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Why Israeli couples have surrogate pregnancies in Nepal

Ben Sales Israeli couples unable to get pregnant are choosing surrogacy abroad. For same-sex couples, Nepal is one of the only options. ... [Link]

Berlin police apologize for making soccer fans put away Israeli flag

Julie Wiener An Israeli playing for the Ingolstadt club reportedly tweeted in Hebrew after the incident that a stadium marshal told the fans “no Jew-flags” were allowed. ... [Link]

Kitchen employee stabbed by former co-worker at Philly-area day school

Julie Wiener The victim in the incident at Barrack Hebrew Academy was stabbed in the head and neck and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. ... [Link]

Israel approves construction of 77 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem

Julie Wiener The government last month had approved construction of 2,200 homes and authorized hundreds of previously illegal dwellings for Palestinians in Arab sections of eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Chief Iran talks negotiator: Defending Israel ‘tougher’ without 2 states

Ron Kampeas A new Israeli government that does not back a two-state solution will make the U.S. job of defending Israel “a lot tougher,” according to Wendy Sherman, a top State Department official. ... [Link]

George W. Bush: Sanctions rollbacks with Iran would be a mistake

Ron Kampeas “It’s ridiculous to think once you end sanctions they’re gone,” Bush said at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual spring forum. ... [Link]

Four Israelis saved from Mount Everest

Julie Wiener Approximately 100 Israelis are still missing, and more than 3,800 people are believed to have died in the Nepal earthquake. ... [Link]

Israeli-American chef brings hummus and shakshuka to the city of gumbo and crawfish

Julie Wiener Alon Shaya chats with JTA about his Israeli grandma, the secret to great hummus and why his American high school teacher is accompanying him on a trip to Israel. ... [Link]

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