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Mother of Gay Pride parade stabber speaks to victim’s family

Marcy Oster “We think it’s really a great tragedy, we regret it very much and pray for the recovery of the wounded,” Rivka Schlissel told family members of Shira Banki. ... [Link]

Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania

Cnaan Liphshiz Most respondents said their country was unaffected by Holocaust — in which 300,000 Romanian Jews were murdered by countrymen and German Nazis. ... [Link]

Obama, Jewish leaders exchange concerns about distortions and attacks in Iran deal debate

Ron Kampeas Obama said the details of the deal are being distorted, critics tell the president that they resented being depicted as warmongers. ... [Link]

Portraits of strength and hope at the Maccabi Games

Gabe Friedman Ten photographs capture Jewish athletes from around the world ahead of their celebratory march into the Waldbuhne amphitheater built by Hitler for the 1936 Olympics. ... [Link]

What can Iran hide in 24 days? Answering the questions posed by the nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Supporters and opponents have their own interpretations of the agreement. Here’s a breakdown on the differences. ... [Link]

Does Israel give Jewish extremists a pass on violence against Arabs?

Uriel Heilman Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel takes a strong line against terrorism whether the perpetrators are Jews or Arabs. But Israel’s record — and its president — beg to differ. ... [Link]

Gaza hosting a West Bank soccer team for first time in 15 years

Gabe Friedman Gaza sports officials claim Israel allowed the match because of international pressure. ... [Link]

Extreme heat kills Israeli soldier, sends 8 citizens to hospital

Julie Wiener The Hula Valley in the North hit 105.8 degrees Fahrenheit and the Jordan Valley reached 111.2. ... [Link]

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