Shiraz Spiritual Leader Off Limits

07/13/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The United States will not honor an Iranian arrest warrant for the former spiritual leader of the Jews of Shiraz, who the Iranians claim was the mastermind of an Israeli spy ring, according to the State Department. "We have seen the reports of the arrest warrant but we have not seen any supporting documentation," said a department spokesman. "We also have no diplomatic relations with Iran and no extradition treaty. Therefore this is not something we are going to honor."

A Parade With Dignity

04/25/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
When is a parade for Israel not quite a parade? When the Jewish state is in the middle of its worst crisis in years. For the first time in its 38-year history, the Salute to Israel Parade May 5 will lack marching bands or balloons, thus avoiding a party atmosphere. Instead, thousands of American and Israeli flags will convey the ties of solidarity between Israel and the United States.

Big Parade, Bigger Wait For Marchers

06/03/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The 44th annual Salute to Israel Parade to mark Israel’s 60th birthday was the largest ever and was apparently a victim of its own success. The event drew so many marchers last Sunday — organizers estimate a record of more than 100,000 — that many groups had to wait up to two hours before they could join the line to march up Fifth Avenue.

Rally Organizers See A More ‘Energized’ Community

01/13/2009 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week
They came this time in twos and threes, with spouses, children and grandchildren, with small groups of friends — all in the hope of sending a message that American Jews stand with Israel in its battle with Hamas, the faction of Islamic militants that rules Gaza.

Pulling It Off: Pro-Israel Rally at Capitol

04/18/2002 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent
Washington — In New York, leaders of the Jewish community made the decision to hold Monday’s massive pro-Israel rally on the Capitol grounds with only five days’ lead-time. And then they told Washington’s small army of Jewish representatives: Make it happen. And that’s exactly what they did, coordinating everything from the 1,500 buses from up and down the East Coast to the 75 portable toilets and 10,000 bottles of water.
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