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34 The Answer Is ...
Bush takes a chance;
Miracle Mission returns.
Leslie Zack and Mitch Katz
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22 To Israel, With Love
ARTS 8L LIFE
Community honors fallen Israelis,
then celebrates HaAtzmaut.
Artist shows models of his Rust-Belt
inspired, large-scale public sculptures.
31 Neverending Story
69 Welcome, Israeli Artists
How a chance stop in Europe
changed Karen Levine's
Women's World features
art boutique, author's talk.
35 Industrial Influences
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50 Torah Portion
In Last Call, Columnist Harry
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Boycott Hoops In Israel?
Jerusalem/JTA — Some Italian fans are
calling for a boycott of this week's
European basketball championship in
Israel because of security fears.
A note on the Web site of a Skipper
Bologna team fan club called for fans
to stay away from the Euroleague Final
Four, which started April 29. "How
many would be willing to leave their
hotels and venture into the city using
public buses?" the Web site asked.
Monte Paschi Siena and Skipper
Bologna will play in one semifinal,
with CSKA Moscow and Maccabi Tel
Aviv playing in the other.
Holocaust Treasure Found
Warsaw/JTA — The son of a
Holocaust survivor recovered a cache
of gold coins his family had buried in
Poland during the Holocaust.
Working with a Polish investigator,
Mark Biederman, 43, helped recover
the cache of 63 gold coins, dating as
far back as 1703, that the family had
buried in a ceramic pot beside the fam-
ily home in Lodz. Biederman, from
southern Ontario, was planning to fly
to Poland this week to take possession
of the coins.
Jewish Graves Toppled
Paris/JTA — Several children are sus-
pected of knocking over tombstones at
a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.
Police questioned the group of chil-
dren, aged 8 to 16, after six stones
were found lying on the ground at the
cemetery in Horbourg-Wihr over the
weekend. A police spokesman said the
motive likely was vandalism, since no
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anti-Semitic graffiti were found on the
EU Wants Libya
Berlin, held ahead of an Organization
for Security and Cooperation in
Europe conference on anti-Semitism,
brought together leading German
politicians' and heads of Jewish com-
munities from around Europe.
Paris/JTA — The European Union
wants Libya to join a future free-trade
partnership of European and
Mediterranean countries that includes
Israel. European Commission President
Romano Prodi said he wants Libya "as
soon as possible" to join the Barcelona
process, which links European, North
African and Middle Eastern countries
in an association aimed at creating a
free-trade zone by 2014.
Libya is the only country in the
region to have its membership with-
held because of its refusal to share a
table with Israeli representatives.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi
was visiting Belgium, staying in a
Bedouin tent in a chateau near Brussels
accompanied by blue-clad, all-female
bodyguards. It was the Libyan leader's
first trip outside Africa or the Middle
East in 15 years.
London/JTA — A leading Orthodox
rabbinic judge is in London's High
Court, accused of slandering a Jewish
The judge claimed London busi-
nessman Brian Maccaba preyed on
young married women in the
Orthodox community. Maccaba is
suing Rabbi Ya'akov Lichtenstein of
the Orthodox Federation of
Synagogues for slander, harassment
and breach of confidence.
Maccaba, a convert from Cathol-
icism, claims Lichtenstein told fellow
rabbis and other high-profile Sephardi
community members that the entre-
preneur was a serial adulterer and had
sexually harassed a young married
woman in the community.
Former UJC Official Dies
Washington/JTA — Hillary Clinton
pledged to introduce a Senate resolu-
tion condemning anti-Semitism.
In a letter to the World Jewish
Congress that was read in Berlin, the
Democratic senator from New York
said she planned to introduce "a bipar-
tisan resolution condemning anti-
Semitism and those who would perpet-
uate it." Clinton also pledged to help
the WJC's campaign to have the
United Nations General Assembly pass
a stand-alone resolution condemning
The World Jewish Congress event in
New York/JTA — Arthur Naparstek,
former head of a department at the
United Jewish Communities, died at
65. Naparstek died April 24 of compli-
cations from lung cancer.
Naparstek headed the UJC's Israel
and Overseas Pillar from 2001 to
2002. An expert in urban redevelop-
ment, Naparstek for a time was dean
of the School of Applied Sciences at
Case Western Reserve University in
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