Israel's efforts to be a "light unto
the nations" in high-tech, medical
advancements, disaster relief and
aid to developing countries are
ongoing, despite the continuing
Palestinian violence and weakened
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week on "Nazi Persecution of
Homosexuals, 1933-1945." In 1997,
several right-of-center rabbis urged a
boycott of the museum because of its
inclusion of material on the persecu-
tion of homosexuals. Rabbi Yehuda
Levin, an anti-abortion crusader and
leader of the group Jews for Morality,
urged Congress to withhold funding
for the museum because of exhibits on
gays during the Nazi period.
But the rabbis received little support
from mainstream Orthodox leaders,
and most Jewish groups applauded the
inclusion. Michael Berenbaum, a top
Holocaust scholar and member of the
museum's governing council, said that
history justifies the new exhibit.
"German and Austrian male homo-
sexuals were victimized by the Nazis,"
he said, "so you cannot accurately
describe this period without paying
attention to them." Berenbaum said
museum curators have done a good
job of putting that history into the
Museum officials are careful to call
homosexuals and other persecuted
groups "victims of Nazi persecution,"
not of the Holocaust — a term specifi-
cally referring to the Jewish genocide.
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Israel's Center for International
Cooperation — MASHAV —
recently released its course listings
for 2003. For more than 40 years,
planners, project directors and aca-
demics from developing nations in
Africa, South America, Asia and
elsewhere have been invited to take
classes on such topics as poverty
reduction, medicine, public health,
education and sustainable develop-
ment in urban and rural settings.
Offered in English, French,
Spani s h, Russian and Arabic, the
classes attract nearly 10,000 foreign
registrants each year to study in
Israel or participate online.
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