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52 Citizen Soldiers
Jewish students have swung the
pendulum back towards Israel
at U.S. colleges.
World War II vets teach
about the cause of freedom.
17 Hair Scare-
Doubt about wig hair from India has
Orthodox women anxiously awaiting
Ann Arbor Chabad joins
Lag b'Omer, Mother's Day.
ARTS & LIFE.
33 Into The Groove
70 Have Scissors, Will Travel
Jewish techno fans take part
in the hottest music festival.
Two teachers turn tables
on classroom instruction.
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Navy Wants Rabbis
Trouble For Smugglers
New York/JTA — The U.S. Navy is
looking for a few good rabbis. The
Navy's Chaplain Corps recently sent
a letter asking for rabbis to make a
three-year commitment to serve.
The 11 "active-duty Navy rabbis
serving from Okinawa to Italy,
backed up by a handful of reservists,
simply can't do the job," the letter
Jerusalem/JTA — Gaza Strip arms prices
reportedly have spiked since Israel began
cracking down on weapons-smuggling
Hdaretz reported that a contraband
AK-47 bullet, which cost just more than
$1 before the start of the intifada. in
September 2000 now goes for five times
as much in Gaza. Israeli authorities
monitor such inflation as a gauge of the
army'S Success in uncovering tunnels in
Rafah, which lies on Gaza's southern
border with Egypt.
The Labor Zionist Alliance called for
Israel to quickly end its current Rafah
operation, leave Gaza and resume nego-
tiations toward a political solution with
the Palestinians. LZA strongly con-
demned the recent upsurge in civilian
deaths, especially the May 20 firing of a
missile and tank shells that resulted in
the death.of at least 10 children at a
demonstration in Rafah.
Official Repudiates Lantos
Washington/JTA --- The leader of
one of the oldest U.S. refugee
groups praised the work .of the lead-
ing Palestinian refugee relief organi-
Lavinia Limon, who heads the
Immigration and Refugee Services of
America, said UNRWA has "done a
credible job of it for over 50 years."
Limon was reacting to Rep. Tom
Lantos, D-Calif., who recently wrote
a letter to U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan calling for a probe of
the U.N. body that runs camps and
services for Palestinian refugees.
Lantos accused UNRWA of foster-
ing "a culture of anger and depend-
ency that undermines both regional
peace and the well-being of the
Limon, whose group has run pro-
grams for refugees in the United
States for 80 years, said Palestinian
anger results from their status as
refugees. "I think if you put yourself
in one of those situations, you too
would find, if your life was being
wasted," that "you might be a little
angry and certainly dependent,"
Officials Use Deception
Jerusalern/JTA — Palestinian Authority
officers posed as sick patients to infiltrate
Israel in fake ambulances, Israeli police
Some of the officials are members of
Palestinian Authority. President Yasser
Arafat's security guard, the police said.
The police added that some terrorists
also may have been smuggled into Israel
using this method.
Forum President Re-Elected
New York/JTA — The Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish
Organizations re-elected James Tisch as
The group unanimously voted Tisch
in for a second one-year term at its meet-
ing. The Presidents Conference also
adopted a resolution that the U.N.
General Assembly should adopt the dec-
laration denouncing anti-Semitism
approved at last month's OSCE meeting
AJCommittee On The Air
New York/JTA — The American Jewish
Committee launched an Internet radio
station. The station, available at
wwwajc.org, features interviews with
world and Jewish leaders about anti-
Semitism, terrorism and other issues fac-
ing Jews around the world.
Israeli: Refugee Status?
Toronto/JTA— An Israeli man living in
Canada applied for refugee status for his
family because of the danger they face at
home from suicide bombers. -
Yossef Makias, whose aunt was killed
in a bus explosion and whose nephews
were paralyzed in a drive-by shooting, is
appealing a recent decision of the
Immigration and Refugee Board not to
accept the family as refugees on the
grounds that all Israelis face the same ter-
rorist threat and a more specific danger is
required in order to qualify as refugees.
The board also noted that Israel takes
reasonable security measures to protect
its public. "The State of Israel cannot
protect each of its citizens at all times,"
the board said in its written decision.
Chimp Gives Birth
Jerusalem/JTA— A 24-year-old chimp
gave birth at an Israeli zoo. Officials at
the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem did not
realize she was pregnant. The zoo's two
male chimps had been sterilized, but zoo
officials said another chimp had reached
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