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New York/JTA — The Anti-
Defamation League is defending
Education Secretary Rod Paige, saying
the secretary was misquoted when he
said he prefers Christian values in
The national director of the ADL,
Abraham Foxman, said, "It's clear that
the secretary's words were not only
taken out of context, they were
changed to ignite a controversy."
Foxman also said the Baptist Press
reporter who authored the article is no
longer with the news organization.
Foxman's comments came after Paige
addressed the group on Monday. Paige
praised ADL's leadership in education
issues, and said he believes "education is
a national security issue of a first
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Jerusalem/JTA — There were more vio-
lent anti-Semitic acts last year than
there have been for more than a
decade, according to a new report.
There were 311 cases worldwide,
according to the Tel Aviv University
report, which was issued jointly with
the World Jewish Congress. Western
Europe led the world in terms of anti-
Semitic violence, with France, Belgium
and the United Kingdom topping the
Bloomfield Hills — Three Jewish
activists are among the honorees at
WAND'S 14th annual Mother Peace
Day Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May
9, at the Glen Oaks Golf Club in
Honorees include Evelyn Orbach,
Jewish Ensemble Theatre artistic direc-
tor; Ethel Schwartz, Gray Panthers co-
chair; and WAND Michigan Vice
President Clare Mead Rosen.
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