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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 PAGE 11A Ahmadinejad to speak atits fanaticism and culture of to young, uneducated male General Assembly death around the world, This voters. NEWYORK (JTA)--Iranian whileoppressingitsownpeople Looking ahead to national President Mahmoud Ahma-and mostimportantlybuiiding elections on Sept. 27, observ- dinejadwillspeakattheUnited a nuclear weapons program ers say the national governing Nations General Assembly. thatcanthreatenitsneighbors, coalitionofGermanChancellor U.N. officials confirmed the parts of Europe and moving its Angela Merkel and her Chris- IslamicRepublicleader'satten- range menacingly further and tian Democratic Union, and dance at the annual New York further," he said. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter gathering to the Washington TheEJCstatementcalledonSteinmeierandhisSociaiDem- Post on Sept. 1. European governments "to act ocraticPartyismostthreatened Despite his controversial now to prevent a repeat of the bytheincreasedsupportforthe re-election in June that led mistakesofthepastandthwart LeftPartyofOskarLafontaine. to weeks of demonstrations, a catastrophe in the making." Ukrainian composer Dmi- the officials told the Post that Helsinki Commission chiefs: try Polonsky dies Ahmadinejad will be accorded Denounce Swedish article KIEV, Ukraine (JTA)--Dmi- the same honors due any head WASHINGTON (JTA)--The try Polonsky, a Ukrainian Jew- of state, leaders of the U.S. Helsinki ish composer, cellist and poet, The visit will come a week Commission urged European has died. after a Sept. 15 deadline set by foreign ministers to unequivo- Polonsky, a founder and theObamaadministrationand callydenounceanantbSemitic leader of the Ancient Kiev other Western nations for Iran article in a Swedish newspaper, musical salon, died two weeks to accept an invitation to hold Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D- ago in the Ukrainian capital. talks on its nuclear program. Md.),chairmanoftheCommis- He was 71. Ahmadinejad has attended sion on Security and Coopera- He initiated theAncientKiev every General Assembly since tion in Europe, and co-chair musicalsalonin1988andwrote he was elected in 2005. The Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) numerous musical composi- visits, and his speeches at the onAug. 31 called on European tions, manywithJewishthemes. event, generally have been leaders to condemn an article He was a laureate of a number controversial, in the Swedish newspaper Af- of international contests. "The president's trip to New tonbladet that accused Israeli Polonsky, a graduate of York is still on his agenda and soldiers of harvesting the or- the Belarussian Conserva- relevantofficialshereinTehran gans of Palestinian prisoners, tory, worked as a soloist at the are working on the necessary "We at the U.S. Helsinki Bolshoi Belorussian Theatre preparations," Ali-Akbar Ja- Commission are dedicated of Opera and Ballet. Later he vanfekr, Ahmadinejad's media to upholding human rights, moved with his family to Kiev adviser, told Reuters."The date particularly freedom of the andworked as a teacher in mu- of his arrival there and the press," Cardin said. "But with sic schools and gave concerts. length of his visit depend on freedom of the press comes He also was the author of coordination between Tehran responsibility.Andwhenmajor acrostics and fables. and the United Nations. This press outlets fail to meet their Poll: Americans concerned is the same for the day of his responsibility, and instead about Iran speech." raise the specter of racism or WASHINGTON (JTA)-- European leaders mark start anti-Semitism, then public of- Americans are very concerned of WWII ficials are duty bound to speak about Iran's nuclear ambitions NEW YORK (JTA)--Euro- out and condemn such blatant andstronglysupportbothsanc- pean leaders marked the 70th falsehoods." tionsanddirecttaikswithIran, anniversaryofthestartofWorld German voters leaning left a new poll shows. War II. BERLIN (JTA)--The Left A poll by The Israel Proj- Poland'spresidentandprime Party ran strong in German ect of 800 registered voters, minister paid tribute to the regional elections, sending a jointly conducted by Republi- war's victims, including the strong message to the current can Public Opinion Strategies 6 million Jews killed in the government, and Democratic Greenberg Holocaust, during a pre-dawn On Sept. 30, less than a Quinlan Rosner Research, ceremony at Westerplatte, the month before national dec- found that 81 percent of those sitewheretheGermansinvaded tions, the Left garnered about surveyed believe Iran poses a Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. 20 percent of the vote in the 'S ery" or "somewhat" serious Theywerejoinedlaterbythe states ofSaxony and Thuringia threat to the United States, leaders of about 20 countries, in the former East Germany, and 84 percent agreed with the including German Chancellor and in Saarland in the former statement: "Even with all the Angela Merkel and Russian West Germany. The party is problemsthatAmericafacesat PrimeMinisterVladimirPutin, callingforawithdrawalofGer- home now, we must still work for a wreath-laying ceremony man troops fromAfghanistan, hard to stop Iran from getting andcommemorationspeeches, higher taxes for the rich and nuclear weapons." The European Jewish Con- closer ties with Russia. The poll showed that 76 gress is "Remembering both Meanwhile, the country's percent support the initiation the evil and tyranny of the main neo-Nazi party barely of "direct talks between the Nazis and their collaborators clungto its seats in the Saxony U.S. and Iran to negotiate its and the bravery and fortitude State Parliament. The National nuclear program," when given of the Allies that fought and Democratic Party ofGermany, "a series of actions that can defeated them,"Moshe Kantor, weakenedbyinternalscandals, be taken with regard to Iran if the group's president, said in a earnedS.2percentofthevotein they do not stop their nuclear statement released Sept. 1. Saxony, down from9.2 percent program." "Seventy years later we are five years ago. Eighty-one percent backed witnessing a similar specter of The right-wing party, with expansion of U.N. economic tyranny over parts oftheworld its xenophoic campaign, ap- and diplomatic sanctions, 69 as the Iranian regime exports peared to maintain its appeal percent wanted an end to "all Rent an apartment by October 15 and pay 50% RENT through December! Take possession within 72 hours of your visit and only pay $72 RENT in January! C 2, Receive your anniversary move-in date FREE in 2010! 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That company from doing business nounceditwouldplayatGiants announcement, inturn, forced in the United States if that Stadium on Sept. 23 instead U2 to move its entire concert company provides Iran with of Sept. 25 to avoid conflict two days earlier, as stadium refined petroleum." with the holiest day on the officials saidthetimebetween The margin of error for the Jewish calendar, according to the end of the I32 concert as pollisplusorminus3.Spercent, a New York Times blog. U2's originally scheduled and the Yom Kippur adjustment concert was bumped forward new Giants'kickofftimewould forces U2 to reschedule after the New York Jets said be too short. P your LIFE Great retirement living means upsizing your life without downsizing your lifestyle. That's why you'll find an active, fulfilling retirement lifestyle right here. With all the comforts of single-family living and without the hassles of home maintenance. You'll enjoy great food, great neighbors and great times. 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