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PAGE 2 JTA Weekly Summary Following are Jewish Telegraphic Agency's news briefs for Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Palestinian boy dies in accident A Palestinian boy died in the Gaza Strip as the bomb he was playing with exploded. In another incident this week in Gaza, three children were wounded when a bomb blew up as they were playing with it, according to The Associ- ated Press. Saudi paper prints canard A Sat/di newspaper says "rabbis" consider Iraq part of "Greater Israel." The article last month in the Al- Watan newspaper is the latest anti-Semitic diatribe from Saudi academic Umayma Ahmad A1-Jalahma, who previously has accused Jews of using children's blood to make hamantaschen for Purim. In the new article, AI- Jalahma says that the Jewish Agency for Israel is committed to helping Jews buy up Iraqi land, even with the help of American forces. Australian museum defaced White supremacists defaced an Australian museum housing an exhibit paying tribute to Righteous Gentiles. Staff arriving at the Liverpool Regional Museum on the outskirts of Sydney on Monday found the building's outside walls plastered with anti-Semitic leaflets. Other posters declared "Death to Israel." An Australian minster reacted to the incident by saying, "This attack is disgust- ing and has no place in Australia. It is an affront to those who risked their lives to save Jews and to those Jews who perished in the Holocaust." Police are investigating the incident. Cuban Jews visit Israel Ten young Cuban Jews are going on birthright israel this week. It is the first delegation from Cuba to go on the program, which provides free trips to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 26 who never before have been to Israel on an organized tour. Some 30 Canadian Jews also will be on the 10-day trip. More than 40,000 Jews have participated in birthright israel since the program began in 1999. Atkins, look outX Israeli scientists have developed a low-calorie water- melon. The new watermelon contains 20 percent to 40 percent fewer calories than the normal variety. To create the diet melon, researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem isolated a variety that contains fructose, but not sucrose or glucose. HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS United by tragedy, terror victims tour U By Rachel Pomerance group that seeks to highlight the human cost of terrorism. NEW YORK (JTA)--Under The group met politicians an outdoor canopy peppered in New York and Washington, by nighttime rain at a kosher soothing themselves with vis- steakhouse, Danny Turgman its to tourist attractions and strokes his left arm when the sharing their experiences. conversation turns intimate, Last Monday night, they appearing achingly self-con- joinedformerNewYorkmayor scious. Rudolph Giuliani and family ~ii'.~ Turgmancan'tfeelanysen- members of victims of the sation in his arm. Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It has been more than a year "Have hope and be optimis- since a suicide bomber shat- tic!"Giuliani told the groupat tered Turgman's body in an a packed press conference at attackat Jerusalem's Moment the B'nai Zion house in New Caf~. York City. Shvuel Schijveschuurder, second from let~ And though the thin, wide- Concluding a speech that his family in the Sbarros bombing, and Yariv eyed 28-year-old largely has underscored tile need to fight from left, who lostpartofhis familb healed, save for a scarred neck international terrorism, theiritamarJ and a flattened arm -- fas- Giuliani said,"People that live Giuliani, left, with a book, Monday, July 28, 2003, tened to his body with hefty in freedom will always prevail York, as the JCRC's executive vice president, straps that crisscross his back over people who live in op- Miller, looks on. -- he is enveloped in emo- pression." tional wounds. The group then burst into stationed downtown, wouldbe toward good, Gazing at his broken arm, song, first singing "God bless called for duty. these other idiots." which he cradles with hiss- America" and then a Hebrew With no way to reach him, Yariv Shabo, 18, healthy one, Turgman holds hymn -- "Hinei Mah Tov hewent to the site totook for to draw lesson backtearsasheasksinhalting U'mahNa'im'--linkingtheir him. It took six months plow- ofhism, English: Who will date him in arms and swaying, ing through muck and debris ers, killed when his current condition? James Riches links his sin- until he found his son's re- snipers shot them in Struggling to cut his ham- ewy arm with the wounded mains, home in the West Bankl~ burger or to open his fanny oneofanIsraeliwhoseburned He "wanted me there look- town of Itamar, then pack with his teeth, Turgman skin is held together by aban ing for him,"said Riches, who house ablaze. is only just beginning to ad- dage. Riches' sturdy, square buried the remains at St. Shabo was with just to life post-Moment, frame belies his own fragile Patrick's Cathedral. his street when he Too frightened to frequent emotional state. Attached to the underside of shooting and took his favoritecaf~s, his days con- TheBrooklyn-bornfiremanRiches' formalwhite fireman's neighbor's house. sist of work, home and hospi- lost hisoldestson, ofthe same cap is a tiny photo of his son, In an instant his tal. He even had to be per- name and profession, onSept, with a caption reading, "In lov- shrank from nin, suaded to travel to NewYork, 11. ingmemoryofJamesC.Riches, five, says Shabo, who where he feared being caught The"same people that killed Sept. 11, 2001." his head with a in another attack, my son maimed and killed Riches admits that he feels knit kipah. Turgmanspentaweekthere most of these people," Riches rage at times. In broken with more than20otheryoung said, describingabond he feels "I'd like to go kill a few my- plains his loss victims of Palestinian terror- for Israeli terror victims, self," he said, referring to the food, no ismandbereavedfamilymem- The instant Riches learned terrorists behind his son's with." bers of victims. They were of theWorldTrade Center at- murder. Instead, he said, he brought by One Family, a tack, he said he knew his son, tries to channel his energy See"Tour" on page kmunity Do You Have Pre-Paid Funeral Arrangements With Another Funeral Home? We Can and Will Accept All Other Pre-Paid Plans ~ I I I lll III II[ I I I [ I I I ~ Ii 10% Discount on . I Iiservlces and merchandise Ii i on any new i I I Pre-need contracts. I I [ i i l I m Nil 1 U [ i n n l i l u i J 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, Florida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD James R. Cardinal, Executive Director Michael Meyer, Family Pre-need Counselor Tzvi Halikman, Ritual Director Jews for ad By Richard Allen Greene LONDON (JTA)--British Jews are furious about a new Jews for Jesus advertising cam- paign. The advertisements, which hit Britain in July, show a group of fervently Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. One of them is wearing a bright red Jews for Jesus T-shirt. The ad's slo- gan urges, "Think for Your- self." The ads have appeared in two national newspapers and on four billboards in Jewish areas of London. The Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization that represents most British Jews, has complained to the Adver- tising Standards Authority about the campaign. "This advertisement is clearly based upon the prin- ciple that the majority of Jews are unable to 'think for them- selves'--i.e believe in Jesus," the board's director general, Neville Nagler, wrote in the complaint. "This is a highly objection- able notion,and one that gives great offense to the vast ma- jority of Jewish people in this country. We call for the im- mediate withdrawal of the ad- vertisement," he wrote. The Advertising Standards Authority has opened an in- vestigation into the campaign after receiving nearly 20 com- plaints, a spokeswoman told JTA. The authority has compiled a report summarizing the complaints and requested a response from Jews for Jesus. The regulators expect to photo by Richard Allen G A man walks past a Jews for Jesus billboard in Green, a heavily Jewish neighborhood in London July 28, 2003. The billboard has prompted at complaints to Britain's Advertising the grounds that it is religiously offensive. rule on the case by the end of internationl August and could order the being spearheaded thi~: missionary organization to mer. take the billboards down. "We are now in a Joseph Steinberg, the U.K. outreach worldwide. director of Jews for Jesus, said is a place where the idea for the billboard -- very proactive," which features him in the Jews The group has bee~ forJesusT-shirt--came from in Britain for 13' a similar campaign used in and currently has a the United States a few years of nine, as well as ago. A sizeable proportio~ He said the current adver- tising campaign was part of an See "Ad" on page