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Turkish Minister Slams Circumcision Ban

By JTA

Turkey’s minister for European affairs, Egemen Bagis, has called circumcision bans in Germany “a danger for liberty.”Read More


9 Jewish Teens Indicted in 'Lynching' Try

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Nine Jewish teens were indicted in the attack on three Palestinians in Jerusalem that left one of the victims seriously injured.Read More


Arlen Specter Vows To Beat Cancer

By Forward Staff

Former longtime Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania confirmed that he is fighting a new battle with cancer — and vowed to beat the deadly disease.Read More


Why Does Bibi Wants To Adjust Stock Portfolio?

By Haaretz

The news, reported Monday by TheMarker, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested permission to make changes to his investment portfolio but withdrew the request when it was put on the cabinet’s agenda, has elicited exactly the kind of reaction that he was presumably trying to avoid.Read More


Michigan Jewish Student's Mouth Stapled Shut

By JTA

A Jewish student at Michigan State University was attacked in what he is calling a hate crime at an-off campus party.Read More


Corrie Family: Ruling 'Bad Day' for Humanity

By JTA

The family of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie expressed disappointment at an Israeli court decision that cleared the state of responsibility, calling it a “bad day” for humanity.Read More


Asher Lopatin Takes Over at YCT

By JTA

Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Weiss.Read More


Wary of Orthodox, Bus Ads Omit All People

By Haaretz

In order to avoid any possibility of featuring women in ads and angering the ultra-Orthodox, the Egged bus company and the Canaan Media advertising company have decided to stop using any photos of people in Jerusalem bus ads.Read More


Hungary Rightists Use Anti-Semitic Slogans

By JTA

Demonstrators from the ultra-rightist Jobbik Party shouted anti-Semitic slogans during a demonstration in Budapest.Read More


Bibi's 'Arrogance' Pushed Ban Ki-Moon to Tehran

By Haaretz

The pressure exercised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to cancel his trip to the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran apparently boomeranged. According to blogger Colum Lynch, who provides reports and analysis on the United Nations for the Foreign Policy website, the Prime Minister’s Office campaign only convinced Ban that it was vital for him to fly to Tehran and present a peace initiative related to the nuclear crisisRead More





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