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Councilmen Vow To Join Suit on Circumcision Rite

By Seth Berkman

Two New York City councilmen have announced that they would be active participants in any lawsuit against the city of New York, after the board of health yesterday approved a measure that required parents to sign a consent form before allowing a mohel to performRead More


Muslim Protests Over Film Spread to E. Jerusalem

By Reuters

Protest over an anti-Muslim YouTube video have spread to East Jerusalem and Gaza as violent unrest continues across the Middle East.Read More


Obama Calls for Unity in Rosh Hashanah Message

By JTA

President Obama delivered an appeal for reconciliation in his Rosh Hashanah message.Read More


Pope Benedict Visits Lebanon Amid Tumult

By Reuters

Pope Benedict arrives in Lebanon on Friday to bring a message of peace to a region torn by civil war in neighbouring Syria and strained by violent Islamist protests against the United States in Libya and Egypt.Read More


Bibi Insists Focus Is Iran, Not White House

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday denied accusations he was interfering in U.S. politics after coming under fire for fiercely criticising Washington’s handling of Iran.Read More


British Chief Rabbi Slams 'God Delusion' Author

By JTA

Britain’s chief rabbi has accused the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins of relying on an anti-Semitic view of the Bible in his recent book.Read More


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

By JTA

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





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