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Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Would Take Phone Call From Iran Leader


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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