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pAGE 20A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 22, 2013 Streisand to perform two background can leave feeling atruckasitcameunderavolley The Greek government stadium concerts in TelAviv thatIsraelistoblameanddidn't of rocks. In the crash, 3-year- will enact legislation that will JERUSALEM(JTA)--Barbrado a thing." old Adelle Biton sustained be "completely intolerant to Streisand will perform two Israeli judge who fled extra- head injuries, which doctors violence andracism," Samaras Tel Aviv concerts in Israel in dited from Peru at Schneider Children's Medi- said at the city's Monastiriotes addition to performing at the JERUSALEM (JTA)--An cal Center in Petach Tikvah Synagogue in whatwas said to 90th birthday celebration for Israeli judge who fled to Peru termed "extremely serious," bethefirst-evervisitbyasitting President Shimon Peres. eightyearsagofollowingallega- according to Army Radio. Her prime minister to a synagogue The concerts will take place tions of bribery and fraud was mother and two of her sisters in Greece. June 15-16 at TelAviv's Bloom- extradited to Israel. from the settlement of Yakir The ceremony commemo- field Stadium, the Israelmedia Dan Cohen arrived in Israel received minor injuries and ratedthedeportationsthatsent reported, on Sunday morning after he also were hospitalized. 49,000 of the city's 55,000 Jews On June 18, Streisand will was arrested by Peruvian po- Man.dies, dozens in hos- toNazideathcamps.Theevents perform at the opening cer- lice and placed directly on an pital from heat at TelAviv also were marked Saturday emony of the Israeli Presiden- airplane leaving for Israel. Marathon with a silent march from the tial Conference, which will He has been fighting the (JTA)--One man died and city's Liberty Square to the Old be marking Peres' milestone extradition, which was ap- asmany as 12 people suffered Railway Station. birthday, pmvedinsecretbythePeruvian serious medicalcomplications The Jewish community of Streisand reportedly has government toprevent Cohen during Aviv Marathon- Thessalonikiwasavital center visited Israel many times, and fromgoingintohiding.Thetwo connected races despite gov- of SephardicJewryfor450years is a strong supporter of Israel, countries do not have a signed ernmentwarningsofextremely following the expulsion from but has never performed in the extradition treaty, hot weather. Spain. Known as the "Flower of Jewish state. Cohen is charged with of The municipality cut short the Balkans," itwas the center Oren says 'Gatekeepers' bribery, fraud, breach of trust, last Friday's races of 13 and 6.2 of Ladino culture in the region. makes his job harder obstruction of justice and fail- miles. The full 26-mile mara- E.x-Israeli lawmaker dies in WASHINGTON (JTA)--Is- ure to report earnirigs, thonwaspostponeduntiltoday Latvia hours after anti-Nazi raeJ's U.S. ambassador, Mi- Another swarm of locusts in because of the severe heat. rally chael Oren, said the Oscar- Israel sparks new concerns Bulgaria's interim PM will (JTA)mMarina Solodkin, a nominated documentary"The JERUSALEM (JTA)--An- not push EU on Hezbollah former Israeli lawmaker, died Gatekeepers" complicates his otherswarmoflocusts entered terrorism label of what appeared to be natural mission. Israel, spurring concerns that (JTA)--Bulgaria's interim causes in Latvia, hours after The movie compiles inter- theywill continue to infest the prime minister said he will not attendingaprotestrallyagainst views with six former leaders country for several weeks, push the European Union to a large neo-Nazi gathering. oftheShinBet, Israersinternal Anewswarmwasdiscoveredlabel Hezboilah a terror group, Solodkin was found dead s urity service, and records in southernIsraelonSaturday, despite the country's finding Saturday night in her hotel their perceptions of how suc- 8 Palestiuians arrested for that Hezbollah was behind a room at the FG Royal Hotel in cessive Israeli governments near-fatal stoning terror attack on its soil. central Riga. She was 60. missedopportunitiesforpeace. (JTA)--Israel arrested eight Marin Raikov made his re- Solodkin, aKadimalawmak- "This is a good movie that Palestinianssuspectedofcaus- marks on Saturday during an' er whose Knesset term ended presents a narrative of45 years ingacaraccidentthatleftanIs- interview with the state BNR in January, arrived in Latvia ofoccupationbutis completely raeliinfantincriticalcondition, radiostation, Reutersreported. over the weekend to attend a devoidofinformationonIsrael's The suspects, who were ap- Bulgaria had implicated roundtable discussion with peace plan offers--(Ehud) prehended by Israeli soldiers, Hezbollah for the July 19 bus European Union representa- Barak's Camp David attempts, Shin Bet security agents and bombing at the airport in tives and nongovernmental then [Ehud] Olmert, from the police, are suspected of caus- Burgas that targeted a bus of agencies fighting xenophobia. unilateralwithdrawalfromthe ing several injuries to Israeli Israeli tourists. Five Israelis The meeting coincided with Gaza Strip and the rocket fire civilians by throwing rocks at and their Bulgarian bus driver the annual Waffen SS March onus,'OrentoldYnetinastory carsonMarch14neartheWest were killed, on Saturday by hundreds of postedSunday."Whoeverviews BankJewishsettlementofAriel. Raikov was named interim neo-Nazis through the streets themoviewithoutknowingthe Oneofthecarscollidedwith primeministerlastweekfollow- of Riga. ing the fall of the government Joel Rubinfeld, co-chair of over corruption allegations the European Jewish Parlia- Andy, Karen, Na haniel and Gabrielle Reiff and a dismal economy that has ment, also attended the round- impoverished many Bulgar- table discussions and staged a ians. National elections are counter demonstration with scheduled for May 12. Solodkin and approximately Bulgaria's interior minister, 30 others in the area where TsvetanTsvetanov, announced approximately 1,500neo-Nazis in February that two men were marching. with links to Hezbollah were . Would-be New York syna- implicated in the bus bomb- ing. Hezbollah also financed the attack, according to the Bulgarian investigation. Greek prime minister in shul visit vows crackdown on neo-Nazis THESSALONIKI, Greece (JTA)--Greek Prime Minis- ter Antonis Samaras vowed to crack down on neo-Nazi groups. Samaras was speaking Sun- day at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the first deportations of Thessaloniki's Jews to the Auschwitz-Birke- nau death camp. The.Traditional Mohel for the Modern Family Rabbi Dr. Israel J. 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Senate letters on Mideast trip compete for Obama's attention WASHINGTON (JTA)--Two separate Senate letters counsel President Obi ma to make [sraeli-Palestinian peace a priority during his visit to the region. Both initiatives, including one that places the burden on the Palestinians, circu- lated among senators ahead of Obama's arrival in Israel on Wednesday. A letter initiated by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) urges Obama in his meetingwith Palestinian leaders to "make clear that the pathway for peace is through unconditional direct negotia- tions between both the Israelis and Pa]estinians." Another letter, initiated by Sen. Dianne Feinstein In the sciences, the list of (D-Calif,), also, urges Obama recipients of the Order of Merit to reaffirm his commitment included Kornel Bakay, an ar- to Israel's security and the chaeologist who according to U.S.-Israel relationship, but Der Spiegel online has claimed expresses support for any U.S. that Jesus was not Jewish but initiativethatencouragesboth a Parthian and that Jews had parties to come to the table, organized the slave trade dur- Separately in Congress last ing the Middle Ages. week, Reps. Susan Davis (D- At least six past recipients Calif.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the Tancsics Prize have re- (R-Fla.) and Pete Roskam (R- nouncedtheawardinprotestof Ill.) introduced abipartisan bill the award to Szaniszo, accord- withanother 60 co-sponsors to ing to Professor Eva Balogh of raiseadditionalfundingforIron Yale University, whowrites the Dome, the anti-missile system Hungarian Spectrum blog on thatIsraelcreditswithrepelling current affairs. most Hamas rockets aimed for "One must look upon this population centers during last list of recipients as a gesture November's Gaza Strip war. from the government [of Prime Americans backing Israel in Minister Viktor Orban] toward ever-growing numbers, poll Jobbik and the extreme right," shows she wrote, referring to the ul- (JTA)--Americans' sympa- tranationalistic party that has thies lean heavily toward Israel gainedstrengthinrecentyears. over the Palestinians in the Baby survives fall in N.Y. highest level of support seen strapped to suicidal morn in 22 years. (JTA)--A Jewish infant in According to data gleaned New York survived an eight- from Gallup's 2013 World Af- story fall after his mother, fairs poll, 64 percent of Ameri- CynthiaWachenheim,strapped cans support Israel over the himt herbodyandapparently Palestinians, with 12 percent jumped to her death. backing the Palestinians over Wachenheim, who was 44, Isr&el. The last time Israel landed on her back in her garneredasmuchsupportfrom Harlem neighborhood in the Americans was in 1991 during March 13 incident allowing the Gulf War. 10-month-old Keston to roll Republicans are much like- away virtually un scathed, ac- lier than Democrats to favor cording to media reports. She the Israelis, at 78 percent to had been on maternity leave 55 percent, with independents from her work as a lawyer and at 63 percent. But since 2001, left a 13-page suicide note for independents have shown the her husband, Hal Bacharach, greatest gain in support, up 48. 21 percent. The support from Wachenheim believed the Republicans has increased 18 boy had suffered brain damage percent during that time and in two fags and that she was to Democrats'backinghasgrown blame, The New York Times 4 percent, reported. Older Americans backed Interpol won't lift arrest war- Israel in the greatest numbers, rants for Iranians wanted in with71percentamongthose55 AMIA bombing and older showing sympathy. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The figure fell to 65 percent (JTA)--Interpolwillnotliftthe among 35- to 54-year-olds arrest warrants for Iranians and 55 percent among 18- to suspected of involvement in 34-year-olds. the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Sociologist Kovacs, 2 ac- Jewish community center in used of anti-Semitism win Buenos Aires, despite Tehran's high honors from Hungary supposed cooperation with (JTA)--Hungaryrecognized Argentina in investigating the a Jewish sociologist, Andreas event. Kovacs, ana two citizens ac- Argentinian Foreign Minis- cused of making anti-Semitic ter Hector Timerman cited a statements with prestigious letter from the international national awards, police organization during a Kovacs, 65, was one of 17 news conference last Friday in people presented the Szech- explaining that the arrestwar- enyi Prize on the occasion of rants would remain active. Six Hungary's March 15 national - IraniansarewantedbyInterpol day. The prize, Kovacs in connection with the bomb- for his decades-long research ing, including Iranian Defense on postwar Jewish identity, Minister AhmadVahidi. anti-Semitism, minority rights Over Jewish community pro- and social history, recognizes tests, Argentina's congress last outstanding contributions in month approved an agreement academic life in Hungary. He with Iran to jointly investigate has tracked anti-Semitism in the bombing of the AMIA cen- Hungary as well as Hungarian ter, which killed 85 people and Jewish identity since the 1970s. is believed to have been carried Also March 15, Ferenc Sza- out under orders from Tehran. niszlo, a television presenter German university fires pro- for Echo TV, was awarded the lessor for denying Holocaust TancsicsAwardforjournalists, (JTA)--The University of despite the anti-Semitism ac- Aachen in Germany fired cusations and calling Roma historian Vladimir Iliescu for "apes"--a comment for which claiming the Holocaust never his station received a $500 happened in Romania. fine from the Hungarian state The institution said it can- media regulator in 2011. Celed the teaching contract of Szaniszlo has made several Iliescu"immediatelyafterstate- anti-Semitic comments, ac- mentshemadetotheRomanian cording to the online edition of became known," a Der Spiegel. He has described spokespersonforRWTHAachen himself as an "anti- zem t:" told JTA on March 12, adding a term which in Hungarian that' the university was "ap- literally means "anti-garbage" palled" by his words. butisunderstoodtobeaword- "In Romania there was play on the closely sounding persecution against Jews, "antiszemita"--anti-Semitic. 20,000 Jews died, but this is He received the award for not a Holocaust," Iliescu said "outstanding activity in the last month during an address cultural area." the news'site organized by the Romanian reported. Academy in Bucharest.