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Israel, IDB sign cooperation agreement for R&D, trade

Marcy Oster Inter-American Development Bank, the largest investment authority in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands, annually funds some $12 billion in projects. ... [Link]

Hollande: Paris Jewish center answers doubts on French Jewry’s future

Cnaan Liphshiz The French president offered possible rebuke of Netanyahu’s call for emigration while honoring the president of the European Jewish Congress. ... [Link]

Polish web surfers decry post of offensive photo of Majdanek

Marcy Oster The Ukrainian teen who posted the photo on Facebook apologized to Poles who felt offended. ... [Link]

United Church for Christ to divest from companies working in West Bank

Ron Kampeas Following the United Church of Christ overwhelming vote to divest from companies working in the West Bank, the Episcopal and Mennonite churches are considering similar measures this week. ... [Link]

Obama admin. will ignore ‘Israel-controlled territories’ in anti-BDS law

Ron Kampeas The trade bill passed by Congress and signed by the president explicitly includes “persons doing business in Israel or in Israeli-controlled territories” as illegitimate targets for boycotts. ... [Link]

Iran nuclear talks extended a week

Ron Kampeas The talks between Iran and the world powers, which were to have arrived at a final deal by Tuesday, have been extended until July 7. ... [Link]

Franch, Israeli teams meet on combating anti-Semitism

Ron Kampeas French and Israeli officials met in Paris to discuss how best to combat racism and anti-Semitism. ... [Link]

Lawyer in Bank of China lawsuit named to close Gitmo

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration named as its official in charge of shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility a lawyer representing the family of a teenager killed in Israel. ... [Link]

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