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Calif. Governor Signs Bill Preventing Anti-Circumcision Laws

By JTA

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prevents the state’s municipalities from banning male circumcision.Read More


Bibi Angry Over Mosque Arson Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed fury Monday over the torching of a mosque in an Upper Galilee village the night before and instructed the Shin Bet chief to quickly locate those responsible.Read More


Palestinians Say Aid Cut Won't Stop Statehood Push

By Haaretz

A move by Congress to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority will not hinder Palestinian readiness for statehood, a top PA official said on Monday.Read More


Cuban Jews Meet Gross in Jail

By JTA

Leaders of Cuba’s Jewish community met with jailed American contractor Alan Gross on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.Read More


Israeli Arabs Protest After Mosque Torched

By Haaretz

Some 300 Israeli Arabs clashed with security forces in the Upper Galilee on Monday after a mosque in their village was set on fire in a suspected “price tag” attack.Read More


Arab League Calls for More Aid to Palestinians

By JTA

The Arab League called on its member states to offer more financial aid to the Palestinians in response to a report that the United States has frozen $200 million in assistance.Read More


Pope Offers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI sent out a High Holidays message auguring peace, justice and friendship in the Jewish New YearRead More


Knesset Speaker Pleads for Pollard's Release

By Haaretz

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin urged U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday to release Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life term for spying for Israel, following a report claiming Biden had objected to a plan by U.S. President Barak Obama to release the Israeli spy.Read More


Congress Blocks $200 Million for Palestinians

By Haaretz

Congress has blocked nearly $200m in aid to the Palestinians, the U.K’s Independent newspaper reported on Saturday.Read More


Statehood Bid Likely To Drag Out at U.N.

By Haaretz

The United Nations panel responsible for admitting new members will likely mull the Palestinian statehood application for several weeks before making a decision, diplomatic sources said Friday.Read More


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