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Manitoba reverses proposal to ban circumcisions performed outside medical settings

Flood of concerned comments from Winnipeg Federation and Jewish community lead to provincial medical body reversing proposal.

Manitoba reverses proposal to ban non-medical circumcisions

Proposal to ban circumcision of boys scrapped from Finland bill

Lawmakers remove language banning nonmedical circumcision of boys from a bill on female genital mutilation.

Proposal to ban circumcision of boys scrapped from Finland bill

Denmark's PM opposes circumcision ban

Denmark’s Prime Minister opposes bill seeking to ban nonmedical circumcision, says “Danish Jews must continue to be part of Denmark”.

Denmark's PM opposes circumcision ban

Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcisions. 'There's a risk this could get passed.'

Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Wiesenthal Center slams international campaign to ban circumcision

The Wiesenthal Centre alleges that an international campaign is attempting to ban the traditional Jewish circumcision ceremony.

Wiesenthal Center slams international effort to ban circumcision

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Conference of European Rabbis responds to Swedish push to ban circumcision, says it represents 'request for Jews to leave Sweden.'

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

OU condemns Swedish party's proposed circumcision ban

Leadership of Orthodox Union expresses deep concern over Swedish Centre Party’s vote to fight the non-medical circumcision of boys.

OU condemns Swedish party's proposed circumcision ban

Jewish leaders appalled by Swedish anti-circumcision legislation

Conference of Presidents condemns Swedish political party which voted in favor of banning circumcision.

Jewish leaders appalled by Swedish anti-circumcision legislation

A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

Swedish Center Party votes overwhelmingly to ban circumcision. Jewish leaders warn move 'would make Jewish life impossible.'

A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Swedish party submits motion calling for circumcision ban, calling circumcision 'an infringement of the child’s integrity.'

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Danish committee OKs draft call to ban circumcision

Path is now clear for nonbinding vote on a petition that calls for banning nonmedical circumcision of boys for humanitarian reasons.

Danish committee OKs draft call to ban circumcision

Denmark won't ban circumcision

Danish Health Minister Norby says government will have no hand in banning circumcision, emphasizes close contact with Jewish community.

Denmark won't ban circumcision

Some Danish Jews feel Denmark doesn't want them to belong

Denmark is considering a ban on circumcision. That has some Jews thinking about leaving.

Some Danish Jews feel Denmark doesn't want them to belong

Danish circumcision ban to go to parliament

After securing necessary 50,000 signatures, proposal to outlaw child circumcision goes to parliament.

 Danish circumcision ban to go to parliament

Banning circumcision and the decline of the West

Interview with the head of Machon Shilo, Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Banning circumcision and the decline of the Westplayer

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Petition to ban circumcision in Denmark nearing goal, would force parliament to vote on controversial proposal.

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Following international backlash and criticism from judicial committee, Iceland's parliament cancels vote on controversial bill.

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Iceland parliament committee opposes bill to ban circumcision

As Iceland's lawmakers mull controversial bill to jail parents for circumcising their children, judicial committee pushes to nix proposal.

Iceland parliament committee opposes bill to ban circumcision

Iceland Foreign Ministry opposes Circumcision Law

Foreign Ministry in Iceland announces opposition to proposed legislation against circumcision.

Iceland Foreign Ministry opposes Circumcision Law

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

Iceland circumcision debate: 'Adopt European model'

'For the first time since we launched the campaign against the Icelandic law, media outlets are coming out against it.'

Iceland circumcision debate: 'Adopt European model'

US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

Senior Republican and Democrat congressmen team up to take on Iceland's proposed ban on circumcision.

US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

Icelandic physicians back bill to outlaw circumcision

Five hundred Icelandic physicians back bill to ban non-medical circumcision.

Icelandic physicians back bill to outlaw circumcision

Danish petition to force vote on banning circumcision?

Danish petition appears likely to force vote on banning circumcision.

Danish petition to force vote on banning circumcision?

'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

Scandinavian Jewish leaders warn Iceland that legislation banning nonmedical circumcision will prevent Jewish community life in the country.

'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

Dutch party distances from members’ call for circumcision ban

Members of left-wing party call for ban on circumcision under 18.

Dutch party distances from members’ call for circumcision ban

Norway to ban circumcision?

'This is an anti-Jewish decision.' Norwegian Progressive Party introduces bill to ban circumcision for all males under 16.

Norway to ban circumcision?

Denmark may ban circumcision under the age of 18

The Danish Medical Association is for banning performing circumcision until people are 18 and can decide for themselves to circumcise.

Denmark may ban circumcision under the age of 18

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Thanks to joint Jewish-Muslim rallying, European Council has decided not to recommend a ban on circumcision.

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Danish Parliament to Debate on Circumcision

Danish Parliament will debate whether to ban circumcision. Former health minister has already expressed support for possible new law.

Danish Parliament to Debate on Legality of Circumcision

Knesset Film to Battle EU Brit Milah Bans

The Knesset is gearing up into action to battle European efforts to ban Jewish ritual circumcision (brit milah) with a film it produced

Knesset Film to Battle EU Brit Milah Bans

Eldad: Circumcision – That’s the Threat

Ex-MK has sarcastic response to European decision on circumcision. ‘The council has finally recognized the biggest threat to children.’

Eldad: Circumcision – That’s the Threat

Peres Protests European Resolution on Circumcision

Israeli President asks Secretary General of 47 member state body for his intervention on recent call on circumcision ban.

Peres Protests European Resolution on Circumcision

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision

Israel has described a Council of Europe (PACE) resolution against circumcision as a "moral stain" that will foster hatred across Europe.

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision Resolution

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

The European Council calls circumcision of children a violation of human rights, calls for legal ban until age 15.

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban