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News Iceland » Government: European rabbis: Jews not welcome in Iceland

News channel or source: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5237848,00.html
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

With the firm backing of the media in Iceland, the rabbis expressed for the first time ... calling on the Icelandic government and members of the country's parliament to immediately halt the proposal, which they claim violated the right of the child ...

News Iceland » Government: US Jewish organizations urge Iceland to nix bill banning male circumcision

News channel or source: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Jewish-organizations-urge-Iceland-to-nix-bill-banning-male-circumcision-550086
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

A letter sent by two US lawmakers urging the government of Iceland to reconsider proposed legislation banning male circumcision was applauded by a number of major American Jewish organizations on Tuesday. US Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the Committee ...

News Iceland » Government: Ex-Iceland Leader Now Hosting Movie Nights as Ambassador to the U.S.

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-iceland-leader-now-hosting-movie-nights-as-ambassador-to-the-u-s-1524229201
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark on that period to find out what they are doing now. Today, we spotlight former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and ex Iceland Prime Minister Geir Haarde. Geir Haarde was ...

News Iceland » Government: Iceland company to resume commercial hunting of fin whales

News channel or source: http://www.krqe.com/news/world/iceland-company-to-resume-commercial-hunting-of-fin-whales-1/1128677126
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

In 2014, the United States government outlined a number of actions it planned to take against Iceland because of whaling. No measures were imposed since fin whale hunting stopped a year later for commercial reasons, with Japan being a vital market for the ...

News Iceland » Government: Congressmen Call for Iceland to Drop Proposal for Circumcision Ban

News channel or source: http://hamodia.com/2018/04/17/congressmen-call-iceland-drop-proposal-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

At the meeting, Ambassador Haarde acknowledged that he and other representatives of Iceland’s government had been contacted by several international Jewish and Muslim groups who oppose the measure and Sam Brownback, the U.S.’s ambassador for ...

News Iceland » Government: Brexit Is Causing Ripples in Iceland

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-18/brexit-ripples-reach-iceland-to-trigger-review-of-european-ties
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

The Independence Party and the Progressive Party, both members of Iceland’s coalition government, have both expressed reservations about the package ahead of a vote in parliament due to take place before the summer recess, in early June. An Icelandic ...

News Iceland » Government: European Jews Hold Protest Meetings Against Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

News channel or source: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/04/22/european-jews-hold-protest-meetings-against-icelands-proposed-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The controversy over Iceland’s proposed ban on circumcision has escalated ... Speaking directly to the Icelandic government, the letter added, “If any country with next to no Christian inhabitants would ban a central rite in Christianity, like ...

News Iceland » Government: Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

News channel or source: https://blog.humanesociety.org/2018/04/iceland-resume-killing-endangered-fin-whales.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Iceland’s decision will rightly cause outrage all over the world, and the country’s government should really know better. Hvalur is a 70-year-old killing enterprise, owned by a wealthy citizen with outsized influence in the Land of Fire and Ice.

News Iceland » Government: Iceland Resumes Fin Whale Hunt After Two-Year Pause

News channel or source: http://www.ntd.tv/2018/04/18/iceland-resumes-fin-whale-hunt-after-two-year-pause/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

In 2014, the United States government outlined a number of actions it planned to take against Iceland because of whaling. No measures were imposed since fin whale hunting stopped a year later for commercial reasons, with Japan being a vital market for the ...

News Iceland » Government: Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/iceland-takes-hard-look-at-tech-boom-sparked-by-its-cheap-bountiful-power-1524130201?mod=rsswn&reflink=fbmsg
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Iceland’s first environmentalist government is now considering ways to slow the rise of data centers in the country by reviewing its rulebook for adding new power plants. Many lawmakers say they worry the tech boom is putting Iceland’s pristine nature ...