Aish HaTorah of Metro Detroit
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Sydney (JTA)— Anti-Semitic in-
cidents have risen throughout
Australia during the past year,
which has also witnessed an ex-
pansion.in the activities of Aus-
tralian racist groups.
These were the grim assess-
ments in reports presented ear-
lier this month at the annual
meeting of the Executive Coun-
cil of Australian Jewry.
The ECAJ, which maintains a
central database of reported anti-
Semitic incidents in Australia,
recorded a 7 percent increase over
the previous year in all types of
such incidents from Nov. 1, 1993,
to Oct. 31, 1994.
The council noted, however,
that there was an 18 percent de-
crease in reports of violent anti-
Jews walking to and from syn-
agogues in such cities as Ade-
laide, Perth, Sydney and
Melbourne found themselves the
targets of verbal attacks, accord-
ing to the council. •
The ECAJ reported a nearly
60 percent increase in reports of
intimidation and hate mail dur-
ing the past year, with Holocaust-
denial materials being mailed to
Holocaust survivors a particu-
larly prominent development.
Essen, Germany (JTA) — The
European Union has declared
that Israel should be granted a
"privileged status" in its relations
with the organization's member
Meeting here for a summit
conference, the leaders of the
E.U.'s 12 member states said Is-
rael should be given the new sta-
tus "because of its high level of
The decision "will profit the
general economic development of
the Middle East."
Israel and the E.U. are cur-
rently negotiating the specifics of
a final accord that will enable the
Jewish state to be associated with
the E.U.'s research and develop-
ment programs. The negotia-
tions, which began in January,
are expected to be completed be-
fore the end of the year.
The new accord will comple-
ment a separate trade and coop-
eration pact that Israel and the
E.U. are currently negotiating in
order to update a 1975 agreement
between Israel and what was
then known as the Common Mar-
In recent years, Israel has tried
to elevate its trading status to
gain better access to the Euro-
pean market. Israel is currently
suffering a $5 billion trade deficit
with the E.U.
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