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Israel Backs Kenya as Deadly Westgate Mall Standoff Nears End

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his condolences to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta over the al-Qaida-linked terror attack on a mall in Nairobi.Read More


Israel Hopes Barack Obama Avoids Handshake With Iran Leader Hassan Rouhani

By Reuters

  • Israel voiced concern on Tuesday over a potential meeting of the U.S. and Iranian presidents, saying Tehran’s conciliatory overtures to world powers masked an acceleration of its disputed nuclear programme.

Virginia Republican Apologizes for Jewish Joke

By JTA

An official in the Virginia Republican Party apologized for an anti-Semitic joke.Read More


Iran Agrees to Talks About Nuclear Program With Secretary of State Kerry

Iran’s new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the United Nations on Monday and agreed to new talks on its nuclear program with top diplomats from six world powers, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.Read More


Iranian Jews in the United States Refuse a Meeting With Visiting President Rouhani

By Haaretz/Chemi Shalev

The Iranian Jewish community in the U.S. has declined an official invitation to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his current visit to New York.Read More


Italian Cyclist Gino Bartali Named Righteous Gentile

By JTA

Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.Read More


Jewish Immigration Advocate Hit With Child Porn Charge

By JTA

Roy Naim, a leading Jewish activist for immigration reform, was arrested on child pornography charges.Read More


Saudi Activists Set for Women Driving Protest Day on October 26

By Reuters

A group of Saudi activists has begun another campaign for the lifting of a ban on women driving, urging women to get behind the wheel on Oct. 26 in defiance, according to its website.Read More


Holland Won't Ban Made-in-Israel Products

By JTA

The Netherlands opposes any kind of import ban on Israeli products, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, though it must enforce European Union legislation on labeling settlement goods.Read More


Jewish Expert Named to Homeland Security Panel

By JTA

The top security official for Jewish organizations was named to a consulting body to the Department of Homeland Security.Read More


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