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Gay Candidate Nitzan Horowitz Trails in Tel Aviv Mayor Polls

By Reuters

As a candidate to become the Middle East’s first openly gay mayor, Nitzan Horowitz is hoping his bid to run Israel’s famously liberal city of Tel Aviv will help homosexuals across a region where they are widely frowned upon.Read More


Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Met by Angry Protests in Italy

By Reuters

Enraged Italians shouted abuse and kicked the hearse of a Nazi war criminal at his funeral ceremony on Tuesday, which went ahead near Rome despite attempts by the local mayor to prevent it.Read More


Disgraced San Diego Ex-Mayor Bob Filner Pleads Guilty to Felony Abuse Charges

By Reuters

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned from the helm of California’s second-largest city following a string of sexual harassment allegations, has been charged with false imprisonment and battery, the San Diego Superior court said on Tuesday.Read More


Radioactive Poisoning Ruled Out in Death of Yasser Arafat by Russian Forensics Team

By Reuters

The head of a Russian forensics agency said on Tuesday that samples from the body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had revealed no traces of radioactive polonium, a Russian news agency reported.Read More


Nazi War Criminal's Son Blames Jews for Italy Burial Feud

By JTA

The son of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke said his father “can be buried in Israel so that they will be happy,” referring to Jews.Read More


South African Lawmaker Rapped for Remark on Cape Town Jewish Property Owners

By JTA

A ruling African National Congress party lawmaker has apologized for what has been characterized as anti-Semitic remarks, after a South African lawmaker filed a complaint with the party.Read More


Spanish Jews Want 833-Year-Old Toledo Sephardic Synagogue Back From Catholics

By JTA

Representatives of Spain’s Jewish communities asked Catholic Church officials to return a former synagogue in Toledo during an interfaith conference in Madrid.Read More


Iran Floats 'Breakthrough' Nuclear Plan at Talks With Big Powers

By Reuters

Iran said it presented “logical” proposals in talks with six world powers on Tuesday aimed at achieving a breakthrough in a decade-old standoff over its disputed nuclear programme that has heightened the risk of a new Middle East war.Read More


5 San Diego Students Win Sukkah Design Prize

By Maya Shwayder

Five students from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego were awarded first place in the 2013 Sukkah Design Expo, the university said in a statement.Read More


New York Man Returns Overdue Holocaust Book to Library — 42 Years Late

By JTA

A New York man returned a library book about the Holocaust to his home town library in Fall River, Mass. more than 40 years after he checked it out.Read More


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