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  • Ebola fears should not blinds us to compassion or common sense

    by Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Jewish World Watch

    23 hours ago

    Along with Ebola in Africa, there’s been an outbreak of hysteria in Washington.

    “The White House should immediately ban travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to contain the spread of Ebola,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said last week. “It’s time for Washington to take action...

  • Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned

    JTA

    2 days ago

    A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

    The survey was released Tuesday, the day before a parliamentary hearing believed to be a potential first step in implementing a circumcision ban. Two Danish...

  • Canadian parliament locked down, one suspected gunman reported dead

    by Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reuters

    2 days ago

    A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

    A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building,...

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  • French Jewish leader indicted for calling Dieudonne ‘professional anti-Semite’

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”

    Cukierman, who heads the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities and organizations, announced the indictment on Monday in a ...

  • Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Iran arrested what it claimed were several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant.

    Fars News Service, the country’s semi-official news agency, reported Tuesday on the arrests but did not provide further...

  • ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ says nothing short of US ground troops will halt ISIS

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    3 days ago

    This post originally appeared on themedialine.org

    Nothing short of the deployment of American ground troops is going to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to the Reverend Canon Andrew White.  Blunt and insightful, the 50-year old British national is...

  • Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

    by Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault.

    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was...

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