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Netanyahu prefers scrapping Iran deal over fixing

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iran nuclear deal must be amended or canceled, but suggested that scrapping the deal may be preferable.

“Israel’s policy regarding the nuclear deal with Iran is very simple — change it or cancel it, fix it or nix it,” Netanyahu said...
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Israel to send search-and-rescue team to Mexico in wake of severe earthquake

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will send a search and rescue team to Mexico in the wake of a severe earthquake — the second to hit the North American nation in two weeks.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the operation and said it would leave for Mexico as soon as possible,...
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Iran’s president says security for Israel is ‘not possible,’ pleads for nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) —  President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered to the United Nations an extended plea to preserve the Iran nuclear deal while saying it was “not possible” to guarantee Israel security as long as it “usurped” Palestinian lands.

Rouhani, speaking Wednesday, derided the tough talk about his country delivered...
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Abbas at UN warns that two-state solution is in ‘jeopardy’

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaking at the U.N. General Assembly called for the preservation of the two-state solution.

“The two-state solution is in jeopardy, we cannot as Palestinians stand still in the face of this threat,” Abbas said Wednesday at the launch of this year’s General Assembly...
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Attacks on German synagogue ‘may have been anti-Semitic,’ police say

(JTA) — Weeks after two attacks on a synagogue in Germany, police in the city of Ulm say the motive may have been anti-Semitic.

State security officials are investigating incidents on Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 in which one or more perpetrators kicked at the facade of the New Synagogue...
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Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered, Argentine investigators set to claim in new report

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A team of forensic analysts has determined that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who claimed that the president of Argentina covered up Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center, was murdered and did not commit suicide, the South American nation’s...
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Neo-Nazis plan to march near Swedish synagogue on Yom Kippur

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

(JTA) — Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg were bracing for a neo-Nazi march scheduled to pass near the city’s main synagogue on Yom Kippur.

Community leaders said they will appeal a police decision last week that would allow the Nordic Resistance Movement to march during the Gothenburg...
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As Iran expands its military influence in Syria, Israel puts the world on notice

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

(JNS.org) — Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base, filling it with heavily armed Shi’a proxy forces, and earmarking it as a launchpad for future attacks on Israel.

Israel, in turn, has recently put the international community on notice,...
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Netanyahu to Putin: Iranian presence in Syria threatens Israel and entire world

By ILAN EVYATAR

(TPS) — Iran’s growing presence in Syria constitutes a threat not just to Israel, but to the entire world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two leaders met in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday.

“Iran makes huge efforts...
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1 in 3 British Jews have considered emigrating over anti-Semitism, survey finds

(JTA) — Nearly a third of British Jews said they have considered leaving the United Kingdom over the past two years due to anti-Semitism.

The findings are part of a report published Sunday by the Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog group and the YouGov market research company.

In interviews conducted in...
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