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Disabled Children's Group Wins UNESCO Status

By JTA

The UN Economic and Social Council has named an Israeli NGO as a “special consultant” on assisting disabled children.Read More


Australian State Proposes Partial Circumcision Ban

By JTA

An advisory governmental institution in an Australian state is recommending that it ban non-medical circumcision on boys “except for religious reasons.”Read More


Ex-Military Chief: Iran Threat Not Imminent

By JTA

Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Israeli military chief of staff, said that the threat to Israel from a nuclear Iran was not imminent.Read More


Conservatives Blast Rabbi on Pro-Obama List

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Two conservative groups called on the Obama campaign to sever ties with a “radical” on its newly-released list of more than 600 rabbis who support the president’s reelection.Read More


150,000 Holocaust Property Claims Submitted

By JTA

More than 150,000 applications have been submitted for restitution of Jewish owned property lost during the Holocaust.Read More


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


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