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Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Would Take Phone Call From Iran Leader

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. media he would not initiate contact with the new Iranian president, but would not turn down an overture out of hand.Read More


Good Samaritan Prevents Stabbing of Jewish Teen on Paris Street

By JTA

A passerby stopped a schoolboy from stabbing a Jewish classmate in Paris.Read More


Jewish Cemetery in Small Dutch Town Gets New Lease on Life

By JTA

Jewish and non-Jewish volunteers rededicated a 200-year-old Dutch Jewish cemetery after decades of neglect.Read More


Willie Rapfogel Scandal Prompts Few Signs of Change at Jewish Groups

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen (Haaretz)

The stunning array of charges against William Rapfogel should prompt Jewish organizations to engage in soul-searching. But it hasn’tRead More


2 New Synagogues Open in Kiev for Reform and Orthodox Jews

By JTA

Two new synagogues, one of them for a Reform community, opened in Kiev.Read More


Women of Wall Hold Calmest Prayer Protest in Months at Western Wall

By JTA

More than 100 women gathered for a Women of the Wall service at the Western Wall, praying in the women’s section with no physical barriers enclosing them, little police protection and minimal disruption from protesters.Read More


Israel Wants Seat on U.N. Security Council

By Reuters

Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. diplomats said it will not be easy for the Jewish state to win.Read More


Tunisian Jews See Rising Danger Amid Attacks

By JTA

Tunisian Jews feel that they are in danger, the head of a Tunisian rights group said.Read More


Western Wall Rabbi Warns Ultra-Orthodox To Stay Away During Women's Prayer Protest

By JTA

The Western Wall rabbi requested that haredi Orthodox girls not fill the plaza for the next Women of the Wall service.Read More


Finland Far-Right Party's Nazi Salute Scandal

By Reuters

  • Finland’s anti-euro Finns Party said it would expel a member who photographed a friend giving a Nazi salute in parliament to try to distance itself from scandals threatening its popularity.

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