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Joe Biden's Rosh Hashanah Greeting

By JTA

At a Rosh Hashanah reception at his residence, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said “there is no daylight” between the United States and Israel when it comes to Iran.Read More


Demjanjuk Citizenship Appeal Rejected by Court

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A U.S. appeals court dismissed a request to help posthumously restore U.S. citizenship to convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk.Read More


Bibi's Deputy Disagrees With Him on Iran

By Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu’s deputy for intelligence and atomic affairs on Thursday broke with the Israeli prime minister’s call for Iran to be confronted with a “red line” beyond which its disputed nuclear programme would face military attack.Read More


Egyptian Christian Says He Made Anti-Islam Film

By JTA

He’s not a Jew. At least, that’s the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead.Read More


Warren Weinstein Asks Bibi To Win Release

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Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his al-Qaida captors.Read More


Netanyahu Says He Had 'Good' Chat With Obama

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his one-hour, late-night phone call with President Obama was “a good conversation.”Read More


New Yorker Editor Blasts Netanyahu

By Haaretz

New Yorker magazine editor and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David Remnick accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday of endangering Israel, interfering in U.S. elections and aligning with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a “neocon strategy” against U.S. President Obama.Read More


Anti-Islam Film Sparks More Angry Protests

By JTA

Protests continued outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Yemen over an anti-Muslim film.Read More


N.Y. Board Orders Forms for Circumcision Rite

By Seth Berkman

The New York City board of health voted unanimously to require parents to sign a consent form for metzizah b’peh. A handful of protesters denounced the decision.Read More


Cesare Colafemmina, Italian Jewry Expert, Dies

By JTA

Italian scholar Cesare Colafemmina, an internationally known pioneer in the study of Jewish history and culture in southern Italy, has died.Read More





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