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Washington/JTA — President Bush
again suspended moving the U.S.
Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Invoking a waiver that cites national
security reasons, Bush again resisted
complying with the Jerusalem Embassy
Act of 1995, which mandated that the
U.S. Embassy be moved from Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.
Presidents have vinvoked waivers every
six months since the law was passed.
In a memorandum Tuesday to U.S.
Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush
said his administration "remains com-
mitted to beginning the process of mov-
ing our embassy to Jerusalem," some-
thing he pledged to Jews during his pres-
idential campaign in 2000.
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Jerusalem/JTA — A Likud veteran said
Israel's ruling party likely would back a
West Bank withdrawal if Ariel Sharon
"Such a redeployment would be
painful, but Sharon thinks it would cre-
ate a much better situation for Israel,"
Yuval Steinitz, head of the Knesset's
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee,
told Israel Radio.
This week, the Israeli prime minister
hinted he could order the removal of
some Jewish settlements in the West
Bank as part of a unilateral Israeli with-
drawal in the absence of progress in
negotiations with the Palestinians.
"For the Palestinians, such a situation
would be less convenient and pleasant,
as they would get a lot less than they
would under a comprehensive accord,"
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Jerusalem/JTA — Ousting Yasser Arafat
likely would elevate Hamas to the
Palestinian leadership and kill hopes for
peace, experts warned.
A memorandum by former Israeli
intelligence officials was leaked on the
Web site of Israel's daily Ma'ariv criticiz-
ing the Israeli government for delaying
negotiations with the Palestinians until
Arafat dies or is deposed.
"Hamas enjoys admiration as being
efficient, disciplined and relatively 'clean
of corruption, and even serves as a sub-
stitute regime in areas where the
Palestinian Authority has deteriorated,"
said the memorandum, which was com-
posed by former analysts from Israel
Defense Forces intelligence, Shin Bet
and Mossad. The memo is to be pre-
sented formally at a security conference
in Herzliya next week.
Paris/JTA — French schools will be pro-
vided with pamphlets on the Holocaust,
Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said.
The pamphlets are part of a series of
measures announced Tuesday after the
first meeting of a special Cabinet corn-
mittee on racism and anti-Semitism that
was set up in the wake of an arson attack
last month on a Jewish school.
The pamphlets are to be distributed at
the beginning of 2004, government
spokesman Jean-Francois Cope said,
adding that they would be used together
with such measures as school trips to
Holocaust memorial sites.
Tibetans Visit Israel
To Learn Agriculture
Jerusalem/JTA — Tibetans are going to
Israel to learn about agriculture. Some
37 Tibetans recently completed a train-
ing program in Israel's southern desert,
and 50 more will arrive in January.
The Israeli Friends of Tibetan People
is sponsoring the program.
Bomb Site Workers
Jerusalem/JTA — A controversy was
resolved over jurisdiction at terrorist-
attack sites in Israel.
Zaka, the fervently Orthodox rescue
organization that collects victims' body
parts after terrorist attacks, and Israel's
Magen David Adorn ambulance service
have settled the dispute.
Zaka, whose volunteers double as
medics and have sometimes been
accused of meddling with Magen David
Adorn personnel's work in the field, said
Tuesday it agreed to limit itself to identi-
fying fatalities of suicide bombings and
gun attacks. Magen David Adom will be
responsible for treating the wounded
and evacuating all casualties.