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Qaddafi "missed an opportunity to
Tehran/JTA As Presudent Mahmoud set a standard in the Arab world to
Ahmadinejad claimed victory in the
address the issue in an open and cou-
Iranian elections, Israeli officials and
rageous manner;' Urman said.
U.S. Jewish organizations called on the
The 6,000 Jews forced out of Libya
international community to confront
were among as many as 850,000 Jews
Tehran over its nuclear program.
from 10 Arab countries forced to flee
"In light of Iran's ongoing [nuclear]
their homelands since 1947.
policy and the victory and contin-
ued rule of President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, the international corn-
Washington/JTA An Obama admin-
munity must act uncompromisingly
istration official joined more than
to prevent the country's nuclearization 100 young adults celebrating the 85th
and to stymie its efforts to aid ter-
birthday of Hillel — the Foundation
ror organizations and undermine the
for Jewish Campus Life.
stability of the Middle East:' Israeli
Danielle Borrin; who works on
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Jewish engagement for the White
said Saturday night.
House and is also a special assistant
David Harris, the executive director for intergovernmental affairs for the
of the American Jewish Committee,
vice president, was part of the gath-
also called for international pressure,
ering Sunday evening at the Hillel
saying in a statement, "The re-election International Center in Washington.
of Ahmadinejad underscores why the
Dozens of parties were held around
international community must do all
the world celebrating the milestone.
it can to deny the Iranian regime the
Among other ways it was marked
means to carry out its dangerous and
was a trip by Hillel board member,
Tufts University President Lawrence
Abraham Foxman, the national
Bacow, to deliver 85 books to orphans
director of the Anti-Defamation
of the genocide in Rwanda.
League, predicted that an
Ahmadinejad victory means "Iran is
Kosher Search Engine
likely to be in for another four years of Jerusalem/JTA A new "kosher"
extremism and isolation!'
Internet search engine omits material
Ahmadinejad's top rival, former
not acceptable to many Orthodox Jews.
Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi,
Koogle, a play on the major search
and many of Mousavi's supporters were engine Google, was launched recently.
disputing the officials results, accusing
The site, in Hebrew with an English
the government of voter fraud.
mirror site, also links to news and
shopping sites that filter out items
Jews' Right Of Return?
prohibited by many Orthodox rabbis,
Rome/JTA Jews displaced from
including TV sets.
Arab lands are meeting in Rome
Koogle doesn't operate on Shabbat.
to press for the recognition of their
rights as forced exiles.
Participants presented their case
Tuesday to the Italian parliament's
Foreign Affairs Commission.
"We hope that this will lead to a res-
A Muslim imam who pens a local
olution on the rights of Jews displaced
newspaper opinion column wrote
from Arab countries;' said Stanley
last week that Israel's policies
Urman, executive vice president of
toward its neighbors have consisted
the group Justice for Jews from Arab
of 61 years of "fire and iron!'
Lands, which organized the meeting.
Urman said representatives from
Jews of Arab origin now living in nine
Imam Mohammed Elahi flipped
countries — Belgium, Canada, France,
history on its head, ignoring that
Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland,
Israel is the only U.N.-created
the United Kingdom and the U.S.
democracy which, six decades after
— attended the meeting. Among other
its creation, has belligerent adver-
things on the agenda, he said, was draw-
saries instead of peaceful neigh-
ing up a joint response to Libyan leader
bors on its borders.
Muammar Qaddafi's visit to Rome.
Jewish leaders in Rome boycotted a
- Allan Gale,
meeting between Qaddafi and Italians
Jewish Community Relations Council
expelled from Libya as the meeting
of Metropolitan Detroit
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