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Israel: Iran Has Made New Nuke Progress

By Haaretz

As the dispute between Israel and the Obama administration over how to address the Iranian nuclear threat rages, a senior Jerusalem official has said Iran has made significant progress in assembling a nuclear warhead.Read More


'Son of Sam' Speaks Out on Gun Violence

By Simi Lampert

It’s coming from an unlikely source, but the message of David Berkowitz is undeniably positive: society needs to take the “glory out of guns.”Read More


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





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