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Obama Administration Reaffirms Levels of Defense Aid to Egypt

By JTA

The Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to current levels of funding for Egypt’s military while announcing new civil assistance programs.Read More


Obama, Netanyahu United Against Nuclear Iran

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said, amid signs of easing tensions over their differences on how to confront Tehran.Read More


UN Criticizes "Shrill War Talk" in Iran Nuclear Dispute

By Reuters

The United Nations on Friday called on all sides in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program to tone down “shrill war talk,” the first U.N. reaction to clashes at the world body this week between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Read More


German Gov't Drafts Bill Allowing Circumcision

By Don Snyder

BERLIN—Germany’s Ministry of Justice has presented a draft law to permit circumcisions by doctors and mohels in response to uncertainty about the procedure fueled by a Cologne court’s ban on the procedure.Read More


German Jewish Leader Flashes Pistol To Deter Assailant

By JTA

A leader of Germany’s Jewish community reportedly showed a verbal assailant a pistol after being taunted on Yom Kippur.Read More


Swedish Police Arrest Two After Explosion Rocks Jewish Building

By JTA

Swedish police have arrested two men in connection with an explosion that rocked a Jewish community building in Malmo.Read More


Israelis See No Iran War This Year

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.N. speech about Iranian nuclear advances has dampened speculation in Israel that he could order a war this year.Read More


Paris Mayor Slammed For Respecting Yom Kippur

By JTA

The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has come under criticism for adjuring city council talks early for the start of Yom Kippur.Read More


Explosion Rocks Jewish Building in Malmo

By JTA

Swedish police have arrested two men in connection with an explosion that rocked a Jewish community building in Malmo.Read More


4 Men Arrested For Harassing Jews in Cannes

By JTA

French police arrested four men last week on suspicion that they hurled empty bottles at Jews near a synagogue in Cannes on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.Read More


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