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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

International

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach – Next Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom?Israeli-British magician Uri Geller – who allegedly displayed his ability to bend spoons and stop clocks on television several decades ago – has come forward to recommend that popular author and speaker Rabbi Shmuley Boteach be chosen as England’s next Chief Rabbi. Geller’s public comments come as the current holder of that position, Jonathan Sacks, prepares to retire next September.
“In recent decades, British Jewry has come under sustained attack from the media, from political movements, and from the self-destructive fashion for atheism,” Geller stated in an open letter. “It needs a religious leader who would not shy away from controversy, yet be able to harmonize different Jewish denominations.” Boteach’s connections to England stem from his

North Korea Hails Kim Jong-Un as the Supreme Commander; Future Israeli Relations UncertainOn Saturday, the North Korean government formally acknowledged the ascendancy of Kim Jong-Un in the wake of his father’s death. The young leader inherited a 1.2 million manned army and the cultish admiration of his constituents. Considering North Korea’s nuclear proliferation and their otherwise unstable government, many hope that the young leader will successfully reduce the chronic food shortages and pervasive hunger that has plagued North Korea since the early 90s. While little is known

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova (Photo credit: Maureen Lynch)UNESCO announces it will suspend new programs due to a $65 million budget hole caused by its acceptance of the PA.
UNESCO’s recent acceptance of the Palestinian Authority as a full-member state has cost it $65 million, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.
The large hole in the agency’s budget was created by the loss of U.S. funds. The U.S. cut its funding to UNESCO immediately after the UN’s cultural agency approved the PA’s request for membership.
As a result, UNESCO Director General

An ongoing British counter-terrorism investigation netted the arrests of four young men in raids early Tuesday. At least 12 people have been apprehended during the past three months in “Operation Pitsford.” The latest suspects were picked up for raising funds for violence and planning travel to Pakistan for terrorist training.
“Today’s arrests were pre-planned and not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety. Officers were unarmed,” said a statement from the local British police

The Royal Dutch Medical Association has come out against the practice of Jewish circumcision. Chief Rabbi Not Alarmed by Doctors’ Anti-Circumcision Campaign
Faced with a full-on media blitz by the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) to sway public opinion against the ritual circumcision of infants, Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs is choosing a cautious route in response, emphasizing that, the views of the Netherlands’ top medical body notwithstanding, Jewish circumcision is not in danger.
For the past couple of months, KNMG has published op-eds in local newspapers discouraging the