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Bibi Wants U.N. Chief To Scrap Iran Visit

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to cancel his plans to participate in a conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, schedule to take place in Tehran in late August.Read More


Sacramento Mulls Sister Pact With Israel City

By JTA

Both supporters and protestors are expected to pack next week’s Sacramento city council as it decides whether to become sister cities with Ashkelon, Israel.Read More


Lawmakers Object to German Circumcision Ban

By JTA

A bipartisan group of 20 Congressmen sent a letter to the German government expressing “deep concern” over a recent German court decision to effectively ban circumcision on young boys.Read More


Aly Raisman Going to Israel

By JTA

Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.Read More


Sao Paolo Declares Jewish Holidays — Ramadan, Too

By JTA

The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo – which has more than 11 million people – declared Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Ramadan as official holidays.Read More


Kiwi Jew Jo Aleh Wins Gold in Sailing

By JTA

New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh and her partner Polly Powrie won the gold medal in the women’s 470 regatta.Read More


Rabbis Speak Out Against Hate Violence

By JTA

Leading Reform and Conservative rabbis joined six other religious leaders in a call on people of all faiths to speak out against extremists following recent attacks on ethnic and religious minorities.Read More


Palestinian Website Puts Out Details of Israel Pilots

By JTA

A pro-Palestinian website has published the names and photos of 100 Israel Air Force pilots said to be in active duty.Read More


Israel Doctors Blast Blood-Sucking Circumcision Rite

By Haaretz

The Israel Pediatric Association has declared war on metzitza b’peh, a controversial part of circumcision in which blood is sucked by the mohel.Read More


U.S. Pushes Back on Iran Nuclear Assessment

By JTA

The U.S. assessment remains that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon, a U.S. official said, apparently pushing back against claims to the contrary by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Read More





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