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Gulf Cooperation Council ‘reassured’ by Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Qatari foreign minister says the deal leaves the region ‘very secure, very stable.’ ... [Link]

Top ex-security figures urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal, work with U.S.

Ron Kampeas The statement also calls for moves toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

After ‘Trainwreck’ shooting, Amy and Charles Schumer join for gun control

Ron Kampeas Comedian Amy Schumer, who stars in the movie, called the attack which killed two and injured 9 “very personal for me.” ... [Link]

Freshmen Congress members travel to Israel ahead of Iran vote

Ron Kampeas House Republican Peter Roskam of Illinois says opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have the numbers to pass a resolution of disapproval. ... [Link]

Leading House Republican, Democrat introduce anti-BDS resolution

Ron Kampeas The resolution’s language notably does not cite “Israeli-controlled territories,” as did previous trade legislation. ... [Link]

Israel to allow tougher interrogation of Jewish terrorism suspects

Julie Wiener The country’s interior security minister said the security Cabinet had deemed “any method” of interrogation “kosher,” ... [Link]

Shin Bet sees Jewish terrorist network as likely culprit in Duma attack

Julie Wiener The network, which has been operating since 2013, seeks to bring down the Israeli government and replace it with a Jewish theocracy, the security agency said. ... [Link]

For first time in 100 years, outsider tapped to lead Looksteins’ N.Y. shul

Uriel Heilman With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein set to retire, Kehilath Jeshurun is turning to a longtime Montreal spiritual leader to lead the storied modern Orthodox synagogue. ... [Link]

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