[I]n the West, suddenly a new anti-Semitism has become widespread, acceptable, even politically correct, it is argued in a...

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Sharon Welcomes French Jewish Immigrants, Attempts to Placate Tensions With France

July 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3932313.stm

On July 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A plane carrying 200 French Jewish immigrants has landed in Israel, at a time of strained diplomatic relations between Israel and France. They were personally greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who recently urged French Jews to flee to Israel to escape rising anti-Semitism. In his welcoming speech, Mr Sharon moved to reduce tensions with France...The BBC's...

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Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/articles/38/50/acns3861.cfm

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking:...

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UN Ambassadors from Arab States Oppose Proposed Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

July 28, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/456967.html

On July 28, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Arab states at the United Nations are trying to foil a proposal to raise a vote condemning anti-Semitism in the General Assembly this September. At a closed meeting held recently in New York, UN ambassadors from Arab and EU countries met and the Arabs made clear that they do not accept the initiative for the UN General Assembly to condemn anti-Semitism. The blunt...

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How Strong Will the Jewish Vote Swing Towards Kerry?

July 27, 2004

Source: Haaretz News

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/456594.html

On July 27, 2004 Haaretz News reported, "Jewish activists in the Democratic Party are working hard this convention week to garner support for the party and its presidential candidate, John Kerry, in order to prevent an erosion of Jewish votes on behalf of U.S. President George W. Bush in November's election... A former AIPAC executive director and former chairman of the Democratic Party, Steve...

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Fire Destroys Most of Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Center

July 27, 2004

Source: The Weekend Australian/AAP

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10269547%255E1702,00.html

On July 27, 2004 the Australian Associated Press reported, "Fire gutted a building housing a synagogue and Jewish cultural centre in the Siberian city of Irkutsk late tonight, Russian media reported. Authorities were trying to determine whether arson was the cause. Nobody was injured in the blaze, but the flames...

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Holy Land Foundation Argues FBI Used Faulty Intelligence Translations

July 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/27/politics/27muslim.html?pagewanted=all

On July 27, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A shuttered Islamic charity in Dallas, accused of being a financial front for Middle East terrorists, charged Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation falsified evidence and 'fabricated a case' against it in an effort to show that it financed Palestinian suicide-bombers.

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Muslim Holy Land Foundation Claimed to be Linked to Hamas

July 27, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040727_456.html

On July 27, 2004 the reported, "A Texas-based Muslim charity and seven of its directors and fund-raisers have been charged with supporting the militant Palestinian group Hamas and with money laundering and conspiracy. A federal grand jury in Dallas returned the 42 charges against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and the...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Original Source: Marin Independent Journal

http ://w ww.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country. Disturbed by the inflammable anti-Islamic rhetoric that...

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In the Face of Conflict, Muslims and Jews Create Dialogue in NC

July 26, 2004

Source: WRAL News

http://www.wral.com/news/3577046/detail.html

On July 26, 2004 WRAL News reported, "Muslims from the Islamic Center spent Sunday morning with Jews at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh... The National Leader of the American Society of Muslims addressed the group. Omam Earl Mohammed first visited the Temple in November 2002... Sunday's participants spent most of their time speaking to each other. Leaders of both faiths say the constant unrest in the Middle East makes it...

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Editorial: Prisoners Should Retain Religious Rights

July 25, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13763

On July 25, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "Disputes over the denial of kosher meals have flared up in a number of states, including Virginia, where an inmate filed a lawsuit in April. Keeping kosher in prison is just one of many religious-freedom claims being raised by prisoners throughout the nation. The cases cover the religious waterfront from the...

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