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May 23, 2003 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-23

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Call for Nominees for the 16t h Annual

Berman Award

This Week

News Digest

for Outstanding Professional Service

created by Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman

Note To Dems:
Back Off President

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New York/JTA — A group of Jewish
Democrats called on the Democratic
presidential candidates to refrain from
criticizing President Bush as long as he
works to implement the road map for
The letter, organized by the Israel
Policy Forum, is signed by Democratic
backers such as actor Richard Dreyfuss,
fund-raiser Lynne Wasserman and the
president of the American Jewish World
Service, Ruth Messinger.
Only if the Bush administration
makes the Middle East a low priority
should the candidates speak out, the let-
ter says.

Germany Will
Preserve Sites

Deadline for


June 13, 2003


Presentation Date:
August 20,2003
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Jewish Federation
Board of Governors

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Flowers For All Occasions

New York/JTA — The United States
and Germany have entered into a formal
pact to preserve sites of historical signifi-
cance, including those relating to the
The joint declaration, signed at the
White House, also affirms both coun-
tries' commitment to preserving the cul-
tural heritage of ethnic and religious
groups in the country and to prevent

Court To Hear
Religious Aid Case

Washington/JTA — The U.S. Supreme
Court has agreed to hear a case that
some observers say could blur the.consti-
tutional separation between church and
The high court agreed Monday to take
a case that would determine whether it is
discriminatory to deny state scholarship
funds to students who attend theology
programs at Christian schools.
Marc Stern, a lawyer for the American
Jewish Congress, says that if the appeals
court ruling is affirmed, religious schools
would receive state funds as easily as pri-
vate, nonreligious schools. The case is
likely to be heard in the fall.


Bomb Thrown
At Paris Mosque


Paris/JTA — A man apparently angry
over a French Muslim leader's conciliato-
ry statements toward Jews attacked Paris'
Grand Mosque.

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The man threw a gasoline bomb at the
mosque Sunday before breaking into a
car parked near the mosque and fleeing
the scene.
According to testimony gathered by
mosque rector Datil Boubakeur, the
man, who was in his early 30s, may have
been angry that Boubakeur has spoken
out against attacks on Jewish targets in
France, and that he issued a statement
condemning the May 16 bombings in

Ari Fleischer
Will Resign

Washington/JTA — White House
spokesman Ari Fleischer will resign in
July. Fleischer, one of the senior Jewish
officials in the Bush White House,
announced Monday that he will leave to
pursue a job in the private sector.

Fries With
Your Money?

New York/JTA — Several Jewish groups
are among 24 recipients of money from
a $10 million settlement with
McDonald's over its use of animal fat in
french fries and hash browns labeled veg-
Hillel and the Star-K organization
each will get $300,000, the Jewish
Community Centers Association will get
$200,000, the Orthodox Union will get
$150,000 and CLAL National Jewish
Center for Learning and Leadership will
get $50,000. Another $6 million will go
to vegetarian organizations, $2 million to
Hindu or Sikh groups and some for
groups that work for child nutrition.
In all, 10 percent of the money is slat-
ed to be used to promote awareness of
kashrut, a U.S. judge ruled Monday. The
case, which was decided last year,
stemmed from several lawsuits filed
against McDonald's for mislabeling its
french fries.

Al Qaida Urges
Attacks On Jews

Washington/JTA — Muslims should
attack "Crusaders and Jews," an Al
Qaida leader said on a new audiotape
aired by Al-Jazeera. "The crusaders and
the Jews only understand the language of
murder, bloodshed and of the burning
towers," the man said on the tape, aired
Wednesday on the Qatari-based net-
Analysts say the man may be Ayman

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