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4 Nissan 5761 - March 28, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Israeli Reaction to Palestinian Provocations Unlikely Until Next Week
by M. Plaut, A. Zisman and Yated Ne'eman Staff

A ten month old baby girl was murdered by a Palestinian sniper on Monday afternoon in Hebron, a car bomb exploded in the Talpiot neighborhood of Yerushalayim on Tuesday morning (injuring five), a suicide bomber injured 29 including one very seriously early Tuesday afternoon near French Hill in Yerushalayim, an eighteen-year-old yeshiva student was stabbed in his stomach by a young Arab on Tsafririm Street in Ramot Monday afternoon...

Shameless Murder of an Infant

The following is a translation of the editorial of the Hebrew edition of Yated Ne'eman on Tuesday.

The abject murder which occurred Monday night in Hebron lowers the cruelty-level of Palestinian terror to an additional depth of corruption and savage depravity.

Another Meah Shearim Miracle
by Betzalel Kahn and M. Plaut

Residents of Meah Shearim were saved last Wednesday from a huge explosion from a bomb planted in a parked car that was dismantled before it could explode. This is the fourth such incident in the last two months.

Interest Rate Cut By 0.3 Percent
by M. Plaut

The Bank of Israel reduced its key lending rate for April by 0.3 percent to 7.2 percent yesterday. Some analysts had expected only a 0.2 percent reduction as in recent months.

Most Individual Palestinians Got Poorer Since '93
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Research shows that the average PA resident enjoyed greater prosperity prior to the establishment of the PA, when they were under Israeli administration. The leadership and those close to them live well, but the average Palestinian is much worse off.

NYC Mayoral Candidates Present Themselves at Agudath Israel Forum
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The four major candidates for New York City Democratic Party's nomination for mayor presented themselves and their visions to a gathering of an estimated 150 Orthodox Jewish activists last week in lower Manhattan.

Oval Office Snubs Reform, Conservative Movements
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

President Bush held his first White House meeting with leaders of Jewish communal organizations a few weeks ago, but the heads of the Reform and Conservative movements were left off the guest list.

Ice And Fire: A Different Sort of Holocaust Story
by Rabbi Avi Shafran

It wasn't the most exciting or terrifying tale of the war years I had ever heard, or the saddest or the most shocking. But somehow it was the most moving one.

The Federation of Synagogues and Netzach Israel Form A New Alliance
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Set up a year ago to attract Sephardi Jews from the Hendon and Golders Green area, Beth Midrash Netzach Israel has now formally joined the umbrella of the Federation of Synagogues as a constituent synagogue.

Sano to Market New Pesach Consumer Products in Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At a special news conference held for the chareidi sector, the Sano conglomerate presented its wide range of kosher for Pesach products. This year it is marketing a line of innovative products. There is a 30 percent rise in the sale of cleaning products every erev Pesach. The "Sano Clear " line of products, including dishwashing sponges and wipes pre-moistened with detergent, was presented.

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