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Orthodox Plan To Sue Over Circumcision Rite

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Agudath Israel of America reportedly is planning to sue the city of New York if its health department passes a law requiring parental consent for the circumcision ritual known as metzitzah b’peh.Read More


Netanyahu and Obama Won't Meet

By Reuters

In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month, as tensions escalated over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.Read More


White House Says No to Bibi Meeting

By Haaretz

The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.Read More


Ahmadinejad Says Enemies Divert Rain From Iran

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his country’s enemies of enacting a sinister plan to create a drought by somehow destroying the rain clouds before they reach Iran, several Iranian websites reported on Tuesday.Read More


Netanyahu: U.S. Has No Right To Block Strike

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said the United States had forfeited any moral right to stop Israel taking action against Iran’s nuclear programme because it had refused to be firm with Tehran itself.Read More


State Department Launches Anti-Semitism Training

By JTA

The Obama administration launched training for its diplomats to identify and combat anti-Semitism.Read More


Chaos Means No Sinai Lulavs for Sukkot

By JTA

Israel likely will not have palm fronds from the Sinai for this year’s Sukkot lulavs.Read More


Rare Galilee Bats In Danger of Extinction

By Haaretz

Until a decade ago, the Alma cave in Upper Galilee was home to thousands of rare bats, but recent surveys conducted by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel find that only several dozen remain, and they are in danger of complete extinction.Read More


Palestinians Aim To Ease Hardship Amid Protests

By JTA

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayad announced measures to ease economic hardship following stepped up Palestinian protests in the West Bank.Read More


Hiroshima Survivors Protest Nukes in Jerusalem

By JTA

Survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb in Japan protested in Jerusalem against nuclear weapons.Read More





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