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Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Gaza committed suicide

Marcy Oster Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Israel’s Gaza operation have committed suicide in recent weeks. ... [Link]

Netanyahu urges Obama to lead on preventing Iran nukes

Ron Kampeas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama he hoped that Iran would not come close to acquiring a nuclear weapon under Obama’s watch. ... [Link]

New U.S. envoy to Czech Republic reconnects with family’s Jewish roots

Marcy Oster Andrew Schapiro highlighted his family’s ties to the Czech Republic as he took over as the U.S. ambassador there. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Surrogate status, cutting out the bris, Sephardic taste test

Raffi Wineburg JTA rounds up noteworthy news items from the Web. ... [Link]

Israeli official, P.A. prime minister meet on Gaza reconstruction

Marcy Oster A senior Israeli official met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss the rehabilitation of Gaza, among other issues. ... [Link]

Argentina’s parliament to launch fundraising drive for Palestinians   

Marcy Oster A fundraising campaign for “Palestine” by the Argentine National Congress is being seen by one Jewish group as an endorsement of Hamas. ... [Link]

Netanyahu to Ban: U.N. conduct toward Israel is ‘disproportionate’

Marcy Oster Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel. ... [Link]

Survey: Nearly one-quarter of Jewish-Israelis boycotting Arab businesses

Marcy Oster One in four Jewish-Israeli consumers is boycotting Arab businesses in the wake of the summer’s Gaza conflict, according to an Israeli business daily. ... [Link]

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