Israel calls on European council to rescind anti-circumcision resolution

Israel on Friday called on the European Union to rescind a resolution against circumcision that was adopted earlier in the week by a pan-European intergovernmental council .
"Any comparison of this tradition to the reprehensible and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation is either appalling ignorance, at best, or defamation and anti-religious hatred, at worst," said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.
On Tuesday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children”.
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