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12/11/2001 11:16:43 AM

Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

BALTIMORE (JTA) – In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season. Nine Jewish players are likely to make the journey, led by Moses and Aaron — er, Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun. A Jewish perennial, Kevin Youkilis, late of the New York Yankees, signed with Japan’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for this season. And veteran pitcher Jason Marquis, a free agent who won nine games last season with the San Diego Padres, was still looking for a team.

The Canadian Jewish News

Media Critic Wins al-Dura Case 2011

Paul Lungen

Philippe Karsenty, the head of a French media watchdog group, is claiming victory in his long-running battle with France’s main television news network over his claim that the purported death of Palestinian youth Mohammad al-Dura was faked.