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Inquest Set in Hanging Death of Fallen Jewish Tycoon Boris Berezovsky

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Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion near London.Read More


Florida Professor In Hot Water Over Stomp on 'Jesus' Exercise

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A Florida university has come under fire over a professor’s controversial classroom assignment that asked his students to write “Jesus” on a sheet of paper and then to step on it.Read More


Charles Hynes, Defiant Over Orthodox Abuse, Runs Hard for Brooklyn Reelection

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When Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes first took office in 1990, the New York City borough was one of the most violent urban areas in the United States.Read More


Pro-Palestinian Group Launches Israel 'Apartheid' Subway Ad Campaign

By Haaretz

A pro-Palestinian group on Tuesday launched an ad campaign on the New York City transit system, calling on the United States to stop its foreign aid to Israel.Read More


Supreme Court Hears Day 2 of Gay Marriage Debate

By Reuters

For the second day running, the Supreme Court convened on Wednesday to tackle the issue of gay marriage, this time to hear arguments over a U.S. law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Read More


Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Dipping His Toes Into Political World?

By Susan Armitage

Is Mark Zuckerberg starting to dip his toes into the political ocean?Read More


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas May Turn to The Hague If Talks Sputter

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called in a speech Tuesday for the Arab League to appeal to the UN and to the international community in an attempt to “stop Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank, with an emphasis on East Jerusalem.”Read More


What Is Killing the St. Peter's Fish in Israel's Lake Kinneret?

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A new study by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority is debunking a long-held theory by fishermen and Agriculture Ministry fishery experts that a bird known as the great cormorant is responsible for the worrisome disappearance of fish in Lake Kinneret.Read More


Supreme Court May Seek To Avoid Sweeping Ruling on Gay Marriage

By Reuters

For nearly four years, proponents of same-sex marriage have been strategically building a test case aimed at convincing the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court to declare that gay marriage is a constitutional right. The advocates felt they were ready.Read More


Israel Rejects Proposed $1B Arab Fund for Jerusalem

By Reuters

Qatar proposed on Tuesday the creation of a $1 billion Arab fund for East Jerusalem, which Palestinians say should be the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.Read More





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