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For week ended December 05, 1999 Posted 18 Dec 1999

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(Hatch names a) New capital for Utah

Summarized by Kent Larsen

(Hatch names a) New capital for Utah
Washington Times 3Dec99 N2
By Mark Sherman;

WASHINGTON, DC -- While speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who is an active member of the LDS Church, tried to win points by appealling to zionism and to what Mormons see as their close ties to Jews. But Hatch misspoke in his statement, saying that he supported "a united and indivisible Jerusalem as the capital of Utah."

Hatch explained that as a Mormon, he feels a shared understanding of the Holocaust because the Mormons had suffered as the only church in the United States "that had an extermination order against it." Hatch continued saying, "I love you. You'll never find anybody who loves [Israel] more. We in Utah feel very deeply about Israel." Hatch also revealed that he has worn a mezuza, a symbol of Jewish faith, for the past 15 years to remind him of Jewish suffering.

See also:

Mormon Hatch reveals passion for Jews in GOP
Atlanta GA Journal & Constitution pg A11 5Dec99 N2
By Mark Sherman


Republican presidential hopefuls gather to woo GOP Jewish group
Jewish Telegraphic Agency 2Dec99 N2
By Michael Shapiro

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