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Scandinavian circumcision controversy proves Europe is the dark continent

By Ben Cohen/JNS.org Click photo to download. Caption: Norwegian Health Minister Bent Hoie, pictured here, last November announced that new legislation was in the pipeline to “regulate ritual circumcision.” Also…

Jewish Leaders Praise Retiring Congressman Henry Waxman

Jewish Leaders Praise Retiring Congressman Henry Waxman

JNS.org – Jewish leaders praised U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), who on Thursday announced his intent to retire, for his contributions to the U.S.-Israel relationship. Waxman, who represented southern California…

In-Your-Face-Obama Bill Upgrading Israel Status Above Entire World

In-Your-Face-Obama Bill Upgrading Israel Status Above Entire World

By: Yori Yanover, JP Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in committee Wednesday, re-introducing the most pro-Israel legislation since the 1947 UN vote. It’s no wonder the pro-Palestinian NGOs are searing with rage.…

Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman Receives Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Migdal Ohr Founder and Dean Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman was awarded Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction. Presented by Shimon Peres, President of the State of…

Leading Poskim Install New Shabbos Switch From Zman Technologies in Their Homes

(Clifton, NJ) The revolutionary new Zman Switch, developed and distributed by Zman Technologies, has already been installed in the homes of leading rabbonim and halachic authorities, the company announced. Zman…

Omittance of Jews from E.U. Holocaust-day statement raises ire

(JTA) — A leader of Flemish Jewry criticized the European Union’s foreign policy chef, Catherine Ashton, for not mentioning Jews in a statement about the Holocaust. The statement by Ashton on…

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Gunmen Now in West Bank

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Gunmen Now in West Bank

by Khaled Abu Toameh, GATESTONE INSTITUTE If anything, the rally that saw Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah join forces in a rare show of power means that Abbas’s claim that…

Quebec police search homes of haredi Orthodox sect

(JTA) — Quebec police searched two homes belonging to the fringe haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor. The raids took place Wednesday evening in Chatham, Ontario, where some 40 families of…

Scarlett Johansson ends role as Oxfam ambassador over differences on BDS

(JNS.org) Jewish-American actress Scarlett Johansson is stepping down as a global ambassador for the human rights group Oxfam International, which had criticized her for serving as pitch woman for Israeli…

U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Can Build, Deliver Nukes

U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Can Build, Deliver Nukes

Times of Israel – Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote…