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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


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


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


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


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


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

Hassan Rouhani Vows To Show World 'True Face' of Iran

By Reuters

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he would use his visit to the United Nations this week to present the “true face of Iran” and to pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran’s nuclear dispute.Read More

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