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Peres To Germans: Let Jews Perform Circumcision

By Haaretz

Israel’s President Shimon Peres urged his German counterpart Joachim Guack on Thursday to allow Jews to continue circumcising their children, in a letter calling on Germany to allow Jews to practice the ancient ritual.Read More


Australian Jews Angry Over Iran Delegation

By JTA

Jewish community leaders in Australia are angry that the government is sending delegates to a summit in Iran, though they have been instructed to walk out at the first sign of “anti-Semitic rhetoric.”Read More


Ban Ki-Moon Will Attend Summit in Iran

By JTA

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement countries next week in Tehran.Read More


Illegal Settlers Squabble Over Evacuation Plans

By Haaretz

Residents of the West Bank outpost of Givat Assaf have sent a letter to neighboring residents of the outpost of Migron blaming them of harming the settlement enterprise, saying that their actions will bring about the evacuation of additional West Bank outposts.Read More


Activists Push for Repeal of Tax Cut for Wealthy

By JTA

Nine young political activists have started out on an eight-state tour to push for the repeal of the Pres. George W. Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.Read More


Palestinian Soccer Tourney Named for Terrorists

By JTA

Fatah held a youth soccer tournament named after three Palestinian terrorists.Read More


S. African Party Opposes Israel Labeling Change

By JTA

The African Christian Democratic Party said it would fight the South African government’s decision to adopt a regulation that prevents the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.Read More


Jill Abramson Makes Forbes Power List

By JTA

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to lead the paper, was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.Read More


U.S. Envoy: Israel's Probe of Death 'Not Credible'

By Haaretz

Israel’s investigation into the death of American activist Rachel Corrie was not satisfactory, and wasn’t as thorough, credible or transparent as it should have been, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told the Corrie family this week.Read More


Kevin Youkilis Will Play for Israel

By JTA

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.Read More





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