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Presbyterian Clerk Gives Statement Concerning Messianic Churches and Interfaith Relations

July 21, 2004

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04029b.htm

On July 21, 2004 Presbyterian News Service reported that, "responding to widespread public criticism from a number of Jewish groups, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), has issued a statement to 'clarify the actions of (the recent 216th) General Assembly' on Israel and on the PC(USA)’s commitment to dialogue with people of other faiths." In this statement...

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Chirac Demands Explanation for Sharon's Call for French Jews to Emigrate to Israel

July 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63016-2004Jul19.html?referrer=email

On July 19, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "French President Jacques Chirac said through his spokeswoman Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would not be welcome to visit France until he gave a satisfactory explanation for saying Sunday that French Jews should emigrate to Israel 'as early as possible.' Chirac's...

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Controversy Over Muslims Wearing Religious Stoles at U.C. Irvine

July 19, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/archives/000893.php

On July 19, 2004 Muslim Wake Up reported that "A huge controversy (has erupted) over 11 UCI students who planned to wear an Islamic-themed stole (i.e. the sashes worn over the shoulders by graduates) at their graduation ceremony... a whole host of Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Congress, have been demanding that the university administration ban the stoles, since they contend that...

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Muslim Vote Plays Role in Labour Party's Loss of Seats in Election

July 17, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/16/1089694567759.html?oneclick=true

On July 17, 2004 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "British voters have delivered a humiliating rebuke to Tony Blair in two by-elections in supposedly safe Labour seats in the Government's first electoral test after the damning Butler inquiry into Iraq intelligence. Massive swings against Labour cost the party Leicester South and reduced...

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Jewish Cemetery Vandalized After Imprisonment of Israeli Men

July 16, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=35884

On July 16, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Vandals smashed historic headstones and cut a swastika into a lawn at a Jewish cemetery overnight, authorities said Friday. The attack came just hours after two Israeli men were imprisoned for passport fraud and labelled spies by the New Zealand government. Wellington...

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Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 15, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/adlqueens

On July 15, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the July 11 attack on a Sikh man by a group of men in Queens as a deplorable hate crime... 'This week, our community was shaken by a deplorable crime, the attack on Rajinder Singh Khalsa in Richmond Hills, Queens,' said Joel J. Levy, Director ADL New York Office. 'This reprehensible hate crime is evidence of the tragic reality that hate...

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Saudi Textbooks Teach Anti-Western Rhetoric, Washington-Based Reform Group Says

July 14, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/saudi/story/0,11599,1260867,00.html

On July 14, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Saudi schoolchildren are being taught to disparage Christianity and Judaism in a textbook issued by the education ministry, a report said yesterday. The book forms part of the kingdom's revised curriculum - supposedly cleaned up after complaints that demonising the west had become endemic in Saudi schools. A lesson for six-year-olds reads...

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Update: Woman Fabricated Story of Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack

July 14, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=93A0FCCE-E6BC-4C95-A0C7AEF9F7A23F8B

On July 14, 2004 Voice of America reported, "An alleged anti-Semitic attack that rocked France turns out to be a fabrication. Public opinion is now torn over whether authorities reacted too quickly and unfairly targeted the country's Muslim population. The story was horrific enough when details emerged in recent days. A gang of youths...

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Controversy Over Wigs Made of Hair Shorn in Hindu Rituals Has Little Impact on Business

July 14, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/14/international/asia/14hair.html?pagewanted=all

On July 14, 2004 the The New York Times reported, "A majority of Hindus, who make up 85 percent of India's billion-plus population, have their heads shaved at least once in a lifetime as prescribed by Hindu scriptures, and much of India's hair exports, which totaled $62.5 million last year, come out of the customary Hindu tradition of...

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Jewish Interfaith Leaders and Vatican Officials Issue Joint Statement Condemning Anti-Semitism

July 12, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4534_31.htm

On July 12, 2004 Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "For the first time a meeting of Jewish interfaith experts and worldwide representatives of the Holy See produced a joint declaration that expressed, 'the total rejection of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism, as a more recent manifestation of anti-Semitism.'  Given the rise in global anti-Semitism...

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American Jews Speak Out in Defense of Black Muslims in Sudan

July 12, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News/Jewish Telegraphic Agency

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/07/08/news/world/dsudan0709.txt

On July 12, 2004 the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported, "It seems the phrase 'never again' isn't just for the Holocaust anymore. In recent weeks, Jewish groups have stepped up their efforts to stop the government-sponsored killing of tens of thousands of black Muslims in Sudan. The efforts have come as...

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Republicans Fight For the Jewish Vote

July 11, 2004

Source: BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3878891.stm

On July 11, 2004 BBC reported, "America's Jewish population is small in number - only about six million people or 2% of the population. But they have electoral clout because they live in America's handful of swing states. Most observers agree that the United States is currently congealing politically into two equal halves, so the battle to switch political allegiances in a small number of key states is intense....

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Jewish Teenager Charges School District With Anti-Semitism in CA

July 10, 2004

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=12479

On July 10, 2004 The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. reported, "A Jewish teenager in Ventura County has filed a federal lawsuit against the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), alleging that his high school coach and teammates repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks to him and that school officials were indifferent to his complaints.

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